By John Smith • 10 March 2021 • 18:12
Emergency services rushed to contain the fire
Credit: Bombers de Mallorca
A SERIOUS fire broke out on a boat moored in the Can Picafort marina on March 10 which saw emergency services called out with the area closed by the Guardia Civil in order to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze and for the rescue of one person who fell into the water.
ONE of the world’s most luxurious superyachts, the Lady Moura has returned to Palma for a few days after spending the winter in Alicante. Built in 1990 it is owned by 82-year-old Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid a Saudi millionaire.
PALMA Council wants to see an extension of the Balearic Government programme which allows for the temporary takeover of empty properties owned by banks and corporate investors. The concept is that these properties are then rented to those with low incomes in need of social housing.
AFTER having to cancel completely in 2020, the popular Mallorca 312 bike race has had to postpone its planned April event, due to difficulties still being experienced by athletes and visitors in attending. The new proposed date will be October 24 but this is subject to the state of the pandemic.
THE plan by the Palma Council to pedestrianize certain narrow streets in the city centre continues to receive objections and now seven neighbourhood associations have added their opposition by sending a joint letter to the council saying that this would be a pointless exercise that would not benefit residents.
TESTS are now being undertaken to see whether it will be appropriate to use drones with cameras and infrared sensors over the beaches of Mallorca to measure compliance with social distancing and other pandemic restrictions.
Helping the young
MONEY and furniture have been donated by La Caixa Foundation to the Amiticia Association which is based in Mallorca and offers assistance to the vulnerable in society.
Focusing on children and their families as well as those with disabilities, the Association is a non-profit entity that responds to a social demand that promotes the social inclusion of groups and their families.
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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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