By John Smith •
Published: 06 Jul 2021 • 15:00
Cristiano Ronaldo and family
Enjoy reading a selection of the most recent news in brief from around Mallorca.
NOW that Portugal have been knocked out of the Euro 2020 finals, star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has told his twitter followers that he is spending some time in Mallorca with his partner and four children, making the most of the good weather and the clear water.
THE Balearics are one of the few Spanish communities which do not teach anything about the Islamic religion and this was to be rectified in 2020 but was postponed. Now, it has been decided to undertake test lessons in two or three parts of Mallorca from October.
IN keeping with many areas throughout Spain, there was a rally in the Plaza Mayor in Palma on July 5 to protest about the senseless homophobic murder of Samuel Luiz in A Coruña with an estimated turn-out of 500 people.
UNIMPRESSED by owner of the Hotel Artmadams pleas to allow the bright murals painted by Mallorcan artist Jose Luis Mesas to remain on the exterior of its walls, the Palma Council has announced that as the murals are unlicenced, it plans to order them removed.
The mural that will have to be removedCredit: Artmadams
JULY 3 saw the formal inauguration of the sculpture Heart Andritxol by Carlos Terroba in memory of those affected by Covid-19, in the Port of Andratx. The sculpture was presented by the association of artists Green Ou and is accompanied by a poem by Rosa Calafat.
DEIA Council has re-installed large colourful buoys in the water off of Sa Cala, in order to show the exclusive area for use by bathers and to protect the environment by stopping the concentration of pleasure boats near to the beach.
85 YEARS after their murders during the Spanish Civil War, the remains of five residents of Manacor were buried in Manacor Cemetery in the presence of family members. Thanks to DNA testing those finally buried with dignity were Francesca Llull, Francesca Salas, Miquel Palmer, Pere Llull and Antoni Alomar.
The remains at Manacor Cemetery prior to burialCredit: Manacor Council
Lack of police
THE Mayor of Santanyi Maria Pons is worried about the difficulty of recruiting Local Police officers due to the fact that the municipality is some 56 kilometres away from Palma and is a very pretty but rural town and young officers tend to apply for jobs in busier areas.
A CONFIRMED sighting of an example of the dangerous Asian wasp which was believed eradicated on Mallorca in 2020 has been recorded in Marratxi and the Balearic Species Protection Service asks that if anyone sees one to photograph it for identification purposes and send details to email@example.com.
IN a collaboration between Soller Council and the Balearic Association of Multiple Sclerosis (ABDEM) there will be a special swimathon at Platja d’en Repic in the port, between 10am and 2pm on Sunday July 11 where you can show your support or purchase a selection of the charity’s products.
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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.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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