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La Alcaldesa Bueno Secures Incredible Majority in Mogán

Mogán, May 29, 2023 – The often controversial incumbent, O Bueno, La Alcaldesa, has achieved an unprecedented and resounding victory once more in Mogán. The candidate who switched her party’s name, for these elections, to “Juntos por Mogán”, a local ally of the regionalist conservatives “Coalición Canaria” (CC), will once again assume the role of mayor. Her party has clinched a rather noteworthy 17 out of the 21 seats in the Municipal Council of this popular tourism destination located on the sunny southwest of Gran Canaria.

The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


The new Arguineguín car park project is moving forward

Mogán town hall have approved the proposal to award the contract for about 6.9 million euros, to build a car park in Arguineguín. The proposal was approved with votes in favor from the main governing group (CIUCA-PSOE). Partido Popular (PP) abstained, and Nueva Canarias voted against.
The company OPROLER, OBRAS Y PROYECTOS, S.L.U is the proposed contractor for the work in Arguineguín for a budget of €6,969,907.98 – IGIC included -. The company is to commit to guarantee the work within a period of 10 years and to deduct for each day of delay in the completion of the same the amount of 6,000 euros.

The project consists of a two-storey car park in the basement and a public plaza on the roof. The surface of the projected public square will be of more than 7,800 square meters approximately and will include a multipurpose building of 500 square meters, a kiosk for refreshments, a playground for children and an adults area, spaces dedicated to sports with sports fields, spaces for perform exercises with machines, shaded areas, vegetation zones and recreational areas. Among other services and infrastructures that may also be located in the area, maybe a future library and a youth center.
The mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, wanted to emphasize that “we are in luck because it is the first time that the municipality has obtained a grant from the Government of the Canary Islands of this caliber to carry out a project like this, which is so necessary in Arguineguín“.
There will be those who are skeptical of such an award for a facility that many question in terms of necessity and desirability, particularly in the year running up to the next municipal elections, due in May 2019.  Remember if you want your say about such things, you need to register to vote before December.