News of the day 7 May 2020
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Hot and sunny in Majorca with strong winds in some places.


Good Morning from Majorca

Strong winds forecast in Majorca on Thursday. Today's highest was in Calvia, Es Capdella with 30.9ºC.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Measures were announced by the Council of Minorca on Wednesday.


Three million euros for Minorca economic and social reactivation

The Council is working on a "grand pact" for revitalisation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Phase 1 of de-escalation due to begin on Monday.


Will they, won't they?

Restaurants, Shops and Bars are waiting for confirmation that they can open on Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Michael Douglas takes s'Estaca off the market.


Michael Douglas has a change of heart

Hollywood Actor takes his property in Majorca off the market.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Armengol & Mayors of Llevant & Migjorn discuss Saints' Festivals.


Debate over the future of Saints' Festivals

Mayors in the Balearic Islands are rethinking how to celebrate Saints' Festivals during the State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus death toll tops 200 in the Balearic Islands.


More than 200 Covid-19 deaths

More than 200 people have died from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Another 213 Covid-19 fatalities in Spain.


Coronavirus death toll tops 26,000

More than 26,000 people in Spain have died from coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Several streets in Palma to be pedestrianised from this weekend.


Streets to be pedestrianised at the weekends

14 kilometres of Palma's streets will be pedestrianised on Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The protocols include new procedures for buffets.


Hotel Covid protocols include assisted buffet

Protocols for hotels and beaches have been drafted and forwarded to the health ministry for approval.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Four people were gambling on mahjong.


Police raid mahjong gambling den in Palma

Two women were known to police for their "fondness" of illegal gambling.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Soller Fira & Firó Festival to be shown on social media.


Fira & Firó to be broadcast on social networks

Soller Fira & Firó will be virtual events this year because of the coronavirus restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bar and restaurants in Palma


Spain's four-phase plan

If all goes according to plan, we will be able to enter Phase 1 on Monday, May 11.


Patricia Gómez, the Balearic health minister.

State of alarm

Balearics ready to enter de-escalation Phase 1

Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza should all satisfy criteria for Phase 1 from Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hotels can open next week


Keep safe and keep apart

Some hotels are expected to re-open again on the island next week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


See you soon

“Majorca has to hope that its visitors remain loyal...we may not see them for a while...”

Jason Moore


Politicking in times of virus

Governments must be held accountable but there are times when unity is required.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Danielle and Jacqueline from I Love Fabrics

Majorca Mallorca

Get creative!

I spoke to some business owners and sought some advice as well.

Vicki McLeod

Anne Hathaway on holiday in Majorca.

The Blog

Things We Miss ... Or Don't

A Majorca summer without the daily delivery of their Instagrammed delights and minus the intrusion of the lenses of the paparazzi? Unthinkable for some; a bonus for others.

Andrew Ede

Much of the harvest is turned into dried apricots.

Food & Wine

Summer’s fruits are on their way

The apricot, albaricoque in Spanish and albercoc in Mallorquín, is one of the summer fruits most associated with Majorca.

Andrew Valente

Bran Loaf.

Out and About

Bring on the Bran!

Bran Loaf. Doesn’t sound very exciting does it? Believe me, it’s asticky triumph. And sooooo simple!

Peter Clover

Edition of 7 May 2020