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Yellow Alert for Heat

Lanzarote has been placed on a yellow alert for high temperatures over the next three days, as forecasters predict that temperatures could reach 35 degrees celsius in inland and southern coastal areas. The yellow alert is the lowest…

2,700 Islanders Exposed

Spain's national random antibody test for Covid-19 has revealed that 1.7% of Lanzarote residents have been exposed to the virus. First published in Gazette Life, July 1st 2020. This figure, which would work out at around 2,700…

Stingray Alert!

Bathers at Papagayo were surprised by a large stingray which swam close the shore on a sunny day last month. First published in Gazette Life, July 1st 2020. Although local press identified the fish as a manta ray it was, in fact,…

Testing gives way to tracing

European health experts and Spain’s health ministry have unanimously concluded that PCR tests on passengers at origin or upon arrival are unreliable and logistically impossible to carry out. The European Centre for Disease Control,…

Sara Dog of the Month: César

César, a big, handsome boy with a look of both a Saint Bernard and a Boxer was born in January 2009 and has been in Sara since April 2016. He’s a strong lad but very well-behaved and a pleasure to walk. He walks to heel until he…

Canaries avoid new outbreaks

As tourism starts again in the Canaries, the islands currently boast the best record of dealing with the virus in Spain. However, the pandemic is far from over, and Canarian reliance on tourism means that the fate of the Canaries is inextricably…

La Graciosa – “Covid-Free”

La Graciosa launched “Covid-free” tourism last month, as ferry company Líneas Romero restarted 10 daily routes between Órzola and the island. The Citizens’ Participation department of Teguise Ayuntamiento has been giving training…

Conservatory online concert

The end-of-course concert at Lanzarote’s conservatory (Insular centre of Music Studies) is an event that most tourists and expats miss out on, but the spectacle of students and teachers performing is always a rewarding and heart-warming event. This…

Smoking? You’re on your own.

Smoking should be forbidden on outdoor terraces and other communal areas as a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, a public health commission organised by Spain’s Health Ministry has recommended. The commission contained representatives…

Placing their trust in the Canaries

Previous visitors to the Canaries trust the islands as a safe destination, and many of them can't wait to live here full or part-time, according to a survey commissioned by the Canarian Council of Tourism. In June, the council …