News of the day 22 March 2020
News / Latest headlines
Platja de Palma.


Good Morning from Majorca

Majorca wet and windy on Sunday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The warm weather in February brought forward the potato export season.


Sa Pobla potato exports continuing

There are concerns that product entry restrictions could be imposed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Prime Minister Sánchez with health minister Salvador Illa.


State of emergency to be extended by fifteen days

The state of emergency was initially until 29 March.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, speaking last week.


United we'll stop it: the week in Majorca

People in Majorca had to become accustomed to what had seemed the unthinkable.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A Huerzeler cycling centre in Playa de Muro.


Alcudia bay's lost cycling tourism season

The bay of Alcudia resorts are the "epicentre" for cycling tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

President Francina Armengol, speaking on Saturday.


Armengol: "Certain beliefs will change, and positively"

President Armengol on coronavirus and the health service, employment, closing the airports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Espases Hospital in Palma.


Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Balearics rise to 331

Updated - There have now been nine fatalities in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sa Pobla police have so far fined 31 people for state of emergency violations.


Fined for a "drum procession" in Sa Pobla

There were a number of calls to the 112 emergency number.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

President Armengol during the videoconference of regional presidents.


Pedro Sánchez: Longer confinement is "a very tough measure"

The state of emergency will last until 11 April, but will need Congress ratification.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Former king, Juan Carlos


Person of the week

At a time of crisis when his son would be delivering a message of hope, resilience and unity to the nation, he was at the centre of another scandal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Royals in trouble

“Both royal families are in serious trouble.”

Jason Moore

Thank goodness we live on an island.

My Column

Thoughts of an isolated old codger

This Orwellian nightmare could well be repeated elsewhere if the figures continue to rise unstoppably, as they still are in Spain (though mercifully not, or not yet, in the Balearics.)

Donald Trelford

Pablo Iglesias didn’t seem to be setting a great example.

The Week That Was

Breaking the quarantine

Vox, it has been said, provided “politician zero” in terms of coronavirus spread - Javier Ortega Smith.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Bacon, Apple, Blue Cheese & Walnut Pizza

Food & Fosh

Nobody told me there’d be days like these….

Nothing beats the taste and smell of home-baked bread and it’s so satisfying to make your own.

Marc Fosh

if you have a glut of lemons, there is nothing tastier than your own home-made Lemon Curd.


Gardening in Majorca

Do remember that as many house plants die back from drowning as they do from thirst.

Dorothy Loeffler

Edition of 22 March 2020