News of the day 6 May 2020
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Plenty of sunshine in Majorca on Wednesday.


Good Morning from Majorca

Warm and sunny in Majorca on Wednesday. Today's high was in Binissalem with 29.3.

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Aitor Esteban, PNV Spokesperson.


State of Emergency likely to be extended

The State of Emergency is likely to be extended by 15 days now that the PNV is backing the move.

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Unions object to students going back to school.


Unions criticise back to school plans

Unions say lack of protocols and health information makes it impossible for students to go back to school on May 25.

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Streets of Palma - without tourists.


Balearics foreign tourism fell almost 70% in March

Foreign tourist numbers and spending were obviously affected in a major way.

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The beach is one element for proposing Playa de Palma as a pilot destination.


Residents oppose Playa de Palma "pilot destination" idea

The hoteliers association has proposed that Playa de Palma could be a pilot destination for reactivating foreign tourism.

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It will be a difficult year for winemakers in the Balearics.


Bottom of the barrel?

Some Bodegas in the Balearic Islands are facing an uncertain future because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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One more Covid-19 fatality in the Balearic Islands.


Rebound in new Covid-19 infections

The Ministry of Health reported a rebound in coronavirus infections in the Balearic Islands on Wednesday.

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Rise in coronavirus fatalities in Spain.


More coronavirus deaths confirmed

The Ministry of Health confirmed 244 coronavirus fatalities i Spain on Wednesday.

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Screening in the cathedral square in Ciutadella.


Five hundred works submitted for Minorca film festival

The Minorca International Film Festival is held in the middle of July.

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Home delivery orders go through the roof.


Too many chefs in the kitchen?

Majorca's home delivery trade is booming during the coronavirus lockdown

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Fares would have to rise if middle seats were eliminated.

Air travel

Eliminating plane middle seats would increase fares 50%

IATA maintains that the risk of transmission is low and that there are other measures which can be adopted.

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Dr Fernando Simón, Director, Centre for Coordination of Health Alerts & Emergencies


Young people told to wise up

Young people in Spain told to get a grip to prevent a resurgence of Covid-19.

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Health minister Salvador Illa will be making decisions regarding Phase 1.

State of alarm

Health minister to decide which regions enter de-escalation Phase 1

Criteria have to be met in order for there to be approval of Phase 1.

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Deya, Majorca


19 Municipalities are free of coronavirus

Six Municipalities in the Balearic Islands have never, ever had a coronavirus case.

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Tourism in Mallorca


Majorcan hoteliers and tour operators planning for foreign tourists in July

In discussions with TUI UK, Jet2 and market leaders in Germany.

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In Congress on Wednesday.

State of alarm

Congress approves further extension to the state of alarm

Prime Minister Sánchez came in for strong criticism from the PP and other parties.

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News / Comment

Frank Confidential

Cancelled flights, aggressive social-distancing and a good book!

It has been nine weeks since we arrived here on a flying visit to the United Kingdom to attend amongst other things - my nephews wedding.

Frank Leavers

We get our word ‘confinement’ from the Middle French ‘confiner’ plus ‘ment’.

Did You Know

Words and more..

The Spanish word for being legally bound to stay at home is ‘confinamiento’, which translates neatly into ‘confinement’, an old word that covers this situation.

Andrew Valente


The Blog

The Case Of The Municipality That Isn’t

Palmanyola’s citizens (and Bunyola’s) are right now enjoying an unexpected benefit.

Andrew Ede


The survival of the fittest

There could be a price war looming as holiday destinations jockey for position.

Humphrey Carter


Holiday incentives

One suspects that it will take rather more than a discount to get things moving.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Tracey Flay at Salon B

Majorca Mallorca

Hair today, gone tomorrow?

Let us know how we can help you spread the word.

Vicki McLeod

The sauce simply enhances the pasta.

Food For Thought

Pasta dishes for confinement days

The most satisfying dish I can make in 15 minutes consists of any of the many varieties of imported Italian pasta.

Andrew Valente

Eggplant Parmesan


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

In this video I will teach you the trick for making it the best Eggplant Parmesan you have every tried.

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Library Saturday morning

Notes from the classroom

Making the most of being at home

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom.

Julie Holdsworth

The bush beans are in flower

The Good Life


As I complete my ever-growing morning checks, I note with satisfaction that my other prevention methods are taking shape.

Caroline Fuller

Sport / Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca players get tested


Real Mallorca players tested for Covid-19

Real Mallorca is one of the teams which is sitting in the relegation zone.

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Edition of 6 May 2020