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  • National Court Okays exhumation of mass graves at Palma and Manacor

    PALMA. The exhumation of mass graves at Calvia and Porreres could begin immediately, reports Diario de Mallorca. This follows the authorisation by the judge Baltasar Garzon in an order dated October 29 and could mean digging is to begin immediately according to the president of the Association for Historical Memory Mallorca, Maria Antonia Oliver. In a…

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  • 250 Illegal holiday homes located

    This year, the Balearic Ministry for Tourism’s inspectors have stepped up their activities and a total 581 establishments, including restaurants, holiday flats and homes, have fines pending after having been caught operating “illegally” or without all the necessary permits. Last year, 309 fines were handed out but during the first ten months of this year,…

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  • Nadal pulls out of Shanghai Masters Cup

    World number one Rafael Nadal of Manacor said on Monday that he had pulled out of the season-ending Shanghai Masters due to fatigue after a long season and to focus on the Davis Cup in Argentina. “I have decided not to compete in the Masters Cup in Shanghai. As I say this is one of…

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  • 3,500 Kilos of confiscated hashish goes up in smoke

    The central government delegate to the Balearics, Ramon Socias, yesterday made it categorically clear that the government will not be making any deals with drug dealers as the Guardia Civil and the National Police continue with their successful narcotics war.

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  • Hotel blow

    The number of hotels open this winter in Playa de Palma has been cut by 20 percent. Only 35 hotels will stay open this year compared to 42 in 2007. The resort, near Mallorca’s airport, is a favourite for Spanish pensioners and also is a winter destination for Britain’s Saga Holidays, which specialises in breaks…

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  • Tourism will “save the Balearics from recession”

    The President of the Mallorcan Chamber of Commerce, Juan Gual, yesterday proclaimed that the region’s strong tourism industry will prevent the Balearic economy from falling into recession.With local tourism industry chiefs preparing to head to London for next week’s World Travel Market to test the market and discuss the outlook for summer 2009 with the…

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  • Ecologists target Port Adriano

    According to the environmentalists, the expansion work has already caused serious damage to the sea grass meadow and that unless steps are taken to protect the area, its future is in danger.

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  • Phase one of Palma tram is on track

    The design for phase one of the 320 million euro Palma to Arenal tram will go on display for public consideration in January. The first phase of the ambitious Bay of Palma tram project will involve a link from Palma’s grand central station in the Plaza d’España to Can Pastilla where a link will branch…

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  • New bank of solar panels switched on at Palma industrial estate

    The new solar panel park has been installed on top of a local kindergarten in the area in an attempt to not only set an example to the local business community but also enable youngsters to witness the benefits of the solar energy which will now power the school. “We want this to send a…

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