Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 12

Easter Strike Threatened By Taxi Drivers

6 of the 7 taxi co-operatives have voted to strike over the Easter period, as a protest against Cabildo plans to institute a system where taxis from different municipalities can be called on to pick up fares in other areas at busy times. The 7th co-op, Arrecife, voted against strike action.

Dogs Poisoned In Haria

Several pet dogs died last week after ingesting what is thought to be poisoned meat in Haria. The Canary Islands canine unit scoured the area with their own dogs this week, but were unable to find any further evidence of the poisoned meat.

Rain Expected

Rain is expected later this week, with a low pressure zone passing to the north of the island. Strong winds and rain will arrive on the island on Thursday afternoon and could extend into the weekend.

Two New Adapted Buses For Timanfaya

Two new hybrid buses have been delivered to Timanfaya this week and will start working on the route immediately. The 51 seat buses are adapted for passengers with mobility issues.

Truck Gets Stuck On Road To Femés

An 18 metre long truck got stuck trying to climb the road from Las Breñas to Femés at the weekend. It was unable to continue up the hill, so the road was closed by Guardia Cilvil for 20 minutes while they guided it back down.

15,000 Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Thousands lined The Strip for the main parade, and around 15,000 visited the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen, while many others enjoyed drinks and live entertainment in the many Irish bars of the resort last weekend.

Heavy Calima On Sunday

The island suffered a calima on Sunday, the fourth of this year so far, and very high temperatures, with 33 degrees recorded in Haria.

Two Lanzarote Teams Vying For Promotion

After UD Lanzarote won, and US Yaiza drew their matches at the weekend, the two team remain in with a chance of promotion from the 3rd division. UD Lanzarote are in third place, and only two points behind the league leaders, with UZ Yaiza in fourth.

Action On Bad Odours In Costa Teguise

Action will be taken in the next few months to renovate the sewage pumping stations in Costa Teguise, which are creating bad smells along the promenade, as they are not operating correctly.

Over 23% Of Islands Residents Are Foreign

36,700 residents of the island, 23.13% of the total population, are immigrants. In the year 2000, only 6% of the island’s residents were foreign.

By Country:

  • United Kingdom 6,500
  • Colombia 5,400
  • Italy 4,200
  • Morocco 3,800
  • Germany 2,200
  • China 1,400
  • Romania 1,000
  • Ireland 900

We’ll add more news here as it comes in this week…….

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