News of the day 23 September 2020
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Port Adriano, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's a sunny day in Majorca with cloudy intervals, strong winds and scattered showers in some places. To view the weather across the island in real time from our webcams, click here.

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EMT Management & Unions negotiating in Palma.


EMT preliminary deal agreed

EMT deal agreed at dawn on Wednesday

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Coronavirus testing in Son Gotleu, Palma.


Son Gotleu neighbourhood lockdown pays off

Cumulative incidence of coronavirus decreased from 294 to 145 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after week 1 of lockdown in Son Gotleu.

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Coronavirus quarantine period reduced.


Quarantine measures modified

Quarantine reduced from 14 days to 10 for mild cases of coronavirus, provided there's been 3 or more days without symptoms.

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Demonstration against squatters in Campos.


Tough new measures to deal with squatters

The proposals will give Local Police the power to evict squatters within 24 hours.

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Mercado San Juan in s’Escorxador, Palma.


Can Gastronomic markets survive Covid-19?

Mercado San Juan in s’Escorxador has been closed since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ocimax, Palma.


Cinemas push for relaxed restrictions

The Spanish Film Federation says catering and hospitality limitations are putting the viability and survival of cinemas at risk.

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European Parliament videoconference, Mallorca


Call for immobiliser system to stop drunk drivers

The uncle of 15-year-old Paula Fornés, killed by a drunk driver, took part in a European Parliament discussion.

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New study of Healthcare Workers with Covid-19.


Study of Healthcare Workers with Covid-19

48% of the positive cases were nurses, 25% were doctors and 23% were other Healthcare Workers.

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Balearic hotels summer 2020


Hotel overnight stays in the Balearics fell 80% in August

Small consolation, but August was a better month than July.

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Mosquito fumigator, Pla de Sant Jordi.


New tiger mosquito outbreak

Tiger mosquitoes breed between May and September when there’s usually more rainfall and temperatures are higher.

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High winds Mallorca


First autumn storm arriving on Friday

Aemet has issued orange alerts for high winds and rough coastal conditions.

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Migrants detained in Mallorca


A baby among 37 more migrants on Wednesday

A total of 241 migrants on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Stingray born in Majorca.

Animal Welfare

Female stingray born

Between 15 and 20 eggs in embryonic development, but some of them are difficult to identify by species until they hatch.

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Balearics coronavirus figures for Wednesday

A further fall in the number of people in hospital.

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Ambassador sends a video message to UK nationals in Spain

Ambassador Hugh Elliott with a message about the Brexit transition period.

Mallorca hotels closed


Balearics looking for tourism reactivation "as soon as possible"

As the government is committed to the islands being an all-year destination, efforts must continue for reopening safe air corridors.

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Dijous Bo fair, Inca, Mallorca

Fairs and fiestas

Dijous Bo is cancelled

Inca's Dijous Bo in November is Majorca's largest fair.

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EMT workers have ratified the preliminary agreement.


It's official! Bus strike is called off

After nearly two weeks of wrangling the Strike Committee managed to persuade EMT Management to agree to 90% of its demands.

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News / Comment


Time to limit airport booze

There’s always one and I think now is the time to address UK airport drinking.

Humphrey Carter


No Imserso salvation

Imserso is not viewed with great favour by much of the hotel sector.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle

Spotlight On Soller

Here come the niggles

Time passes and new routines are quickly established. The memories of the early lockdown are easing only to be replaced now by the new reality.

Shirley Roberts


Frank Confidential

Are you Rubbish at recycling?

In a British newspaper recently that suggested that 6 out of 10 people surveyed said that they were “rubbish” at recycling.

Frank Leavers

Notes From the Classrooom

Literacy – the key to success

Competence and confidence in literacy, including competence in grammar, spelling and the spoken word, are essential for progress in all areas of the curriculum.

Julie Holdsworth

Edition of 23 September 2020