Rip of sellers & pests on the beach
Dear Sir,
Having recently returned from holiday in Magalluf for the second time this year, we are amazed how the illegal sellers on the beach have increased again. We have visited Magalluf for the last 15 years or so and gradually the “Fanta, Limon etc” , & the pineapple, melon sellers have gradually disappeared from the beaches.
However this year on both holidays, we were amazed of how many have suddenly returned, ripping off tourists who are stupid enough to buy from them. They are charging the gullible up to 15 euros for a couple of cans and getting away with it (we cannot believe people give them the money when they keep pestering them).
Along with the illegal sellers we have the Chinese massage “ladies”, they are just a pest all the time bothering you while trying to relax and get away from it all. Yes we see the police “arrest” the odd ones over our holiday but lo and behold they are back the following day!!
We come to Magalluf for a rest from the stress of everyday life and work only to be pestered and have our peace interrupted by loud rip off artists. (We actually don’t mind the “lucky lucky” sellers as they are quite acceptable and don’t actually bother anyone much)
 Please before we visit again next year, get rid of them for good.
Jenny Riding
 
Dear Sir,
I write with regard to my friend George Geri’s article in last Sunday’s edition of the Daily Bulletin with a brief point of information. As a part of his comment on the celebration of the recent service of licensing of our new chaplain at Puerto Pollensa George wrote that we had previously “by mistake approved a priest who was gay”. This is incorrect in that it was not a mistake.
The Church of England takes an equal opportunities approach in these matters which means that we appoint a priest according to his or her skills as a priest and not according to their sexual orientation. So for example a priest might be appointed because they are a good preacher and pastor, or because they lead worship well and embody a life of prayer.
The Church does not appoint people according to their sexual orientation as a criteria in the same way that we would not make a decision to fill a post according to skin colour or ethnic background. These latter criteria are not used because the Church seeks to treat people with fairness and equality.
I hope that this states the Church of England’s position clearly and corrects any misapprehension that may have arisen from George’s words.
Yours sincerely,

David Waller (Chaplain)

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