Can Misses, 30 years of healthcare
Few organisations have been in the public eye as often as Can Misses Hospital, which celebrates thirty years since it’s official opening this weekend.
On January 31, 1985 the Minister of Health, Ernest Lluch, inaugurated the new hospital in the presence of public and political representatives alittle more than a month after the hospital opened for patients on December 22, 1984.
Lluch toured the new facilities accompanied by the director of the center, the haematologist José Antonio Muñoz-Roman, who had only ten days earlier replaced surgeon César Hernández Soto as head of the facility.
On that day the Diario de Ibiza newspaper reported that the socialist minister, who would be murdered by the terrorist group ETA in the year 2000, stated that “Ibiza deserved this new hospital” and recalled that during the last session of parliament he had promised not to return to Ibiza until the hospital was opened – a commitment which prevented him spending a weekend with her daughter on the island during the preceding summer.
At the time it was questioned whether the hospital was too large for Ibiza’s needs – and since then it has become clear that we needed the 250 bed capacity and more.
All about ME; hotel group positive for 2015.
The hotel ME Ibiza which trades as Melia Hotels International, announced to press at the Fitbur tourist trade fair that they are looking forward to a very promising year for business, a season for which they have “great expectations.”
The group predict reservations “well above last year” with strong growth in all areas, but especially in trde conference tourism and business incentives (aka MICE tourism).
A spokesperson for the group confirmed that increased tourism in the business incentive sector has allowed them to move forward their opening date to April 2nd instead of May 1st.
Vicente Juan Segura celebrates 10 years as bishop
Thursday January 22 marked the tenth anniversary of Vicente Juan Segura being appointed the bishop of Ibiza and Formentera by Pope John Paul II.
It was not until a few months later when, on May 14 2005, he officially became the thirteenth bishop of our diocese in a ceremony during which he received the ‘sacramento del orden del día’ from the Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri .
Vicente Juan Segura replaced Agustín Cortés Soriano, who was Bishop of Eivissa from 1998 to September 2004.
Ocio confirm 2nd Conference.
The Leisure association of Ibiza ‘Ocio’ formed by Amnesia, Privilege, Bora-Bora, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Nassau Beach Club, Ocean Beach Club, DC10, KM5 and Blue Marlin, used Fitbur to announce their second international conference to be held on the 7th and 8th of October 2015 at Hard Rock Hotel in Playa D’en Bossa.
The event is expected to attract tourist leisure providers worldwide in representing what association spokesman José Luis Benitez described as “Ibiza being the birthplace of global entertainment”. The event will include lectures competitions and parties whilst also helping to extend the tourist season beyond the closure of Ibiza’s clubs.
Radio Radio; Global Pump Up The Fitbur Volume
The Ibiza and Formentera stand upped the ante at Fitbur Saturday with Global Radio setting the annual trade fair beat on the first day open to the public.
Throughout the day hundreds of people visited the Pitiuses promotional stand enjoying live music from Ibiza’s electronic dance music radio station and gifts provided by Las Dalias and the Ocio de Ibiza association of venues..
The station broadcast their show live to listeners in Ibiza and worldwide through the internet. DJ’s playing on the day included Anna Tur, Miguel Garji, BNY, Ed is Dead and Christian Varela.
Highlight or the day was a back to back set by DJs Anna Tur and Christian Varela.
54 Year Old Pub Landlord Runs Away To Ibiza With 19 Year Old Girl.
A pub in Beckwood near Scunthorpe shut down unexpectedly on New Year’s Eve after 54 year old manager Mike Sargent upped sticks amidst reports he had run away to Ibiza with a 19 year old.
Having left many who had bought tickets to the pub’s end of year bash without a party on the 31st, a handwritten sign stating ‘Closed due to manager being a heartless pig’ appeared overnight.
The Scunthorpe Telegraph reported that Mr Sargent had left the country with 19-year-old Chloe Myers, leading to Chloe’s dad, Gary Myers, issuing a public appeal for her return via the facebook page Ibiza Winter Residents.
Jordan Wants Big Hits In Ibiza
Singer Katie Price is reported to be in the recording studio and targeting the Ibiza club market.
The 36-year-old celebrity wants to work with friend Lauren Goodger and is aiming for what she said would be a “massive Ibiza hit” for summer. Some reports speculate a remix of ‘A Whole New World’ – her duet with then-husband Peter Andre.