Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 8, 2018

British Government commits to giving citizens living abroad a vote Currently British Citizens who have lived outside of the UK for 15 or more years cannot vote in general elections there. The government has recently published a policy statement saying they will remove the 15 year rule, although it’s not clear from the statement when…

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Canary Islands tourist tax

Canary Islands Tourist Tax

From time to time British newspapers get worked up and write articles suggesting the implementation of a Canary Islands tourist tax, similar to the one enacted in The Balearics in July 2016. A tourist tax is an additional payment made once you get to your destination and is paid in local currency. It’s not included…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 6, 2018

Record low temperature recorded The lowest ever temperature was recorded at the Lanzarote airport weather station on Thursday, when it dipped to 7.6 degrees centigrade at 11PM. Records have been kept there since 1972 and the previous low was 8 degrees, recorded in 1974. Pets now accepted on buses Animals are now allowed to travel…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 5, 2018

Rosa acquitted on one charge, mayor resigns In the on-going case relating to Bodega Stratvs, Juan Francisco Rosa was acquitted this week of one specific charge – that of “influence peddling,” or using “undue pressure” in urging officials to grant a licence to allow the bodega to open. In the same judgement, the Mayor of…

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When Concorde Came To Lanzarote

It was on 18th November 1999 when G-BOAC, a British Airways Concorde, landed at Arrecife airport. She was bringing in passengers who were due to embark on a luxury cruise setting out from the island. Word went out, and the airport surroundings were filled with people to watch the aircraft as she landed and taxied…

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Brisa Marina

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 4, 2018

New record for airport The passenger record for Lanzarote airport was broken in 2017, with 7.3 million passengers travelling, up over 10% on the previous year. It places Lanzarote as Spain’s 9th busiest airport. In The Canaries, Lanzarote is the third busiest, after Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Black Mirror filmed in Lanzarote Parts of…

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Manta Diving

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week Three, 2018

Irish teenager dies in road crash 19 year old Stephen O’Gara, from Ballaghaderreen died tragically in a road crash on the island. He was on holiday here with his family. The accident took place in 2:35 on Saturday morning near Rancho Texas. Stephen was riding a rented scooter and the other car involved was a…

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Tragedy In Lanzarote As Seven Die In A Patera

Updated 16th January 2018 One of the immigrants aboard has been identified as the skipper of the boat. He was found to have around 9000 Moroccan Dirhams in cash on him, about €800. He has been arrested on a charge of reckless homicide. The two who were taken to hospital yesterday have been transferred into…

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News January

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week Two, 2018

Four New Pontoons For Orzola Four new pontoons, which will allow alongside mooring for 67 boats, are being built in the harbour in Orzola. The €300,000 project is aimed at offering visiting sailing vessels a northern alternative for berthing, and one of the pontoons is specifically designed for commercial traffic. Amazing Escape After Car Goes…

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Brief News

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week One, 2018

Immigrant Boat With Hashish Comes Ashore In La Graciosa A patera carrying 6 people and about 300 Kilos of Hashish came ashore on Playa La Concha in La Graciosa this week. Guardia Civil transferred the people and drugs to Arrecife, where one of the passengers was taken to hospital suffering an infection. Consorcio Had A…

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