News of the day 24 July 2020
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Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's hot and sunny in Majorca, but it will cloud over now and again. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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Rafael Nadal relaxing onboard his luxurious catamaran.

News

Chillin' with Rafa

Rafa's 80 Sunreef Power Great White Yacht has four cabins and can accommodate up to 8 guests.

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New traffic capacity system at Cala Deya.

Tourism

New traffic capacity system being tested

Another 4 systems will be in operation by September.

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Port Authority, Palma.

News

Ports Authority under investigation

The President of the APB and three other Directors have been summoned to testify.

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Puerto Soller, Majorca.

Tourism

Don't drop anchor on the Posidonia prairies!

Environmentalists are demanding tighter restrictions in the Bay of Soller to protect the ecosystem.

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Guardia Civil outside Palma Port Authority.

Police

Ports Authority Arrests

Four arrested at the Balearics Ports Authority during alleged corruption investigation.

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PPE equipment arrives in Majorca from China.

News

Law firm defends payments for PPE shipments

A total of 12 planes were chartered to bring PPE materials from China to Majorca.

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German tourists arriving in Palma as part of Pilot Plan.

Tourism

New data shows devastating economic impact of Covid-19

Hotels in the Balearic Islands hosted 313,145 guests in the first half of this year, a whopping 92% less than than in 2019.

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Palma, Majorca.

Property

Home mortgages down 42% year-on-year

The Balearic Islands registered 726 home mortgages in May, a drop of 42% year-on-year.

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Palma Local Police ordered to self-isolate.

Health

Police Officers ordered to self-isolate

Two people were seriously injured in a traffic accident.

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10.1% slump in GDP in the Balearic Islands.

Economy

Slump in GDP due to Covid-19

Because of their reliance on tourism, year-on-year production fell by in 10.4% in the Canary Islands and 10.1% in the Balearic Islands.

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Nautical

Town hall wanting solution to illegal anchoring in Pollensa bay

There are that many boats that channels for rescue services are obstructed.

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Courts

Prosecution seeking 28 years for Calvia police corruption accused

The prosecutor will be asking for a six-year sentence for the former Calvia police chief, José Antonio Navarro.

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Police

Ports authority accused decline to make statements

The president and the director of the Balearic Ports Authority were arrested at the airport on Thursday.

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The spread of the coronavirus disease

Travel

Norway to restrict travel from Spain, open more for Sweden

COVID-19 infections in Spain had risen to 30.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Reuters

Hotels

Economy

Spain's hotel occupancy crashed in first half of 2020

The rate of occupancy in Spanish hotels more than halved in the first six months of the yea.

Reuters

News / Comment

Viewpoint

When in Rome…!

Some people find it apparently impossible to comply with some pretty basic rules.

Frank Leavers

Sleeping

Frank Talking

As it hots up - are you still sleeping with the enemy?

Are you sleeping okay? Well, if you’re not you might consider sleeping alone.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Tourists in Majorca.

The Week in Tourism

Masks, anxieties and uncertainties

There has been an implication of difference of opinion between the parties that make up the government.

Andrew Ede

General Valeriano Weyler

The Blog

Lorenzo to Weyler: the other ten most notable Majorcans

The Ten most notable Majorcans.

Andrew Ede

HIde

Nauti Lady

Pushing Boundaries

Designers have had more space to think, and more time to commit ideas to the drawing board, resulting in the culmination of some inspired innovations.

Sarah Forge

Changemakers at sea

Save The Med

Students spot sperm whatles in the water of Cabrera - seven times in one day!

When the whale is well rested and decides to head back to the depths, it lifts its’ fluke high above the surface in a powerful movement that leaves everyone onboard shouting excitedly!

Save the Med

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