News of the day 17 December 2021
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Mallorca Weather Forecast for December 17

Temperatures remain about the same but a cloudier day ahead. You can view the weather live across the island here.

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Rafael Roig and Rafael Barbadillo.

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Tourist transport fears another summer marked by Covid

Another summer season under the impact of the variants of the COVID, in this case the omicron.

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Air Europa and Iberia

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Iberia and Air Europa hope to go ahead with the merger within a month

The contract signed in 2019 is cancelled due to Brussels' refusal but they are reworking the agreement.

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Find out which ships are moored in Balearic waters today.

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Discover what ships are moored in the Balearic Ports right now

Discover what ships are moored in the Port of Palma right now thanks to the Port of Palma's website.

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Telecoms in Spain


Vodafone, Orange keen for telecoms consolidation in Spain, local CEOs say

The current state of the market had reduced profitability and left providers without the financial capacity to pay for the infrastructure needed to develop 5G technology.


Christmas celebration of the El PI party

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Political Parties cancel Christmas celebrations

Podemos points out that it has decided to postpone celebrations at least until the next session.

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Christmas in Palma, Mallorca

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Balearic economy growing, but there is "high uncertainty"

Employers association hopeful that the latest wave of the virus will have less impact on the economy than previous ones.

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Freight lorries at the port in Palma, Mallorca

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Mallorca freight transporters back next week's strike action

However, the distributors association says that it will not support the action.

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Barbecue for the Saint Sebastian fiestas in Palma Mallorca

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No barbecues for Palma's party night

Masks will be obligatory for the Sant Sebastià concerts.

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Magaluf in Mallorca - how it has changed

Majorca tourism

First EU funds for Balearics tourism to be received next week

Magalluf to be a recipient of the first tranche of EU Next Generation funds.

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Holidaymakers on the beach in Playa de Palma, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Balearics remain one of the "safest and most reliable" tourist destinations

Balearic tourism minister points to Spain being the most advanced country in terms of vaccination.

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Intensive care, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Friday, December 17

Over 700 new cases again, and with a higher positivity test rate.

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News / Comment
Covid in the Balearics


Covid cases

“Can we just start taking the Covid situation seriously please?”

Jason Moore

Food donation


Mallorca stands together

Not long ago, it was headline news, now the food banks have been forgotten.

Humphrey Carter

Rafa Nadal is forty-second out of the fifty in the Forbes list of top 50 Got Talent España


So little talent in Mallorca?

In today's Blog: The magazine has compiled its list of the top 50 Got Talent España.

Andrew Ede

The pattern of violence in child abuse appears to be led in most cases by the non-blood relation


Social workers should not be demonised

This week Donald Trelford talks about the role of the social worker in the UK and if Boris deserves to survive.

Donald Trelford

Holiday / Lifestyle
Final furlong of The Six Pack Revolution


New House, New Body - Chapter 5

There’s no more exercise and no more meal prepping - it’s a wrap.

Sarah Forge

Tourists walking around Palma


Parliament won’t control the tourist tax

This Week in Tourism: The Tourist Tax, row over the Los 40 Music Awards, changing the model of tourism and the bad experience in Benidorm.

Andrew Ede

Bluefin tuna


An essential move for the Balearics

This week the Miralles Foundation: the illegal fishing practices and how to end it.

The Marilles Foundation

If we must drink, then toasting after exercise is the most sensible option


Gym, drink, or both?

Fitness Writer, Consultant and Coach Simon Kenion Shears tells us how alcohol affects you before, during and after exercise.

Simon Kenion Shears

What's on / Films
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - Official Trailer (HD)


Films in English for Friday 17 November until Tuesday 21 December

Friday only showing of the original West Side Story at CineCiutat. Also tickets on sale now for the remake showing next week. Times to change earlier next week due to the Christmas holidays. Watch this space.

Christina Buchet

What's on / Coming soon
Raffaella Cara musical at Trui Teatre with her song Para Hacer Bien el amor hay que venir al sur

Coming soon

What's On Friday 17 December

Queen Tribute at Palma Auditorium and a Raffaella Carrá musical at Trui Teatre. Don't forget to find out about all the Christmas events click here or check our Festive Fun section.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Latest news
Freezing weather.

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Yep! its freezing in Mallorca!

"Cold weather in mountain areas to continue....."

Island life / Schools
House Day at Mallorca International School


House Day at Mallorca International School

Launched in November and resulting in over 80 fantastic entries across the school, the students and staff were keen to find out the results.

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Edition of 17 December 2021