Tragic Death At The Airport

Katherine Lewis, artistic director for the Irish National Youth Ballet died suddenly at Lanzarote Airport this week. Katherine, 57,  had been on holiday on the island and was returning to Dublin. She was dropped at the airport by a friend, and collapsed there, following a brain haemorrhage.

Second Quarter Pessimism For Island Tourism

ISTAC, the Canarian institute for statistics has carried out a series of interviews with local businesses in the tourism sector, and reported that there is a feeling of pessimism, based on forward bookings for the remainder of the second quarter of the year. While bookings from mainland Spain are significantly higher than normal, those from the dominant UK and German markets are well down.

Manrique’s Birthday Celebration

A celebration of music and talks took place at Jameos del Agua on 24th April – which would have been César Manrique’s 100th birthday. The event was attended by Canary Island’s President, Fernando Clavijo, Pedro San Ginés, President of The Cabildo and several members of the Manrique family.

It was a moving event, with songs played against a backdrop if images of Manrique and several speeches about his enduring influence on the island.

Read about César Manrique’s death.

New Taxi Ranks

54 of the island’s taxi ranks will benefit from a new set up being put forward by The Cabildo. The new design will incorporate a large shaded area, with planting on the roof to provide a “friendly, sustainable” look. They will also be fitted with solar panels to allow people ton charge phones or electric scooters, together with free WIFI hotspots.



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