News of the day 13 August 2020
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Ses Salines, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

Temperature have dipped slightly in Majorca but it's still very hot with light to moderate winds. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca Health Centres saturated.


Majorcan health centres completely saturated

Most Health Centres are only open part-time and are operating with fewer staff than before.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New regulations aimed at Spanish tourists.


Covid-19 Strategy updated for Spain

Those who come into contact with a person who's been diagnosed with coronavirus whilst they're on holiday must self-isolate for 14 days when they return home.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Italy's surveillance measures against coronavirus outbreak


Italy orders COVID tests on travellers from Greece, Spain, Croatia, Malta

With the annual summer holiday reaching its peak, health services are bracing for a return of travellers from destinations where social distancing, face masks and other protective measures appear to have been widely ignored.


FEBT President, Rafael Roig, FEHM President, Maria Frontera & Labour & Tourism Minister, Iago Negueruela


Majorcan Transport and Tourism Sectors in dire straits

FEBT says company closures and job losses are inevitable in the Transport Sector and Tourism Sector if a coronavirus vaccine is not found by the Autumn.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Galicia issues a smoking ban in public places


Surge in Spain's virus cases prompts regional smoking ban, field hospital

Each region is largely in charge of its own response to the virus, leading to a patchwork of different restrictions and preventative measures.


Anti-ITV banners in Peguera.


Residents hang banners objecting to ITV station

Neighbourhood groups gathered 500 supporters against the mobile ITV within two days.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

5 towns in Majorca have cancelled all festival celebrations.


More festivals cancelled because of Covid-19

Five towns in Majorca have cancelled their festivities in the last few days.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

2021 Tourism campaign launched in Manacor.


Majorcan town sets its sights on next summer

Manacor City Council has also created an awareness campaign for the protection of the posidonia meadows.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa Nadal, Rosalía & Fernando Simón.


Nadal is Majorca's top boss

250 children from the Balearic Islands took part in the 6th Adecco Survey.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fire near the Gorg Blau reservoir in Majorca.


Fire near the Gorg Blau reservoir

It took firefighters about an hour to douse the flames.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ses Fonts beach bar in Mondragó Natural Park, Majorca.


GOB wants Beach Bar demolished

The GOB has also asked that expansion plans for the Information and Interpretation Centre at ca na Martina be ruled out.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Five municipalities in Majorca have never had any cases.


Three-quarters of municipalities have active coronavirus cases in Majorca

Three weeks ago, around three out of four municipalities had no cases.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The national market is keeping tourism going.


Spain holiday bookings increasing more than other countries

Spain's holiday bookings owe a great deal to national tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police raided various properties on Tuesday.


Pickpockets' annual "turnover" estimated at 1.6 million euros

The National Police calculate that the gang has stolen around 12.6 million euros over recent years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The property in Puerto Andratx.


Three of the top five most expensive Spanish properties are in Majorca

The two most expensive properties are in the Malaga province.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Juan Pedro Yllanes (left) and Antoni Mercant at Thursday's press conference.


Investment plan for promoting local shops

The Chamber of Commerce and government have come together in looking to give a boost to local businesses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

At the cooperative in Alaior.

Royal family

King and Queen in Minorca

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the Coinga cooperative during their visit.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Violinist Francisco Fullana will be live at Bellver Castle on Saturday.


Fullana to perform with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra

The performance starts at 21:30 on Saturday at Bellver Castle in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New virus in Seville

Nile fever

Twelve cases of Nile fever confirmed in Spain's Andalusia

The virus belongs to the same strand as the Zika virus, which caused outbreaks in North and South America in 2015 and 2018.


The Spanish association of wine makers urged Europe and the United States to resume negotiations as exports to the U.S.


Spain says U.S. should waive tariffs on EU goods as wine, olives hit

The Spanish government rejects a U.S. decision to maintain tariffs imposed on EU goods.


News / Comment


Holiday Britain- A rip off, or just commercial common sense?

Earlier in the week a British newspaper was carrying a story regarding what Brits pack when they go on holiday abroad - as if?

Frank Leavers


Cosmetic exercises

Magalluf is part of the island's heritage, and there are toponymic studies to highlight this.

Andrew Ede


Hoteliers need to get real

It’s high time for hoteliers to have a reality check with regards to pricing.

Humphrey Carter

Statue of Franco.

The Blog

Removing communism: the past lives on

In Spain, the PSOE government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero from 2004 to 2011 introduced the law of historical memory, an aspect of which was the removal of Francoist symbols.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
A kiosk in Palma.

Did You Know?

Words and more…

Our word ‘kiosk’ comes from the Turkish ‘köshk’ and the Persian ‘kushk’ and it has three main meanings.

Andrew Valente

Drinking on Playa de Palma.

The Blog

Another eighteen million down the drain

Playa de Palma, the marketing dream of the sixties, has once more been exposed as an institutional nightmare.

Andrew Ede

Summer drinks

Food & Wine

A real cooler for 30ºC heat

In Majorca there’s no end of drinks at hand...

Andrew Valente

The crispy skin suckling pig was worth a 10-rating

The Restaurant Review

Best suckling pig in 7 years

This week our Bulletin restaurant critic visits Sa Goleta in Palma.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 13 August 2020