News of the day 7 August 2020
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Can Picafort, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's a beautiful, hot, sunny Friday in Majorca with a warm breeze in most places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nightlife Sector companies suffering.


Nightlife Sector hanging by a thread

Nightlife Association warns thousands of jobs are at risk if a short-term solution can't be found.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists arriving at Palma Airport.


Economic outlook bleak

AIReF estimates a second quarter fall of 18%-22% year-on-year in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palmanova, Majorca.


Record temperatures recorded in July

The highest for the entire month was 42.2ºC in Hondarribia on July 30 followed by 38.8ºC at Burgos/Airport on July 27.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New tourist accommodation rules.


New rules for tourist rentals

The new protocol for tourist accommodation has been validated by the Ministry of Health.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Former King Juan Carlos


Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos is in Abu Dhabi, says ABC newspaper

His lawyer, the royal palace and the government have all declined to say where he is.


María Frontera, President of the Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca.


Hotels 37% full in July

FEHM says hotel occupancy levels in August and September will depend on whether the British Government lifts its quarantine measures.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus in Britain


UK won't hesitate to add more countries to quarantine list

"If we need to take action as you've seen overnight we will of course not hesitate to do that."


Balearic Parliament, Palma.


No pay rise for Government Officials

The Balearic Government's expenditure for 2020 will amount to 1,687 million euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cala Gat beach is closed almost every day because of overcrowding.


Overcrowding forces closure of popular beach

Beachgoers can download a QR code with information in four languages.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Spanish Royal Family during a visit to Son Marroig last year.


A packed agenda for the Spanish Royals

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their daughters will also visit Minorca and Ibiza during their holiday in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Majorca will be hot today so try to stay cool!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Will Brussels sprout?

The European Union has come up with a financial package but little else.

Humphrey Carter


A market without visitors?

As things currently stand, there won’t be any stands for the Balearics.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
CEO of Iberia Luis Gallego, and CEO of Globalia Javier Hidalgo

The Week in Tourism

The slowly disappearing Globalia

Iberia has the upper hand in these negotiations, but it has also of course been badly affected by the crisis.

Andrew Ede

Did You Know?

Words and more...

I can use a grammar-check as well as a spellcheck but I don’t always agree with the grammar-check.

Andrew Valente

Turmeric gives curries their yellow colour and distinctive taste.

Food For Thought

Get curry habit and live longer

Doctors have been discovering that curries help to protect us against deterioration of the brain and help to keep Alzheimer’s at bay.

Andrew Valente

Benita Blue

Nauti Lady

Benita Blue - a Majorca Icon

She may have moved to Port Adriano, and lost her russet accent colour in a comprehensive paint job, but Benita Blue remains as iconic as ever and is now for charter - and for sale.

Sarah Forge

Antoni Noguera

The Blog

The convenience of funding governments

Antoni Noguera of Més, a former Palma mayor, has described the Ley Montoro as a “fraud” perpetrated against town halls...

Andrew Ede

Sport / Real Mallorca
Luis García Plaza during the presentation


Luis Garcia named as new coach of Real Mallorca

His prime objective now is to get Real Mallorca back where they belong in La Liga Santander.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 7 August 2020