New Ferry On La Graciosa Route
Lineas Romero are taking delivery of a new ferry for the Lanzarote to La Graciosa route. The Alexandro R has been built on the mainland of Spain and will be delivered in October. She is 30 metres long and will carry up to 400 passengers.
Cabildo Launch New Programme For SME’s & Self Employed
Under the name “Renueve y Despaga,” – Renew and take off – the programme will offer guidance and coaching to help businesses understand more about marketing and decision making in order to increase business’ competitiveness.
Another High Temperature Alert
Continuing our long hot summer, we have another alert for high temperatures this week. The yellow alert predicts day time temperatures in the early part of the week exceeding 34 degrees, and falling to only 24 degrees overnight.
Rubbish Dumped In Timafaya
Walkers located a large dump of building rubbish in Timanfaya, close to Cochino Beach. A truck must have dropped it, in a difficult to access area, and a helicopter will be used to remove it, to minimise further damage to the area.
Canarian Government Planning Tests For Visitors This Winter
As part of an effort to open up air corridors with other European countries, the Canarian government is working on a plan to PCR test visitors both at origin and here in the islands before returning home. The aim is to complete the legislation by the end of September. They also confirmed they are continuing discussions with the UK government to persuade them to open an air corridor.
School To Start On 16th September
The Canarian Government has confirmed that school will start on the islands on 15th September, and one day later here in Lanzarote, as the 15th is a public holiday. In the meantime, testing in the areas most affected by Covid, Arrecife and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, is being ramped up dramatically in order to identify asymptomatic carriers. There is a detailed hygiene plan for pupils.
EU Commissioner & Spanish Minister Travel To Africa To Seek Ways To Prevent Immigrant Boats
The EU’s commissioner for the interior, together with her Spanish government counterpart will travel to Morocco and Algeria next week to seek out ways to prevent more immigrant boats setting out to The Canary Islands. This summer, there has been a large increase in the number of boats arriving on the islands, as well as several hundred deaths of people who don’t make it across the ocean.
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