La Palma news am 2.1.2018
Top themes are the NIKI sale to IAG's Vueling mother today, ferry services in the Canary Islands, the EU safety certificate of the airport of Santa Cruz (SPC) and the project for many years planned an El Remo coast Street in the South of the island. In addition there are more messages from the Isla Bonita and colorful messages for fans of animation cinema in this news ticker, Drums and sports.
News from the ferries and the airport
Ship traffic is optimized. Island President Anselmo Pestana Announces, that the ferry services in the year 2018 should be "dramatically improved". Had been agreed in talks with the management teams of the shipping companies Fred Olsen and Armas, both the timetable and the frequencies and objectives in terms of the needs of passengers and commercial to modify. Armas shipping company wants to check now, whether a direct connection from Santa Las Cruz Palmas de Gran de La Palma after Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife-possible is, to you in March 2018 to include in the schedule (Editor's Note: So far the ferries of the two shipping companies from La Palma start directly only La Gomera and Los Cristianos in the South of Tenerife.) Fred Olsen announced, that the quick trimarans from June 2018 twice daily to amended timetables which will connect with Los Cristianos Isla Bonita, where a journey is to be direct and the other about La Gomera leads. Furthermore, the project of a ferry-bus from the port in the Aridane Valley is discussed.
Airport SPC complies with EU regulations. The airport of Santa Cruz de La Palma (SPC) acquired the certificate, with him is to certify the security in accordance with the current regulations of the European Union. How to split the State Airport operator AENA continue with, guarantee this, that all equipment, Systems and amenities, as well as all services and procedures comply with the new EU criteria for public use airports. In the meantime all Canaries airports with the exception of La Gomera this certificate have according to AENA.
News from city and country
Road from El Remo in the South? The project of a street of the small town of El Remo in the West of the island in the zone around the La Zamora Beach to the South is discussed already feels like forever without much hope of realization – but now a new impetus in the matter could come: Nieves Lady Barreto, Canary Islands Minister for territorial policy, Sustainability and safety, said at the turn of the year 2017/18, that the new land law Ley del Suelo the environmental assessment need for this project allow in only two instead of the previously planned five years. The direct connection would be highly desirable for commuters and tourists on La Palma, as is this the journey from the West to the South extremely--shorten so far there is only the way high on the island, communities Las Manchas and Fuencaliente, to get from the West at the southern tip of the island. The project is huge, as for the planned coastal road, a tunnel must be built - the cost will be on more than 120 Estimated millions of euro.
Environmental Assessment Committee will be created. The Island Council has now decided, a Comisión de Evalucación Ambiental de la Palma to call in life. That politicians and pundits of advice should, Programs and projects in the environment sector on the Isla Bonita. Island President Anselmo Petana stressed, that thanks to the Land Act which entered into force a few months ago Ley del Suelo the reviews of planning in this area are no longer just thing of the Canary Islands Government, but could be directly realized also on the Islands. One of the first tasks of this Commission, so the island President next, will be the assessment of the amendments to the nature reserve to the Teneguía in the South of La Palma. This update of the protection statutes is essential, to implement the plans of the Spa at the Holy spring in the reality.
Island President faces in the new year. Anselmo Pestana promises in an open letter to the holidays, that 2018 "significant investments" will be. 2017 had been the "year of the transition, as well as improving the economy and reducing unemployment". 2018 However, the island's President expected a "rain of investment" in the social and health sectors, as well as in view of the projects, them from the Canary Development Fund Fondo de Desarrollo de Canarias (FDCAN) to be financed.
The island's population drops further. End 2017 had 81.350 People residing on La Palma – that were 136 less than at the end of the previous year. This is of the most recent report of the Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC) forth. This continues on the Northwestern island of the Canary Islands the population decline since 2011 continuously on; at that time were 87.163 People reported. ISTAC recorded in 2017 only on La Palma and Gran Canaria demographic decline – on the other islands of the Canary Islands, the number of inhabitants grew.
More places for Caravan tourism. After Garafía, Barlovento and Los Llanos explain also Breña Alta, Step, Puntallana and Tijarafe, Places for caravans. The Cabildo was known now, that this an agreement was concluded with the communities, to subsidize the plans. It was agreed, that the work for the caravan sites up to the 30. September 2018 should be performed. The island's Government promotes this form of tourism particularly, because he promise revenue the local shops. Caravan riders of the Canary Islands archipelago had asked for several tours around the island, to create more opportunities for your type of holiday.
Separation of organic waste is always better. The amount of organic waste, Compost obtained from those on La Palma, has end 2017 tripled compared to the previous year. This calculated the Managing Director of the waste management office, Álvaro Duque. In the Brown for it provided tonnes were according to him from January to November 2017 about 423 Tons of organic waste collected- 2016 there were 163. The reason for the increase is, that year 2017 after El Paso Brown tons were raised in Los Llanos and Fuencaliente. The organic matter make round 35 Per cent of household waste on the island from. This amount of silt the domestic waste at the plant in Mazo, so there, the separation is no longer possible and the most bags must be deposited. To prevent this imminent collapse of the landfill, has introduced the Brown bins as first Canary Islands La Palma, that should be placed in the future in other communities.
Colorful messages of the Isla Bonita
Weather in La Palma. While there are in North West of Spain of these days of severe weather alerts, are the prospects of La Palma not bad in the new year: After the cool, last week of the old year temperatures rise again – on the beaches in the West as well as in the East, the Weathermen advise best bad weather with mostly sunshine and temperatures over 20 Degree, However it winds locally fairly decent. Until next weekend, it will be cool again and locally give Schauer.
Djembe drum course in El Paso. In February 2018 is there an Afrokick in the bar central in El Paso: The djembé teacher from Holland called EDF is back and organising courses for beginners and advanced – Drums are available. The fee per hour 10 Reduced costs euro - a subscription for all seven dates with EDF 60 Euro. The Djembe lessons take place on the following dates: 14., 19., 21., 26. and 28. February 2018 and 5. and 7. March 2018. Beginners will be on these days by 19.15 to 20.15 Teaching clock; the workshops for advanced students take each of 20.30 to 21.45 Clock. Application: German buyers call Gabi under the Spanish fixed-line number 918.104.22.168 an, Spanish Info Joachim below 922.214.171.124, To get information on English and Dutch at EDF below 0031-6-304.757.16.
Animation films for a euro entry. From the 2. to 5. January 2018 is in the Teatro Cine Chico in Santa Cruz the third Festival de Cine anime celebrated. Thus, La Palma joins the nationwide events to the 150. Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Japan to. In the cinema at the market Hall on the Puente crossing are also competitions and discussions in addition to the performances on the programme. Four of the most popular Japanese animation films to run: Rincón del Mundo, Your name, La Chica que saltaba a través del tiempo and Perfect blue in the original version with Spanish subtitles. All performances begin to 18 Clock, and tickets cost one euro each. Cinema-goers, you appear about dressed in a costume - a hero of comics or video game-, must watch for free.
First asphalt race on Isla Bonita. On Saturday, 4. February 2018, the first half marathon on the asphalt of the island will take place on the municipal area of Breña Alta. The race run under the title Divina pastora 2018 and should be carried out in contrast to the many mountain runs on relatively flat terrain. To the participants at the premiere start am 4. February in Santa Cruz to the finish in Los Cancajos on the East. There are the 21-km half marathon category and a 10-kilometer fun run. Anyone can participate, Registrations run about the fitters website.
Nightlife tips this week
Removals at the Epiphany. You are one of the highlights in the course of the year on La Palma Cabalgatas de Reyes. Rings around the island the three kings brought their grand entrance, bring on the Isla Bonita Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar the gifts and not the Christ child. For this reason, which is 6. January is also one of the highest holidays – Attention Island guests: many shops have closed this Saturday! We have summarised the many three King moves in our Festival calendar.
Music and humor in the capital. The musical satirist of Anticraisis consort come on Wednesday, 3. January 2018, After Santa Cruz. From 20 Watch take on Plaza de España again all the fun, What was an issue this year in the Canary Islands: Tourists, Micro algae carpets, Avocado thieves and more. The show costs no admission.