Tragic Death Of Irish Boy

A 15 year old boy, Mikey Leddy, from County Meath in Ireland died in hospital on Tuesday. He had fallen from a wall at 4AM in Puerto del Carmen on Monday morning. Witnesses reported he was trying to jump onto a lamp post and ended up falling about 4 metres after missing it. Medics arrived on the scene and found him in cardiac arrest and with a severe head injury. They revived him and took him to Arrecife hospital, where he later died.

Easyjet Wins Lanzarote Island Award

A jury of representatives of the tourism sector in Lanzarote made an award last week to Easyjet, as “one of the most reliable and dynamic European airlines.” Easyjet were cited as one of our most important tourism partners and for their commitment to new routes, while retaining existing routes to and from the island.

Lanzarote Tourism Continues To Beat Forecasts

Lanzarote is the only Canary Island to have seen an increase in tourism in June. Visitors were up 2.9% on last year. The increase in tourists from the mainland of Spain has been especially notable this year, and is the island’s largest growth sector, up 23% so far in 2019.

Dates Announced For Gastronomic Festival

The Saborea Lanzarote gastro festival dates for this year have been confirmed as 23rd and 24th November in Teguise. This will be the tenth edition of the festival, and the aim is to “make an important leap in quality and quantity.”

Teguise Commits To Stop Stone Stacking

Teguise ayuntamiento has committed to stop the practice of “stone stacking” on the beaches of the municipality. Creating images using stones, or towers of stones adversely affects drainage and can damage the living environment for many species of animals and plants.

Puerto del Carmen Beach Police

The Policia Local beach station on Playa Grande has been re-opened and will be manned through the summer months by four officers.

Hunting Season Starts

This years hunting season started on Sunday, and will continue on every Sunday and Thursday until 10th November. Because of the dry winter, which affected wildlife, strict conditions have been applied – partridge hunting will not be allowed this year, only rabbit.

Hacienda Getting Tough On Property Rental Taxes

The tax service is targeting property owners who are renting their properties and not declaring the income and paying tax. One method being used is to monitor electricity usage in properties owned by non residents.

Solar Farm Proposal For Teguise

The Canary Islands Smart Grid Project has requested approval for a new project to install a solar farm at Las Caletas. The €900,000 project includes the installation of 3226 solar panels together with an inverter.

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