Lanzarote news in brief week 21

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 21

Buggy Tragedy – One Dead, One Serious

A 61 year old lady died on Monday, and her 45 year old daughter was seriously injured, when their buggy dropped into a 20 metre ravine in Los Roferos de Teseguite, near Guatiza. The two ladies were on an escorted buggy tour which set out from Costa Teguise. They were both thrown some way from the vehicle as it crashed down the ravine, and the older lady was killed immediately. The younger was is in a serious condition in hospital in Arrecife and a spokesman said the next 48 hours will be critical. Police are investigating the accident. There is some confusion over their nationality, as some reports suggest they are Irish and others South African, but they were visiting from Ireland.

Missing Scottish Man Found Dead

44 year old Robert Campbell, from Scotland, went missing earlier this week. He had travelled to Lanzarote with a friend, and they ended up separated when his friend became ill. He was last seen heading to Lanzarote Airport, to get his flight home, on 11th May. Members of his family travelled to the island in order to help with the search, and later released news that he had been found dead. We have no other details currently about how, where or why, but we’ll update when we do.

Water Supply Interrupted In Costa Teguise

A supply pipe breakage over the weekend meant Costa Teguise was largely without water for a large part of the day last Sunday.

Free Bus Driver’s Licence

In a bid to deal with the shortage of bus drivers on the island, The Cabildo has launched a scheme where unemployed people can obtain D+Cap bus drivers licence free of charge. Up to 15 people will be given the course free of charge. They must be aged 19 to 55 years, have been resident on the island for at least a year, and hold a car driver’s licence.

Cruise Ship Passenger Numbers Double

239,900 passengers arrived on cruise ships into Lanzarote in the first four months of this year, double the 2022 figure.

MediaMarkt To Open On 27th May

MediaMarkt, the electronics warehouse, will open its first store in Lanzarote on 27th May in Arrecife. The store is located on Calle Tenderete.

Housing Market Remains Strong In Canaries

The rate of property sales in The Canaries by population so far this year far exceeds the rest of Spain, having increased by 9.1%.

Seven Months Of High Visitor Numbers

Every month since November 2022, the airport has seen more foreign visitors than in the year before the pandemic.

Man Arrested For Cultivating Marijuana

A 63 year old man was arrested this week by Guardia Civil, for commercial marijuana cultivation. Police raided his villa, in a remote area of Tinajo, and found more than 200 plants being grown indoors.

Lanzarote To La Graciosa Swim Date Confirmed

The date of the annual Lanzarote to La Graciosa swim has been confirmed as 4th November, and inscription will open on 19th June. The swim is 2.6 KM and inscriptions normally fill within a few hours.

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

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