200 grand nicked from Poniente firefighter accounts

Someone has been skimming off the cream from the bank account of the Poniente firefighter fund, and has pinched over €200,000 over the last five years, according to an investigation made public today. No names have been named, although it seems obvious it was someone with access to the online banking. The investigation came to light after a new administrator spotted some “irregularities” and asked for an independent judicial audit to be carried out. The Continue reading 200 grand nicked from Poniente firefighter accounts

Poniente hospital criticised for hiring temporary staff to replace downsized doctors – many of them the same people!

The Hospital del Poniente (in El Ejido) is in hot water after unions revealed that it has had to hire hundreds of temporary workers to replace downsized doctors fired due to the budget crisis. Amongst other “temporary” workers hired in recent weeks are specialists such as anesthesiologists, surgeons, ophthalmologists and trauma experts. Up to 50% of the worker in the building are currently temporary specialists hired short term, and many of them are the same Continue reading Poniente hospital criticised for hiring temporary staff to replace downsized doctors – many of them the same people!

Police on full alert in Roquetas for trouble

Police are on full orders to be on maximum alert for trouble in the Roquetas & Poniente area. Community leaders amongst the African immigrant community have warned of “high tensions” after the recent murder of Saidi E.S.  , killed by mistake by a friend in a fight. Immigrant communities are still tense after the race riots earlier this year, and low level trouble is constant between the immigrants and the Gitano communities. Almost 1 in 4 Continue reading Police on full alert in Roquetas for trouble