Thursday, April 27, 2017

Infrastructure

Drive Right

Driving is the easiest way to get around Ibiza and access its best beaches and attractions. It is also one of the quickest ways to come to grief on the island, if you’re not careful. Each season has its challenges: flooded roads during winter rain, jam-packed motorways in summer. With Ibiza getting more crowded every year it is increasingly important …

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Madrid approves an airfield for Santa Eulalia

The Ministry of the Environment has reported favourably on the environmental impact of the proposed construction and operation of an airfield for ultra-light aircraft at a farm 2.5 kilometers from Santa Eulalia town centre. However, the project still lacks the approval of the State Aviation Safety Agency. In addition, the Consell de Ibiza has to approve the project, because it …

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Movistar offer the slowest connection to Netflix users

Netflix, the online streaming content provider, has released a ranking of Spanish telecoms companies based on the broadband speeds available when users connect to the entertainment service. The ranking list focuses on prime time (8pm to 11pm, according to the US-based company), and shows that Movistar offered the slowest average connection speeds, out of seven companies analysed over the course …

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‘Road chaos’ in and around Jesús really begins next Wednesday

The Consell de Ibiza have announced that next Wednesday (November 18th) the road from the Muebles La Fábrica roundabout to the village of Jesús will be closed to traffic for 45 days, forcing drivers to take alternative routes to reach Jesus. The works will start on Wednesday and have a maximum deadline of five months! Throughout this time, they will …

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Part of Sant Joan road closed for this winter’s entensive renovation

The Consell hope to get the work done “as quickly as possible” in order that the entire project is completed before the starting of the 2016 season. The stretch of the road to Sant Joan (C-733) that has been closed to traffic today runs between kilometer 8 (rotonda de los Cazadores) and kilometer 10.6 (Trull d’en Vic). Access is now …

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The Balearics lead a Spanish house price surge of 4%, the biggest year-on-year rise since 2007

Spanish house prices surged 4.2% in the second quarter of the year compared with the previous three month period, according to figures released today by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Year-on-year, the recent numbers represent a 4% rise in real estate prices. This is the biggest increase since 2007, just before the beginning of the global economic crisis and the subsequent …

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A very wet day in Ibiza

There was chaos on the roads again today as a storm again forced the closure of the highway to the airport, where a car was trapped in the water. The inner ring road ground to a halt when water reached the level of the pavements causing massive delays, as our tourists looked up at the sky and decided to go …

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The crematorium of Santa Eulalia will be operational from October

A crematorium will finally be a reality on Ibiza. Santa Eulalia will be the first municipality to provide this service, which will solve the problem and the cost of moving the deceased to Mallorca or the Peninsula for cremation. The Ayuntamiento of Santa Eulalia has today approved the license for the VFV Group to begin work on the crematorium building …

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Uber attempts comeback in Spain with takeout delivery service

After a high-profile campaign by taxi drivers, in December a judge ordered ride-sharing and taxi app Uber to cease operations in Spain, while the courts investigated whether the US firm’s activities constituted unfair competition. But it seems that Uber was undeterred by the legal wrangling, and has launched a new Spanish service called Uber Eats, which customers can use to …

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