News of the day 19 August 2020
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Playa d'Alcudia, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's a hot and sunny Wednesday in Majorca with occasional clouds and light to moderate winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Christoph Ploss, Transport and European Affairs Committee, German Bundestag.

Tourism

German Politician demands travel ban

Around 30,000 German tourists have bought organised trips to the Balearic Islands through Tour Operators.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Party Boats near cliffs of Son Verí Nou, Majorca.

News

'Party Boats' Allegedly Ignoring Ban

Under the new rules nightlife venues in the Balearic Islands have been shut down.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Viewpoint

Blame game

“I do think that someone should take responsibility for the tourism fiasco...”

Jason Moore

Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma.

Tourism

Some airlines cutting flight schedules to Majorca

PIMEM Chairman, Juan Manuel Ordinas says the Government should have done more to promote the Balearic Islands as a safe destination.

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Healthcare Professionals at Son Llàtzer Hospital, Palma.

Health

Majorcan hospital dedicates two floors to Covid-19

265 Healthcare Professionals are currently under surveillance for Covid-19 so they are unable to work.

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Healthcare Professional performing PCR test in Majorca.

Health

Majorcan health centre staff overwhelmed

The Balearic Medical Union, Simebal, warned last Saturday that Health Centres are at saturation point because of the lack of staff.

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Police & Guardia Civil inspecting premises in Calvia.

Health

Majorca venue owners facing hefty fines

10 reports have been drawn up by Police in recent days and 13 people were fined for drinking in a car park in Santa Ponsa.

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Es Jonquet, Palma.

Health

Special Protection Plan protest

The neighborhood was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2009.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Special Bulletin distributed in the United Kingdom

Newspaper

Bulletin special edition distributed across Britain

Watch this space for our next Bulletin in Britain edition.

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Today's temperatures

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The Balearic Islands are on yellow alert for high temperatures until tomorrow.

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Police

Twenty-three migrants detained in Majorca

Two boats arrived in the Santanyi area on Wednesday morning.

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Coronavirus

Minute's silence for doctor who died as a result of coronavirus

Bernd Kablitz is the first doctor in the Balearics to have died as a result of coronavirus.

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Property

Sales of properties to foreign buyers forecast to drop 50%

One of the regions particularly affected is the Balearics.

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Employment

A million self-employed are "walking the tightrope"

A million self-employed in Spain are said to be facing potential business failures.

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Coronavirus

Public asked to "avoid social contact as much as possible"

The health ministry reported 223 new cases on Wednesday.

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Majorca.

Weather

Get ready for another heatwave

Temperatures will soar upwards of 40 degrees in parts of Gran Canaria on Friday and it will be hot and sweaty overnight with lows 28-30 degrees.

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Hotel Hoposa Pollentia, Pollensa.

Tourism

TripAdvisor's Best Hotels In Spain

Second place on TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards, National Hotel list went to Hoposa Pollentia, a small bohemian hotel in Puerto Pollensa.

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Queen Sofía & Princess Irene in Palma.

Entertainment

A Royal Cuppa

Many people recognised Queen Sofía and couldn't resist taking photographs on their mobile phones.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Government’s time to pay

The general public and businesses have taken a massive hit, what about politicians?

Humphrey Carter

Violin

Did You Know

Words and more…

The violin and related instruments have two holes shaped like an ‘f’ and called the ‘f-hole’.

Andrew Valente

Holiday / Lifestyle
Private jet in Mallorca

Frank Confidential

Mugger alert! Plus, do the self-isolation rules apply to everyone?

Rumours abound, to the effect that if you are rich enough to afford to hire a private jet to Majorca and beyond, you’ve no need to worry about those silly rules that apply to the rest of us.

Frank Leavers

Bananas

Food For Thought

Bananas: good fun food — and healthy

The few recipes Spaniards use usually have a Caribbean influence and one is even called arroz a la cubana — although it’s a dish you’ll never find in Cuba.

Andrew Valente

Learning styles

Notes from the classroom

Making the most of your academic year

I have first-hand evidence that working effectively within your learning style gives a good base to success.

Julie Holdsworth

Sport / Other Sports
Ronald Koeman

La Liga Football

Koeman will be Barca's next coach, Messi to stay - president

Koeman's imminent arrival will be the third phase of a restructuring of the club.

Reuters

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