By John Smith • 22 October 2020 • 18:02
Flu season ahead
Credit: Jernej Furman
IT is time for those who are considered most at risk (those over 65, those with breathing problems, pregnant women and those who have given birth in the last six months) to apply for their flu jabs but there may not be enough vaccines available for all.
A RESIDENT of Andraxt, Margarita Mandilego Juan, has celebrated her 100th birthday in the company of family and friends (subject to all rules concerning social distancing) and the local council sent her a bunch of flowers and their congratulations.
Manacor with Music
THERE will be a series of free jazz concerts every Friday and Sunday from October 23 until December 6 in a newly constructed marquee in the Rambla del Rei Jaume. Tickets need to be booked online at Mallorcatickets.com.
Last Sunday morning, (October 18) a migrant boat was detected via radar, 10 kilometres south of Cabrera and it was intercepted by officers from the Maritime Safety Agency who discovered that it contained 13 passengers of different ages.
ALTHOUGH there is supposed to be a system of centralised purchasing of stores in the Balearics it has been revealed that this has broken down with many orders given verbally and now the government will need to review purchase of 102,000 medical products.
AFTER being alerted by a recreational diver of what appeared to be a bomb off of the coast of Cala Gat, specialists from the Navy anti-mines unit in Cadiz were called in to safely defuse the bomb left over from the Civil War.
A FORMER Balearic finance minister and Mallorcan resident Joan Mesquida has died from cancer aged just 57. He was well-known and respected locally having spent more than 20 years representing the PSOE at different levels.
HAVING been suspended since the lockdown, the regular free trips in the historic Llaüt Balear which takes youngsters around the Bay of Palma have returned and will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until November with space for nine passengers.
THE proposed discount voucher scheme meant to encourage tourism within the Balearics has now been postponed due to the present health situation and it is hoped that it will be launched after Christmas provided hotels are open.
ACCORDING to his sister, Mariano Armillas González, who shot his former girlfriend from Bulgaria, Habibe Ismail Emin in Paguera last week, was not inherently violent against women but had become unhinged after she left him.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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