Friday, March 24, 2017

Formentera

140 oncology consultations in Formentera in 2014

The Pitiüses ended 2014 having improved cancer care and increased the services available in Formentera. To this end, since March, the Department of Medical Oncology at Can Misses Hospital has begun providing service in Formentera, so that cancer patients aren’t forced to travel to Ibiza for their consultations. Dr. Carlos Rodríguez, head of Oncology, initiated a monthly surgery in Formentera, …

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A first Michelin star for a restaurant in the Balearics

“We served nonstop apart from answering the phones and running errands.” That’s Dani Serra, a young Badalona basketball fan and renowned runner, (he participated in the Marathon des Sables through the Sahara in 2010, among others), who arrived in Formentera over 20 years ago. He rented an antique casa pagesa 8.5 km from the main road of the island of …

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The ban on hunting small game in Formentera lifted

The Consell Insular de Formentera yesterday issued a statement referring to the lifting of the ban on small game hunting until January 5th. The current hunting regulations, which haven’t changed since 2011, allow this activity on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as national public holidays. The hunting day starts half an hour before sunrise and ends thirty minutes …

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Formentera Tourist Board reject transfer of powers

The Formentera Tourist Board have unanimously decided to reject the terms offered by the Balearic Government for the transfer of powers to promote tourism. In a meeting yesterday they referred to consultations in October 2013, which ensure that any transfer should be made on the principle of “sufficient funding”. The Councillor for Tourism, Alejandra Ferrer, said that the proposal of …

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UNICEF ‘Child Friendly City’ award for Formentera

UNICEF has recognised Formentera as a ‘Child Friendly City’ (CAI), in a programme that aims to develop and promote the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at local level and to promote networking with other municipalities that hold this honour. An evaluation committee travelled to the island in September to consider whether the actions of the …

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Formentera budgets for a quiet, clean and safe island

Yesterday’s Consell Insular de Formentera session, for approval of the 2015 accounts was chaired by the vice president, Juan Santiago, in the absence of the president, Jaume Ferrer, who is on medical leave. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bartomeu Escandell, noted that “these are continuity budgets, with revenues down by 0.16% compared to 2014 – some €21.962 million” and …

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Formentera’s budget down 0.16% on last year

The Consell de Formentera have a budget for 2015 of €21,962 million, representing a decrease of 0.16% on the previous year. The island institution stressed that they have achieved zero debt with the budget of the Island for the fourth consecutive year because they stabilised it at around €22 million. The Minister for Finance of the Consell Insular de Formentera, …

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€417,771 for premises for the Cooperativa del Campo

The Consell de Formentera has approved the project for premises for the Cooperativa del Campo on the island. The Governance Committee authorised construction on Friday 10th October. The project has a budget of €417,772 and was designed by the engineer Jesús Marinas Montalvillo. Public information will be displayed for a period of not less than 15 days on the Consell …

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‘La revolución turística’ documentary in Formentera

The documentary ‘La revolución turística’ will be screened at the Sala de Cultura de Formentera on Thursday October 16th at 8 pm. The film, directed by Pablo y Rafael Alcántara, speaks of the importance of tourism as a growth industry and analyses the economic and social revolution its appearance has meant for Spain, the Balearic Islands, and in particular, Ibiza …

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