Nothing lost in translation

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Nothing lost in translation
NO PROBLEMS: Health centres and Social Services in five Vega Baja towns will have a telephone translation service Photo credit: Pixabay

FIVE Vega Baja towns which habitually unify some municipal resources, now have an 18-language telephone translation service.

This is designed to assist personnel at health centres and doctors’ surgeries as well as the town hall’s Social Services departments in Algorfa, Jacarilla, Redovan and San Miguel de Salinas who make up the Mancomunidad La Vega.

This will be of great help in assisting the integration of the town’s non-Spanish residents and helping them to access essential services, explained Pilar Diaz Rodriguez, who is both president of the Mancomunidad as well as mayor of Jacarilla.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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