Tabernas gets medical helipad

A medical helipad has opened in Tabernas, the eighth in the province. The idea behind these helipads is ambulances attending critical accidents can radio for a medical helicopter to transport the patient to the main hospital in Almeria, then meet the helicopter at the helipad and transfer the patient, saving at least a half hour vehicle trip to Almería. It cost €46.874 if you’re interested, and comes complete “with a wind sock for helicopter pilots Continue reading Tabernas gets medical helipad

Ex-mayor of Ohanes out without bail – claims video was “manipulated”

Our friend Juan Francisco Sierra (ex-mayor of Ohanes who is charged with corruption and fiscal coercion) has been released without bail by the Judge pending his trial. In a declaration to the press, his lawyer claimed that the video had been manipulated (he refused specifics, stating that that was for the court), and furthermore stated that his client is the injured party who has been only ever worked hard and honestly for his village, but Continue reading Ex-mayor of Ohanes out without bail – claims video was “manipulated”

Mayor of OHANES filmed accepting bribes

The newspaper ABC has released a video showing the mayor of Ohanes, a small village in Almería, accepting cash from a builder in exchange for building licenses in May 2005. The Mayor is seen counting out notes to the amount of €29,000; whereupon he asks why €1000 is missing and the promotor agrees to pass the money to him the next day. They discuss the handover of the paperwork, and a verbal promise to pay Continue reading Mayor of OHANES filmed accepting bribes