New Charging Points In Puerto del Carmen
Two new electric vehicle charging points have been opened on the Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto del Carmen, bringing the total long The Strip to four.
Covid Test Centre Opens At Airport
The Covid testing centre at the airport has opened. You can read more about it here: Covid testing in Lanzarote.
Thanks to Martin from Rooftop Entertainment for the airport photo.
Tragic Death Of Cruise Tourist
A German tourist died while on a bicycle excursion arranged as part of his visit to the island on a cruise ship. Emergency services were called to the scene near Teguise and tried for an hour to resuscitate the 61 year old, but were unable to do so.
Papagayo Road To Be Smoothed Out
The track that runs to Papagayo’s beaches and car parks is being dressed and compressed by Yaiza Ayuntamiento in preparation for the summer.
Boat Traffickers Arrested
14 men have been arrested as responsible for bringing immigrants in boats to Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. The men were identified as the organisers responsible for handling and sailing the boats. They have all been charged with arranging illegal immigration, three have been charged also with belonging to a criminal organisation and four for reckless manslaughter. For people died on one of the boats after they ran out of water 3 days into the journey.
25 Cruise Ships Expected In April And May
A total of 25 cruise ships are expected into Arrecife during April and May. The ships visiting include Aida Perla, Mein Schiff 1 and 2, Aida Mar, Europa 2 and World Voyager. Cruise ship passengers are regularly covid tested and must only come ashore within their passenger bubbles and accompanied on tours by their own guides.
Guardia Civil Remove Illegal Fishing Gear
A dragnet located off the coast of Puerto del Carmen at a depth of 25 metres was removed by Guardia Civil divers after a report that several Angel Sharks were stuck inside it. This type of net is totally prohibited for fishing in Canadian waters. A lobster pot, which also does not comply with regulations was also found and removed.
Hotel Occupation 14% In February
A total of 32 hotels and 62 apartment complexes were open in March, but they achieved only 14% occupancy. Around 11,000 tourists stayed in them during the month, compared to 228.000 the previous year.
Cabildo Calls For Discipline Over Easter
The Cabildo has asked residents to respect the current covid rules over the Easter period to avoid the kind of spike in cases the island suffered after Christmas. They remind everyone to maintain two metres of social distancing, wear masks, and wash hands regularly, after mixing with people from other households.
Lineas Romero Ferry Service To Fuerteventura Resumes
The Romero passenger ferry service to Corralejo resumed this week, after being halted for many months due to the Covid situation on the islands.
Islands Aim For 10% Of GDP From Industry
Currently, the industrial sector accounts for about 7% of the islands’ GDP. In a bid to reduce the reliance on tourism, The Canarian Government is compiling plans to raise that to 10% by 2025.
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