Interviews

Looking after Yaiza

Ángel Domínguez Ojeda is Yaiza's councillor for Tourism and Social Services, as well as Mayor Oscar Noda's first lieutenant. Born in Venezuela, he has spent more than 16 years in politics in the southern municipality.

Protecting Nature

Gloria Moreno meets us in a teleclub in Tiagua, a village that overlooks El Jable, the sandy desert area that is one of the most important wildlife zones on Lanzarote. She's speaking to us today in a personal capacity, outside of her professional role as an officer in the Guardia Civil's wildlife department, Seprona, and she's full of ideas to improve the island she loves.

The bright side of life

Anna-Lis Gasque's elegance and positive attitude are well-known to many on the island, so we were overjoyed when she agreed to pose among the flowers for this month's cover. At 74, she remains as luminously beautiful as ever: “I disappear when I'm next to her” smiles her husband Kenneth.

On the frontline

Dr. Laura Callero has had an eventful year. Tías's Health Councillor is also a frontline medic at Arrecife's Dr. José Molina Orosa Hospital, and hit the headlines last March as the third case of coronavirus on the island (which later proved to be a false alarm). We spoke to her last month.

The world is your office

The pandemic has shaken up our attitudes to the world of work, with governments actively instructing citizens to work from home wherever possible. But why stay home? Sara Picazo describes herself as a digital nomad, and is part of a new wave of workers for whom the workplace is a constantly shifting concept.

Raise your glass

Alejandro Besay is the director and enologist at Bodegas La Geria – one of the most emblematic wine producers on the island. We took a trip into wine country to find out how the bodega is handling the pandemic and the recent weather conditions.

From Tiffin to Thalis

We all love Indian food, but how much do we really know about one of the most varied and sensual cuisines in the world? We met up with Ramesh, the owner of Indian Delights in Playa Blanca, and his wife Sara, to find out a bit more...

The Social Network

Isidro Alonso Gil is the Social Services councillor for Lanzarote's largest municipality, Teguise, and he and his team have certainly had their work cut out for them over the last year. We spoke to him last month.

Lockdown Memories

In our January issue we usually focus on the events of the past year. But last year offered one event that was so unexpected, so shocking and so unforgetable that everything else pales in comparison: Lockdown.

Making a difference

Aduén Morales García is a powerhouse. The young man from Argana Alta in Arrecife is one of the directors of the litter-collecting charity Lanzarote Limpia, a director of the Argana Alta Residents' Movement, Vice President of the Unión Norte Canarian wrestling club in Haría and a volunteer for Cáritas and a prisoners' reinsertion charity. We were lucky enough to grab him just before an important meeting at the Cabildo.