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Palma fights against drought

CONCERNS over the lack of rain on the island have resulted in precautionary measures being taken by the town hall of Palma to ensure a sufficient water supply for residents The Tramuntana reservoirs’ capacity is down to 28 per cent and the town hall does not want to deplete them.…

Mallorca Hoteliers absorb tourist tax

HOTELIERS are concerned about the new tourist tax and how it will affect the tourist industry, and especially the number of tourists coming to the island. The new tax has had little publicity in the two largest markets for hotels on the islands, the United Kingdom and Germany. Hoteliers are…

GOB opposed to polo fields in Campos area

THE acronym GOB stands for the Grup Balear d’Ornitologia i Defensa de la Naturalesa and this organisation takes very seriously the impact of the modern day world upon the natural beauty and fragile ecosystem of the Balearics. Members of the group often swing into action when a matter of environmental…

Riddle of the horses may be investigated

RAMON Figuerola, owner of the loose horse which caused a fatal accident on the road between Lloseta and Inca last week, has said he is sorry about what happened. "I’m very upset, I assume my part of the responsibility for what happened. It was terrible, there are no words in…

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Action plan for Mallorca drought

THE Balearic government is producing an action plan in order to try to cope with the ongoing drought affecting Mallorca, which may include some limited form of rationing as well as an increase in production at the desalination plants, which at the moment do not run at full capacity mainly…

Car sales up in Mallorca

THE Association of Car Dealers Faconauto has reported that sales of new cars in general and high-priced cars in particular, have once again increased within the Balearics. German cars are particularly popular with Audi, BMW and Mercedes leading the way with an increase of 51 per cent. Even Porsche saw…

Momentum grows against controversial plans in Son Serra de Marina

A REBELLION against plans to build beach bars on the famous Son Serra de Marina sand gained traction this week, as roughly 1,700 people signed a petition against the idea put forward by Santa Margalida Town Hall. Vibrant protests have already seen more than 5,000 people form a defiant human…

Mallorca getting greener

FOR many years the bulk of Mallorca’s electricity was supplied by coal fired plants, but according to a recent report it has now dropped below 50 per cent (from five years ago) to a much more acceptable 32 per cent, although there is considerable room for improvement. This drop is…

Better deal for local flyers

THE Association of Spanish airlines AECA based in Palma, has recommended a change in the way in which residents of the Balearic and Canary Islands receive discounts when travelling to and from the islands, according to Ultima Hora. They currently pay 50 per cent of the commercial fare, but according…

Latest on tourist tax in Mallorca

SPEAKING on behalf of the Mallorcan government, Marc Pons responded to criticisms of the tourist tax that had been voiced at the Fitur fair in Madrid, by saying that bookings were not suffering at all as a consequence of the tax to be introduced from June 1. Far from any…

Accidental death plea questioned by Mallorca police

THE sordid circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old British woman in Mallorca have captured the attention of European press and local residents in resort town Costa de la Calma. Fifty-year-old car salesman Warren Lyttle confessed to strangling his wife, Lisa Jane Lyttle, from Kilburn, London, at their home in…

Mallorca resident charged with wife's murder

DUTY JUDGE Jose Castro has ordered imprisonment without bail for the husband of murdered British woman Jane Lyttle. After calling emergency services to report his wife´s death, Mallorca resident Warren Lyttle confessed to strangling her at their home in the south west of the island, in what now appears to…
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