K Politics

T he Es Cine cultural centre in Portol was chosen by the Left-wing Republican Party of Catalonia for yesterday's inauguration of their political presence in Marratxi.

K Cemetery

T he Town Council in Inca is to put the job of managing and maintaining the municipal cemetery out to public tender. Newly in charge of the cemetery is Councillor Andreu Gili who said “what we need is good management of the already-existing installations; we believe the best solution is for a private company to take responsibility, of course, always under the supervision of the local Council.

One of the effects of the recent opening of a private morgue in Inca has been that people have practically stopped using the municipal morgue altogether. “There is a clear disadvantage”, said Gili. “The prices are the same but the private company works through an insurance company which offers all services. The company evidently offers the services of the private morgue before the one belonging to the municipality”.

K Illegal tourist offer

H oteliers in Santa Ponsa are demanding that the regional government intensify their efforts to weed out individuals and organisations who are providing accommodation to tourists to the Islands on an illegal basis, i.e. undeclared and failing to conform to standards set by Balearic authorities.

Antoni Roses, spokesman for the hoteliers described the tourist season this year as “not particularly good” and it had come to the notice of the Hoteliers' Association that a high number of visitors were lodging at establishments which had not officially declared their business activity. Such “under cover” trade, claimed Roses is damaging that of hotels and pensions which comply with the law in terms of tax, safety and hygiene.

K Elderly

T he Town Council in Pollensa has this week taken on the services of an architect for the design and construction of a day centre for the elderly. It is to be situated on a plot of land adjacent to the Sant Domingo pensioners' residence at a cost of 21'000 euros.

K International

The Town Council of Llucmajor has announced that in recognition of open cooperation with the regional ministry of Tourism, it (the Council) is going to take its place for the first time on the exhibition stand of the Balearic Islands at international trade fairs.

Specifically, Llucmajor Town Council is going to participate this coming November at two important professional events: the World Travel Market in London (8-11 November), and the Premiere Reisesommer trade fair which the Thomas Cook group will hold (6-7 November) in Frankfurt.


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