News of the day 27 January 2017
News / Latest headlines

Energy

Over a quarter of a million consumers affected by electricity prices rises

Mariano Rajoy: "I would like the price to go back down as it did in 2016, but not everything in this life or in this world is determined by a government."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Crime

Agrotourism owner arrested for human trafficking

Workers were not registered with social security, worked thirteen hours a day without days off, and lived in unhealthy conditions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Emergencies

Rockfall closes Andratx-Estellencs road

A survey to establish whether there is a further risk of rockfall could take up to a week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

New buses bought for tourist resort services

Taxi association spokesperson: "The government is lying when it says there is consensus with the town halls."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourist tax

Palma wants 50% of tourist tax revenue

When the town hall knows where the tax revenue comes from, it "will claim the exact percentage that corresponds to the city".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Jet2.com planning UK-Majorca growth of over 40%

"We have increased the number of flights, places and hotels for all the seasons as proof that we strongly believe in the island."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Emergencies

Madrid approves rapid payment of flood compensation

The Balearics are classified as a "zone severely affected by a civil protection emergency", for which compensation will be forthcoming.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Crime

Two arrests for violent robbery and kidnapping

The Guardia Civil's investigations led to raids on three properties and searches of two storerooms and a vehicle.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Society

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in Palma

Vicenc Thomas, the vice-president of parliament, made a short emotional speech in which he denounced the "crime against humanity".

Laura Stadler

News / Comment

Comment

Brexit blues

Some British residents could be judged to be illegal aliens after Brexit.

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Soller Tunnel: "Something tells me its just a con as the tunnel is too lucrative to abandon the toll."

Edition of 27 January 2017
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