Recent and interesting news in brief from across Mallorca

The Inca security board meeting

The Inca security board meeting Credit: Inca Council

Security Board
INCA Council has inaugurated a new local security board to review crime and security in the municipality and to discuss any matters that may be of concern. Taking part in the regular sessions will be representatives of the Council, Local Police and Guardia Civil.
True superyacht
AT 86 metres in length and able to take 12 guests in seven cabins, Aquijo, the world’s largest ketch and a true superyacht has been spotted in the waters around Mallorca. It was built in Holland and is owned by Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke.
AFTER last week calling for those born between 1962 and 1971 to register to receive the Covid-19 vaccination, the Ministry of Health has advised that it expects that age group to start to be inoculated before the beginning of June subject to availability of vaccine.
Flight offer
HAVING released some details of its new summer schedules covering 10,000 flights and promising to reveal new destinations shortly, Ryanair has cut a number of fares for flights up to the end of October but bookings must be made online by the evening of Thursday April 29.
Colon cancer
THE Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), will be at Binissalem market on Friday April 30, so that men and women may discover more about the screening of colon cancer, how it can be accessed in the municipality and what common symptoms present themselves.
Organic waste
THE collection of organic waste continues to be important to the Palma Council and during April, Emaya has place 127 brown containers in 16 Palma neighbourhoods and aims to continue with this so that by November a total of 470 of these bins will have been installed.
Circaire 2021
NOW in its sixth year, Circaire 2021 will take place in Alcudia, from April 30 to May 9, organised by the Bover Circus with the support of Alcudia Council. This year, the event pays tribute to female performers and 16 companies will present 21 performances.
Soller train
SUSPENDED since August 2020 due to damage to the track, it appears likely that the Soller train service will start running again in June although the timetable may have to be flexible depending about anticipated demand and any health restrictions in place.
Green light
VISITING Ibiza on April 28, British Ambassador, Hugh Elliott, explained that whilst the UK was in the process of deciding which countries would be treated as green light destinations for British holidaymakers, he could not confirm that the Balearics would be treated differently to mainland Spain.
Vaccine figures
BALEARIC Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez, has announced that the Islands expect to receive 79,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine next week of which half will be from AstraZeneca. She expects that with supplies from other manufacturers, the weekly May average will hit 100,000.

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