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Foundation Investigated for Alleged Mismanagement of Public Funds Meant for Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

The 7th Investigative Court of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has opened a preliminary investigation into the Social Response Foundation Siglo XXI and four of its directors. The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office in Las Palmas filed a complaint against them, alleging crimes that could include forgery of commercial documents, mismanagement, and embezzlement of public funds. The investigation aims to determine whether this nonprofit organisation, and its officials, could have misused public funds intended for the care of unaccompanied migrant minors, during the migration crisis of 2020 that was precipitated by the pandemic confinement on the islands, leading to a build up of arrivals having to be assessed and cared for by the Canary Islands Regional Government, using hotels left empty due to the lack of tourism. The estimated amount involved in the alleged misuse stands at around €12.5 million between 2020 and 2022 on Gran Canaria alone.



Canary Islands Expect Rain and Potential Storm Weather Next Week

The Canary Islands are preparing for a change in the weather next week, as a significant increase in cloud is expected bringing higher probability of rain. The effects of a powerful storm forming in the Atlantic Ocean are likely to extend to the Canary Islands as well as neighbouring Madeira and The Azores.


The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 2-4 June 2023

June is here and that means that summer is just around the corner. The Patron Saints’ festivities in honour of San Juan de Bautista and San Antonio de Padua are just getting started on Gran Canaria, and in Pueblo de Mogán the main Romería pilgrimage for San Antonio El Chico is this first Saturday of June, as well as the start of the build up to those in Arucas, Santa Brígida and Moya. This weekend also brings the biggest outlet fair shopping experience back to INFECAR and a collectables fair in Gáldar.
OPERATION KILO is this weekend, at all participating supermarkets, asking you to add a few non-perishable food items to the Food Bank collection boxes to help families in need.

Vox Enters Canarian Politics, Stage Right: Anti-Migrant, Anti-Feminist, Anti-Green, Anti-Autonomy, Anti-LGBT, Anti-Multiculturalism, Pro-Franco politics find a foothold on The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands were unable to avoid the rise of the far right on Sunday, unlike in 2019, writes Natalia G. Vargas in Canarias Ahora. Vox, which previously had no representation on the islands, managed to make its presence felt in several municipalities and councils this May 28. They also secured seats in the Canary Islands’ regional parliament, securing four deputies. “Defending what is ours, our own, and fighting against insecurity” were the slogans that underpinned Vox’s campaign in The Canary Islands, along with “family, employment, and freedom.” This rhetoric, coupled with an electoral program that was repeated across all local elections in Spain, proved sufficient. Dozens of cities and towns on the islands welcomed their first far right candidates of the modern democratic era into Canarian politics, with urban areas serving as their main strongholds.

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.


Weather: Rain and strong winds to end the week on Gran Canaria as Atlantic storm passes to the north

Yellow (risk) advisories are in place this Wednesday and Thursday, in the Canary Islands, due to heavy rain and strong winds forecast by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). An Atlantic storm to the north of us is expected to pass, over the next couple of days, bringing strong winds and rough seas to Gran Canaria and the archipelago, followed by a bigger storm likely to visit the island of Madeira at the weekend on its way to mainland Spain, bringing more wet weather to the islands as we head into next week.


Wednesday, November 25: To the north, cloudy intervals tending to get cloudier with weak rain that will increase in intensity and become persistent during the afternoon, there could be strong showers locally inland. Elsewhere, slightly cloudy skies becoming increasingly cloudy with a low probability of weak and scattered showers in the afternoon. Falling temperatures, will become locally notable inland around the summits and on north facing slopes. Variable winds from the northwest, with strong gusts, rain and strong winds expected in exposed areas during the afternoon.

Thursday, November 26: Mostly cloudy skies with persistent rain on north facing slopes accompanied by occasional heavy scattered showers, especially inland. Falling temperatures, more noticeable inland and at altitude. Northwesterly winds, with strong intervals and very strong gusts expected on the southwest and northeast peaks and slopes during the second half of the day.

Friday, November 27: Northern slopes will see showers, occasionally strong rain and strong winds producing stormy weather. Elsewhere a low probability of light rains in general. Temperatures will see few changes, with frost and even a potential for snow expected on the highest summits above 1900 meters. Strong northwesterly winds locally inland and at the summits with very strong gusts possible.

Over the weekend the rains will continue across the islands. The prediction for Saturday, November 28, indicates probable rain,  particularly to the north, however less intense than over previous days. Temperatures should start to rise in the Canary Islands.
For Sunday, November 29, several scenarios are contemplated, according to AEMET, as a new storm approaches mainland Spain,  rainfall expected in the Canary Islands likely.
The Canary Islands Government have declared and advisory alert for rough coastal seas

El Gobierno de Canarias, a través de la Dirección General de Seguridad y Emergencias, declara:
? Alerta por Fenómenos Costeros en #Canarias
➡️ Inicio: 21:00 horas del 26/11/2020
? Los detalles, vía @112canarias ⤵️ https://t.co/i58sENGLO3
— Presidencia GobCan (@PresiCan) November 25, 2020

Tiempo previsto en Canarias desde 24-11-2020 hasta 30-11-2020. Info siempre actualizada en https://t.co/pAtP17oqOG pic.twitter.com/ylVr8t7B31
— AEMET_Canarias (@AEMET_Canarias) November 24, 2020


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