News of the day 20 May 2017
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Antonio B.F., arriving at the court in Inca this morning.


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

Political parties in Palma are divided over the issue of illegal selling.


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

Regional law will give posidonia sea grass additional protection.


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

The "splash-in" of seaplanes has proved to be a popular event.


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The mayor says that the town hall doesn't know why the air force has withdrawn permission.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

Cecilie Gamst Berg.


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

A "patera" boat of the type used by illegal immigrants.


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

The plan will serve Palma's port for up to forty years.


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

Lorries with drivers should still be able to get through, so long as pickets don't stop them.

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

Protesting against all the tourism in Palma.


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


Tourism competition

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

Jason Moore

Sport / Real Mallorca
Edition of 20 May 2017