By Jason Moore THE local ministry for tourism announced this week that they would be attempting to underline the fact that the Balearics has more to offer than the sun and beach; Majorcan food, golf and hiking are top on their list. I would also add; what´s on. It is quite amazing how many events, for all tastes, take place in the Balearics every year. From the Moors and Christians in Puerto Pollensa and Puerto Soller, to the Balearic Symphony Orchestra to the guided walks around the patios and to concerts and festivals, it is quite amazing. There is plenty to do in the Balearics when the sun is not shining but unfortunately it is difficult to find the information. Even we at the Bulletin have trouble tracking down some events for our What´s On column. Some of the smaller, not so well known events, are among the most entertaining. I would suggest to the local authorities that they establish a web-page with all the necessary information, weeks if not months in advance, so that tourists can book their holidays to coincide with the event of their choice. The Balearics does have everything under the sun but unfortunately sometimes it it just difficult to find out when it is actually happening!

I t is a shame that the port of Palma is not going to be extended for the foreseeable future. I know it sounds amazing but at the moment there is simply not enough room because there are literally too many cruise ships chasing too few moorings. Other vessels are having to be turned away. The time has come for a bigger port.