News of the day 28 April 2020
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Palma Cathedral


Good morning from Majorca

Sunny but windy across most of Majorca on Tuesday. Highest temperature registered was in Son Servera with 24.7ºC.

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Companies with debts refused ICO credits.


Companies with debts refused ICO credits

Banks accused of denying ICO loans to Balearic companies with debts.

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Police warn parents not to break the rules.


Parents warned against breaking restrictions for children

Police warn that they will not be so lenient in future with parents who break the new regulations for children during the State of Emergency.

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Ministry of Health optimistic after coronavirus figures stabilise.


Coronavirus figures stabilise

Ministry of Health optimistic as coronavirus figures stabilise in the Balearic Islands.

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Drop in coronavirus fatalities in Spain


Fall in Covid-19 deaths

The number of Covid-19 deaths in Spain has fallen again.

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Highs of 30 degrees forecast in Majorca next week.


Next week will be a scorcher!

Hot, sunny weather predicted for Majorca from Friday until Tuesday.

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Palma on the second day of the relaxation of the confinement of children.


Unemployment increased by almost 50,000 in the first quarter

The real impact on employment wasn't felt until the week leading up to the declaration of the state of alarm.

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Tomeu Pizá with bees on a honeycomb.


A Taste of Honey

Beekeepers in Majorca will start collecting the first honey of the season in a couple of weeks.

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City noise will be more acute after the silence of lockdown.


Bring in 'da Noise!

Wednesday is International Noise Awareness Day.

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A combination photo in Magalluf


EU governments risk clash with EU exec in bid to save tourism season

Customers must have the right to choose between a cash refund or accepting a voucher for a future package holiday.


The Mateu Orfila Hospital.


One death in Minorca but no new coronavirus cases

For the fourth consecutive day, no new cases have been recorded.

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Internet shopping soared by 200% during Easter week.


Shop 'til you drop

Internet sales soared by 200% during Easter week compared to the same time last year.

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Collision with an unmarked police car.

State of alarm

Arrested after colliding with a police car

Stopped and fined for breaching the lockdown, half an hour later ...

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Reports of gender-based violence have gone down during lockdown.


Gender-based violence reports have fallen during lockdown

There has been an increase in other forms of domestic violence.

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Disinfecting a Bicipalma machine.


Bicipalma service restarts

The Bicipalma service was suspended in mid-March.

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Terraces are going to have to be adapted for health reasons.

Bars and restaurants

PP wanting Palma terraces' rethink

Bars and restaurants are likely to face further expense because of health requirements.

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Palma parks reopen


44 parks and green spaces reopen on Wednesday

Bellver Forest, Parc de ses Estacions, La Ribera Forest and Parque Sa Riera will reopen on Friday.

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Tourism minister Iago Negueruela in parliament on Tuesday.


Balearic tourism minister meeting Tui directors

Iago Negueruela said that the Tui directors are "in permanent contact" with the German government.

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Prime Minister Sánchez speaking on Tuesday.

State of alarm

Sánchez sets out de-escalation plan for "new normality" by end-June

Spain's de-escalation plan. Formentera will be at Phase One before the other Balearic Islands. Phase One for the rest of the Balearics will start on 11 May.

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Rosana Morillo and Iago Negueruela during the videoconference.


Balearics the first Spanish destination for Tui when it resumes operations

A schedule is being drawn up, but it will obviously depend on decisions regarding travel.

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News / Comment
Caló des Moró

The Blog

Travel Has Never Been So Important

it occurred to me that the Week in Tourism column in the Bulletin might seem a little odd. If there is no tourism, how can there be a column?

Andrew Ede


European crisis

“The biggest crisis in Europe in recent years and the EU is on the sidelines.”

Jason Moore


Time for the big test

Looks like we have some green shoots, so let’s see how fit we’ve got ourselves.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
A sage planted with tomatoes and carrots

The Good Life

Just checking

Caught in the act again, I am digging through some of the seed pots to see if I can see any signs of life.

Caroline Fuller

Porsche 911 doing what they do best, cruising in Majorca

Focus on cars

What Next?

Here’s a selection of graphic images of cars to make you salivate at the thought of those mountain roads winding their way through the Tramuntana.

Robert Klevenhagen

Revolt of the Brotherhoods

Enjoying Majorca

Masters of their destiny: Revolt of the Brotherhoods

There's no real evidence to suggest that the revolt in Majorca was in some way coordinated with what happened in Valencia.

Andrew Ede

Gratitude is an attitude

Majorca Mallorca

Gratitude is an attitude

It would seem that the benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless.

Vicki McLeod

The torrent in Soller

Spotlight On Soller

Local News From The Soller Valley

There is light at the end of the tunnel but no-one can give us a time frame right now.

Shirley Roberts

Sport / Other Sports
Michael Robinson


Soccer-Former Liverpool striker Robinson dies aged 61

Robinson stayed in Spain after his playing career and became a respected television commentator, pundit and presenter.


Edition of 28 April 2020