News of the day 8 July 2020
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Playa del Marquès, Colònia de Sant Jordi, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

Hot and sunny all day long on Wednesday in Majorca. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sperm Whale Pups Spotted north of Minorca.


Sperm whale pups in the Balearic Islands

Between June 20 and 30 the team of Scientists sighted 44 sperm whales, including 12 pups.

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Fatal accident in Carretera Valldemossa, Palma.


Man dies helping neighbour

The victim lost his balance and fell 10 metres into the street.

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IB-Salut says now is not the time to negotiate a Covid-19 bonus.


No Covid-19 bonus for Doctors

The Balearic Islands are one of the few Autonomous Communities that has not agreed to Covid-19 compensate or a 2% pay rise.

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Embala't celebrations in Sencelles, Majorca.


Festival celebrations cancelled

Organisers are worried about the risks of coronavirus infection when big crowds gather at the events.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

ITV test in Mallorca.


Good news for drivers

Drivers given more time to put their cars through the ITV.

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Maria Antònia Font Director General of Public Health, Patrícia Gómez, Health Minister & Colleagues.


7-8 new outbreaks of coronavirus

One resident in a Nursing Home has contracted coronavirus, but the situation is under control, according to Maria Antònia Font.

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Galley in Palma.

Animal Welfare

Thousands call for an end to horse are carriages in Palma

Progreso en Verde is calling for horse drawn carriages in Palma to be replaced with electric vehicles.

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Minister Meeting


Spain to lease public land royalty-free for social housing building

The state will offer public land up for concessions of up to 75 years, and private companies can opt to build and rent social housing


Map of Moll Vell & Palma Port


Esplanade contract goes out to tender

STP submitted a proposal for the Moll Vell Esplanade at the very last minute.

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Minister's Meeting


Spain to disburse $2 bln in aid for transport companies

Transport companies will receive 1.8 euros from Spain's government by the hit of the coronavirus pandemic.


Nursing houses


Poor data obscures COVID-19 death toll at Spain's nursing homes

The Spanish government is still not able to say how many nursing home residents have died because of the coronavirus.




WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

A group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people


Antonio Costa


Portugal in talks with Britain ahead of review of UK 'travel corridor' decision

Last week Portugal was left off a list of more than 50 countries that Britain considers safe enough for travel without coronavirus-related restrictions


Face Mask in Catalonia


Catalonia announces that the use of a mask will be mandatory everywhere

The use of masks will be mandatory in Catalonia.


Canal Salat Health Centre, Ciutadella


A tourist has tested positive for coronavirus in the Balearics

It's the first time a tourist has tested positive for Covid-19 in Minorca since the State of Emergency ended.

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Iago Negueruela, Economic Model, Tourism & Labour Minister.


Economic recovery could reach 80% in 2021

Minister Negueruela hopes to extend the summer season at least until the end of October.

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Francina Armengol, President of the Government of the Balearic Islands.


New Committee to monitor economic recovery

The Commission was announced on Wednesday after a meeting between Francina Armengol and members of Felib.

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News / Comment


No change

“The rights of British citizens living in Spain will remain the same...”

Jason Moore


Magalluf coming to life

There are signs of life in Maglluf, fingers crossed the bars and shops get some clients.

Holiday / Lifestyle
View of Palmanova

Frank Confidential

My island love affair - Twenty years on!

It is with this sense of anticipation, that I start my third decade living here in Majorca.

Frank Leavers

Edition of 8 July 2020