STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
TODAY Catholic Spain is celebrating the festival of “All Saints” when it is traditional for families to visit the cemeteries where loved ones are buried. Palma City Council has made sure there are to be no less than 66 extra police on duty to co-ordinate the arrival and departure of vast numbers of vehicles at suburban burial grounds.

Transport councillor Maria Luisa Gracia and Local Police chief Miquel Pericas said yesterday that most of the “extras” will be deployed at Son Valentí cemetery - the city's largest - but there will also be officers at La Vileta, Sant Jordi, Genova and Establiments. As in previous years, the municpal bus company EMT will lay on a free service which will leave from Porta de Sant Antoni in the Avenidas and will run every 15 minutes along Av. Alexandre Rossello, Joan March, Comte de Sallent, General Riera and Uruguai until it arrives at the roundabout off which is located the cemetery of Sant Valenti. The first bus leaves Porta de Sant Antoni at 7.15 am and the last leaves the cemetery at 9.35pm. See Centres