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Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 44

Baggage Handler’s Strike Threatened


Baggage handlers who work for Swissport at Lanzarote airport have threatened strike action over working conditions. The strikes are due to take place on 18th, 20th 22nd, 25th, 27th and 29th of October from 0600 until midnight. If the strikes go ahead, some disruption and delays to aircraft can be expected. Swissport handle the baggage for most airlines coming to Lanzarote, notable exceptions being Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Binter.  read more »

Book Review - The Canary Islands, A Cultural History

Peter Stone is a travel writer who has written extensively about Spain. He first came to The Canaries in 1960, when he worked as a receptionist in a hotel in Gran Canaria.


I expected this book to be very “academic” and I half expected it to be a little boring, but I was wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I learned a great deal I didn’t already know about the islands and their history, I found the writing style to be relaxed and informal, and I have  read more »

Remax Real Estate In Puerto Del Carmen

Remax Prime Homes is partner of the huge Remax organisation, with 117 offices across Spain and several thousand around the world. The Puerto del Carmen office is located upstairs on the main strip in the new building at Avenida de las Playas 11.


The team there speak both English and Spanish, and they offer properties for sale  read more »

KC Properties - Estate Agent

KC Properties are probably the island’s best known estate agency. Established in Puerto del Carmen over 30 years ago, the firm maintains a fantastic reputation for working hard and honestly for clients, whether they want to buy or sell a property on the island.


Founder Kevin Roper moved to Lanzarote from Florida in the 1980’s when Puerto del Carmen was still developing. Part of his responsibility in the early days was for the sale of the then new Las Villas development, which has matured into a sought-after area for residential and holiday homes. Kevin has been joined in the business recently by son Olivier, who was brought up and educated on the island, before studying law. Having an in-house lawyer means the agency can deal with every aspect of the sales process from initial enquiry, through to the notary and finally to making  read more »

New Delivery For A Little Bit Bazar

The family run shop, which specialises in goods offering a taste of home, has told us they had a new delivery in last week. We were quite excited to see:


  • Minstrels treat bags
  • Mustard pickle
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Goblin Irish Stew,Hot Pot & Steak & Kidney Pudding
  • Pearls Farmhouse Fruit Cake
  • Hula Hoops Big Hoops

You can see the full list (which is huge!) at their website: www.alittlebitbazar.net

They’re already  read more »

Risk Management Courses In Lanzarote

Our friends at SoftQualM have announced a new series of courses in risk management, which will take place on the island in November and March.

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As a result of changes to the explicit requirements for risk management, organisations have  read more »

Feria De La Tapa, Puerto del Carmen

This is a guest article from Gerry Haughian, who runs the website Gerry’s Kitchen and is a regular visitor to Lanzarote, with his wife Nicola.


In the lead up to World Tapa Day, Saborea Lanzarote organised Feria De La Tapa, an fantastic food and drink festival that took place over two days in the old harbour square in Puerto Del Carmen’s old town at the end of September.  read more »

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