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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.


“Shopping with soul for people who buy with the heart” The Market, Puerto Rico opens on the 31st of January

The Market Puerto Rico is the new, fresh, concept commercial centre opening to the public on January 31 2019.
This much anticipated new space in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria aim to offer something very different by way of commercial spaces, they say, “led by gastronomy and food, with a varied range of organic produce.”
This is to be the first full-time “Food Market” on the south of ​​Gran Canaria, to define itself through providing fresh produce daily.
26 businesses will operate from the new leisure and shopping centre “where quality, innovation and the most creative offerings prevail.”
The Market aims itself at being a “place to find the unexpected.” Doing things differently, creatively, and uniquely is, they say, what will set them apart and help them to stand out with “an authentic formula of doing, of trying, of being …”
They are committed to a new responsible business model. A relationship based on transparency. A shopping centre involved with its surroundings, utilising efficient and sustainable architecture.
If one thing defines them, they say, it is their “love of fresh produce, of the land, each faithful to its season and its naturalness.” They aim to take full advantage of the resources that this privileged area of the island can offer.
“Shopping with soul for people who buy with the heart.”
Primary characteristics:
The Market Puerto Rico wish to promote the following values:

Slow Shopping: To be enjoyed without watching the clock. Turning each shopping moment into a life event, by creating experiences that make each moment special.
Slow Food: Not eating, but “deifying”. Worshipping yourself starting on the palate, with offerings that promote quality and health in every bite.
Fresh Attitude:  a philosophy, that different attitude, a fresh, healthy lifestyle … A moment, a flavor, an experience that adds to the rest of your life.
Naturalness: Handmade by professionals, without preservatives or dyes. Attaching importance to the hands that create quality produce and services.
Sustainability: Green is their colour promoting actions that help to extend the life of the planet. Taking sustainable advantage of resources to promote efficiency.
Responsibility: Taking care of the environment by incorporating integrated gardens within the very structure of the building that surprise at first sight and that reflect life inside and life on the outside.

In summary, say The Market Puerto Rico, their new concept shopping environment is the only alternative on Gran Canaria offering responsible consumption in tune with the environment, with a unique selection of products and ecological (organic) foods of the highest quality.
“The only commercial space with Fresh Attitude.”

Source: Alegría on Gran Canaria: The Market Puerto Rico opens on the 31st