News of the day 16 May 2020
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Puerto Andratx, Majorca


Good Morning from Majorca

Thunder and lightning and heavy rain forecast in Majorca on Saturday. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The airport could be open for safe corridor flights.


Minorca anticipating "safe corridor" tourism travel

The Council of Minorca is, for now, ruling out the UK as a safe corridor option.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Four coronavirus patients are in hospital in Minorca.


Death in Minorca of tourist who had been in ICU for two months

In Minorca there are now just six active coronavirus cases.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The minimum fare from the airport is now 13.28 euros.


Government not authorising airport minimum taxi fare increase

The Prices Commission has not accepted an increase to 16 euros for daytime journeys.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

ICU staff at Son Llàtzer Hospital, Palma.


No coronavirus deaths on Saturday

No Covid-19 deaths in the Balearics on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

260 million euros are to be invested in solar energy.


Photovoltaic parks will create 17,500 jobs over the next two years

Renewable energy is a sector considered to be important for economic recovery.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma, Majorca


Playa de Palma to help revive International Tourism

A pilot scheme is being launched in Playa de Palma to revive International Tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nadia Calviño, Spain's minister for economic affairs.


Foreign traveller quarantine is "transitory" measure

Spain's minister for economic affairs has stressed the temporary nature of the quarantine.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Children's summer clothing hard to find.


Parents struggling to find kids' clothing

Parents in Majorca are having a hard time finding clothes for their growing children because the big stores don't open until Phase 3 of the coronavirus de-escalation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fiumicino Airport, Rome


Italy's borders with the EU will open on June 3

Italy's borders with the EU will reopen on June 3.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Athens


Greeks return to beaches in heatwave, but keep their umbrellas apart

Tourism officials say they hope to welcome back foreign holidaymakers in July.


Primary Care Health Centre, Madrid


Lowest daily Covid-19 death toll since March 18

Lowest daily death toll in Spain since March 18.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Preparing for Phase 2 in Formentera.


Formentera moving to de-escalation Phase 2 on Monday

Formentera is a week ahead of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Baleària Inter Island Services resume on May 25.


Baleària Inter-Island services resume on May 25

Baleària will resume high speed Inter-Island connections on May 25th

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Inter-Island flights resume on May 24.


Air Nostrum flights resume on May 24

Air Nostrum Inter-Island flights will be up and running from May 24.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.


State of Emergency may be extended for 1 month

The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez wants to extend the State of Emergency for another month.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Russell Currie, the principal of Princess Yachts Pollensa and Alcudia.


Pollensa is ready for takeoff

Princess Yachts Pollensa and Alcudia is to operate a Learjet service this summer.

Humphrey Carter

Ready to fly.


It's time to fly

Interview with Captain Jonny Greenall, the owner of Balearic Helicopters, which is based at the Son Bonet airfield.

Humphrey Carter

News / Comment


Safe travel

“The new battle for the beach towel is who comes to Majorca first once it is safe to travel....”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
Time to change your future?

Majorca Mallorca

Is it time to break free?

I have spoken to people who are quitting their jobs and going off to do that thing they have always wanted to do, others are thinking of closing their businesses and starting completely new ones, or retiring.

Vicki McLeod

Fiestas in Pollensa

Northern Spotlight

Moors and Christians looking impossible

With Virgen del Carmen in Puerto Pollensa in July, the “Sailors” race has been cancelled.

Andrew Ede

(All from the garden and hens) lunch.

The Good Life

Healthy Happy Gardeners

With health services recommending increased intake of fruit and vegetables what better way to do this than to grow your own especially here when we are blessed with such fantastic weather.

Caroline Fuller

Edition of 16 May 2020