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Andrew Ede
Andrew Ede

Background in business publishing. Started an online blog about Mallorca in 2005, which went daily in 2007, covering culture, environment, history, politics, tourism and more. Became a regular contributor to the Bulletin in 2010 before joining the staff a few years later.

Lifestyle

As old as the hills - dry stone construction

In January the Council of Mallorca announced that “for the first time on our island, the thousand-year-old work of the margers will be officially accredited”.

Andrew Ede 12/02/2021 13:28

Lifestyle

Tourism: the cry for help

"The regional government simply isn’t blessed with the resources to facilitate direct aid on a huge scale"

Andrew Ede 12/02/2021 12:59

Comment

Let Tui do the lot

Coach operators have been deprived of a significant part of their activity by businesses which cannot be defined as big.

Andrew Ede 11/02/2021 13:08

Lifestyle

The saintly years of Mallorca

All villages and towns in Mallorca have their patron saints, who are typically the excuse for the annual revelries.

Andrew Ede 11/02/2021 13:05

Lifestyle

The Revolt of the Brotherhoods: 500 years ago in Mallorca

The revolt could arguably have come to a swifter end and to a resolution that was far less bloody than was to be the case.

Andrew Ede 10/02/2021 14:59

Comment

The fifteen minutes for a tragedy

Miquel Grimalt, professor of physical geography, described the torrent as “very dangerous” because of the sheer volume of water that flows.

Andrew Ede 10/02/2021 12:25

Comment

Just how urgent is the green energy transition?

Despite the apparent urgency of the climate emergency, the environmentalist lobby is objecting.

Andrew Ede 09/02/2021 13:12

Comment

Sustainable protesting

"Understandable though banning protests on foot is, the encouragement for the motorised demo does appear somewhat contradictory to all talk of sustainable mobility."

Andrew Ede 09/02/2021 11:59

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Pollensa and the vaccination "cover-up"

The opposition demands the resignation of Mayor Tomeu Cifre and the vaccinated councillor Francisca Cerdà after the scandal.

Andrew Ede 06/02/2021 10:45

Comment

The despair of business

"It has taken much to push business to become openly critical, but in a way it has been the promise of the vaccine which has created this push."

Andrew Ede 06/02/2021 10:19

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Restoring the Alcudia wall

It was explained at the time that the collapse was the result of “non-permeable” material having been used during a previous restoration.

Andrew Ede 06/02/2021 10:15

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Face masks’ silliness in Alcudia

"The motion was pretty pointless, and so, therefore, was the minor controversy."

Andrew Ede 06/02/2021 08:19

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North Mallorca Lions’ efforts in the community during difficult times

"We like to help in any way we can and are grateful to Social Services, Caritas and Cors Obert for helping us identify local needs."

Andrew Ede 05/02/2021 16:08

Lifestyle

Summer desperation: Imserso can never be a solution

Andrew Ede tells us what has been happening in this Week in tourism, and what the expectations are for this season.

Andrew Ede 05/02/2021 12:20

Comment

Covid and tourism: What if Més were still in charge?

"When Més lost ground in the 2019 elections,...the PSOE stopped pandering Més and its tourist ambitions."

Andrew Ede 03/02/2021 14:54

Lifestyle

Saint Ignatius and two hundred years ago in Son Servera

Andrew Ede on the plague that killed 1,040 out of a total population of 1,808 inhabitants from Son servera two hundred years ago.

Andrew Ede 03/02/2021 13:49

Comment

Losing society: business lays into government

In today's Blog, Andrew Ede compares the protest that took place in September 2013 to the one held last month and how our society reacted.

Andrew Ede 02/02/2021 15:02

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Police protesting in Santa Margalida

On Thursday there was a council meeting, coinciding with it, 25 vehicles took to the road, sirens blaring and lights flashing.

Andrew Ede 30/01/2021 13:24

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An ageing Pollensa population

The population difference between Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa isn’t that great.

Andrew Ede 30/01/2021 12:51

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The continuing story of Puerto Pollensa’s beach playgrounds

On Tuesday, sources let it be known that it hadn’t actually come to any decision about the playgrounds and picnic area.

Andrew Ede 30/01/2021 12:41