News of the day 28 May 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

Hot and sunny in Majorca on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Parents may get paid leave to look after children.


Parents may get paid leave to look after kids

Draft conciliation plan suggests that parents be given paid leave to look after children during the health crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Patricia Gómez, Health Minister.


Distorted figures may scupper move to Phase 3

Distorted figures could scupper the chances of the Balearic Islands progressing to Phase 3.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Marc Martorell Preto missing.


20 year old man reported missing

Marc Martorell Preto reported missing in Palma on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Riu in Playa de Palma will provide one of the hotels.


Four hotel companies for June "test" tourists

Hotels in Alcudia and Playa de Palma are being earmarked for the "test" tourists.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's foreign affairs minister, Arancha González Laya.


Borders in certain Spanish regions could open earlier than in others

The Spanish government wants agreement on criteria for reopening borders.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare Professionals at San Pedro Hospital, Logroño.


38 Covid-19 fatalities confirmed

Health officials confirmed 182 new coronavirus infections in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Jailed for drug trafficking.


62 year old jailed for drug trafficking

Dominican man jailed for bringing cocaine to Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Considerable repair work was needed in Cala Gat.


Cala Ratjada Storm Gloria repairs to finish in early July

Almost three million euros are being spent on repairs to promenades.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Zero Covid-19 deaths on Thursday.


No coronavirus deaths on Thursday

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there were no coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands on Thursday.

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Search for Marc Martorell Preto.


Dozens join hunt for Marc Martorell Preto

Dozens join search for missing 20-year-old man.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Restaurant sector representatives presented "survival" requirements on Thursday.

Bars and restaurants

Restaurants could take "500 days" to recover

Restaurants are wanting more flexibility and greater clarity regarding ERTE.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Thousands of jobs to go at Easyjet.


Easyjet shedding thousands of jobs

Easyjet has announced that it's axing thousands of jobs.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vueling getting going again towards the end of June.

Air travel

Vueling to be operating in Majorca from the end of June

Low-cost airline Vueling will be resuming operations on 180 routes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists at Palma airport


Going on holiday.....forget your hand luggage and pack your mask

Spain's Prime Minister has encouraged tourists to start booking holidays in the country from July.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ryanair planes


Budget airlines put squeeze on airports in coronavirus cost drive

Wizz Air, Ryanair and easyJet demand fee breaks.


Tui planes at Palma airport


Travel giant TUI wants to bring tourists to Majorca from the middle of next month

Millions of holidaymakers have the certainty that summer holidays in Spain are possible during school holidays.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca today

A great sunny warm day on the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa Nadal: "Come to Majorca. Play Safe"


Rafa Nadal: ''Come to Majorca. Play Safe''

As Rafa says … “We’re waiting for you in Majorca!”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Britons hungry for Balearics

Majorca is a summer melting pot for Britons, the lid has got to be lifted soon.

Humphrey Carter


Scrap the tax

“The Balearics need to scrap the tourist tax at least for this summer...”

Jason Moore


Getting used to it

“With all this, there will be those who once more wonder if it’s all worth it.”

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
The automative sculpture in progress

Majorca Mallorca

Artists in lockdown

I spoke to some established artists on the island about their creations over the past months.

Vicki McLeod

People sunbathe on El Arenal beach.

Out & About

To Beach or Not to Beach?

The Majorcans certainly know a thing or two about organizing a trip to the beach, and how to really enjoy themselves.

Peter Clover

Children get together to play.

Practical Parenting

Abundant parenting

Somewhere along the line practicalities set in, usually as we expand our children’sencounters with others through family get togethers, pre-school and school.

Julie Waller

Sprinkle the escalopes with lemon juice and coat them with flour.

Food & Wine

White veal needn’t put you in the red

The blanquette de veau, a stew in a white sauce, is one of the classic dishes of provincial French cooking.

Andrew Valente

Harry Goodman

Looking Back

Leaving On A Jet Plane

We look back at the vital role played by the airplane in tourism development.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 28 May 2020