Mallorca – News In Brief

HOLY PREMIERE

JAVIER SALINAS conducted his first mass as newly-appointed Bishop for Mallorca Cathedral at Santuari de Lluc monastery last weekend.

 

MAKING HISTORY

FRANCISCA MORA (Convergencia per les Illes) has become Porreres’ first ever female mayor after Bernat Bauça’s resignation.

 

‘BACK TO WORKS’

IMPROVEMENT works on the Selva to Inca road are predicted to be completed by the Mallorca Insular Government in two months, after being inactive for a year.

 

HELPING PAU

INCA’S Ponent School’s Fathers and Mothers Association (APIMA) will hold a charitable basketball event on March 9 to raise funds for Pau, a pupil and the only Baleares’ mitochondrial disease sufferer.

 

NO MORE STAIRS

PUPILS’ parents at Son Servera’s Jaume Fornaris state school have requested the operational startup of the school’s new lift after all required paperwork has been processed.

 

COUNCIL DEPT

SES SALINES’ concessionary drinking water supplying company Sorea will have to pay the council €180,000 as a means of updating and regularising the existing contract between the parties.

 

PARTY LET DOWN

PALMA’S Sant Sebastia Festivities kicked off this year without the hugely popular Gegants i Capgrossos (‘Giants and Big Heads’) Passacaglia.

 

IN SHAPE

JOSEP TORRES has won this year’s Es Cubells’ Cross Duathlon consisting of two three-kilometre running sections and a nine-kilometre cycling section with a 40-minute-and-56-second mark.

 

DEALERS BUSTED

TWO Moroccan men have been arrested by Sant Antoni Guardia Civil for allegedly selling cocaine and hashish in the vicinity of Ibiza Town’s Courts building.

 

LOST BATTLE

CARLOS FABREGUES, who made the opening speech at Mao’s Gracia festivities for 27 years, has died aged 77 after a long battle with a disease.

 

NO MODERN BISHOP

MENORCA Bishop Salvador Jimenez will not allow a divorced man to lead Mao’s Nuestra Señora de la Piedad y San Juan Evangelista (‘Our Lady of Mercy and St John the Evangelist’) Brotherhood.

 

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