Service provision in the Canary Islands

We must highlight the provision of court interpreting and translation services in Gran Canaria. Our Association Vice-president, Miguel Ángel González Reyes, who is himself a staff court interpreter, is also in charge of managing freelance interpreting services. He has managed to set up a system which meets all language needs 24x7; given that the system is not based on outsourced companies or the presence of private intermediaries, interpreters get the full fees the authorities are willing to pay for these services.

 

We consider this model to be effective and efficient in the provision of interpreting-translation services and this provides a viable alternative to the outsourcing of services. This model could be easily replicated elsewhere.