News of the day 16 February 2021
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Bargains for today

Internet and satellite TV services, 2 seater sofa for sale, house in Costitx and lots more

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists in Palma.

Majorca tourism

Tour Operators say vaccination is key recovery in Mallorca

Tourist Groups say the Greek Islands of Crete, Kos and Rhodes are currently topping the list of preferred destinations for summer holidays.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Plaça de la Reina Fountain, Palma.

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A foamy fountain in Palma

Maintenance workers were deployed to the scene to clean the fountain and change the water.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

This is how the previous hours have been prior to the arrest of Pablo Hasel

International

Spanish police storm university, arrest rapper convicted in free speech case

He had had until last Friday to hand himself over to the police to serve a nine-month sentence.

Reuters

Casa Vila, Palma.

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Palma photography shop closing down

Casa Vila was a combination of a drugstore and a photography shop, which was traditional at the time.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

SOS Turismo Initiative, Mallorca.

Majorca tourism

Thousands join Mallorca's SOS Turismo Initiative

Tour operators and airlines are worried about the uncertainty over when the summer tourist season will begin.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma's motorway

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The state of the roads on Mallorca

Find out which roads have alernate routes due to road works and which have been closed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Queen’s Gambit officer trailer on Netflix

International

Spanish chess board sales soar after 'Queen's Gambit' cameo

The series, based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, debuted in October 2020 and fast became a hit.

Reuters

Massive vaccination programme in Britain

Coronavirus news

UK to facilitate other countries' COVID vaccine passport plans, says minister

"Internationally, if other countries will require a vaccine certificate, then I think it's right that we facilitate it."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Covid testing in Palma, Mallorca

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Only 12% satisfaction with handling of the coronavirus second wave

There was 17% satisfaction with the handling of the lockdown in the spring.

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Viewing of the mural on the Hotel Son Armadans in Palma

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Mural by Mallorcan painter at the centre of Palma controversy

José Luis Mesas: “I don't know if it’s because I am a painter, or because I'm a gypsy, but I hope there will be justice.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Iberdrola's power generating wind turbines

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Spain's Iberdrola seeks EU funds for large-scale floating wind power farm

Iberdrola has put forward a total 150 projects as potential recipients of the recovery funds.

Reuters

Vaccines, Health and Economy Platform by Palma Cathedral, Mallorca

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Business and civil society unite in pressing for rapid vaccination

Thousands of businesses, associations and others are supporting the initiative.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

In Palma alone, 63 incidents were reported

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Anger over abandoned state of storm damaged Bellver Woods

Palma council is coming under mounting pressure to clear away the debris left by the wave of storms which struck the island last month.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The new cycle lane in the bay of Alcúdia

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Lack of cyclists could puncture Alcudia hotel industry

In Muro and the Bay of Alcudia, hoteliers are deeply concerned about having already lost the cycling season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The health ministry has intervened at some cares in Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Care home coronavirus cases have fallen 75% since December

The health minister was challenged in parliament about the adequacy of care home protocols.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Small business bonds, Palma.

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Bonds to be launched in Palma to help small businesses

Palma City Council says it will launch an advertising campaign to encourage people to buy from small shops.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vaccination against COVID-19

Coronavirus news

Spain to receive another 20.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine from April

The new deliveries should help compensate recent delays.

Reuters

The bank is in the process of being taken over by larger rival Caixabank

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Spain extends deadline to sell stake in Bankia until Dec 2023

Tuesday's move is the third time the Spanish government has extended the self-imposed deadline to sell its Bankia stake.

Reuters

March through the streets of Madrid.

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Madrid probes anti-Semitism at far-right commemoration of Spanish soldiers

Regional justice chief Enrique Lopez said he had ordered prosecutors to open an investigation

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Portocolom, Mallorca

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Portocolom dock repair work denounced

Sa Duana dock in Portocolom is almost two hundred years old.

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Cala Figuera in Calvia, Mallorca

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Warmer winters favouring the proliferation of jellyfish in the Balearics

There has been a six-year study of the relationship between jellyfish and the marine environment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma beach, Mallorca.

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Mallorca Weather Forecast for Wednesday

It's warming up in Mallorca, most places will have sunshine and the high is 20 degrees. Take a look at the forecast for the next few days. To keep up with the weather all over the island via our webcams click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Comment

Independence

Scotland is only one of a few countries to have voted against independence...

Humphrey Carter

Comment

Get booking

“Certain sections of the UK travel industry have said that we should get booking”

Jason Moore

Palma Ayuga local nuevas restricciones bares y restaurantes

Comment

The do's and dont's of a Mallorcan Lockdown; I think!

Our weekly contributor, Frank Leavers, talks about the easing of the current lockdown.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
the quiet Puerto Soller in these unique times

Lifestyle

Sewing the positive seeds

The glowing future seeds are really sprouting in the Soller Valley beginning the post Covid hedonism which is being predicted.

Shirley Roberts

Last week, Chick Corea (left) passed away

Lifestyle

The man who composed Spain and Mallorca

Last week, Chick Corea passed away and with his passing came the recollections of how he had helped to give momentum to jazz in Mallorca.

Andrew Ede

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