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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.


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.