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Ryan Air to Strike

The cabin crews of Ryan Air have called for a strike on July 25 and 26. The decision was taken yesterday in Brussels after a meeting of Spanish, Portugese and Belgian trade union representatives. The decision will be added to the strike already called for by a group of Irish pilots on July 12.

Union sources said that 75 percent of the workforce is paid only for flying hours, which caused cabin crew tremendous insecurity and job instability.

Drug Bust at Hairdresser Shop

The National police have arrested two men who allegedly ran a major illegal drugs business from a hairdresser’s premises.

The hairdressers in Can Pastilla seemed to be a busy commercial concern but sharp eyed neighbours observed that people left the premises without seeming to have their hair cut.

Police were called in and arrested two men and seized 17 kg of hashish and some 18000 Euros in cash.

Arsonists Strike Again

Arsonists have been at work again, this time in s’Arenal de Llucmajor.  Two fires were started at the same time, one destroyed a car that was parked close to the garbage container.  It is allegedly another fire caused by one or more arsonists continuing the outbreak of fires over the last few months.

Neighbours attempted to extinguish the blazes but the Fire Service took over and completed the task.

In recent months intentional blazes have destroyed dozens of garbage containers in Palma causing large financial losses.

 

Hoteliers Concerned Over Tourist Accidents

Hoteliers in Palma Nova and Magaluf are deeply concerned at the number of accidents to tourists in the area, particularly falls from balconies.

There have been considerably more incidents this year than last.

The hoteliers have asked the authorities to clarify the extent to which these incidents were drug or alcohol related.

Illegal Gambling Operation Concludes

The last of a lengthy series of inspections by the Gaming Control Service concluded in Calvia yesterday.

The authority has inspected 150 gambling premises during the operation – Dolphin 1 – which focused on tourist areas.

So far, they have recorded 42 offences with one of them ending in the closure of the premises.

One of the main purposes of the operation was to prevent customers being lured from legal gambling activities into illegal ones.

Drug Smuggler Gets Six Years

A Camaronian drug smuggler has been sentenced to six years in jail for importing a kilo of heroin hidden in his body into Mallorca.

Intercepted by the Civil Guard at Palma airport, he refused x-ray examination and was detained and eventually the drugs were discovered.

Along with the drugs was a substantial sum of cash, several mobile phones and airline tickets.

Beach Thieves Arrested

National police have arrested seven people during a crackdown on beach thefts.

The move came as part of a campaign of increased police surveillance of tourist hotspots.

The thieves, three Spanish and four Eastern European in origin, struck while tourists on the Playa de Palma were bathing or sleeping on the beach, thieving their wallets and cash from backpacks.

Apartment fire in Palma

A fire in a block of apartments in Indioteria in Palma yesterday saw the local fire services battling a substantial blaze for over an hour.

The fire began in the laundry room of the apartment and spread to the kitchen.

The residents of the block vacated the building having alerted the fire department.

There were no injuries, but considerable damage occurred to the building.

Local Unemployment Falls

Figures released by the Secretary of State for commerce and Industry yesterday show a fall in unemployment in the Balearics of 6.3 percent over last year.

Spain overall recorded the lowest unemployment figures since May 2008.

Several sectors recorded a fall in unemployment, especially the service sector.

Brit Teenager Injured in Fall

A teenage British tourist in hospital after he fell from a fifth floor balcony in Magaluf at about 1.30 this morning.

He was attended by the emergency services and transferred to the intensive care unit at Son Espasses hospital.

According to civil Guard which has begun an investigation, the young man accidentally ran through the window of his hotel room.

A few hours earlier in the same district, another young man died when he fell from his third floor balcony.