News of the day 13 May 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

Sunny but very, very windy in Majorca on Wednesday. Today we had more wind than usual with gusts of 54 (km/h) in Bunyola. Highest temperature was registered in Pollensa with 26.9ºC.

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Carlos Hotel in Minorca.


Two Minorca resort hotels opening mid-June

Artiem plan to open two of their hotels on 12 June.

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Thousands of jobs to go at TUI.


Thousands of jobs could go at TUI

Massive job losses expected at TUI because of coronavirus.

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Objections raised over 14 day quarantine measures.


Objections to 14 day quarantine for foreigners

Hotels and Tour Operators object to the Government's 14-day quarantine measures.

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French children play together from individual chalk boxes.


A novel way to keep kids apart at school

French schools adopt new social distancing measures in the playground.

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Membership of CAEB & PIMEM increasing.


Businesses seek security of PIMEM & CAEB

Membership of PIMEM and CAEB is on the increase amid the economic crisis caused by Covid-19.

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Shopping Centres & big stores will open on May 25.


New protocols for big stores & Shopping Centres

New proposals to safeguard, owners, workers and shoppers when big stores and Shopping Centres open on May 25.

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Expert from Palma Aquarium tries to save stranded dolphin.

Animal Welfare

Dolphin stranded on the beach

Young dolphin dies after becoming stranded on the beach in Majorca.

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The code can be carried in a variety of ways, such as a wristband.


University develops QR code for passenger health information

The QR code system could avoid the need for passenger testing or quarantine.

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ORA parking attendants back at work.


ORA parking restrictions in force from Wednesday

ORA parking restrictions enforced in Palma from 0900 on Wednesday.

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Shops not allowed to have sales or offer in-store discounts.


Another blow for small businesses

Shops are not allowed to have sales or offer in-store discounts.

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Medics check PPE supplies.


Coronavirus figures creep back up

Coronavirus figures see-saw once again in the Balearic Islands.

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Germany to ease border restrictions from Saturday.


Break for the border!

BREAKING NEWS Germany to start easing border controls from this Saturday.

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Brits advised to consider Covid-19 before booking a holiday.


Brits Abroad..

BREAKING NEWS British Transport Minister says people should think twice about booking a summer holiday.

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Spain's borders will remain closed until July.


The final frontier

Spain's borders won't be open until July and even then only to Schengen countries.

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Over 27,000 people killed by Covid-19 in Spain.


Spain reaches a grim milestone

BREAKING NEWS Spain reaches a grim milestone as more than 27,000 are confirmed nationwide.

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The European Commission has come up with its plan for travel.


Brussels plan to save the tourist season

Health "corridors" for countries with similar stages of virus control; the lifting of restrictions; social distancing; wearing of masks.

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President Armengol speaking on Wednesday.


Balearic government to spend 3,500 million euros on the economy

The government has a plan for the next eighteen months; 30,000 jobs will be created.

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Coronavirus in Italy: Phase 2


European Union Travel and Holiday Guidelines

The European Commission has released guidelines for air, rail, sea and road travel in Europe.

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News / Comment
Palma airport during lockdown

The Blog

The pain of uncertainty

There is one thing that can be stated with certainty regarding air travel to Spain for tourism or indeed any other commercial purpose - there is no date.

Andrew Ede

Palma airport

Frank Confidential

A travellers tale

“Will those passengers who are not Spanish citizens kindly come to the departure desk please.”

Frank Leavers


Did You Know

Words and more...

In the late 19th century, Trilby wore a soft felt hat with a narrow brim and an indented crown that became known as the trilby.

Andrew Valente


Back to the future

Remember when the tourist season was nearly all year round, well let’s do it again.

Humphrey Carter


Housing and change of use

It is as yet unclear how this will work in practice, but in principle it is an excellent idea.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
When we cook eggs by any method, the number one golden rule is: perfect freshness.

Food For Thought

Who said cooking eggs is easy peasy?

Of someone who isn’t a very good cook, we often say: “He can’t even fry an egg.” But it’s not at all easy to fry an egg properly and just as problematic to boil or scramble one.

Andrew Valente

Storytime with Alexandra.

Majorca Mallorca

Lockdown birthdays

Happy birthday Alexandra Clarke, you lockdown legend.

Vicki McLeod

Don't sweat the Small Stuff for Teens.

Notes from the classroom

Successful relationships - with teenagers

The mental health and stability of our young has never been more important; communication is the best base to try and understand each other.

Julie Holdsworth

We all know what this car is, thought by some to be the most beautiful car ever made.

Focus On Cars

All Together Now

A great example of togetherness is the virtual Wednesday Car Meetup.

Robert Klevehagen

Edition of 13 May 2020