News of the day 11 August 2020
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Mondragó Natural Park, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's partly sunny, partly cloudy in Majorca today with very strong winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's very hot and sunny in Majorca today with strong winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Residents object to ring road route

The group claims the alternative route for the ring road will cause irreversible damage to the land.

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News

Diving victim named

Fernando Garfella Palmer is the second diver to perish in Andratx in a matter of weeks.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Airlines cancelled all flights to Palma.

Tourism

UK will not lift quarantine measures

Competing countries such as Greece and Turkey are pulling out all the stops to attract British and German tourists.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police raid properties of Romanian gang and a hostel in Palma.

Crime

Police crackdown on pickpockets

More than 50 Police Officers took part in simultaneous raids on a dozen homes, commercial premises, garages and a hostel in Palma.

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Fergus Style Soller Beach Hotel closing.

Tourism

UK quarantine blamed for Hotel closure

Hotel occupancy in August will not exceed 34%, according to the Hotel Association.

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People partying in the street in Deya.

Health

Parties & Beach overcrowding out of control

Banyalbufar and Estellencs haven’t had any Local Police Officers for around 8 months.

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Police

Town hall denouncing Punta Ballena insults and threats

The mayor and the councillor for the local police have been targeted.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The disease claimed 65 lives in Spain over the past seven days.

Coronavirus Pandemic

Spain defends pandemic response as case numbers overtake Britain

The government said it had tested nearly 7.5 million people since the start of the pandemic.

Reuters

People buying tickets at Ocimax, Palma.

Entertainment

Disney decision causing concern in Cinema Industry

Disney's decision has sparked fears that the studio may be setting a precedent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tightening controls will go into effect from August 17.

Travel

Greece to require negative coronavirus test for entry from Sweden, Spain, Belgium

The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry.

Reuters

Bars and restaurants

Majorcan restaurants association forecasting 30% permanent closure

An extension to ERTE until the end of December is essential for business sustainability.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their daughters visit the Naüm Project in Son Roca, in Palma.

Royal family

Rapturous welcome for Royal Family

On Thursday the Royal Family will travel to Minorca where they’ll visit the Coinga cheese factory in Alaior and the Naveta des Tudons archaeological site in Ciutadella.

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Today's temperatures

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Today the Balearic Islands are on forest fire alert.

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Health

Son Llàtzer Hospital emergencies overstretched

The main cause is the summer plan - staff holidays and the closure of beds.

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Politics

PP wanting Spanish government "commitments" to the Balearics

A meeting between President Armengol and Prime Minister Sánchez needs to produce "concrete commitments".

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Economy

Think tank reckons that pandemic economic effects have "bottomed out"

The Foundation for Applied Economics Studies points to an "incipient recovery process".

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Coronavirus

Prison modules "isolated" because of coronavirus cases

Two prison staff members have tested positive.

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Education

Union threatening schools' strike

The union claims that Covid measures are inadequate.

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Football

Real Mallorca announce positive coronavirus case

The club hasn't said if this is a player or another member of club staff.

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Emergencies

Diver's body is found

Fernando Garfella went missing on Sunday afternoon.

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Emergencies

Two rescued after yacht catches fire

The yacht caught fire near the Malgrats islands.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Majorca is sinking fast

Some cruise lines are planning to set sail again, but they’re not coming here.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

Statements of the obvious

The IVA raised by the regions goes into the Spanish government's regional financing distribution system.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
General shot of Soller

Spotlight on Soller

Communication is the name of the game

To keep the dialogue going and trust your news sources is the lesson of the week.

Shirley Roberts

Meeting with Armengol, Negueruela and other AETIB members.

The Blog

The tourism jobs merry-go-round

AETIB followed ATB, the former Balearic Tourism Agency, which used to be responsible for promotion.

Andrew Ede

The Guasp 17th century press are at the museum in the Charterhouse, Valldemossa.

Enjoying Majorca

Print in Majorca: unionism, Calafat and Guasp

Gabriel Guasp in 1579 established a printing firm which remained in existence until 1958.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Other Sports
A 3D-printed coronavirus model.

Football

Valencia report two COVID-19 positives

Two members of their squad and coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

Reuters

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