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Fellowship of the rings

Mallorca certainly punches far above its weight. Hot on the heels of being named the world’s sixth best island, the home of tennis icon Rafael Nadal will be sending no less than nine athletes to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer. With their tickets booked and three months to…

Mallorca flights hit by strikes

FLIGHTS to and from both Frankfurt and Munich on Lufthansa to Palma on April 27 were cancelled due to a strike of airport workers including security and fire fighters in Germany who are demanding more pay. Other airlines were not apparently affected, although there were some minor delays from other…

Mallorca imposes ‘eco tax’ on tourists

A NEW ‘eco-tax’ is being faced upon arrival by holidaymakers to Mallorca this summer. This new tax follows months of discussion by local government and will consist of up to around £2 a night depending on the hotel which has been booked. The tax is to hit the popular destinations…

Mercadona buys local products

MERCADONA has spent €140 million on purchases from Balearic providers. The supermarket has made collaborative agreements with the primary sector providers. The chain is continuing to work closely with providers to advance its commitment to the development of a sustainable agro-food chain and generate growth in Spanish horticulture, fisheries and…

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Patient waiting time down

THE waiting time for patients of the Balearic public health service is now on average 95.6 days for surgery, representing a reduction of 11 per cent in the last 12 months. At the end of March, more than 13,800 people in the Balearics were on the waiting list for an…

Worries over water shortage

THE Balearic government cannot guarantee that the desalination plant in Palma will be able to work at full capacity this summer. Repair work began this month at the plant which has four of its nine lines damaged due to years of lack of use. The government has no guarantees that…

Three die in traffic accident

THREE people died on Saturday April 16 in a traffic accident on the Andratx motorway. The accident, which also left two others critically injured, occurred at 5pm when a convertible carrying four young people collided with a motorcycle. According to emergency sources, both vehicles were travelling in the direction of…

British Embassy confirms new consular appointments in the Balearics

THE BRITISH EMBASSY has today (21 April) announced that Lucy Gorman has been appointed Vice Consul at the British Consulate in Palma de Mallorca, heading up consular services across the Balearic Islands. She takes over from long-serving Gillian Brion, who retired last month. Meanwhile Sarah Owen, formerly of the British…

Suspected Daesh recruiter arrested in Mallorca

MASKED police in Mallorca have arrested a suspected recruiter for Daesh at his home in the island’s capital Palma on Tuesday April 19. The 26-year-old Moroccan man was described by the Spanish interior ministry as posing a “clear threat to national security,” who targeted vulnerable young potential recruits for the…

Graffiti across Palma exposes an uncomfortable tension

Palma’s powers that be had to act quickly to cover up embarrassing graffiti which appeared overnight in the city’s old town. A number of barbed insults aimed specifically at tourists have courted unwelcome headlines, sparking concern among residents and businesses. The question lingers as to whether the sentiments are reflective…

Opposition to Ironman

CAIMARI’S mayor doesn’t want the Ironman Triathlon to pass through the village unless there is remuneration for the residents who will be cut off because of the race. Mayor Tofol Barcelo’s negative report regarding the triathlon could mean a change in the itinerary for the next Ironman. Barcelo explained that…

Cala Millor’s action plan

THE Tourist Consortium of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç recently presented this year’s action plan for Cala Millor in the Sa Maniga Auditorium. The plan is to build a fair sustainable quality offer for Cala Millor based on active collaboration between public and private agencies. According to Sant Llorenç Councillor…
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