News of the day 24 April 2020
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Ciutat Jardín


Good morning from Majorca

Sunny but very windy in some places in Majorca on Friday. You can view the weather across the island with our webcams, click here.

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Alice Weber, Head of International Policy, Més per Majorca.


Row over German property owners gathers pace

The row over whether German property owners should be allowed to return to Majorca during the State of Emergency grows stronger.

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Nearly 10,000 enquire about rent and mortgage aid.


Majority won't qualify for rent or mortgage aid

Most people in the Balearic Islands will not qualify for financial aid to help pay rents or mortgages.

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Public Hospitals reschedule surgeries postponed by coronavirus crisis.


Hospitals get back to normal

Public hospitals in Majorca start rescheduling surgeries that were postponed because of the coronavirus cris.

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Twenty years ago, 13% of the population was foreign.


A quarter of the Balearic population is foreign

According to the latest population figures, the number of UK residents has gone up by six per cent.

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Tourists on the beach

The week in Tourism

Recalculating the tourist tax

Where tourist tax revenue is concerned, the original figure of 128 million euros is expected to be downgraded to between 12 and 24 million, a range which is optimistic.

Andrew Ede

Alfonso Robledo, President of Restauración Mallorca.


Will the law on terraces be rescinded?

Bars and restaurants are looking at ways to comply with the coronavirus health regulations to protect customers and staff when they reopen.

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Serra de Tramuntana


Stormy weather on the way

Stormy weather on its way to the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.

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Palma police having to deal with more calls about noisy neighbours.

State of alarm

Noisy neighbour complaints in Palma have increased

During the first week of confinement, complaints more than doubled.

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De-escalation of coronavirus restrictions.


Health Ministry will decide de-escalation criteria

Seroprevalence study is part of the coronavirus de-escalation plan.

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Flights will be essential for tourism in Calvia's resorts.


Paguera hoteliers more optimistic than in Magalluf and Santa Ponsa

One view is that the chances of there being flights by August are "one per cent".

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4 more Covid-19 fatalities confirmed in the Balearic Islands.


Four more dead from coronavirus

Another four Covid-19 fatalities reported in the Balearic Islands.

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Patient at the temporary Ifema field hospital, Madrid


Covid-19 deaths in Spain lowest for a month

367 coronavirus deaths in Spain in the last 24 hours.

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Climate Alliance calls for balcony demonstration


Environmentalists call for Global Covid-19 demonstration

Environmental groups call for global demonstration on Friday.

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Beautiful sunny day in Palma


Bring me sunshine!

Wonderful weather and some good news!

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Cala Millor.


Llevant municipalities strengthening tourism promotion

The five municipalities have a tourism brand - East Mallorca.

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Seven arrests in Palma for lockdown non-compliance

One of those arrested tried to hit an officer with a crutch.

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Scissors and a screwdriver as well as a machete.


Youth arrested for threatening his father with a machete

There was an argument after the son had been out all night.

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News / Comment

The Blog

Different Rules For Different Villages?

It seems impossible to conceive of a situation whereby, for example, Deya (with zero infections) would have different rules to its neighbour Soller (with ten).

Andrew Ede

Richard Branson

Frank Talking

Reasons to be lockdown grumpy (Part one)

It is the celebs who like to convey a certain superiority of purpose who really get to me.

Frank Leavers


Scrap the tax

Times have changed. Resorts across the world will be pitching for tourists and competition will be fierce.

Jason Moore


It’s a dog’s life

Forrest Gump said “Dear God, make me a bird, so I can fly far, far far away from here.”

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
The Sandlers

Majorca Mallorca

Unsung Heroes - Part 2

I caught up with some more families who have been under lockdown on the island.

Vicki McLeod

Photo competition

Nautical Notes

If we can’t go to the sea – let’s bring the sea home

Under the lockdown we’ve launched the #enamarar initiative encouraging people to share a photo of the Balearic sea, to build a collective virtual aquarium and have a small window through which to enjoy the sea from home.

Marilles Foundation

Sautéed Beet Greens with Garlic Mushrooms and Spanish Rice


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

My Nana would make beet greens from freshly picked ones from her garden and I have loved them ever since.

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Dietitian Annabel Alder

Lockdown at Home

The C Word

Yes, ‘quarantine constipation’ is now officially a thing.

Sarah Forge

Edition of 24 April 2020