News of the day 20 August 2021
News / Latest headlines
Restaurant in Ibiza

Coronavirus news

Government not rushing into restaurant Covid certificate decision

The government recognises that there are legal issues regarding the use of the certificate.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Drone to Yacht in Ibiza

Latest headlines

Yacht food delivery by drone in Ibiza

A restaurant in Ibiza is the first establishment in Spain to use this system.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The woman told rescue workers that 40 migrants were aboard the dinghy


Thirty-seven migrants feared dead at sea off coast of Spain's Canary Islands

Survivor told rescuers that there were 40 migrants on board the dinghy.


Tailback of cars in Es Trenc, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Parking chaos in Es Trenc

Cars are just left on the side of the narrow road.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Testing in Ibiza

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Friday

The incidence rate for the 16-29 age group is 30% of what it was three weeks ago.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Scores of protesters wearing 'SOS Mar Menor' t-shirts gathered on the shore.


Anti-pollution protests in Spain after thousands of dead fish wash up on lagoon

Once a magnet for tourism and a sanctuary for marine life, the Mar Menor, has seen fish stocks plummet in recent years


Spain airlifts Spanish embassy staff and Afghans who worked with them from Kabul


Spain's hub for EU's Afghan allies will have capacity for 1,000 people

The hub would be the entry door to the EU for such refugees and their families.


The Calvari in Pollensa, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Pollensa to receive "most beautiful village" proclamation

Pollensa was incorporated into the network last year, but the proclamation has had to wait.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
People carry the national flag at a protest held during the Afghan Independence Day in Kabul


Viewpoint: The end

“I doubt that the Afghan people will ever trust a liberating army ever again.”

Jason Moore

Madrid and London had a deal to block independence, that has now changed.


Viewpoint: Catalonia and Scotland

Madrid and London had a deal to block independence, that has now changed.

Humphrey Carter

Afghanistan Independence Day


Donald Trelford: Doom and gloom for the Afghans

Donald Trelford's thoughts on America’s future role in the world and Irish Lions and Footprints of the Pirates.

Donald Trelford

Frank Leavers coments on the serious shortage of labour in the UK at the moment.


Frank talking: Has work become redundant?

Frank Leavers coments on the serious shortage of labour in the UK at the moment. Was it as unforeseen as we are told?

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Would the European Tourism Agency merely be a further layer to add to those which already exist?

Majorca tourism

The week in tourism: The European Tourism Agency - Just another institution?

Pedro Sánchez wants the European Tourism Agency to come to Spain. Where in Spain exactly?

Andrew Ede

Many local companies from the Sa Dragonera area have donated prizes for the raffle


Exploring and protecting beautiful Sa Dragonera with Save The Med

Participate in MARE by submitting your photos of Sa Dragonera and win awesome prizes!

Save the med



For better health: Talent or convenience? What the Olympics teaches us about success

What's the real reason the UK is so good?

Simon Kenion Shears

What's on / Films
Free Guy | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios


Films in English for Friday 20 August until Thursday 26 August

Final weekend for David Lynch films and this weekend a series of Short Films will be shown.

Christina Buchet

What's on / Coming soon
ADDA·SIMFÒNICA/VICENT - Falla | Sombrero de tres pico - Jota final

Coming soon

What's On Friday 20 to Saturday 21 August

Summer fiestas in Soller, S'Illot and Montuiri this weekend. Find out who is playing.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Latest news
Mallorca Weather Forecast for Friday

Latest news

Mallorca Weather Forecast for August 20

Keep up to date with the weekend weather in Mallorca by clicking here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Other Sports
Rafa Nadal on Instagram: “I promise you that I will work hard to try to continue to enjoy this sport for some more time ! 
Big hug to all!”


Nadal retires from the rest of this season

After skipping Cincinnati, doubts were cast about Nadal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 20 August 2021