The tourism ministry was relishing the opportunity to add significantly to government coffers through revenue from fines, the Canaries joined forces with the Balearics to pressurise Madrid into giving them better deals, unemployment was up and Palma town hall admitted it had a problem with its management.
The build-up to Christmas really gets going this week with Christmas markets in different parts of the island: Alcudia, Calvia, Santa Ponsa (two of them) and Palma being just a few. The remarkable Alternatilla Jazz season continues; the final concert is in Pollensa on Saturday. Sineu has its fair for Saint Thomas. Note that Tuesday (Constitution Day) and Thursday (Immaculate Conception) are both public holidays.