News of the day 19 May 2020
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Puerto de la Colònia Sant Jordi.


Good Morning from Majorca

Wall to wall sunshine forecast in Majorca on Tuesday with strong coastal winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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The Council of Minorca met on Monday for the first time since the state of alarm was declared.


Council of Minorca reallocates two million euros of spending

The restructuring of the budget will divert funds away from culture and the environment.

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An art gallery was among the establishments broken into.


Arrest of suspected Mahon shop robber

At least eight establishments had been broken into.

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Airbnb wins court case


Airbnb €300,000 fine annulled

The Balearics High Court has annulled the €300,000 fine imposed on Airbnb for advertising unregistered tourist apartments on its website.

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Families may get subsidies to pay for childcare.


Families may get aid to pay for Childcare

Councils may be given aid to pay for extra staff to take care of children when parents go back to work.

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French President, Emmanuel Macron & German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.


Covid-19 Recovery Fund for the EU proposed

France and Germany propose launching a €500 billion recovery fund for the European economy and Sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cruise lines have suspended operations.

Cruise tourism

Extension of Spain's ban on cruise ships

The European Commission has pointed to "the special vulnerability of closed environments during long journeys".

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Unions object to face-to-face tutorials.


Unions object to face-to-face tutorials

Teachers will call parents to suggest that students who need more study be persuaded to attend face-to-face tutorials.

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Portals Vells beach last summer.


Calvia planning four-metre distancing on beaches

There are 33 beaches in Calvia, and they all need capacity and social distancing regulation.

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Control at the airport in the early days of the state of alarm.

State of alarm

Fifty-nine passengers prevented from entering the Balearics

There have been six foreign nationals among the 59 who have been stopped and made to go back.

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Coronavirus figures still low in the Balearics.


Covid-19 figures still low

One coronavirus fatality confirmed in the Balearic Islands on Tuesday.

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President Armengol arriving at parliament on Tuesday.


Tourism will begin to "recover" from July

"We know that this season is going to be difficult, but we must survive it in the best possible way."

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Applause for the final patients to be discharged from the Meliá Palma Bay Hotel.


Final coronavirus patients leave Meliá Palma Bay Hotel

Sixty-six patients were admitted to what had become a temporary hospital.

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Virtual testing of cosmetics.


Technology takes over at Cosmetic Counters

The coronavirus crisis is forcing big changes in the Beauty & Cosmetic Industry.

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Ministers in discussion on Tuesday.

State of alarm

Government agrees to fifteen-day extension to the state of alarm

The government has had to drop the plan for an extension of "around a month".

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Staff take temperatures & spraying gel at Hospital de Alcorcón, Madrid.


Fewer than 100 Covid-19 fatalities for a 3rd day

Spain's death toll is below 100 for the third day in a row.

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Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca on Tuesday

Highest temperatures registered today was 29.8ºC. Find out where!

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Many pool areas will be unable to comply with Phase 2 rules.


Residents' communities and compliance with pools' rules

Communities don't have the resources to manage Phase 2 regulations for pools.

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News / Comment



“Spain appears to be growing increasingly uneasy over the lockdown measures...”

Jason Moore


Price is king more than ever

If the Balearics wants inter-island flights from next week, we need a price check.

Humphrey Carter

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I walk around it now in our second season and know that things are alive and happening...

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A peak at the Puig.

Spotlight on Soller

Shifting Sands

The Port of Soller has a few cafes open but most gave up the struggle, the first couple of days of being open showed them the trend.

Shirley Roberts

Socially distancing Pontiac Fiero.

Focus on Cars

Immunity Envy

The weekly car meet has also been unlocked and now for the first time we can gather outdoors in small groups.

Robert Klevehagen

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Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

In this video you will learn how to make your own dinner with creativity, mixing techniques and products to create great dishes.

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If something was in ‘apple pie’ order it was in perfect order or of impeccable precision.

Did You Know

Words and more...

Why do we say that someone is ‘the apple of my eye’? Why not some smaller fruit such as the grape, cherry or gooseberry?

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Edition of 19 May 2020