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Drumming Up Trade

Lanzarote's tourist professionals flew to the FITUR travel fair in January with a clear mission – to shore up the island's main industry following the collapse of Thomas Cook and the closure of the Ryanair bases on the Canaries. Headed…

A Government at last

After two general elections and months of negotiation, Pedro Sánchez finally managed to win enough support in Spain’s parliament to be elected Prime Minister of Spain. He will be the President of Spain’s first coalition government since…

Ambassador’s Visit

British Ambassador Hugh Elliot rounded off his first Canarian visit since being appointed last August with a trip to Lanzarote, where he hosted a talk and Q&A session on Brexit at the Fondeadero Centre in Puerto del Carmen. Accompanied…

Election Currency Boost

The pound rose to a three-year high against the Euro immediately following Boris Johnson’s victory in the UK General election. Brexit has, over the last three and a half years, been bad news for sterling, but the currency markets…

Face to Face: Mayor of Teguise

Oswaldo Betancort has served as the Mayor of Teguise, Lanzarote’s largest municipality, for eight years and commenced his third term at the head of the Ayuntamiento earlier this year, when he also won a seat as a representative in the Canarian…

Face to Face: Mayor of Yaiza

However, it’s also a place that, in recent years, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. ExMayor José Francisco Reyes is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for corruption, while the last mayor, Gladys Acuña, was…

Face to Face: Mayor of Tias

As a result, a new team will confront the next four years in Tías – the municipality that is Lanzarote’s economic motor and its tourism flagship. How does it feel to return to the Mayor’s office in Tías eight years on?In all…

Face to Face: Mayor of Arrecife

Congratulations, alcaldesa. Many people were surprised when the pact between the Socialists and your party, the PP, was announced following the elections, given the eternal rivalry between these national parties. Is it such a strange…