News of the day 15 May 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

Partly sunny, partly cloudy in Majorca on Friday, but it should stay dry. Today Binissalem had the highest temperature with 25ºC.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New Urban Planning Law to boost construction.


New Urban Planning Law to boost Construction

The Government is changing the Urban Planning Law to kick-start the economy and boost the Contruction Sector.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Buses to protect pedestrians against terror attacks in Palma.


Buses to be used as barriers against terrorism

Buses are being used to protect people on the Paseo Marítimo from terror attacks.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

EU tourists to be allowed back in the Balearic Islands in June.


EU tourists allowed back in June

Tourists from the European Union will be allowed to fly to the Balearic Islands in June.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Property owner in Pollensa charged with coercion.


Arrested for allegedly locking out a squatter

Property owner arrested for allegedly locking a squatter out of the premises.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nurses at Son Espases Hospital, Palma.


No coronavirus deaths on Friday

The Ministry of Health says there were no coronavirus fatalites in the Balearic Islands on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

'Berzanne' crew and dog rescued near Llucmajor.


Dramatic rescue as boat sinks

Crew rescued as ship sinks off the coast of Llucmajor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Huge drop in coronavirus fatalities in Spain.


Massive drop in Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus fatalities in Spain drop from 217 to 138 overnight.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

'White Lines' filming on location.


'White Lines' opens to mixed reviews

All ten episodes of the first series of 'White Lines' are now available on Netflix.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Passenger arriving in Palma on Friday.


Employers association backs tourist "test flights" in June

The Confederation of Balearic Business Associations is in favour of "test flights" for tourists in June; the Spanish government is showing support for "safe corridors".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Phase 1, Day One.


Placed in quarantine: the week in Majorca

A quarantine "bombshell", or was it?; Phase 1 started; and "test flights" were the latest not quite a new idea.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Letters to the Editor

A reader wrote about smoking on terraces.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

It was as if nothing at all had changed since mid-March as folk enjoyed each others company over a beer or a coffee.

Frank Talking

Coronavirus: how are you coping?

I barely saw a man under forty years of age wearing a mask or attempting any sort of meaningful social distancing.

Frank Leavers


Good job

“I would say that overall the Spanish Prime Minister has done a good job...”

Jason Moore


Tensions starting to fray

It’s tough but we really can’t complain in the Balearics, Madrid is feeling the pain.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Meg from Stick No Bills

Majorca Mallorca

Adapt to not just survive but thrive

Incredible advice from these two entrepreneurs living on the island. Thank you and best of luck!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Maple Brandy Cheesecake with Pecan Date Crust


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Today we get baking with a Maple Brandy Cheesecake with Pecan Date Crust.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Award-winning HOP

Nauti Lady

Majorca's got talent!

Good luck Iván, and keep flying the flag for Majorca.

Sarah Forge

The Spanish government has been critical of the EU not getting a move-on in setting out protocols for travel.

The Week In Tourism

Right hand and left hand: the quarantine

The health ministry took everyone off guard by announcing the quarantine, including the tourism ministry.

Andrew Ede

Exploring the lockdown effect.

Save The Med

Have you seen anything unusual at sea?

Join Save The Med in a citizen science experiment as we set out to discover if and how the lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak has potentially affected marine life in the Balearic Sea.

Save The Med

The bank concluded that there is "a wide margin for improvement" in this type of working.

The Blog

In praise of homeworking

The Bank of Spain has this week presented a report into homeworking, something else which is attracting a great deal of attention just at the moment.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 15 May 2020