News of the day 1 July 2016
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Carlos Peña Flores taken away by Guardia officers after the Inca court hearing.


Jail and no bail for accused who torched partner

"I just lost it. I went out, had a few beers, four I think, and then a few trippys (drugs)."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Things were normal enough at Alcudia hotels on the first day of the tourist tax.

Tourist tax

Tourist tax day passes off normally

Conservation of the environment, preservation of heritage and other purposes for the tax were met with general indifference and even some opposition.

Andrew Ede

Dimitry Ustimenko facing twenty years for the murder of his wife in Son Bauló.


Jury finds husband guilty of murdering his wife on beach

The couple had gone for a swim and, on leaving the water, began arguing - evidence of a violent discussion was found in the sand by forensics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The sales got under way today.


Nervous start to the summer sales

The smaller retailers believe that the tourist industry will be their saving grace, as they otherwise expect trade to be down during the sales period.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


The tourist tax is here

"Brexit has hit the local ministry for tourism and its tourist tax."

Jason Moore

Edition of 1 July 2016