News of the day 2 September 2020
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Palma Bay, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's wet and windy in most of Majorca with sunny intervals this afternoon. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News

Illegal parties denounced

The majority of the complaints received were for parties held in Majorca and Ibiza.

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María Jesús Montero, Finance Minister.

Health

No paid leave if child's PCR test is negative

If a child tests positive for coronavirus the parents will be entitled to take a paid leave of absence.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare Professionals, Palma.

Health

2nd Covid-19 outbreak at Nursing Home

The Health Department confirmed 174 new infections in the Balearic Islands on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

More cockroaches than usual in Palma.

News

More cockroaches than ever

In 2021, Inesfly paint may be used in areas where a higher incidence of cockroaches has been detected.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police talking to a man in Palma during lockdown.

Health

Jail for breaching lockdown?

A small group of people were arrested several times for wandering the streets and confronting Police.

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Martí March, Education Minister & Patricia Gómez, Health Minister in Parliament.

Education

New term new rules

Face masks will be compulsory in classes for pupils aged six and over when the new term starts.

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Sencelles Car Park.

Crime

CCTV cameras for Majorcan town

"First they stole fuel from parked cars, then a car had two wheels removed,” said Sencelles Mayor, Joan Carles Verd.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New Workplace Inspections to be carried out in Majorca.

Health

Workplace coronavirus inspections

The owner of El Pirata bar in Formentera was arrested for allegedly forcing someone who was quarantined to return to work.

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EMT threatening strike action in September.

Transport

Bus services slashed during strikes

EMT and Union Representatives will meet on Thursday to try to reach an agreement and stop the industrial action.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Employment

Over 73,000 unemployed in the Balearics in August

Unemployment was 90% higher than in August 2019.

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Coronavirus

Pandemic in Spain is "not so different" to other countries

The health minister has also stated that the circumstances do not warrant a "general confinement".

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Economy

Balearic economy contracted 40.5% in the second quarter

The forecast for the whole year has been revised to a fall in GDP of 28.8%.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak at another care home in Majorca

Thirty-three positive cases at the home in Font de sa Cala have now been confirmed.

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George Floyd demo in Palma.

News

'Hate Crimes' in the Balearics

The report highlights an overall increase in ‘hate crimes’ nationwide, with a notable spike in racially motivated crimes.

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Emergencies

Hiker dies after fall in Es Capdellà

An American hiker fell from a thirty-metre-high cliff.

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Employment

ERTE should be extended for "as long as necessary"

Balearic unemployment is "the consequence of the total dependence of the tourism industry on sun and beach holidays".

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Times are hard

“Perhaps the Balearics could consider subsidised meals like the UK...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Cake and eat it for PM

The Spanish Prime Minister is trying to play good cop, bad cop it won’t work.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Watermelon

Food for Thought

When melon was a late night snack

A melon is like a bottle of wine in that you won’t know how it tastes until you open it.

Andrew Valente

PALMA - CARRITO DE LA COMPRA EN UN SUPERMERCADO .

Frank Confidential

How's The Weather with you? Plus - The bog-roll Blues

Is panic buying back once again? I do hope not, but the evidence of my ‘big’ shop over the weekend might suggest that some shoppers are reverting to type.

Frank Leavers

Words and More

Most Britons are not good spellers

The vast majority of youngsters seldom read newspapers, magazines or books and when they write the language it’s to text their friends with truncated words that are written as they are pronounced

Andrew Valente

Mallorca

The Blog

The uncertainties of summer

“Your brain doesn’t like uncertainty - it’s like a type of pain, something to be avoided.”

Andrew Ede

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