News of the day 19 March 2021
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Earthquake in Algeria.

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Earthquake in Algeria felt in Mallorca

In February 2020, a magnitude 2-3 earthquake shocked residents in towns in Pla and Llevant

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Health controls tightened at Palma Airport.

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Hotel guests in Mallorca will have to sign a Cohabitating Statement

"Our one and only concern is that tourists arrive at their hotels with a negative PCR test.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Snow on the Sierra of Tramuntana

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Mallorca Weekend Weather

Grey skies, heavy rain, snow and a drop in temperature is on the cards this weekend in Mallorca.

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Palma terraces.

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Cumulative incidence rate falls in 40% of Mallorca's Municipalities

19 Municipalities in Mallorca have been free of coronavirus infection for more than 14 days.

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Cemex factory in Lloseta.

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Environmentalists slam reopening of Cemex Factory in Lloseta

"It's nonsense! Now we not only have the concrete and hydrogen plants, but cement production continues without recovering one single job..”

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Snow on the Serra de Tramuntana about 700 metres

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Snow on the sunshine island

"Cold weather to continue throughout the weekend...."

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'Eleanor Roosevelt'

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Balearics get world's first 'fast ferry' with natural gas engines

The 'Eleanor Roosevelt' will reduce C02 emissions equivalent to eliminating nearly 9,000 cars or planting around 27,000 trees.

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Nuredduna Statue in Palma.

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The tragedy behind the Nuredduna statue in Palma

The Talayotic village of Ses Païsses is one of the largest and best preserved in Mallorca.

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Intensive care, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Friday, 47 new cases

Vaccination in Mallorca tops 100,000, as 14 municipalities report increases in active cases.

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Tourists from Germany arriving at Palma airport

Majorca tourism

Germans told not to holiday either inside or outside of the country over Easter

The Government has already made several calls this week not to travel if it is not strictly necessary.

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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp

Coronavirus news

Europe aims to get vaccinations back on track after clearing AstraZeneca shot

The WHO, which this week reaffirmed its support for the shot that remains a centrepiece of its COVAX vaccine sharing programme.

Reuters

Spain's People's Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado attends a campaign closing rally ahead of general election, in Madrid

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Madrid maverick banks on relaxed COVID-19 stance for re-election

Madrid has been the only major European capital to maintain social life practically unrestricted.

Reuters

Protest in Palma, Mallorca calling for more rapid vaccination

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Vaccines pressure group critical of pace of vaccination programme

The Balearic and Spanish governments could acquire their down doses of vaccine.

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University of the Balearic Islands

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Safe health corridor technology to be trialled in Cala Millor

The trial is of technology developed by the University of the Balearic Islands.

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German tourists arriving.

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"Very exciting," German tourists land in Mallorca, market in the spotlight

"It is very, very, very exciting and it feels wonderful to be flying again, even if it is for only one week"

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Mateu Orfila Hospital, Minorca.

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Balearic Patient has adverse reaction after AstraZeneca vaccine

"There is no certainty that there is a relationship with the AstraZeneca vaccination but we are obliged to investigate it.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Can Pere Antoni beach, Palma, Mallorca

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Midwinter madness: the week in Mallorca

Was it madness because of the weather? Visitors from the north were arriving anyway.

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Tourists landing at Palma airport

Majorca tourism

The Mallorcan German dream could be over

"It is good that we have agreed on an emergency brake and we will have to apply it..."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Manfred Meisel

Comment

The King of Palma

The series is loosely based on the story of the man who became known for his Bierkönig beer garden - Manfred Meisel.

Andrew Ede

guide for the mature man

Comment

Why not splash a little flash?

For a year now, most men have been slopping around in clothing that would embarrass a rough sleeper and blaming it on Covid-19...

Frank Leavers

Yatching industry mallorca

Comment

Nautical qualifications

"Since 1 January 2021, the UK is a third country and will be treated as such by EU Member States."

Jason Moore

Comment

Vorsprung durch technik

I hate to say this but the Balearics is on the verge of making a massive mistake.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Spanish Airports

Lifestyle

The inconsistencies of Easter travel

The inconsistencies with policy are obvious, and they have sparked off a good deal of indignation.

Andrew Ede

How to reduce single-use plastic

Lifestyle

A guide to help tourism businesses reduce plastic waste published and available online!

Futouris has recently published a guide on how to reduce (single-use) plastic in hotels and tourism businesses.

Marilles Foundation

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Lifestyle

Where to go out to eat this weekend in Mallorca

So, this week we have some restaurants with open terraces, others still simply offering their delicious takeaway options to suit all tastes.

Laura Stadler

What's on / Films
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009) Official Trailer -

Films

Films in English in Palma March 19 to March 25

Films have been updated in Palma. Check new screenings and showtimes.

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