New Water Rates For Lanzarote
Canal Gestion, the island water company has had approval to increase the price of water, by between 1 and 8 centre per cubic meter – this represents an increase of between 1.66 and 2.28%. The higher increase kicks in at higher levels, effectively meaning people who use more water than average will pay more. The increase should take effect within the next three months.
New Punto Limpio For Costa Teguise
A new punto limpio, or cleaning point will be constructed in Costa Teguise, near the golf course. This will be the island’s 4th and allows residents to dispose of garden refuse, old machinery, building materials etc.
Further Drop In Unemployment
Unemployment in Lanzarote fell by 3.2% from May to June, and by 5.2% when compared to June last year. The total number of unemployed on the island stands at 10,816, with more than half being based in Arrecife.
Bar Re-Opening at El Almacen
The bar in El Almacen, the cultural centre of Arrecife, will re-open this Friday. Called CIC Al Almacen, It will feature local DJ´s and a selection of tasty tapas dishes for customers to enjoy. It will be open form Tuesday to Saturday from 1300 to 1600 and from 1900 to 2300.
British Resident Arrested
A British resident of Costa Teguise aged 27 has been arrested by Guardia Civil for allegedly assaulting his 21 year old partner. She was transferred to hospital in Gran Canaria as her condition is described as serious. The arrested man was ordered into custody pending an investigation.
Ryanair cabin crew have called a strike on the 25th and 26th July, which will go ahead if the airline does not make concessions. The strike will affect crews based in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium, so if it goes ahead it may well affect Ryanair flights into and out of Lanzarote.