Two Band Members Die
In a tragedy for Lanzarote’s music scene, two members of the same band lost their lives over the weekend. Marco Antonio Murica, drummer with the band Tribu was killed when he was run over in Tiagua. The driver who fled the scene was later arrested. The following day, the death was reported of lead singer, Joni. At this stage, we have no further details of the cause of his death.
Lanzarote Maritime Institute Builds A Wet Bell
The Maritime Institute in Arrecife has designed and built their own “wet bell.” These devices are base stations which hang from a cable in the ocean and provide a refuge for divers requiring decompression before surfacing.
Local Dive Company Wins Two Awards
Island Watersports, based in Puerto del Carmen have won two awards in the Museo Atlantico Winter Awards, for best operating company and also best eco dive guide. They dive Museo Atlantico with groups of divers every week.
Windmills On Montaña Mina To Be Taken Down
The windmills on Montaña Mina, overlooking Playa Honda will be taken down over the next few months for safety reasons. The mills are not currently operating and their deterioration presents a threat to public safety.
Cabildo Seeking Increase In Conference Tourism
The Cabildo is working on a strategy to increase conference tourism to the island. There is a plan to create a conference centre in Arrecife, but in the meantime, they say, numerous hotels offer excellent facilities and the auditorium at Jameos del Agua is also available. Conference tourism is a lucrative market as the average spend per delegate, per day is around 30% higher than a holiday tourist.
Road Closure For Wine Run This Weekend
Expect some disruption if travelling in the La Geria area this weekend as there will be road closures for the Wine Rune. The road from Conil to Uga will be closed for some of the day, and the main road through La Geria will suffer disruption as traffic is stopped to allow runners and walkers to cross the road.
Water Supplies Affected In Playa Blanca This Thursday
Water supplies will be cut in parts of Playa Blanca this Thursday 14th June. Los Colorades, San Marcial de Rubicon, Castillo Papagayo and Costa del Aguila will be affected by a replacement of the main feed pipe at Femes by Canal Gestion. The cuts will last between 15 and 22 hours.