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Migrant child tests positive

A child who arrived on a patera (boat carrying migrants) last Thursday has tested positive for coronavirus. The patera was detected 20 miles off the Lanzarote coast on Thursday morning and intercepted by a Salvamar maritime rescue vessel. …

Cutting Loose!

Hairdressers opened again in early May, and so Gazette designer Sabrina Suppers broke out of lockdown to get her hair cut at Sculpture Salon in Puerto del Carmen. First published in Gazette Life, June 1st 2020. Since Monday 4th…

Song for the victims

Arrorro, a traditional lullaby sung by generations of Canarian mothers to their children, is the official anthem of the Canary Islands. This year, to mark a Canary Day that was almost entirely cancelled by coronavirus, the Canarian government…

El Golfo Pool Plan/ Canaries to Enter Phase 3

Yaiza Ayuntamiento is seeking approval for the project to build two “natural” pools on the seafront of the village of El Golfo. The pools will be located on the rocky beach in front of the village of El Golfo itself, and will consist…

Thai Baked Dorada

The dorada (gilt head bream) is a fantastic fish with firm, white, delicious flesh. As it's widely available on Lanzarote, where it is caught wild or farmed in the enclosures off Playa Quemada, you'll almost always find good, fresh doradas…

5.2% of Spaniards have been exposed to Covid 19

Preliminary results of the second round of the Spain's random antibody test programme has shown that 2.1% of people on Gran Canaria have been exposed to Covid 19. More detailed figures which will include Lanzarote are expected in the next few…

Nobody Left Hungry

One of the most amazing stories of the lockdown has been the associations which have mobilised quickly to help those in need. Among the most visible has been Nadie Sin Comer (Nobody Without Food), founded by Idaira González in Arrecife, which…

Safe corridor to Madeira

The Canaries is in the process of setting up one of the first “safe corridors” for tourism in Europe, linking the islands to Madeira, the Portuguese archipelago to the north.   Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres reached an…

Leaving Lockdown

The Spanish government plans to bring Spain out of lockdown by the end of this month, if all goes well. But how does this work, and what happens next? Here's your guide to the near future. For weeks, Spain has been waiting for Saturday…

Museums to be closed

The Cabildo has announced that it will close the Atlantic Museum in Playa Blanca as well as the Casa Amarilla exhibition space and the Archeological Museum in Arrecife. None of the three centres will continue to be listed among the official…