News of the day 18 September 2020
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Platja de Sant Pere, Mal Pas, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

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Nicholas Woods offering reward for lost Rolex.


Large reward for lost Rolex watch

3-year-old son threw Rolex Date watch out of the window in the vicinity of Carrer del 31 de Desembre in Palma.

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CaixaBank and Bankia merger deal.


CaixaBank & Bankia to merge

The new bank will have around 6,600 branches and 51,000 employees.

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Palma bus strike continues.


No sign of an agreement to end the bus strike

EMT says night and weekend workshop shifts are a sticking point.

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Arquitecte Bennàssar district of Palma.


Lockdown approaching in Architecte Bennàssar district

No population screenings planned in Arquitecte Bennàssar.

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Rubbish in Carrer Gremi de Sabaters, Polígono Son Castelló, Palma.


Business owners complain about Polígono parties

The Palma City Council has recorded nearly 1,000 illegal parties so far this year and 365 sanctions were issued in June, July and August alone.

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Calvia has invested €3m in its Municipal Plan.


Thousands applying for financial aid

Calvia has approved 921 applications for financial support to cover back to school expenses.

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Madrid-Barajas Airport


UN international "code" for the protection of tourists

The UN World Tourism Organization wants coordination in order to avoid travel chaos.

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Commercial property prices fall due to lack of demand.


Commercial property prices tumble

Savvy investors are snapping up the best premises in the city and most of them are local people.

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Plaza del Obelisco, Palma.


Lockdown lines causing confusion

Some people are not sure whether their business is in a lockdown zone or not.

New Covid-19 outbreaks in the Balearic Islands.


22 new Covid-19 outbreaks

11 of the outbreaks were social or family related, 5 were work related, 3 were in Nursing Homes, 2 were a mixture of work and family and 1 was at a hospital.

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Swimming pool

The Week in Tourism

Tourism vouchers, an idea too late

The Italian government had a plan: the “bono vacanze”, a holiday bonus.

Andrew Ede

Covid testing Mallorca


New Covid "express" test lines to start next week

It was reported last week that there would be twelve of these express lines.

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Guardia Civil


Arrest of fake Guardia Civil officers

Two men have been arrested for robbery with violence and for passing themselves off as police.

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Pepe Álvarez, general secretary of the UGT union


Government focusing ERTE extension on most affected sectors

Business and unions are against the government's sectoral approach.

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Dr. Javier Arranz


Fall in Son Gotleu positive cases

The restrictions and community actions are bringing the number of cases down.

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Schools in Mallorca and coronavirus


Parents advised not to gather outside schools

"Small crowds outside schools are not good."

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Balearics coronavirus figures for Friday

Another fall in the number of positive cases.

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News / Comment


Take the credit

“Full marks to the thousands of people employed by the tourist industry...”

Jason Moore


Christmas in Majorca

Boris Johnson’s “rule of six” could work in Majorca’s favour if we get moving.

Humphrey Carter


The Blog

The ideologies of Covid

The ideology determines the expression of indignation, which was also an assertion of Spain’s nationhood.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle

Frank Talking

The worrying world of fashionable eating

These achingly cool places know that they can’t, nor want to compete with the fast-food big-boys, yet are quite willing to charge a small fortune for a bowl of coloured rice, a tasty floret of kale and one sprig of coriander - yum yum!

Frank Leavers


Save The Med

Boris swam for 11h straight to raise funds for Save The Med!

Save The Med adapt their Dos Manos School Programme to the pandemic.

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Nauti Lady

Cruising for a Bruising

This pandemic started with a PR disaster of epic proportions for the cruise industry: Diamond Princess.

Sarah Forge

Sport / Other Sports
Gareth Bale arrives in London


Bale leaves underwhelming Madrid legacy despite haul of goals and trophies

Bale Will leave Real Madrid and will return to Tottenham Hotspur on a one year loan.

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Edition of 18 September 2020