Monday, March 27, 2017

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Households and businesses in Ibiza will have fibre optic connections during 2015

Households and businesses on the island will have fibre optics in 2015. This was announced this morning by the Minister for New Technologies of the Consell Insular, Vicent Roig, accompanied by the commercial director of Telefónica in the Balearics, Arantxa Doncel. During the first quarter of next year coverage will extend to various areas of the municipalities of Vila, Santa …

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The National Police monitor the UIB headquarters following anonymous threats

The National Police has sent two of its agents to monitor the entrance to the grounds of the ex-Military Comandancia, the current headquarters of the Universitat de les Illes Balears. This guard, which will be present throughout the day, adds to the measures the university has already taken to increase security. Effectively there will be three personnel present, morning and …

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Appointments for the ITV delayed for up to four months

The Consell d’Eivissa continue to work on the obstacles and legal problems that arose during the process of outsourcing the Vehicle Inspection service (ITV), according to the Minister for Industry & Commerce, Vicent Roig. The legal problems centre on regional level regulations that prevent management of the ITV by an administrative concession service. “We continue working on it, but it …

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Appointments for the ITV delayed for up to four months

The Consell d’Eivissa continue to work on the obstacles and legal problems that arose during the process of outsourcing the Vehicle Inspection service (ITV), according to the Minister for Industry & Commerce, Vicent Roig. The legal problems centre on regional level regulations that prevent management of the ITV by an administrative concession service. “We continue working on it, but it …

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Civil Protection warn of strong winds on land and on the islands’ coasts

The Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies of the Ministry of the Interior warned yesterday that Zaragoza, Castellón, Tarragona, Girona and the Balearics, would experience onshore winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour today, while Catalonia and the Balearic Islands should expect strong coastal winds. According to the predictions of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), heavy rains are …

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Police are investigating the appearance of bullets at two schools in Eivissa

The National Police of Eivissa are investigating the appearance of pistol bullets at two schools in Eivissa during this week. Moreover, a college of the University of the Balearic Islands also reported that similar bullets had been found “on the stairs” of the campus. Apparently they are all very similar to those found inside a NATO bag with a threatening, …

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Football fan dies as hooligans fight at Altético Madrid match

How radical Deportivo de La Coruña soccer fans got hold of tickets to the match against Atlético Madrid was one of the big unknowns about Sunday’s violent confrontation between hardcore ultra gangs from the two teams that left one man dead and a dozen injured. It was the main reason why neither police nor the National Anti-violence Commission were able …

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“Urgent and immediate” repair of the Talamanca sewage outlet requested

The Sub-committee on Planning of the Ayuntamiento de Vila, created to find a solution to the problems caused by the sewage outlet near to Talamanca beach, met today for the first time and agreed to urge the Balearic Ministry of the Environment and the Agència Balear de l’Aigua i la Qualitat Ambiental (Abaqua) for the “urgent and immediate” replacement of …

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The storms cause havoc on the coast

Storms and high winds in the Pitiüses have caused havoc around the coast, with several boats breaking free from their moorings and left stranded on the beaches. In addition, establishments with outdoor furniture suffered badly during the first winter storm to rage across the islands. Many had to recover their furniture from the sea. The storm continued throughout Saturday, but …

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Mar Blava and Greenpeace deliver 150,000 signatures against oil surveys

Representatives of Greenpeace and the Alliance Mar Blava delivered 150,000 signatures collected against oil exploration in the Balearics to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in Madrid, on Friday. Mar Blava, the environmental organisation, said in a statement that it has asked the Ministry for the environmental impact report on the proposed oil exploration off the coast of Ibiza …

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