News of the day 7 April 2020
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Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Lots of sunshine forecast for Majorca on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Economy

Minorca may be cushioned from the effects of recession

Tourism has less weight in the Minorca economy than in Majorca's.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearics has lowest coronavirus growth rate in Spain.

News

Balearics has lowest coronavirus growth in Spain

The Balearic Islands have the lowest coronavirus growth rate in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Recession in Majorca by year's end.

News

Experts say a recession is inevitable

Experts say a recession is inevitable in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Goods volume for Minorca falls 67%

Shipping is unaffected; there just isn't the same demand for goods.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Non-essential employees back to work after Easter.

News

Back to Work after Easter

Non-essential activity will begin again after Easter but it will be a gradual process.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nautical

Minorca nautical sector wanting revision of charges

Nautical businesses in Minorca fear serious losses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

sa Pobla potato crops destroyed by hailstorm.

News

Potato crops devastated by hailstorm

sa Pobla potato crops destroyed by hailstorm.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Swedish baker launches "Operation Kanebullar"

Food

"Operation Kanebullar: Buns For Covid-19 Heroes"

"Operation Kanebullar: Swedish Buns For Covid-19 Heroes"

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Air passenger numbers have fallen 99%

On Monday, there was not a single international flight in or out of Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Covid-19 tests at Canal Salat Health Centre, Ciutadella

News

Increase in new coronavirus cases

Increase in new Covid-19 infections in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Several motorcycles destroyed in Soller fire.

Crime

Early morning fire causes severe damage

Soller fire scorches several motorcycles and other vehicles.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Armed Forces disinfecting Nursing Homes.

News

Armed Forces Disinfect Nursing Homes

Armed Forces personnel are disinfecting Nursing Homes in Majorca to get rid of coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister

News

British PM receiving oxygen at London Hospital

British Prime Minister is receiving oxygen at London Hospital ICU.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Traffic controls being stepped up over Easter

The Spanish government is in no doubt that "reducing mobility saves lives".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Agriculture

Majorca's farmers facing a shortage of seasonal workers

Most of the seasonal workers normally come from Colombia.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Primary Care Health Centres open at Easter.

Health

Primary Care Health Centres Open At Easter

45 Primary Care Centres open in Majorca over the Easter Holiday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Conference announcing the measures

Economy

Spain wants jobless, immigrants to cover farm shortfall

It would allow farms to take on between 75,000-80,000 people locally.

Reuters

News / Comment

Viewpoint

The Crown

“The thought of those poor children being taken from their parents and sent away”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

The non European Union

The European Union has shown itself to be a dysfunctional family.

Humphrey Carter

The day will come when the beaches will be packed

The Blog

The Post-Virus Tourist

A scenario being offered by the consultants PwC in Spain is that there is only going to a partial recovery until there is a vaccine, and that could be up to a year away.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Learn English with the MDB - Class 17

Education

English lessons with the MDB for Spanish students

Amanda Jeffrey presents a short video to help Spanish students with their pronunciation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Easter rites at St Peter's Basilica, Rome

Enjoying Majorca

The missing palms of Easter

In Majorca, King Jaume I certainly made reference to Palm Sunday, and so it can be assumed that there was a celebration from soon after the 1229 conquest.

Andrew Ede

Braised Ossobuco

Food

Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Jeff prepares a braised meat dish from northern Italy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

‘66 Dodge Charger cruising Palma in 2015.

Focus on cars

Dodging the Bullitt

In the absence of cars on the street and new material, I’m going to charge straight into the past.

Robert Klevenhagen

Soller views

Local news from your area

Spotlight on Soller

Every member of society is facing its own pressures but I can really understand those facing this on their own.

Shirley Roberts

Fully grown leeks

Lockdown at home

Singing to my supper

I nurtured my little seedlings and sang to them to make them grow better… I promise it’s a thing!

Caroline Fuller

There has been some baking going on.

Community

Actions Express Priorities

Now, if I were to tell you that we only have three weeks left of the lockdown, would THAT spur you into action?

Vicki McLeod

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