As I write it seems that the PP will definitely have the upper hand in the Balearic government but horse-trading’ in places like Calvia is still going on but I believe the PP will be the eventual winners there too.
As you will now probably know Palma is one of the last four candidates for the Americas Cup. Excellent news and further good news that it is one of the stronger candidates- take my word for it!
The good news is that a recently conducted opinion poll indicated that almost everyone feels that the PP are more sympathetic to the marine industry.
Thanks to all of you who replied to the questionnaire.
Some other good news was the result of Mike Wood’s appeal against his 10 years sentence.
Not completely vindicated but judging by the famous ‘plane spotters’ story this is par for the course as regards the Greek legal system.
As promised in previous editions we have published details of the ‘D’ and ‘B1’ U.S. entry visas.
News on these gets to me from the U.S. that the immigration authorities are following the letter of the law and it is definitely inadvisable just to ‘rock up’ without sorting out the necessary paperwork- you have been warned!
On the local scene it looks very much on the cards that we will soon see the start of marina expansions (unlikely new marinas).
ANADE are asking for 5,000 more.
Their interesting new request for ‘controlled anchorages’ seems sensible with so many visiting yachts in the Summer except that the experiment last year in the bay of Pollensa didn’t seem to work. I’ll try to get further details of this project to hopefully report in the next issue.
The season has taken off now and positive vibes from many quarters are being received- have a good one!