Military Exercises This Weekend

Lanzarote will be the centre of an important military exercise called Ocean Sky 2020 over the next few days. The air defence exercise will deploy interceptors to hunt down intruding aircraft and engage them in simulated air to air combat. Aircraft will be based at Gando Air Base in Gran Canaria and at Lanzarote’s military aerodrome.

Manrique Sculpture For Arrecife

A bronze sculpture featuring César Manrique will be installed in Arrecife in the next few weeks. Called “La Mirada de César,” the one tonne sculpture will be placed on the Avenida Maritime. Artist Manolo González said that his objective was to capture “the way that César saw the world, so that people can sit down, touch the sculpture and, in turn, it be accessible to anyone who wants to feel the artist.”

Largest Employment Plan In Lanzarote’s History

The Cabildo has set aside €2.7 million, which will be distributed to municipalities, who employ currently unemployed people, as part of the largest employment grant in the island’s history. Town Halls will be able to claim the financing to subsidise the salaries of workers taken on from the unemployment register to carry out “works and services of a general and social interest.”

Better Facilities For People With Mobility Issues On Puerto del Carmen Beaches

Puerto del Carmen has been installing disabled parking bays, and shaded areas on the town’s beaches over the last few weeks in a bid to make them more friendly to people with mobility issues. The shaded areas also have wooden boarding allowing wheelchair access onto the beaches.

New Flight Service To Peninsular

Spanish low cost airline Volotea will run a series of flights on their Boeing 717 aircraft during December and January, connecting the island with the town of Oviedo in northern Spain. Volotea already offers weekend flights to Nantes in France, and will soon be adding connections from there to  Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Marseilles, Toulouse and Lyons.

Hotel Fariones – New Video Out

Lancelot Television has released a video showcasing the Fariones, which was Lanzarote’s first hotel and has recently re-opened following a total refurbishment:

Arrecife Fleet Goes Electric

Arrecife Ayuntamiento has taken delivery of 7 electric cars for use by council workers, as well as a new electric local police patrol vehicle. Four new charging points are also being installed in the capital, and will use largely solar power.

Covid Detection From Waste Water

The Cabildo has put into place a process where waste water is analysed for Covid RNA in various parts of the island to establish areas where the virus is present. The objective is to find any hotspots as early as possible and to conduct testing on residents in the area.

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