News of the day 20 May 2017
News / Latest headlines

Crime

Sencelles murder: accused is sent to prison

He was under the influence of drugs (cocaine) at the time, remembered nothing but knew that he had "ballsed things up".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Law

Political division over Palma illegal street selling

Podemos and Més seem to want to authorise illegal selling, despite it being contrary to law.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Ecological buoys for anchoring over posidonia meadows

The decree will prohibit traditional anchoring except if it is needed for legally permitted activities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Puerto Pollensa's Seaplane Splash-In is off

The mayor says that the town hall doesn't know why the air force has withdrawn permission.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Society

Moving from Hong Kong to Majorca

Hong Kong-based Norwegian journalist, broadcaster and Mandarin teacher Cecilie Gamst Berg has had enough of Chinese rule.

Humphrey Carter

Majorca

Murder, immigrants and "touristification": the week in Majorca

There was a brutal murder in Sencelles, there was an assault in Soller, there were illegal immigrants. There was also a new word - "touristification" - and much about tourism quality.

Andrew Ede

Nautical

Master plan for Palma's port to be unveiled this summer

"There should be maximum growth of specific port operations, always taking into account the connection with the city."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Industrial relations

Fears over effects of dockworkers' renewed strike threat

Dockworkers are due to strike from next Wednesday. Supplies for Majorca could be severely affected.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Protest against "tourist colonialism" in Palma

More than 200 people were dressed as tourists and pulled suitcases behind them.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Comment

Tourism competition

You can’t afford to sit back in the travel industry. There will always be competition.

Jason Moore

Sport / Real Mallorca
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