Ultimas publicaciones de Majorca Daily Bulletin

  • Environmentalists calling for measures to limit human pressure
    Environmentalists GOB yesterday restated their demand for the Balearic government and other public institutions to limit human pressure through a reduction in the number of tourist accommodation places. The organisation advocates a two-for-one principle. For any new accommodation place, two should be removed. At a meeting in Minorca, GOB representatives referred to the "emergency situation" which exists in the Balearics and to the need for "urgent" measures. Included among these, in GOB's view, should be a reduction in tourist pressure and contamination caused by planes and cruise ships. Other measures would be a change in land classification to stop further…
  • Spaniards not in favour of limiting tourist numbers
    A survey by the market research company Ipsos on behalf of the UN's World Tourism Organisation has found that only 20% of Spaniards are in favour of there being a limit to the number of tourist establishments. The number was lower for limiting the number of tourists themselves and stopping tourism promotion - just 18% and 13% in favour, respectively. In Spain as a whole, 70% of those surveyed believed that measures need to be adopted to improve the management of tourism. In the Balearics, this figure was at its highest - 93%; the Canaries followed with 78%. Fifty-nine per…
  • Cars on the road despite the Formentor restriction
    Saturday saw the introduction of the restriction of vehicles on the road between Formentor beach and the lighthouse. Some drivers were either unaware of the restriction or ignored it as they were on the road after ten o'clock, which is when the restriction starts. Vehicles went to the lighthouse, and when some twenty or so were returning, they were confronted by the shuttle bus from Puerto Pollensa. There was some resultant difficulty in manoeuvring on the tight and twisting bends. On Saturday, a Council of Majorca vehicle was used to check on what was happening and a Guardia Civil patrol…
  • Magalluf driver causes fear of terrorist attack
    A driver spread some panic in Magalluf on Sunday morning when he lost control and rammed into the entrance barrier at a club on the Cami Porrassa. The incident occurred around half two. Passers-by jumped out of the way, witnesses saying that the car mounted the pavement and appeared to be heading straight for them. They feared that it was a terrorist attack. Doormen and security personnel found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol and possibly also drugs. When he attempted to drive off, the key was taken from him. Calvia police were on the scene shortly…
  • Arrested for attempted robbery at Alcudia hotel
    The Guardia Civil have arrested two individuals for attempted robbery at gunpoint at the Delfin Azul Hotel in Puerto Alcudia. Staff at the hotel say that this happened a few days ago. The two appeared and one was waving a firearm. Nothing was stolen. The Guardia Civil checked security camera images, which showed that one of the two was the same individual who had been reported in December by Alcudia restaurant owners for some twenty robberies. The two were arrested on Saturday.
  • Minorca island hopping
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    I love Island hopping around the Balearics and last week my wife and I caught the ferry from Alcudia to Ciutadella for a little 24-hour break to Minorca. I must admit that I just adore Minorca; it’s just a little more laid-back and the pace of life seems to be just a tad slower, and with its complex blend of influences left by the many invaders and occupiers over thousands of years from the Romans and Arabs to the French and British, its gastronomy is rich, varied and unique. The island also has a long history of cattle farming –…
  • Mallorca through to playoff final
    Real Mallorca are in the playoff finals and are just two games away from a return to La Liga after a six-year absence. The Palma side lost their second leg semi-final game 1-0 away at Albacete but went through 2-1 on aggregate. It was a case of objective fulfilled, but watching the game definitely wasn't for those of a nervous disposition. Mallorca started off promisingly enough with the team pressing high up the pitch. The first 15 minutes looked to be exactly as our coach Vicente Moreno wanted but as usual, as happens in these playoffs, things didn't go to…
  • What's on in Majorca: 17-23 June
    Monday, 17 JuneFIESTASMancor de la Vall, Sant Joan. 17.30: Children's games and activities. Plaça Baix. 19.00: Artistic gymnastics. Plaça Ajuntament. Muro, Sant Joan. 21.00: Open-air supper and folk dance with Revetla d'Algebelí and Xeremiers Es Reguinyol. Plaça Comte d'Empúries. MUSICPorreres. 20.00: Porreres School of Music. Auditorium, C. d'en Cerdà 21. Free. SPORTSanta Ponsa. WTA Mallorca Open. 14.00: Main Draw matches start, 18.30: Match of the Day. Players include Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova, Each day until Sunday, when the finals are from 14.00. Santa Ponsa Country Club. www.mallorcaopen.org Tuesday, 18 JuneFIESTASMuro, Sant Joan. 21.00: Playback contest. Plaça Comte d'Empúries. MUSICPaguera.…
  • "The Not Forgotten Association does exactly that, it makes sure we're not forgotten"
    Former Royal Marine, Alex Brewer, has recently spent a week relaxing as part of the Not Forgotten Association’s programme for veterans from all three services in Majorca. He was part of a group of veterans of all ages with varying wounds incurred during action in wars and conflicts dating back to the Falklands. Two other groups will be coming to the island as part of a programme which has now been running in association with the Bulletin, Son Amar and the local community for the past nine years. Alex had always wanted to join the Marines but unfortunately his military…
  • Trusting Boris
    I think a considerable number of people, myself included, are wondering whether Boris Johnson can be trusted to be the prime minister of the world´s fifth biggest economy and a country whose political and economic future is in doubt because of Brexit. To be honest, I have never been a Boris fan. I have always thought that he was a bit of a buffoon. Running London is not like running Britain, but to be honest he does have some achievements as mayor; after all, he presided over the London Olympics, one of the most successful to date. Over recent days…