News of the day 18 May 2019
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The elimination of single-use plastic bags is at the centre of legislative differences.


Spanish government may challenge Balearic waste law

There are differing interpretations when it comes to plastic bags and to taxing waste.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gates have closed off the Cala Varques finca access.


Walkers group says there is public way to Cala Varques beach

Pro Camins Públics is adamant that there is evidence of public right of way through the Cala Varques finca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

American travel writers getting to know Soller.


Majorcan fam trip for US tourism influencers

Writers and tour operators are being introduced to Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

In 2018 there were just 25 proceedings against unregistered charter operations.


Rise in reports of illegal boat charter

There are fewer "pirate charters" but the complaints have risen.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Water flooded out and affected a wide area of Palma.


Burst pipe cuts Palma water supply

Garages were inundated, a building had to be evacuated and electricity supplies were cut.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Biel Dols (second right) and other representatives from the nautical sector.


Nautical sector attacks inaction over illegal spills

The government is accused of focusing on illegal anchoring and ignoring contamination.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gloria Zavala with her son, who police think could be in Belgium.


Arenal woman could have been dead for four days

Police now suspect that Gloria Zavala was killed on the Friday before her body was discovered.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Caricatures of the six party representatives.


Political parties give their election messages in English

Representatives from Cs, Més, PP, PSOE, Unidas Podemos and Vox have recorded video messages. The videos will be on the website from Monday.

Humphrey Carter

News / Comment


Treat your health well

I am constantly amazed at the way the Balearic health service is abused.

Humphrey Carter

Edition of 18 May 2019