New Health Clinic In Costa Teguise

Construction has started on the new clinic in Costa Teguise. The €800,000 project should be completed within 12 months, and will give the resort a large and functional new health centre, offering an emergency room, family care and paediatric care facilities.

High Speed Internet For Villages

The Cabildo has announced a €430,00 investment to extend the high speed broadband service to some of the outlying villages on the island, including Las Casitas, Playa Quemada Maciot and -within the municipality of Yaiza, Las Laderas ( Teguise), Vega Tegoyo (Tías) and Guinate Órzola, Tabayesco and Ye, within the municipality of Haría.

The new service will offer speeds of up to 100MBPS via fibre optic cables. A new data centre will also be built on the island, offering a back up solution in the event that the main data centre is damaged.

Giant Letters Taken Down

Giant letters reading “Arrecife” were placed in the capital this week, for people to use to take images for social media, with a backdrop of the ocean and castles. They had to be removed after a few days following a complaint by the Partimonio department, as no permit had been given for them.

Unemployment At Ten Year Low

Unemployment on the island fell to 18.29% at the end of the first quarter – the lowest level since 2007, and half the figure it was in 2010.