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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 28

New Binter Service To Tangier

Binter Canarias has announced a new weekly service to Tangier in Morocco. The airline already offers flights to Marrakech and Esauira.

64 Year Old Man In Intensive Care After Falling Into Jameo

A 64 year old man fell 9 metres into a cave a few hundred metres from Cueva de los Verdes, in the municipality of Haria. Emergency services despatched included the island’s helicopter, fire services and ambulances. He was taken to Arrecife hospital and is currently in intensive care with a head injury.

Taxi Queues In Playa Blanca Denounced By Councillors

Two local councillors have denounced the taxi queues that are seen regularly in Playa Blanca, with lines of up to 50 people waiting at the taxi ranks in the town. They are asking Mayor Oscar Noda to act quickly to increase the number of taxi licences for the area.

Unemployment Down Another 14%

The number of people unemployed in Lanzarote fell another 14% in June, compared to the same month last year, and a further 2.2% compared to the previous month.

2022 Wines “Very Good”

The 2022 vintage of Lanzarote wines has been officially labelled as “Very good,” by the Regulatory Council in the Vintage Qualification Meeting, at the Monumento Campesino last weekend.

Air Europa Aircraft Carries Lanzarote Name

An Air Europa Boeing 787 wide bodied jet has been emblazoned with the name “Lanzarote,” and the advertising slogan “A Unique island.” The aircraft will travel to at least 70 long haul destinations over the summer months promoting Lanzarote.

Water Production Shortage

The “Lanzarote Three” desalination plant is currently out of action and in need of major repairs. The loss of a potential 10,000 M3 of water from this plant could lead to low water pressure and even outages during the summer months.

Wine Harvest Expected To Start in Two Weeks

The grapes are almost ready for picking, and it is expected that this year’s harvest will start mid month, and run into mid August. The expectation this year is another low harvest of around 2 million kilos, due to the excessively warm winter and very hot weather in the last 4 weeks.

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

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