THE Ministry for Public Works, Housing and Transport of the Balearic Government intends to award the management of the lonja de pescadores restaurant in Colònia de Sant Jordi before the summer. Currently reforms are being carried out to the restaurant, and the air conditioning system is being repaired after years of disuse. The restaurant was closed down in July 2001 because they owners had not been paying their bills. The credit board announced this crime and judges ordered the building to be closed down as the owners were exploiting the business. The restaurant has been closed for three years until the judicial process was able to be concluded. The Balearic Government will put the management of the restaurant out to public tender, said a spokesperson from the Ministry. The aim is to award it before the summer. This is only one of the projects within the Port Reformation Plan in Colònia de Sant Jordi. The Balearic Government has granted 1.8 million euros to this plan.
A RESIDENT from Llucmajor, Sor María dels Angels Ginard, will be beatified on 24 April, who was shot down in Madrid by a firing squad during the Spanish Civil War 1936. The event will be held at the Vatican and will be presided by Pope John Paul II. This event was one of the main topics of conversation when the Mayor of Llucmajor, Lluc Tomás met father Bartomeu Mas, representative for the religious beatification cause. Father Bartomeu Mas was in Inca to also visit the birthplace of Ginard. Both Lluc and father Mas celebrated the news of this religious beatification.
THE Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) in Inca wants the town hall to create an investigation team to look into the bills that the licensed rubbish colection company (Cepsa, formerly Ferroser) are presenting for the services it provides on rural lands. After months of research, the party can prove that there are mistakes in the numbers presented by the company, said Xisca Vives, spokesperson for the socialist party. We are not accusing anyone in concrete but we are looking after rubbish from other towns and regions, she added. The amount of rubbish collected daily from rural areas in Inca is impossible, said Vives. In the first place, we all know that rubbish is not collected from rural areas in Inca everyday as is stated in the contract, and furthermore they are saying that they sometimes collect 20 tonnes of rubbish a day which is impossible, while on other days they only collect 3 tonnes, she said. The Manager of Cespa, Ignacio García-Moya, yesterday denied this claim and was very anger that the company was being accused in this way, and he said it all boils down to a lack of technical knowledge.
THE Cala Bona pier will be completely transformed thanks to an ambitious project that the Ministry for Public Works has made possible, which will convert the pier into area for pedestrians and cost more than 3 million euros. The project, that was requested by hoteliers and business owners in Son Servera, will improve the area and will help develop tourism. It will start this year and totally knock down the existing pier to create a wider pier that will be used for pedestrians. A new centre will also be built, as well as a path that will include a bicycle track, green and shaded areas and terraces for bars and restaurants.