News of the day 26 May 2020
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Santanyi, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

Hot and sunny but very windy in Majorca. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

In court on Monday.


Expulsion from Spain of Chilean burglars

The four were responsible for a wave of break-ins in summer 2018.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Work on the lift on Monday.


Glass surround added to Mahon port lift

The lift will allow people to "enjoy panoramic views" of the harbour.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

10-days of mourning for Covid-19 victims.


Remembering the Victims of Covid-19

Spanish Central Government to confirm an official 10-day period of mourning for victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Some hotels will reopen in the Balearic Islands on June 1.


Hoteliers determined to claw back the summer

The Barceló, Riu and Santos chains have decided to open one hotel each in the Balearic Islands, from June 1.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Social Security says pension payments are down.


Pension payments down because of Covid-19

Social Security has announced a decline in pension payments because of coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ana & Paquita


Phase 2 brings beaches back to life

Beaches in Majorca came back to life on Monday as Phase 2 of the de-escalation plan began.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

As with other town halls, Palma has a healthy surplus.


PP in Palma suspicious of "confiscation" of town hall surpluses

The Partido Popular suspects that the Spanish government wants to appropriate town hall savings.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

President Armengol, pressing for a June start to foreign tourism.


Armengol again calling for June foreign tourism

President Armengol is hopeful of Spanish government support for June tourism in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

French told they can holiday in Spain.


French told they can holiday in Spain

France says there's no reason why French nationals can't go on holiday to Spain if the Covid-19 figures remain positive.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca will be a key destination for German tourism this summer.


German government to lift travel warning for Europe

The lifting of the travel warning will apply to Spain, all other EU member states, and five others, including the UK.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Patricia Guasp of Ciudadanos said that the quarantine was a "deterrent message".


Opposition attack the government on construction and tourism

President Armengol faced questions about the construction ban and the reactivation of tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

On Monday there was a return to the beaches as Majorca entered Phase 2.


Balearics asking for Phase 3 from next Monday

With the exception of Formentera, the Balearics are scheduled to enter Phase 3 on 8 June.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lisbon


Portugal and Britain talk safe air corridors but what about Spain?

Portugal optimistic about finding an acceptable solution.


Son Espases Microbiology Unit, Palma


Zero coronavirus deaths on Tuesday

Zero coronavirus deaths reported in the Balearic Islands on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The first #SonemPerTu concerts.


Balearic Symphony Orchestra returns with small-format concerts

The first concerts are in Campanet, Pollensa and Sa Pobla.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment



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Jason Moore


The Spanish way

Even if there is proof, though, are the courts the way?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Red ladybird

The Good Life

Mission Ladybird!

The British generally call the ladybug the ladybird and that’s how I refer to them, they are exactly the same creature.

Caroline Fuller

The Prussians

Majorca Mallorca

Creativity in lockdown

Available on Spotify, you can follow the band there and listen to their new track “Quarantine”, which I first heard last week and can’t get out of my head now!

Vicki McLeod

Lighthouse in the Colonia de Sant Jordi

Enjoying Majorca

The noble founding of Colonia Sant Jordi

The four colonies that survived - Colonia Sant Jordi, Colonia Sant Pere, Porto Cristo and Portocolom - all offered fishing as a form of economic diversification.

Andrew Ede

Of the top ten countries in the world for foreign tourist arrivals, Spain is second behind France.

The Blog

Tourism jobs: where are the alternatives?

In Spain in the final quarter of last year, 2.67 million people were employed in tourism.

Andrew Ede

Phase 2 begins

Spotlight On Soller

Phase 2 begins

Yesterday saw the start of Sollerics being able to go to the beach.

Shirley Roberts

Calanova hosted some bright colours last week. Lotus 7 recreation, Optima and Corvette with Fiat Abarth contingent.

Focus On Cars

Running Free

Our weekly Wednesday evening Meetup which went virtual and has been going strong throughout lockdown has now become real again.

Robert Klevehagen

Edition of 26 May 2020