NEWSDESK PALMA

THE Almudaina Palace in Palma was paid an official visit yesterday by the Alumni and Friends of the American Universities Association of Majorca.
The tour was followed by a luncheon at the Restaurant Celler Pagès situated in Palma's historic centre.
Founded and chaired by University of Wisconsin graduate Jean Pierce, the Association was originally created to reunite former graduates of American universities who now live on the island and has acted as a bridge for expatriates wanting to establish links with the community in which they now live. Pierce, a writer and retired Junior High School teacher, said at yesterday's lunch that one of the objectives of the association is to provide opportunities to explore Majorcan culture.

Other recent visits made by the Association have included a tour of the Balearic University, the Costa Nord cultural centre, the Miró museum, the Krekovic centre and a guided excursion to the Friar Juniper Serra museum in Petra led by Tummy Bestard, the former US Consular Agent.