News of the day 23 May 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

Hot and sunny in Majorca on Saturday. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pilar Costa at Friday's briefing.


Government parties reach agreement on rustic land building decree

It was evident that PSOE had clashed with Més and Podemos over the content of the decree.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca beaches getting ready to open


Spain's four-phase plan updated

Breakdown of the phases including Phase 2 which begins on Monday, May 25 for the Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza.


Tourism Board says Spain's borders must open soon.


Tourist Board wants borders opened immediately

The Tourism Board has appealed to the Spanish Central Government to set a timetable for opening borders.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Summer has come early in Majorca.


Sun, sun and more sun!

Aemet is forecasting highs of 32º in Majorca on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ca'n Bernat, Mancor de la Vall.


Mayors say Phase 2 rules are causing confusion

Some of the Government's stipulations for Phase 2 of the de-escalation of coronavirus restrictions are causing confusion in Majorca.

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Four-wheeled lockdown protest

The Vox party has been an outspoken critic of the lockdown measures and the Spanish government of Pedro Sanchez.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa training at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor.


Rafa is back in action

The first photograph of Rafa Nadal back in training is uploaded to social media websites.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

El Corte Inglés, Palma.


El Corte Inglés stores will reopen on Monday

El Corte Inglés stores in the Avenidas and Jaime III will reopen on Monday with a raft of security and hygiene measures in place.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez speaking on Saturday.

State of alarm

Sánchez: "We are one step away from victory" tourists welcome in July

Prime Minister Sánchez stresses that there will be a tourism season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

No coronavirus deaths in the Balearics on Saturday.


No Covid-19 deaths and a big drop in infections

There were no coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands in the last 24 hours.

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The hybrid bus is used on the Portocolom-Palma route.


Increase in bus services in Phase 2

Bus service demand is currently only around ten per cent of what it was this time last year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Properties with terraces attracting increased interest.


Too early to say if the property market is reviving

There has been activity, but it may be from people who have to move or need to sell.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The minister of health, Salvador Illa, on the right.


The minister behind the mask: the week in Majorca

Phase 2 beckoned; the minister for masks issued an order; there were tourism preparations, but there was still the state of alarm.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Check daily temperatures, wind, gusts and rainfall for the Balearic Islands.

The Balearic government is unhappy about distribution of funds for health services.


Under two per cent of special health service funding for the Balearics

Of 10,000 million euros of Spanish government funding for regions, 150 million are being earmarked for the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Litsa Pantzikis outside Salon Vila in Palma.


Hairdressing in Majorca and the Covid impact

Interview with leading international hairdresser Litsa Pantzikis, whose Palma business is recovering from the shutdown.

Humphrey Carter

News / Comment


Hard times

“Some shops in Palma which re-opened are now thinking of closing again because of the lack of trade...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
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Ternelles walkway in Pollensa

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Who takes care of our elders?

If anyone would like to help Age Concern then you can make a financial donation, or offer to volunteer and help with the various tasks that they perform.

Vicki McLeod

Edition of 23 May 2020