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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.


Hospital San Roque Maspalomas launches 24 hour Pediatric Emergency Service

The president of San Roque Hospitals, Mario Rodriguez,  the corporate director of Development and Hospital San Roque Maspalomas manager Sebastian Sansó, last Friday presented the operational start of their new 24 hour pediatric emergency service.
From Wednesday August 1, at 08:00 hours, the service was launched with public assistance coverage for all children between 0 and 14 years old, as part of the assistance agreement with the Canary Islands Health Service.
The implementation of this service has been successfully completed after two years of work due to the lack of specialists in Pediatrics having delayed the project. In practice, the new service covers a health area that includes ​​Vecindario to the municipality of La Aldea de San Nicolás, and the entire population of the south of the island that have not had, until now, specialists in pediatrics to ensure the health care of minors, with cases previously having had to be sent to the Insular Maternity Hospital Complex in Las Palmas.
This is therefore an area of ​​specialisation and real need which has led Hospitales San Roque to make every effort to realise a leading endowment with medical and nursing staff of first order, in a dedicated facility open 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week, and 365 days of the year, for specialist pediatric assistance.
The unit covers a space of 300 meters squares with magnificent views, lots of natural light, with inspired decoration dedicated to the little ones.
The new 24h Pediatric Emergency Service will be staffed by on average 10 pediatricians. Four of them will be employed specifically by San Roque Hospitals, while the other 6 will provide required services to ensure full coverage at all times. The Nursing area will have 9 professionals, along with a compliment of 6 clinical assistants. The team is to be completed with six administrative assistants and a translation and interpretation service foreign patients. The organisation of the service has been designed so that at scheduled times of least demand a pediatrician and a pediatric traumatologist will always be on duty, while during the hours of greatest demand there will always be at least two pediatricians and a pediatric traumatologist.
To make the waiting time more pleasant for children, in addition to television, the waiting room will have tablets and games for the little ones, who may be distracted a bit from whatever health problem they are suffering.