Archive for December, 2010

38 migrants intercepted trying to enter Spain irregularly

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The presence of the boats was detected in some cases by the SIVE and another by the Customs Surveillance

One of them was more than 111 kilometers from the coast when their presence felt

A total of 38 of Algerian immigrants attempting to enter illegally in Spain, traveled far from their country aboard three boats have been intercepted during the day and operating results of many other established after detection of the presence of those vessels.

In the first of the boats were traveling 14 people, all men, and in apparent good health, four of whom claimed to be minors.

The operation which led to the interception was launched early today when the Integrated External Surveillance (SIVE) detected the presence of a sailing boat 14 miles off the coast (about 26 miles) and was headed towards Calblanque area.

He immediately established by the Guardia Civil a device forming part of Public Safety patrols, cynological service and a helicopter, and that resulted in the location in the Cala Dèntol, of the 14 immigrants who traveled to board of that small boat, which was found without an engine.

The second small boat was spotted just before noon, when he sailed to 60 miles (111 kilometers) south of Cabo de Palos and in the direction of Spain, by Customs Enforcement, which reported the incident to Marine Rescue.

To meet this patera left the boat "Calliope Guardamar, Cartagena Maritime Rescue, which it intercepted 43 miles (about 80 miles) off the coast of Murcia, proceeding to rescue 13 people – all men, older old and in apparent good health – who were in it, and proceeded to transfer to the port of Cartagena, where they arrived at 17'50 hours with the dinghy in which they were, which had no motor, apparently for having lost in the journey.

Finally, at 16:30 hours the Guardia Civil detected, 20 miles (37 kilometers) off the coast of Murcia, a third small boat, which was intercepted forty minutes later the patrol "Rio Cervantes' Service Maritime said body.

On board were 11 people, all male adults and in apparent good health, which were transferred to the Civil Guard vessel, which led to the port of Cartagena, where they arrived at 19.00 hours.

Immigrants intercepted were treated by the Red Cross and made available to the National Police for verification of the alleged minority of some and the statement of the relevant files back to their country.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

Intercepted 14 migrants trying to enter illegally in Spain

Friday, December 31st, 2010

were identified by the Civil Guard after the SIVE detect the presence of the small boat they were riding

The Civil Guard has intercepted this morning at 14 occupants of a boat while trying to enter illegally in Spain.

Immigrants are male and are in apparent good health.

The operation which led to the interception was launched early today when the Integrated External Surveillance (SIVE) detected the presence of a sailing boat 14 miles off the coast (about 26 miles) and was headed towards Calblanque area.

He immediately established by the Guardia Civil a device that formed Public Safety patrols the cynological and a helicopter service and the location resulted in the Cala Dèntol, of the 14 immigrants who traveled on board the above patera.

Immigrants intercepted will be made available to the National Police for the investigation of the relevant files back to their country.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

The Department of Health reminded the public that the January 2 are effective the new measures against smoking

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Director General of Public Health states that "the policy prohibits smoking in all enclosed public spaces and not allow the clearance cubicles "

In the region, according to recent data from the European Health Survey, 39.3 percent of men are smokers, and 23.9 percent of women

The Ministry of Health notes that starting next January 2 new measures come into force amending Law 28/2005 of 26 December, on the smoking and regulating the sale, supply, Consumption and advertising of snuff products.

The director general of Health, Francisco Garcia, said today about the rule has been amended to "protect" nonsmokers from second-hand smoke snuff and, in particular, workers in the hospitality sector, catering and minors.

It also noted that "the regional government has always promoted non smoking as from the beginning we advocate a more restrictive law."

In the region, according to recent data collected at the European Health Survey, 39.3 percent of men and 23.9 percent of women are smokers, compared to 35.3 and 24.59 of the national average.

In addition, Garcia said, "this study shows that 16.1 percent of the population is exposed Murcia snuff smoke."

According to the director general, law enforcement, "far from creating a negative impact on the hospitality industry, will be very positive and that smoking, as suggested from the World Health Organization, business and generates significant healthcare costs."

The snuff is the leading cause of preventable illness, disability and premature death in Spain, producing some 50,000 deaths annually in nonsmokers.

These data, extrapolated to the region of Murcia, they account, according to Garcia, some 1,500 deaths annually.

Amendments to the law

The director general said that among the changes "more relevant" to the law include a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, such as catering establishments, entertainment and dining, and outdoor areas such as parks, children's entertainment, school and hospital compounds.

The text does not include the empowerment of cubicles and will only enable smoking areas meet concrete specifications for use by clients, interns and residents in prisons and psychiatric centers, major residential and hotels.

Garcia explained that "there are also measures to restrict advertising and sponsorship snuff in the media" and noted that some modifications have been included in the section on violations and penalties.


The Ministry of Health in February 2008 developed a pilot project in the Health Area III of Lorca including free financing of drug treatment, when indicated by the family doctor, and in 2010 was extended to areas Health I and II.

The director general said that "depending on the results of that project from the Ministry will be extended to other areas of Health of the Region, and also recalled that the Protocol is underway Consumer Care Snuff across the network Primary Care in the Community.

Garcia said that this initiative aims as stated in the Health Plan 2010-2015, reduce the prevalence of smokers older than 15 years at rates below 25 percent and increase the rate of cessation of snuff by over 30 per percent.

He added the CEO, "We try to delay the age of first use of snuff over 14 years and the percentage of people exposed to environmental smoke snuff."

Those wishing more information may view smoking section of Portal Region Sanitary or call 968 36 59 00.

Source: CARM

Fifteen schools in the region exchanged Christmas ornaments with schools in the European Union

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The Community is part of a Europe Direct program involving children 6 to 12 years in 20 European countries

Belong to the municipalities of Abanilla, Archena, Cartagena, Fuente Alamo, Los Alcazares, Molina de Segura, Mula, Murcia, Torre Pacheco

Fifteen schools in nine counties in the Region of Murcia involved this Christmas in a European exchange program of Christmas decorations, which involved 160 schools from 20 member countries of the European Union.

The project, coordinated by the European Information Centre – Europe Direct of the Presidential and Public Administration, is aimed at pupils aged between 6 and 12 years who have made ornaments and sent them to other centers in Europe with a CD with carols and sweets recipes and information about the region.

The decorations received from other countries have shown in participating schools and some of them are exposed in the Christmas tree Europe Direct Centre in the Region of Murcia, located in the street Acisclo Diaz, Issue 3, Murcia.

The participating schools are in the municipalities of Abanilla (CEIP Ricardo Campillo), Archena (CEIP Río Segura), Cartagena (CEIP San José de Calasanz Lo Campano and Antonio de Ulloa), Fuente Alamo (CEIP José Antonio), Los Alcazares ( Petra Sanchez Rollán CEIP), Molina de Segura (Gregorio Miñano, Maestro Francisco and the Workshop School), Mule (Santo Domingo and San Miguel), Murcia (San Ginés Salzillo Sculptor, CEIP El Montepinar Esparragal, CEIP Felix Rodriguez Source and CEIP Miguel Hernandez) and Torre Pacheco (Grouped Entretierras Rural Center of El Jimenado).

This activity comes in contact from an early age students Murcia with other European students, helping them become familiar with other traditions of the European Union and to establish relations with other peoples and cultures.

Source: CARM

The Community eliminating invasive species in the Regional Park Calblanque

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Butte also restored northern Rasall saline and improved Visitors Center The Cobate with the installation of air conditioning and alarm systems

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water develops Calblanque Regional Park Plan for the Control of Exotic Plants in those habitats that have been colonized by alien species (which have their origin in a different location).

It has also restored the north of the salt pot of Rasall and improved Visitors Center The Cobate.

This has involved an investment of 330,000 euros, financed by FEDER funds, which have generated 1,400 job wages.

The director general of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity, Pablo Fernández, said that "the presence of alien or invasive species is currently the second leading cause of biodiversity loss."

Additionally, he said that "cause negative effects on populations of native flora, such as hybridization of species, habitat loss and spread of pests and diseases."

For this reason the Department has removed manually, mechanically and chemically different invasive species batteries Body Mount The Ashes.

Some of these species are Aeonia (Aonium arboreum), sisal (Agave americana), aloe (Aloe musculata), reed (Arundo donax), cat's claw (Carpobrotus acinaciformis), pea (Nicotiana glauca), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus), prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica), yucca (Yucca glorious), evergreen (Myoporum insulare) and tree of heaven (Eleagnus angustifolia), among others.

Also, there have been silvicultural pruning, thinning and waste disposal in nine acres of pine (Pinus halepensis).

Has also been restored northern Butte Rasall saline, through the reconstruction of the slope and fixation with an organic mesh of esparto.

Other works have included anchoring the perimeter fence of the saltworks in a length of 2,300 meters, installation of pipelines and pumping service, restoration of aquatic invertebrates ponds or improvement of access control.

The Visitors Center Cobate has also undergone several improvements, such as installing air conditioning and alarm systems.

Positive effects

Pablo Fernandez said, among the positive effects of these actions, "the enhancement of biodiversity and species richness of the area, the damping of erosion and fire risk reduction."

Respect to saline Rasall said that "the maintenance of a permanent water surface will favor the biological processes of animal species that live there."

The existence of these salt goes back to the fifties of last century, when the salt was highly valued good.

The Rasall, along with Marchamalo are the last remnants of coastal artisanal salt mines in the region.

The interest of the conservation "covers not only biological, but also cultural and other values associated with traditional lifestyles," the director general.

Source: CARM

The period of the winter sales officially start on Sunday and lasts until March 1

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Trade and Consumer Affairs inspectors to ensure compliance with all legal requirements and remind consumers that in this period have the same rights as the rest of the year

The Ministry of Universities, Business and Research and of Health, responsible trade and consumption, respectively, report that the period of the winter sales officially begins next Sunday, January 2 and runs until 1 March.

Establishments will be responsible for determining the length of this sales period, which may be a week, a minimum of two months.

Both experts from the Directorate General of Commerce and Handicrafts and the General Directorate of Citizen Services, Addictions and Consumer ensure that consumers and merchants will benefit from these discounts winter with the highest standards.

Among them is that retailers specify the start and end of the sales, the items for sale have been included previously in the 'stock' of the establishment and that the items at full price and discounted prices are sufficiently separated.

In addition, the regional government points out that both consumers and traders have the same rights and obligations in the sales period than during the rest of the year.

Tips for shopping season

From DGs Consumption and Trade offered the following tips for shopping season:

Both the discounted price as above must appear on the label, or the percentage of rebate, or even a single price for each item type.

In case of second or successive sales, items must be marked with the original price, the price of the first price reduction and subsequent sales.

Keep the ticket or bill of sale as security for a possible return or complaint.

Also require the warranty period.

If a facility accepts returns throughout the season will also do so at sales time, otherwise, you should warn explicitly.

In case of under garments, as occurs in returns.

Facilities that support credit card payments for the rest of the year are required to do so in sales time at no charge on the price.

The vendor is required to inform consumers through its general advertising exposure visible from outside the establishment.

The availability and stock of products subject to rebates shall be sufficient.

If the sales are limited to the exhaustion of the items, the vendor must clearly inform about the total number of units covered by the activity.

Labelling should be correct and legible in Castilian.

In the case of clothing, the label should include washing and ironing instructions and report preparation materials and information from the manufacturer.

It generally prohibits the existence of unfair terms and, in particular, the decoupling based on typographical and printing errors.

The items for sale in rebates should have been included before, and for a minimum period of one month in the usual run of sales, in perfect condition unless defective or manufactured specifically for these sales.

We also must reject articles that do not meet the necessary health and safety conditions.

If you believe that trade has not respected their rights as a consumer, requiring the complaint form and try to resolve the problem amicably.

In addition, you may contact the Municipal Office of Consumer Information nearest to the Directorate General of Citizen Services, Addictions and Consumption and the Directorate General of Trade and Handicraft of the Autonomous Region or any consumer association.

Also available to the consumer phone: 901 501 601.

Source: CARM

UPyD considered essential to the negotiation of the Law on Extraordinary Measures between the regional government and trade unions and parties

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

measures as cutting 25% of wages in sickness represent a clear slowdown in basic labor rights of employees Public

Regional Coordinator UPyD, Rafael Sanchez, believes Valcárcel is responsible to initiate a process of meetings and negotiations with both unions, and with political parties in the Regional Assembly, PSOE and IU.

Sanchez believes that the President and his government have to promote dialogue and agreement with social partners, and you can not hide behind to avoid this liability, wrongdoing, doomed from UPyD, happened at the rallies and demonstrations of public employees.

For Sanchez, "in addition to measures that lower wages in education and health, already unfair and repetitive after the 5% cut taken by Zapatero, there are others that are a clear slowdown in the labor rights of workers public. "

"It is intolerable," he continued, "that a worker on sick leave perceive common 25% of their salary.

This is an aspect that should be reconsidered urgently.

You can not take such a cut as a measure to prevent or reduce absenteeism, the measures in this regard should penalize those who violate and not the entire collective, communal, that his great majority scrupulously complies with its work, "said .

"Moreover, contrary to what we are told from the regional government, the quality of public services in health and education itself is going to suffer a setback, as there are other measures that will result in decreased templates.

It is essential that there is a negotiation of these and other aspects reconduzcan the serious situation created by the Law on Extraordinary Measures "he said.

Source: UPyD Región de Murcia

Retegui: "The regional government mismanagement has left us a catastrophic end of 2010"

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Socialist candidate for president of the Autonomous Region said that "the president of the Community has been shirking its responsibilities throughout 2010"

The Socialist parliamentary group spokesman, Begoña García Retegui offered a breakfast briefing to take stock of the political, social and economic situation in the Region at the end of the year.

The presidential candidate of the Autonomous Region was accompanied by Secretary of coordination PSRM-PSOE, Francisco Oñate, the regional deputy María González, Secretary of municipal policy, Francisca Baraza, party spokesman, Joaquin Lopez and Peter J .

Navarro, who joins back to PSRM as press officer of the office of the candidate.

Begoña García Retegui noted that the Region and its citizens are facing some difficult times, and his balance before 2010, the Socialist candidate for president of the Autonomous Region made mention to families whose members are unemployed and going through a difficult situation, especially during the holidays.

The Socialist parliamentary group spokesman and a candidate for president of the Autonomous Region said flatly that "the delicate economic situation in the Region of Murcia is the proof that the development model blessed and encouraged in this region by the president has failed Valcárcel , as expected. "

Begoña García Retegui said that not long ago, "the Minister of Economy gave lessons and President of the Autonomous Region was walking one day every other well in Europe by selling its management in the region as if nothing happened, as if here could continue pulling powder king. In fact, the 2010 budget adopted at the Regional Assembly were, according to the Minister, austere budgets based on reality, made in addressing the economic crisis. But in September we learned that the Autonomous Community had to paste the cerrojazo regional accounts and the hole was unbearable. Now, in December, suffered a cascade of consequences of this disastrous administration. "


"This year has been the ending year of the Compact for Education failed, the PISA report, of students after leaving the education system and want to return, have found themselves without adequate vocational training places. It is the year in which no has been able, from the Ministry of Education, in order to remove the subsidies for school activities for students of the educational system, "said Begoña García Retegui.


Regarding the employment situation in the Region of Murcia, the Socialist candidate for president of the Autonomous Region said that "2010 is the year that workers remain unanswered zincs regional government, where resources have been spent guarantees public companies such as El Faro, so that all workers have finished waiting to collect unemployment compensation and unemployment. It is the year of conservation work Fernández, who are waiting a year to collect almost one million euros are owed, or workers or Cofrusa Falcon Foods, who have not had a job. This year was the year in which 28.5 million euros of state guarantees of Chief Marin also served to provide answers to these workers ".

Begoña García Retegui also referred to the employees of the regional public television: "The public television workers, many of them barely mileuristas, have struggled to close a collective agreement. Of these did not remember anyone in the regional government and now is to send them to the street while resources are being squandered on programs and products, often of dubious quality, and salaries from one day to characters that come from outside and that in a day, three times the salary of other regional television workers in a month. Again we see how workers are paid the mismanagement of the regional government. "

Social Policy

The Socialist candidate recalled that the Director of Social Policy, Women and Immigration officials asked the food for the most disadvantaged, "when he should be the one that deals with people without resources and the excluded have less income basic insert, approved by law for nearly three years and is not granted. This is how the regional government understands social policy, social policy based on charity rather than rights. "


Begoña García Retegui also spoke about the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the director: "For the president's nephew bad year is not 2010. He has had his Domino Canibal, its manifestations, tourism promotion campaigns in meaningless we have invested millions, Formula 1, supposedly promoting cultural events, etc.. And meanwhile, we had closed and municipal libraries have been closed as other traditional and cultural events close to the citizens. "

Regarding the responsibility of the advisor on tourism, Retegui stressed: "All organizations of regional tourism and business sector have criticized a policy of promoting tourism that has made the region of Murcia is one of the few that not only does not recovered in the tourism sector, but data has been worse in 2010 than in 2009. "

End of year "catastrophic"

Begoña García Retegui recalled that the Region of Murcia has currently more than 177,000 unemployed and is on the tail of the Autonomous Communities in the most positive indicators: "No wonder this situation, when the ministries were not aware of the economic situation until a few days, despite warnings and advice of the Socialist Party. Instead of taking effective measures, cut in public bodies and officials, something that still does not take place, we meet with a counselor without skills, among other things.. "

The Socialist candidate said that "we have a president who has managed the crisis, which has not managed the crisis, not leading a team of trained and aware of the situation, has led a band in which everyone has I touched him just trying to save his own counsel and encourage the network of patronage that have created these fifteen years. "

"The Government has Valcárcel all year trying to evade their responsibilities, but now is the time for the face. Valcárcel should apologize for regional management of 2010 we made a disastrous year-end, concluding with demonstrations, with brutal wage cuts and the destruction of social peace. Valcárcel has thrown away any possibility of negotiating with unions to try to save the base back, "he said Begoña García Retegui, recalling that there is another way of doing politics and that the cuts approved in the Regional Assembly on 23 December "could have been done in other areas and not by shifting the weight of mismanagement within the citizenry."


Made up 5 new trial in Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and San Javier

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Government also approved two new positions to the Supreme Court judges and three prosecutors

This year has started operating the Judicial Office and the new Courts building Mula

The Government delegate, Rafael González Tovar, said today that the executive headed by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has among its objectives to provide the Murcia region of human and material resources necessary for the proper functioning of the Administration of Justice.

González Tovar made these remarks today are day of the five new courts whose creation was approved in June by the Council of Ministers, to the commitment made in the Strategic Plan for the Modernization of Justice (2009-2012) September 2009.

These courts are: the First Instance No. 14 in Murcia, de lo Social n ° 8 of Murcia, de lo Social No 3 of Cartagena, the First Instance and Instruction No. 7 San Javier and the First Instance and Instruction No. 7 of Lorca.

In addition, the government approved in June the creation of two squares territorial affiliation of judges for the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Murcia.

This new provision meets the needs that have arisen in the last seven years that have created a total of 44 new units Trial, just double the number who left the government of Aznar.

The Government representative also recalled that at its meeting last week, the Cabinet approved the creation of three new positions for prosecutors to the Region of Murcia, currently reaching number 59, of which 23 have been created by the Government of Rodriguez Zapatero.

It underlined that 2010 has been an important step in the modernization of justice in Murcia and gave as an example in this last quarter have come into operation before the Judicial Office of Murcia, Burgos is with one of the first two cities in Spain where it has taken this process, which represents an investment in our region of 2.5 million to address the organizational and technical actions.

In regard to infrastructure this year has launched the new Courts building Mula, which has meant an investment of 5.7 billion euros.

It is envisaged the refurbishment of the courts of Lorca and Cartagena, amounting to 395,000 euros.

In addition, construction of phase II of the City of Justice, are very advanced and the Ministry of Justice intends to invest in them in 2011 a total of 7.9 million euros.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

The occupation of tourist beds in the region will be around New Year's Eve one hundred percent

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The estimate puts lodgings in full, while spas and Fortuna Archena be between 80 and 90 per cent

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has issued forecasts for the hotel next weekend, which runs from December 31 to January 2, 2011.

According to estimated data of occupation, lodgings reach a hundred percent, while resorts and Fortune Archena are between 80 and 90 percent.

Mar Menor area is estimated to have 50 percent occupancy, compared to 47 percent from the same period in 2009.

Eagles recorded a rate of 70 percent from 59 percent last year.

The city of Murcia has an estimated 50 percent, compared with 41 percent in the same period in 2009.

As for Cartagena, recorded a 35 per cent and in 2009 the figure was 27 percent.

And Lorca is estimated that the occupation is 50 percent, compared to 42 percent from the same period in 2009.

Source: CARM