Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Ibiza

Chinese billionaire behind Alibaba group spotted cruising around Balearic Islands on luxury megayacht

CHINESE billionaire Jack Ma Yun, the founder of Alibaba group, has been spotted cruising around the Balearic Islands in his megayacht. The yacht, which is...

Spain’s Balearic Islands poised for radical overhaul in management of floods after exponential increase in rainfall

The Balearic government has been warned that flood episodes would remain a constant threat in the foreseeable future

How Spain’s Balearic Islands are clamping down on boozed up holidaymakers to focus on quality tourism

Excessive drinking by holidaymakers has long been a problem in the Balearic Islands, so much so that in January 2020, a new law was introduced to stamp out anti-social behaviour

Balearic Islands lead rankings for gender violence in Spain

According to the Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence, there were 1,574 reported cases in the Balearics, all of which were made by women

WANTED: Manhunt for two arsonists who poured petrol on forest and set it on fire in Spain’s Ibiza

Policia Local say on Sunday morning, two individuals poured a significant amount of gasoline onto land in Sa Talaia de Sant Antoni

EXPLAINER: Nightclubs finally given go ahead to reopen in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Earlier this month, the Association of DJs & Producers publicly vented their anger over the closure of nightclubs in the Balearic Islands

Once endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna is now thriving in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the most commercially valuable fish in the world which has led to the species being heavily overfished for decades

COVID restrictions set to be loosened for bars and restaurants across Spain’s Balearic Islands

It is expected that the capacity limit indoors will be increased to 75%

‘They have abandoned us’: Spain’s Balearic Islands plead for help to tackle ‘avalanche’ of migrant arrivals

At the beginning of the month, Formentera, the smallest of all the Balearic Islands, registered a record number of migrants, with almost 150 arriving in just three days

Spain’s Balearic Islands make firm commitment to fight climate change

This week, the minister for energy and climate change travelled to international conference to reaffirm the Balearics commitment to the environment

Spain’s Balearic Islands see holiday bookings boom with end of COVID-19 traffic light system

HOLIDAY bookings to the Balearic Islands have boomed since the UK government scrapped the travel traffic light system and pre-departure tests for vaccinated holidaymakers.  The traffic...

MBE awarded doctor works tirelessly with UK government to dramatically reduce British balconing deaths in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The Olive Press talks to a Mallorca based surgeon who has worked tirelessly to reduce balconing deaths among British nationals

David Lynch and Pharrell Williams team up to open nightclub and beach restaurant in Spain’s Ibiza

While the artsy club and cocktail bar is something to behold, these peculiarities have been teamed up by a Balearic-themed restaurant

‘Poor pay and working conditions’: Ambulances go on strike across Spain’s Balearic Islands

Those working in the sector say their salaries have been frozen for more than three years and that they do not reflect the current reality of the health service

Joy as Europe’s most critically endangered seabird spotted nesting off coast of Spain’s Ibiza

Environmentalists confirmed that at least 10 pairs of the Balearic Shearwater were seen nesting on the islet of Es Vedranell

Passengers panic over ‘funny smell’ delaying flight from Spain’s Ibiza to Manchester

The airline later said the commotion was down to a 'nervous' flyer

Ibiza loosens restrictions as airport revealed as ONLY one in Spain to recover pre-COVID-19 traffic this summer

From Wednesday September 15, social interactions between people that do not live together can take place at night

‘Their days are numbered’: Scientist warns that Posidonia will completely disappear in Spain’s Balearic Islands

In a report for the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), oceanographer Biel Jorda predicts that the species is in grave threat of disappearing despite EU legislation to protect it

British man faces 18 years in jail over death of club promoter who suffered catastrophic head injuries in Spain’s...

Harry Kingsland, from Shirley, Solihull, suffered catastrophic head injuries in the incident in San Antonio in 2018

BOILING POINT: Fury over closure of nightclubs in Spain’s Ibiza as infamous closing parties may be ruled out this...

The Association of DJs & Producers in Ibiza and Formentera (DIPEF) have criticised the Balearic government for prohibiting nightclubs from opening for more than two years

Drunk skipper investigated in death of passenger mowed down and killed by ferry in Spain’s Ibiza

A Guardia Civil investigation has since found that not only was the boat travelling without its lights on but that the skipper also made an illegal manoeuvre

EXPLAINER: Change to requirements for national travellers arriving to Spain’s Balearic Islands

From this Thursday, September 9, national passengers will no longer need to complete the once mandatory coronavirus safety form if they can present their COVID-19 passport

World’s second largest sailboat measuring 140m long arrives in Spain’s Ibiza

Passengers are offered 10-day itineraries that can cost between a cool €6,700 and €12,200

EGG-TASTIC! Incredible ‘fried egg jellyfish’ spotted off coast of Spain’s Formentera

The species literally looks like an egg cracked into water and can can up to 35cm in diameter

EXPLAINER: Two new major rule changes in COVID-19 restrictions for Spain’s Balearic Islands

These new measures will come into force from midnight and stay in place until they are reviewed on Monday, September 13

Spain’s Balearic Islands will host five families from Afghanistan amid looming ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

The new arrivals will stay in two of the government's dedicated hostels for refugees in Mallorca which are run by the Red CrossThe new arrivals will stay in two of the government's dedicated hostels for refugees in Mallorca which are run by the Red Cross

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