News of the day 4 March 2020
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Puerto Soller


Good morning from Majorca

Majorca sunny but still very windy on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Regulations of cruise ships are due in 2022.

Cruise tourism

Tourism minister defends new regulations for cruise ships

The tourism minister says that there is plenty of time to reach agreements with cruise operators.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Opposition to the tax being applied to Balearics flights.


Air transport tax "unjustified" for Balearics air travel

The association of travel agencies in the Balearics takes issue with the proposed tax.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Opera and Instagram,


Becoming an opera character on Teatre Principal's Instagram

The app is part of a campaign to broaden the appeal of opera.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Catalonia has its own police - Mossos d'Esquadra.


Parliament approves Balearics police force motion

Parliament wants transfers of powers for police, coasts and water resources.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gale force winds bring down tree in Paseo Sagrera


Extremely high winds fell trees in Palma

Gale force winds uprooted the tops of 8 palm trees in the Passeig Sagrera in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Easter likely to be a washout as coronavirus prompts cancellations.


Coronavirus provokes gloomy economic prospects

Growth in the Balearic economy is likely to be less than 1.5% as direct result of coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Two people with coronavirus admitted to isolation ward at Inca Hospital


Two more people in Majorca have coronavirus

Two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People donate hair to cancer charity for wigs


Hair raising event for charity

More than 50 people in Majorca have donated their hair for wigs for cancer patients.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Easter parade will start from a different place this year.


Holy Week Procession detour

Dijous Sant parade route changed because of works being carried out in Plaça de l’Hospital.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Exposed rocks on Cala Millor beach after Storm Gloria


Majorca town halls dig deep to rectify Storm Gloria damage

Sant Llorenç and Son Servera City Councils have decided to pay for the cost of repairing Storm Gloria damage at Cala Millor beach themselves.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Carlos García Roldán covers his face when arriving at court on Wednesday


'Charly' refuses to testify

Carlos García Roldán refuses to testify in Palma court.

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Work has been carried out in Narbonne.


A restored Majorcan pilot boat to set sail for Soller

The Miguel Caldentey was built in Palma in 1916.

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Nadia Calvino, Spain's Economy Minister


Spanish economy minister fudges coronavirus forecast

Spain's Economy Minister says the economic ramifications of coronavirus are unknown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

International Women's Day programme was presented on Wednesday.


Prostitution a theme for International Women's Day

The twentieth anniversary of the Balearics Institute for Women will be celebrated.

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Removing a terrace enclosure.


Palma terrace enclosures coming down

Fines can be imposed from Thursday if the enclosures aren't taken down.

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Inside Inca's hospital where both patients are being treated


Mayor calls for calm after two new cases of coronavirus

Breaking news: no need to be alarmed says top Sa Pobla official.

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Actor Daniel Craig.


Coronavirus fears derail London events, concerns raised on Bond film release

Concerns about international travel due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Pimeco complains about rats in Palma.


Where's the Pied Piper when you need him?

Pimeco has complained about rats in central Palma. See the video here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fernando Simón, who heads the centre for coordinating health emergencies.


Second death in Spain because of coronavirus

An 82-year-old man in the Basque Country is the second person to die having become positive for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Shopping hours

“It seems rather odd that all the stalls are closed but the supermarket is open...”

Jason Moore


Spain’s health battle

Spain has probably one of the best public health services in the world but it lacks staff.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Onward | Official Trailer

What's On

What's on in Majorca on Wednesday / Thursday

Find out what new film is coming to Palma on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bottles with cling-wrap packaging.

Out and about

Open Sesame!

These days, struggling to get your purchases open is often the equivalent of a session at the gym.

Peter Clover

Chops known as chuletas


Get to know your cuts of fresh pork

Majorcan pork is such a good buy that it is never far from the cook’s or housewife’s thoughts.

Andrew Valente

Shops in centre of Palma closed

Frank Confidential

Cars versus shops, getting the balance right in Palma - plus, revenue raising on roads

Apart from a few shrill British tabloids lurching between our imminent demise in a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic and being rude about Harry & Meghan Sussex, most individuals and governments seem to be taking a sensible, yet informative, stance on the outbreak...

Frank Leavers

Edition of 4 March 2020