The industrial action is over proposed legislative reform that will end the current monopoly that stevedore companies have at ports.
The budget is said to be around 100 million euros for work to be done in three stages that won't be fully completed until 2021 or 2022.
The single most costly repair job (480,000 euros) is to a tunnel on the Andratx-Estellencs road.
Michael Booker, the past president of ESRA, the English Speaking Residents Association, worked with Donald Trump for the best part of a decade.
The consequences of bad weather and olive ebola were more evident. There was outrage over a secretive goat cull in Calvia. And Palma's mayor was wanting the state to intervene in holiday rentals.
The Lebanese violinist Ara Malikian is now playing three dates at the Trui Theatre - Thursday and Sunday are not sold out; Brothers in Band (Dire Straits tribute) are at the auditorium on Saturday; and Tomeu Penya continues his intimate acoustic tour with two dates in Sa Pobla at the weekend.