News of the day 12 February 2017
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Strike action by dockers will affect supplies to the Balearics.

Industrial relations

Business concerns over the impact of the dockers strike

The industrial action is over proposed legislative reform that will end the current monopoly that stevedore companies have at ports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Dureta was closed when Son Espases became the island's main hospital.


Son Dureta redevelopment will cost 100 million euros

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.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Trees and rocks were scattered over the Coll de Soller road.


Road damage will cost over two million euros

The single most costly repair job (480,000 euros) is to a tunnel on the Andratx-Estellencs road.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Michael Booker with a signed copy of Donald Trump's book, "The Art Of The Deal".


"The presidency will not change Trump, he will change the presidency"

Michael Booker, the past president of ESRA, the English Speaking Residents Association, worked with Donald Trump for the best part of a decade.

Humphrey Carter

In Soller there were complaints about the debris left on the beaches.


Forces of nature, goats and rentals: the week in Majorca

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.

Andrew Ede

Ara Malikian, three dates at Palma's Trui Theatre.


What's on in Majorca: 13-19 February

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.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment


The tourism game

Local hoteliers can afford to be greedy. They know that tourists do not have many alternatives at the moment.

Jason Moore

Edition of 12 February 2017