T HE company which manages the Festival Park complex in Marratxi, Es Mirall Developments, S.A., has purchased the Green
Planet zoo installations from Juan Miguel Ferrer, the only shareholder in the Reptilarium SL group.
Sources at Festival Park said that as of January, Es Mirall Developments will assume responsibility for the zoo, originally developed by the Ferrer family within the leisure centre.
During the winter, Green Planet zoo will remain closed to the public. During the tourist season, however, Es Mirall Developments and another operator are planning to incorporate another attraction for their thousands of visitors.
K Convent conversion
T HE Town Council of Andraitx has increased the number of properties under its jurisdiction which are formally recognised as national heritage. It has purchased the old Convent building in calle Comte de Sallent, known as Cas de ses Monges, which until very recently had been used as a warehouse by the Muebles Casado company.
Local mayor, Eugenio Hidalgo, put pen to paper on an agreement which will enable the Council to convert the edifice into a Day Centre for cultural activities, including a School for Adults.
K Towers of strength
IT has been agreed by Capdepera Town Council to call on the central government ministry of Culture to provide funding for the restoration of three historic watch towers at Cap Vermell, Esbucada and at Atalaia de Son Jaumell.
A motion put forward by the Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM), defined the urgent need for repair of these listed buildings. Their current state of abandonment, says the PSM, may mean they will disappear altogether if nothing is done to save them.
K Tense moments
FEAR, nervousness, and a certain sceptism; these are the feelings professed by workers at the Majorica artifical pearl company in Manacor in response to a communiqué by management at the beginning of the week.
Company chiefs have threatened to close the plant and suspend contracts if the work force continues its unofficial stoppages which have been ongoing since the beginning of December. After the message had been understood, loudly and clearly, throughout the factories in Manacor, Works Committee meetings were convened which resulted in staff committing to resume normal work practices. The General Workers' Union (UGT), however, has not looked kindly on the steps taken by management. It has stated that it will send the details of the company's ultimatum to a governments Works Inspector to determine how far Majorica's action is undermining the fundamental rights of the work force. The Workers' Commission (CCOO) purports that the company itself has failed to honour commitments it made in an agreement with its employees.