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Woman gets data removed

THE Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has ordered the Balearic Government, Andratx Town Hall and Google to remove negative information regarding a Mallorca woman from the internet. The woman’s name was linked to traffic fines, embargoes and other warnings, in official edicts and documents. She went to the regional government…

Employees rob bar where they worked

TWO men were arrested in Palma for robbing the bar where they work. They allegedly forced open the door, partially destroyed the premises, threw a television screen on the floor and stole €400 from the till, the owner explained. Also in Palma, a man was rescued from the sea after…

Balearic families spend €28,753 each in 2014

FAMILIES in the Balearic Islands spent an average €28,753 throughout 2014. This is more than the average for Spain (€27,038) making the region’s expenditure the fifth highest with the Basque Country leading the way with €31,829, and Extremadura at the opposite end of the scale, with €23,036. However, according to…

Mallorca opens door to refugees

POLITICAL party Mes per Mallorca has offered to take in refugees in the towns where it is in power. Mes per Mallorca will suggest that Inca Town Hall accepts refugees from Syria or from other countries in crisis, according to how many can be placed. Calvia, Andratx and other towns…

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Balearic Island sisters are doing it for themselves

The economic empowerment of women across the world is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past 50 years. This is echoed by the latest figures which reveal that almost 34.2 per cent of self-employed workers in the Balearic Islands are women. The national average is 34 per cent…

Skeleton found during Santanyi archaeological dig

ARCHAEOLOGISTS working at the Talaies de Can Jordi site in Santanyi have found a complete skeleton of a woman in a squatting position. The skeleton, believed to belong to a woman between 25 and 35, was found in a natural cavity in the rock located outside of the wall surrounding…

Policeman critical after violent attack in Son Espases

A NATIONAL POLICE officer was attacked at Son Espases Hospital when preventing a 32-year-old inmate from strangling a nurse. The events took place at the Psychiatric Department of the hospital’s Detainees’ Unit. The Senegalese man, who is serving prison time until 2021 for violent robberies and causing bodily harm, had…

Matas ‘rigged Son Espases contract,’ claims ex-councillor

THE former health councillor for the Balearic Government, Aina Castillo, admitted to judge Jose Castro that the contract to build Son Espases Hospital was rigged. She says that the former president of the regional government, Jaume Matas, made sure that the contract was given to company OHL. This backs up…

Illegal goods seized in Palma

PALMA Local Police seized 600 bootleg items from three beachfront shops. The police were alerted by a passerby that forged brand name goods were being sold. Once this was confirmed, the shop owners were charged with crimes against industrial property. Meanwhile, Palma City Hall has announced that it will offer…

Busy time at Palma Airport

THE weekend with most air traffic at Son Sant Joan Airport, with 3,300 flights and 548,000 passengers, saw 150 flights delayed. Between 7am and 8pm on Sunday (August 30), 73 departures from Palma and 77 arrivals in the city were delayed, and over the weekend 37 flights in total were…

Balearic group calls for more info on ‘morning after’ pill

THE Balearic Institute for Family Policies (IPFB) has complained that there are no pamphlets with information about the ‘morning after’ pill in the region’s pharmacies.  They have demanded that the pamphlets be distributed immediately, as otherwise it could affect the health of Balearic women and girls. The situation has been…

Anne Hathaway spotted in Mallorca

AMERICAN actress Anne Hathaway was spotted on a luxury yacht off the coast of Magaluf two days running.She arrived in Ibiza the previous week and visited the beaches and the renowned Pacha disco before heading to Mallorca with her husband Adam Shulman.After enjoying a couple of days sailing she was…
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