News of the day 17 June 2020
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Palma Bay, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Majorca forecast to be wet and windy in most places on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finance

Government not putting a figure to state rescue fund

The government doesn't seem to know how much the Balearics will be receiving from the rescue funds for regions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fiestas

The fiestas are returning

Fiestas in Buger, Deya, Mancor de la Vall and Muro.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A raccoon spotted in the Serra de Tramuntana.

Environment

Take a walk on the wild side

Wildlife is more visible in Majorca since the coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Over 65's are advised to have a flu shot.

Health

Forewarned is forearmed

IB-Salut has bought bought 180,000 flu vaccines for this winter.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dr Fernando Simón, Director, Centre for Coordination of Health Alerts & Emergencies

Health

Coronavirus warning

Failure to social distance and wear face masks could result in another wave of coronavirus in the summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister

Tourism

UK-Spain Air Bridges

Boris Johnson says UK looking at Air Bridges, but defended the UK's 14-day quarantine policy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Strict Controls at Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma.

Tourism

German flights cancelled on day 2

German tourists told their holidays in Majorca are cancelled, 24 hours before departure.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Anti-racist rally in Palma.

News

Black Community Indignant

More than 1,500 people took part in an anti-racist rally in Plaza del Mercat de l'Olivar last Sunday in memory of George Floyd and other black lives lost.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Willie Thorne in action at NEC Birmingham.

News

Former British Snooker Champion dies

Willie Thorne was put in an induced coma on Tuesday, but suffered respiratory failure.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Anger over mobile phone tower in Portals.

News

Not in my back yard!

Calvia City Council under fire over mobile phone tower.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Man dies in Palma Church Accident.

News

Volunteer dies in Church accident

Colombian man fell 20 metres whilst carrying out repairs on Palma church roof.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe VI of Spain

News

State Ceremony for Covid-19 Victims

Several high profile EU Officials will attend the ceremony on July 16.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

First immigrant boat since Covid-19 pandemic began.

News

Immigrant boat intercepted

Guardia Civil Officers are searching the area for other illegal immigrants.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A hot air balloon ride over Mallorca

News

A hot air balloon's eye view of Majorca

The view from the basket was breathtaking!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

One more Covid-19 fatality in the Balearic Islands.

Health

One more Covid-19 fatality confirmed

One more coronavirus death confirmed in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Heavy rain towards Pollensa

Weather

Heavy storms lash northern and central Majorca

Keep your eye on the weather the next few days!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather in the Balearic Islands

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Part of the island was enjoying a lovely sunny day while others had a freaky storm.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People on the beach in Majorca

Travel

Spain to trial coronavirus tracing app on holiday island

The Bluetooth technology will start in late June.

Reuters

Air travel

Norwegian's Palma routes restarting in July

Palma routes with Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm will start from 1 July.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Soller train and tram resuming service in July

The first of July is the start time for the train and the tram.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bars and restaurants

A thousand requests for parking space terraces in Palma

Not all the requests to use parking spaces for terraces have been authorised.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Infrastructure

Environment commission rejects airport development project

The Balearic Environment Commission opposes the project because it will increase capacity at Son Sant Joan Airport.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Seagulls are looking for food!

Frank Confidential

Any chance of some tourism clarity I wonder? Plus - stroppy seagulls and glorious gardening

Someone murmured that the gulls were ultra aggressive as the lack of tourists had severely limited their usual food intake and they were now desperate for food

Frank Leavers

A protestor in front of Cristopher Columbus statue in Barcelona

The Blog

The dilemma of statues

In Barcelona, there was a protest demanding the removal of the monument to Columbus, with genocide and slavery having been been reasons.

Andrew Ede

Did You Know

Words and more…

Why are guinea pigs so called: they don’t come from Guinea and they are not pigs.

Andrew Valente

Viewpoint

The ghost town in June

The only certainty is that we will have one of the worst holiday seasons on record.

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Boris Force One

Tony Blair fancied one and now Boris has gone for it, his answer to Air Force One.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Geordie the clown and children donating food items

Majorca Mallorca

Keep smiling

Would you like a visit from Geordi the clown?

Vicki McLeod

Independent learning

Notes from the classroom

Making the Most of the Summer 2020

Learning from the past – Preparing for the future’

Julie Holdsworth

Poulet Marengo.

Food for Thought

After the big battle, an improvised dish

Napoleon was famous for saying, among other things, that an army marches on its stomach.

Andrew Valente

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