News of the day 23 July 2020
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Puerto Pollensa, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

A hot and sunny Thursday in Majorca with moderate winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

PPE equipment arrives in Majorca from China.

News

Chinese Lawyer paid thousands to coordinate PPE shipments

Health Minister, Patricia Gómez, said no contract was drawn up because the shipments were part of an emergency procedure.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Doctors overwhelmed with patient consultations.

Health

Doctors overwhelmed with patient consultations

Balearic Doctors are doing hundreds of patient consultations by phone every day.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Esquiva with his partner and his guide dog Lazarillo.

Transport

Ryanair allegedly refused to allow guide dog on plane

Passengers didn't have the dog's vaccination record with him but insists that by law he doesn't need it on domestic flights.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma Beach Concessionaire refusing to put out sunbeds & umbrellas.

News

Beach Concessionaire given an ultimatum

Councillor Jarabo has warned Mar de Mallorca that there will be consequences if it doesn't provide beach services for tourists immediately.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Comet Neowise.

News

Don't miss Comet Neowise!

Comet Neowise will appear in the northwest of the sky near the Plough.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Spanish Society of Epidemiology wants smoking ban extended.

Health

Call for smoking ban over Covid-19 fears

SEE says smokers who are infected and asymptomatic can emit drops of water containing the virus, which puts the rest of the population at risk.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

German tourist tests positive for Covid-19 after Majorca holiday.

Health

German tourist positive for Covid-19 after holiday

Coronavirus infection was discovered during a routine check at the company where a family member works.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Fire risk index for today Very high in Mallorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

3 in 4 Municipalities of Majorca free of coronavirus.

Health

3 out of 4 Municipalites are free of Covid-19

Palma was the worst hit location in Majorca with 1,140 cases and 141 fatalities and there were 24 deaths elsewhere on the Island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Airbus employees protest

Economy

Thousands of Spanish Airbus workers protest layoff plan

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said at the beginning of this month that the government was working with Airbus to find ways to keep jobs in the country.

Reuters

Restaurants

Coronavirus

Virus jeopardises thousands of Spanish bars and restaurants

Some 40,000 bars and restaurants had already shut down permanently in tourism-dependent Spain which implemented one of Europe's toughest lockdowns.

Reuters

Business

Meliá preparing for a resumption of conferences and exhibitions

Meliá has adopted the slogan "When you come back, entrust your events to Meliá".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Mick Jagger backing Minorca ocean sanctuary

Project Zero wants to establish a global network of ocean sanctuaries.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Palma police reinforcement for the tourism season

Palma police operations are having to adapt to the "new normal".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hotels

Hotel cancellations in the Balearics have reached 70%

It is important to understand when bookings were made and how they were made, as this has influenced cancellations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Great support

“My heart goes out to the Real Mallorca fans who have remained so loyal...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

It’s all over for James Bond

I think people are missing the point in the current Russian spying debate - fiasco.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

Majorca is still a safe bet

Mixed messages in the European media is not helping Majorca’s recovery.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Cyclists

Out & About

The Masked Avenger

It seems that with all the information circulating as to how this virus spreads, cyclists seem to tick a lot of those boxes, so why no masks? And why are they allowed to travel so freely around the island? Perhaps something the government needs to address?

Peter Clover

Ramon LLul

The Blog

Alcover to Llull: ten of the most notable Majorcans

Ten of the most notable Majorcans.

Andrew Ede

PALMA. MUJER. MUJERES Y VINO. El movimiento Ladies Wine & Design, nacido en New York

Food

Food and Wine

Time to go over to a white wine.

Andrew Valente

London Fair / Food & Wine
Pork cheeks.

The restaurant review

Pork cheeks have never been better

Pork cheeks, when cooked slowly and for the correct length of time, are always beautifully tender and tasty.

Andrew Valente

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