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Rent Readjustments Required

The end of the State of Alarm has been welcomed by many, but it also comes as a bucket of freezing water to many others – among them rental tenants who may now face eviction. First published in Gazette Life, July 1st 2020. Rent…

Vaccine “ready by spring next year”.

Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa, has predicted that a vaccine against coronavirus will probably be ready to be administered to the population in the second quarter of 2021. Illa said that the vaccine “could be delayed or could…

Six new cases on Lanzarote

Lanzarote registered six new cases of coronavirus this week, five of which were related to the arrival of a boat bearing migrants from Morocco. The most recent case is a resident on the island who recently returned from a trip to Mexico.…

Ireland beat Spain for Eurogroup Presidency

The election of the Irish finance minister Paschal Donohue as president of the EU's Eurogroup of finance ministers could have far-reaching consequences for Spain's economic future. Donohue's victory by 10 votes to 9 came as a surprise…

Protecting Tourists to Protect Tourism

From this month Spain's borders open once more to foreign tourism. However, the long-awaited return of the Canary Islands' main economic activity will come with new challenges and new risks that the islands are still addressing. First…

UK advises against cruises

The British Foreign Office has issued advice to its citizens not to book holidays on cruise ships – a decision which adds more uncertainty to the future of  an increasingly popular form of tourism. At the start of the coronavirus…

TIE Time

The Spanish government has announced that, as of July 6th, British citizens applying for residency in Spain will be issued with the new TI , or Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjera (Foreigners’ Identity Card). The card is similar to…

Always have a mask at hand

Catalonia has approved a motion to make the wearing of face masks compulsory in all public places, regardless of social distancing. The measure follows a number of serious outbreaks in the north-eastern community, which reimposed a lockdown…

Service As Usual!

The Anglican Church of Lanzarote is delighted to announce that their Chaplain, Reverend Stan Evans, will once more be holding Sunday services in person at the church in Puerto del Carmen's Old Town.Each service will take place at 12.30pm and…

2.3% of Canarians exposed to Coronavirus

The third and final stage of Spain's national random testing programme for coronavirus exposure has revealed that just 2.3% of Canarians have been exposed to the virus , just over half of the national Spanish average of 5.2%. That figure…