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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.


British man injured in Taurito

A 25 year old British man was injured last night on a public highway near a hotel in the tourist resort valley of Playa de Taurito, in the southern Gran Canaria municipality of Mogán, according to reports from the 112 Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES 1-1-2) .
The event took place at 03.01 this Wednesday morning, September 19.
The victim needed the assistance of medical teams from the Canarian Emergency Service (SUC) after suffering severe multiple traumas, who, after stabilizing him, transfer the injured man directly to the Insular University Hospital in the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The Local Police collaborated with the rest of the emergency resources. The Civil Guard instructed the corresponding proceedings.

7 year old girl electrocuted on arcade ride in Playa del Inglés

A minor has been evacuated to the Maternal and Children’s Hospital with second degree burns on one arm and one leg.  The 7-year-old German girl received serious injuries this afternoon after suffering electrocution from a gaming attraction in the Annex II Shopping Centre in Playa del Inglés . The child was rusheed to Hospital in the capital of Gran Canaria via ambulance with second degree burns on her arm and leg.
The incident occurred at 3:50 pm on Tuesday afternoon when the little girl, who is on vacation with her family, was playing on a horrse ride machine at the Alaska Recreational Centre. According to some sources, she may have made it wet, while others, on the other hand, say that the girl was in normal street clothes and not beach clothing. After the electrical discharge, her grandfather and her mother transported her unconscious to the Red Cross post on the beachfront, whose staff were the first to care for the child who was already regaining consciousness.
Given the seriousness of the injuries, the assistance service decided to mobilise a medical team in an ambulance from the SUC Canary Emergency Service, who transfer the minor to the child to hospital in a stable state though with severe burns, according to a report from the 112 Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security ( Cecoes ) .
Local Police then took charge of the proceedings and closed the attraction. The technician who originally certificated the electrical installation for the business has been requested to clarify the facts.