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Canaries “prepared for new outbreak”

The Canarian Government’s health councillor, Blas Trujillo,  has said that the Canaries is “prepared” to deal with an outbreak of coronavirus on the islands. After returning from a tour to the Dr José Molina Orosa Hospital in…

Weather Watch July

The big question this month is how many tourists will be able to visit once again and enjoy the sunshine? Of course, with the new precautions on the beaches and in the resorts it will be a little different, but I am hopeful…

Winter season to be “good considering the circumstances”

Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres has claimed that the Canarian Winter season is likely to reach 60% of the occupation levels of last year. The regional President also said that tourist numbers so far had been better than expected,…

New Canarian mask laws likely

The Canarian Government indicated on Thursday that it is considering measures to make the use of masks compulsory. The General Direction of Public Health on the islands is drawing up proposals for measures “adapted to the situation…

Play-offs but no relegation

The premature end of season left UD Lanzarote in 14th position with eleven matches remaining, all of which have been cancelled. Ian Lane reports on how Lanzarote’s league will play out, with big changes to come next season. First published…

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…