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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.

Northern Spotlight

Moors and Christians looking impossible

With Virgen del Carmen in Puerto Pollensa in July, the “Sailors” race has been cancelled.

Andrew Ede 16/05/2020 00:10

The Blog

In praise of homeworking

The Bank of Spain has this week presented a report into homeworking, something else which is attracting a great deal of attention just at the moment.

Andrew Ede 15/05/2020 01:08

The Week In Tourism

Right hand and left hand: the quarantine

The health ministry took everyone off guard by announcing the quarantine, including the tourism ministry.

Andrew Ede 15/05/2020 00:25

The Blog

The strange story of Maria Forteza

Maria Forteza directed "Mallorca" in the early 1930s. Was she the first Spanish woman film director to use sound?

Andrew Ede 14/05/2020 00:38

Viewpoint

Housing and change of use

It is as yet unclear how this will work in practice, but in principle it is an excellent idea.

Andrew Ede 13/05/2020 17:19

The Blog

The pain of uncertainty

There is one thing that can be stated with certainty regarding air travel to Spain for tourism or indeed any other commercial purpose - there is no date.

Andrew Ede 13/05/2020 04:01

Enjoying Majorca

The incredible hulk of Santa Margalida

Josep Rosselló Ferrer was seemingly capable of making the buttons from his shirt fly off.

Andrew Ede 12/05/2020 17:58

The Blog

The shattered dreams of public transport

There will be capacity reductions, and as such they blow a mighty hole in the government's ambitions for public transport.

Andrew Ede 12/05/2020 04:01

Viewpoint

The revolt of the regions

“The government is making available 16,000 million euros of aid to the regions.”

Andrew Ede 11/05/2020 17:47

Sunday's view

Person of the week, boos and cheers

The German government views Majorca and the Balearics as safe destinations.

Andrew Ede 11/05/2020 16:08

The Week That Was

Oriol leaves lockdown

State of alarm and all that, Oriol and fellow Catalan political prisoners have been unable to get day passes to do whatever it is they're allowed to get up to, which in the case of Oriol and others had once involved actually pitching up at the Catalan parliament.

Andrew Ede 11/05/2020 13:50

Northern Spotlight

Pollensa and the revival of the beach services' row

In the midst of coronavirus crisis, the town hall has succeeded in reviving it.

Andrew Ede 09/05/2020 09:23

Comment

George Marshall and the Council

But if we look closely at this plan, how much of it is emergency spending, as in Marshall Plan style?

Andrew Ede 08/05/2020 17:51

Looking Back

Decades of weather in the "Bulletin"

From floods to heat, Majorca has been hit.

Andrew Ede 08/05/2020 15:40

The Week in Tourism

German tourism: the mixed messages

We have in the Balearics a proposal from the Association of Hotel Chains that there could be a "test" from the middle of June.

Andrew Ede 08/05/2020 04:01

The Blog

Things We Miss ... Or Don't

A Majorca summer without the daily delivery of their Instagrammed delights and minus the intrusion of the lenses of the paparazzi? Unthinkable for some; a bonus for others.

Andrew Ede 07/05/2020 10:28

Comment

Holiday incentives

One suspects that it will take rather more than a discount to get things moving.

Andrew Ede 06/05/2020 18:25

The Blog

The Case Of The Municipality That Isn’t

Palmanyola’s citizens (and Bunyola’s) are right now enjoying an unexpected benefit.

Andrew Ede 06/05/2020 16:12

The Blog

A Hotel Really Can Be Like A Home

For hoteliers, the current crisis is one of liquidity. Going forward, there has to be a doubt about all the existing hotel stock. Will it be needed?

Andrew Ede 05/05/2020 13:06

Enjoying Majorca

Majorca and the French connection

French politics and writers were to play a significant role in Majorca's 19th century development.

Andrew Ede 05/05/2020 04:01