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Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter
Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Society

Balearic quality of life one of the highest in Spain

84% of people in the Balearics believe that they have a good quality of life.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 24/10/2015 00:00

Environment

Government praises suspension of prospecting permission

Decision by Madrid is not enough because there are still two prospecting operations and one of these is in Balearic waters.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 23/10/2015 00:00

Palma

Palma terrace tax to rise by up to 86 per cent

Bartomeu Cañellas for the C’s: “now is not the time to be increasing taxes”.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 23/10/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Alcudia Maristany project is revived

Under the former ecotax, a plan that would have cost over nine million euros was developed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 22/10/2015 00:00

Animal welfare

Animal rights groups welcome sentence of owner who killed horse

“The atrocious death of this horse in its own stables is something which does not happen in the 21st century."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 22/10/2015 00:00

Tourism

Almost a quarter of all tourists to Spain came to the Balearics in September

In September, there were 7.2 million tourists, which was up by 2.2% over 2014, with the UK providing the most.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 22/10/2015 00:00

Employment

The Balearics outperforms national employment market

Unemployment in the Balearics for the third quarter was down by 13.6% (14,000).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 22/10/2015 00:00

Legislation

Law will approve exhumation of Civil War graves

This is a law that deals specifically with the graves of the some 2,000 people in the Balearics who disappeared during the Civil War.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 21/10/2015 00:00

Police

Government plans reform of local police organisation

The system of taking on interim officers to add to the full-time forces has provoked “high instability and insecurity among the officers.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 21/10/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Barceló says tourist tax priority will be the environment

Maria José Ribas, a Partido Popular parliamentary deputy, asked the government to rethink its intentions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 20/10/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Villa rental businesses fear tourist tax will be unfair

“There are a number of social realities that have to be looked at, but all properties have to abide by the same rules so that there isn’t any unfair competition.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 20/10/2015 00:00

Technology

Unlimited wifi now available at Palma airport

With the introduction of the new service, some 200 million passengers per year will be able to make use of it.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 20/10/2015 00:00

Employment

Employment opportunities for Balearic youth increase

In the Balearics, where there was one of the highest proportions of ni-nis last year, the number is down by six points.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 20/10/2015 00:00

Environment

Overcrowding in the Balearics: a top environmental worry

As to those who should solve these environmental problems, almost a half of respondents said that politicians should be responsible.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/10/2015 00:00

Crime

Briton arrested after car chase

Eventually the driver crashed into a number of large rubbish containers along Joan Miro.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/10/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Government to begin round of eco-tax talks

The ultimate aim is to obtain the maximum level of consensus within the tourism industry over the tax.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/10/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Parliament to discuss Alcudia high-voltage cabling

As the period of suspension is almost up, parents have been pressing to have a meeting with President Armengol.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/10/2015 00:00

Real Mallorca

Mallorca come back from two down to draw

Mallorca would have deserved all three points.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 17/10/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Over two million euros tourist tax revenue anticipated from cruise ships

The government has yet to establish what will be the minimum stay in Balearic ports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 16/10/2015 00:00

Animal welfare

Felanitx dog pound closed because of its deplorable state

“No one in the town hall knew anything about the kennels nor about who was managing them."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 16/10/2015 00:00