Yesterday's meeting at the national government delegation offices.

12-03-2018

Lloyd Milen, British Consul-General to the Balearic Islands (and also Catalonia, Aragon and Andorra), held a meeting yesterday with the mayor of Calvia, Alfonso Rodríguez, and the national government delegate, Maria Salom. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss cooperation for the coming tourism season, especially with regard to security and police issues in Magalluf.

One of the topics considered was that of Britons who come to Magalluf to work as PRs (aka tiqueteros) for bars and clubs. They are typically employed without a contract. Calvia police and the Guardia Civil stressed the importance given to reporting cases of apparent employment irregularity. The two forces also highlighted the need to let it be known in the UK that much of this PR activity is illegal.

The work of PRs is regulated under Calvia bylaws. Bars and clubs are obliged to obtain licences and to pay a fee in order to have PRs, who themselves need to have correct identification and documentation.

Also attending the meeting were the chief of Calvia police, Justino Trenas, the colonel-in-chief of the Guardia Civil in the Balearics, Jaume Barceló, and the British Vice Consul in the Balearics, Lucy Gorman.

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Mat.Atkinson / Hace 8 months

The ladies of the night are not all thieves. I came out of one of the bars near where these girl sit about. i was a bit drunk but i wanted to find out.where these girls came from. most were from Nigeria. Then i fell over.the girls picked me up and got me into a taxi to my home in Son Ferrer.They never went into my pockets I gave one of them my mobile number and she rang to make sure i got home.So dont condem all these unfortunate girls

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Graham Radway / Hace 8 months

My wife and I have had so many great times in Majorca. Last year we rented one of what is probably now illegal rentals on the punta bellena. One side having great views over the beach ,the other side great view of the punta bellena. From what I witnessed the shop owners seem to be in collusion with the brazen mugger thieves.Nobody cares what they do. Police ignore them. Reluctantly we will not go back until the tourists that have given Majorca its core wealth are treated with respect and not just as cash cows.

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Paul / Hace 8 months

Reading all the commitments and most of them are talking about prostituts / muggers so what are we seeing that Calvia are not ?? All Calvia see is easy money by making the bars & clubs to get license at a cost so why are the lookie lookie , Black Sex , ticket sellers allowed to talk to anyone with out having a license or contract??

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james / Hace 8 months

However, restaurants have been fined for speaking to a customer whom is looking at their menu at the front of the restaurant !!!! If staff do not engage in conversation they will look rude.

I do agree that the STRIP is terrible for PRs - but the strip is changing and Magaluf is changing, so in the future this will naturally change anyway.

If you wish to catch the culprits just have a young plain clothed police couple walk around. They will be continually approached by persons that are not in a Calvia PR Bib.

I just wish Calvia had had a co-ordinated upgrade programme - it is not just a harsh grey concrete side walks. It needs softening. Playa de Palma is looking great and each year more modern and inviting.

The so called Prostitutes whom are actually thieves over the last 15 years have done the greatest damage to the resort. The families left as they were to scared to visit.

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Peter / Hace 8 months

Agree with Frank. Better business fining the PR's or the bars that employ them, but let the muggers continue while confiscating some of the proceeds along the way. It's nothing to do with how it affects tourists, it's how to make money. Banning private rentals means you collect huge payoffs from the hotels, and bannng Uber means backhanders from the taxi drivers association. Doubling the tourist tax will also generate more money, along with charging cruise ship passengers. Politicians here are in business for themselves, and their aim is to get rich syphoning of money during the few years they have before being voted out for the next ones to do the same.

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Carol wright / Hace 8 months

In my opinion the intimidating prostitutes who steal and chase the tourists should be on the top of any agenda. People do not come to magaluf/Palma nova because of these disgusting people

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Frank / Hace 8 months

@Matt. Here it's all about money, so the target has to be someone who will have to pay money. Apprehending muggers costs money, along with giving them free bed and board as punishment for their crimes. That defeats the objective.

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Matt / Hace 8 months

Do the African muggers need a work contract as well??. Why isnt that been discussed??

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