Demanding Germans

Dear Sir,

I was horrified to see the report in the Bulletin that Germans with holiday homes were making demands of the Spanish government, how arrogant! Perhaps someone should remind them it is not the past and Spain is a democratic and they’re doing everything possible to contain corvid 19, people across the world and countries are struggling with this catastrophic virus. I spent many years as joint chair of inter parliament WTO with a German MP, we worked as a team for the benefit of all its members. Now is the time to work together to ensure the island’s future. It’s not just for ourselves but for future generations. Majorca is a jewel and we must all support its government and all the small and medium businesses, cafes, bars, restaurants etc when this pandemic is over. If these individuals feel so strongly about the lockdown then they should vent their anger at the Chinese not at the government. These are difficult times for all and it’s not the time for selfish individuals.

Robert Sturdy
Cambridge / Brussels

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Kathryn Jones / Hace about 1 year

Good morning, I would like to comment on what I can only describe as the bureaucratic vandalism which has taken place near my home in Costa de Canyamel in the municipality of Capdepera. The area is tranquil and beautiful, visitors and locals alike come to enjoy bathing in our little bay, sitting on the flat rock to sunbathe and using the nearby restaurant which reopened only last year. Shortly prior to lockdown we heard diggers at the bay and assumed that the ajuntament had decided to improve the area, making it safer as there had been some damage from winter storms but no, it now appears that their decision is based on the misconception of "returning it to it´s natural state". As the flat rock was concreted over more than three decades ago, which in no way detracts from it´s natural beauty and the area is a valuable visitor attraction, I cannot understand why, in view of the economic crisis we are anticipating, they should do this. Visitors have never despoiled the area, and will no doubt continue to come here to bathe, albeit without the safety they had before. Doing this shortly before lockdown was clearly a ploy to avoid the outcry which will no doubt occur once we return to the new normality. It is wanton vandalism, as with each new storm more of the rocks will disappear into the sea and the area will eventually be destroyed completely. I hope residents in the municipality read this and react to save this lovely bay from destruction.

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