Monday, March 27, 2017


Radiotherapy service in Ibiza nine months late despite Minister’s pledge that it would here last year

The delay in awarding the contract for radiation facilities for the oncology service at Can Misses Hospital has been delayed for nine months beyond the timetable set by the Ministry of Health. On October 31st, 2013 President of the Balearic Government, Jose Ramon Bauza, and the Minister of Health, Martí Sansaloni announced that by December 2014 the early treatment facility …

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Pharmacy service spent €15 million on drugs in 2014

On December 1st last year the Pharmacy Department moved to the new Can Misses hospital, which has a new high technology system that will improve stock control. The investment in this pharmacy dispensing equipment was € 2,139,862.41 and it is very important to improve the efficiency of a service which spent € 14,663,387 on pharmaceuticals in 2014 – 4.7% more …

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Work to begin on improving the Ca Marí water tank

On Wednesday the Consell Insular de Formentera and the concessionaire of the integrated management of water on the island, Aqualia, will begin work on improving and maintaining the Ca Marí water tank. They announced in a joint statement that, “the work involves the installation of some stairs to the plastic shell in order to enter and execute maintenance, and to …

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Formentera will be present at overseas tourism fairs

The Consell de Formentera, in the form of the Tourist Board, will have a presence at five tourism fairs to be held in the Netherlands, Finland, Germany and Austria during the next two weeks. These include the Vacantibeurs Fair in Utrecht (Netherlands) from January 13th to 18th, with two presentations and a gastronomic event presented by Restaurant Can Dani (recently …

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Policeman arrested for attempted sexual abuse had previous

A man was arrested last week after attempting to force a woman into his car and abuse her. The incident occurred on the Avenida España, in the centre of Vila. The man was apparently masturbating in his vehicle, but that was not the end of the matter; he then started chasing his victim who was walking down the street and …

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A final farewell to Tejidos Can Casetas

Tejidos Can Casetas carried out possibly the most traditional trade in the Marina neighbourhood. Located at number 5 on the calle Mestre Joan Mayians, just opposite the church of Sant Elm, it was a treasure. Upon crossing the threshold you will now find a large sign declaring “Closed for retirement” whereupon time stops. Before arriving at the small counter “almost …

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The Forada Market at Buscastell encourages reading

Dozens of people came to Buscastell today, where the Forada market for local produce and crafts held their ‘Book Day’, a timely campaign to promote reading, whose profits go to the Comprehensive Cooperative d’Eivissa (CIE ), the promoter of the market entity. Under the slogan ‘Because reading is a transforming adventure’, the event attracted both regulars and others who visit …

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The sales are not quite buzzing in Formentera

Winter in Formentera is highlighted by the closure of most of the shops on the island. There are only about a dozen still open offering clothing, footwear and accessories, and these are mostly in Sant Francesc Xavier. While everyone has hung sales signs offering discounts of between 35 and 50 percent, there is little interest from the public. It seems …

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A woman dies after a cliff fall in Cala Jondal

A 45 year old French national died this morning after falling from a cliff between Cala Jondal and Sa Caleta. Relatives of the women reported her missing at 11 pm and at 00.45 am the emergency services found the lifeless body of the woman who had fallen from a height of 20 metres onto the rocks below. Ibiza Firefighters assisted …

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Independent travellers spent €1,818 million, while package tour travellers spent €629.1 million

Spending by independent visitors to Ibiza and Formentera continues to increase year on year. The latest survey of tourist spending (Egatur) shows that in the first 11 months of 2014, independent tourists spent a total of €1,818,6 million while staying in the Pitiüses, 9.3% more than in 2013 when their expenditure was €1,664 million. In contrast, package tour travellers spent …

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