News of the day 22 April 2020
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Puerto Pollensa


Good morning from Majorca

Another wet and windy day in Mallorca on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There is hope of some relaxation of lockdown in Minorca.

State of alarm

Council of Minorca wanting a relaxation of confinement

Expert opinion in Minorca also backs a softening of the lockdown on the island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Francina Armengol, President of the Government of the Balearic Islands.


No preferential treatment for German nationals

Francina Armengol replies to German nationals who've complained about not being able to return to Majorca because of the coronavirus restrictions in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma cemetery


Muslim Community asks for help

The Muslim Community in Majora has appealed for donations to help repatriate relatives who've died.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus fatalities increase in Spain.


Slight rise in coronavirus deaths

Slight rise in coronavirus deaths in Spain on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Three more coronavirus fatalies in the Balearic Islands.


Three more coronavirus fatalities confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 3 more coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 164 since the pandemic began.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism minister Iago Negueruela on Tuesday.

Tourist tax

No suspension of the tourist tax

There is to be an adjustment to the system for tax assessment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez arriving at Congress on Wednesday.

State of alarm

Sánchez: "De-escalation horizon" in the second half of May

Depending on location, activity such as bars and restaurants may be allowed to restart before mid-May.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Heavy rain caused accidents in Majorca on Tuesday.


Heavy rain causes chaos in the north of the island

Torrential rain caused havoc on roads in the north of Majorca on Tuesday. Watch the video.

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The man was taken to Son Espases in a serious condition.


96-year-old in a serious condition after shotgun blast

The Guardia Civil are investigating whether he shot himself intentionally or by accident.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Servera


Under blue skies

Amateur photographers capture the beauty of Majorcan skies during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Gorg Blau reservoir is close to maximum capacity.


Reservoirs at 90% capacity

This sort of capacity is not usual for April.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The "nurse" was caught on the security camera.


Newsagent's employee threatened by supposed nurse

The woman claimed to be a nurse at Son Espases.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Air fares increased after the residents' discount was introduced.


Increase in residents' discount led to 22% rise in air fares

More expensive air fares virtually matched the increase in the discount.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

90,000 people to take part in nationwide study in Spain.


90,000 people to take part in nationwide study

90,000 to take part in nationwide seroprevalence study.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Spanish PM looks a fool

What is going on in the Spanish government? It is certainly not a united administration.

Humphrey Carter

Frank Confidential

‘You are what you eat’ - That's why I like tinned custard

I suppose that it is rather inevitable that with nothing much else to do than jigging about in front of a computer screen to tighten your bum muscles between 1am and 12noon that one’s thoughts will drift towards the next scheduled meal, because let’s face it what else is there to think about?

Frank Leavers


Balearics virus management

I am now more convinced by the minister, while stressing that it is those on the health care front line who most merit praise

Andrew Ede

Majorca will be a doughnut

The Blog

The Doughnut Is A Quarry

The image of the doughnut, to represent Majorca with a hole in it, wasn’t the whole of the island except the coasts.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Fish market at Mercado Olivar in Palma

Food for Thought

Fish in season is always best

The best slices of conger are those near the head. They are crescent-shaped and in Spanish they are known as ‘abierto’, or open.

Andrew Valente

The love of a good label

Majorca Mallorca

Cupboard love

So get on with the manky cupboard, it will make you feel better, and stick a label on it!

Vicki McLeod

Brain food

Notes from the classroom

Supporting healthy minds

Eat healthy to keep your brain healhly too!

Julie Holdsworth

The Boat House weekly meeting

Focus on Cars


Can you imagine what we’d have done without the internet?

Robert Klevenhagen

Edition of 22 April 2020