Balearic Islands news. April 21. A selection from the last seven days and upcoming items including another award for the Balearics. Published on Tuesdays.
Balearic isles voted among best in Europe
The four Balearic islands have been included among the best islands in Europe, voted for by TripAdvisor travellers.
Specifically, Mallorca occupies the 2nd place in the national rankings. Meanwhile, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera occupy the 6th, 7th and 8th places respectively.
The Balearic island of Mallorca, has also been recognised at European level taking 7th place in Europe and 2nd in Spain. Users report it “Muro beach, Can Picafort, and the Port of Alcudia, are one of the very appropriate for both children and older parts of Mallorca. There you will find hotels with all the amenities, pools, entertainment for children during the day and parents during the night.”
Once again travellers have recognized the Canary Island of Fuerteventura as one of the best islands in Europe, occupying the 5th position in Europe and 1st in Spain.
The national ranking is completed; Menorca in 6th place, with comments including: “Its waters are generally clean, transparent and of various blues. You can offer both one thing and another, depending on the tastes of those who visit us.”
Ibiza, which is in 7th place, is recommended with: “A tour of La Marina, the old fishing district of Ibiza town, in the harbor area, and ‘Dalt Vila’ city within the walls. I grew up in that area and it’s a truly wonderful addition to being declared a World Heritage Site. There are amazing views. “
Meanwhile, Formentera (8th) is described by a user as: “An easy island to travel alone, very relaxed people, good vibes and great to meet people. In the evening do not miss the Blue Bar, sunset in Pirata Bus Pirate and Cala Sahona. The island leaves you the choice to be alone or meet many people,dependant upon you.”
The Canary Island of Tenerife takes the 9th place in Europe and 3rd in Spain. Users commented on the website: “Tenerife has the highest mountain in Canarias (and all Spain), located in a national park volcanic environment. Beautiful mountain landscape, cultural-historical supply and a major tourist offering in the south of the island.” The national list also includes Lanzarote (4th), Gran Canaria (5th), La Palma (9th) and El Hierro (10th) in the Canary Islands.
Man hit by tram in Soller
A man received moderate injuries when he was by a train from Sóller in calle Concordia near Eusebio Estada in Palma. The convoy also ran over the victim’s dog, who died at the scene. The train service was interrupted for more than an hour, while medical teams evacuated the wounded man and his dead dog.
The incident occurred at approximately 8pm on April 21, at the intersection of calle Concordia with Tomás de Villanueva, near Eusebio Estada. Apparently the man was walking his dog and was wearing headphones, so when was crossing the tracks of Sóller he failed to hear the tram approaching. The tram’s driver braked, but could not avoid hitting him.
The train struck the pedestrian and ran over the animal. The man suffered a blow to the head and chest, while the animal suffered serious injuries that caused his death.
The tram was stopped, while emergency services arrived. The place was quickly attended by local police patrols, National Police and ambulances.
Although the man was covered in blood, the injuries appeared not to be serious. He was taken to a medical facility by ambulance.
The pet dog, meanwhile, lay on the floor until it was removed for municipal services.
Police conducted a visual inspection to try to determine the circumstances of the accident.
Hiker dies after fall
A 24 year old tourist died today after falling accidentally from a cliff in the Pas d’en Barona, Sóller.
The hiker was rescued by the Bombers de Mallorca and Civil Guard in critical condition and was urgently transferred by helicopter to Espases hospital where the staff tried in vain to save her.
The woman, a German national, was 24 and apparently accidentally fell off the cliff.
A total of 225 patients have waited more than six months for an operation. Another 1,410 have already exceeded two months waiting for a consultation with a specialist, according to the hospital Can Misses, which show that users are waiting longer than they did a year ago.
The surgical waiting list had increased in March by 20 per cent compared to the same time last year, from 1184-1415.
In addition, more patients waiting to enter the operating room (over 180 days) now account for 15.9 per cent of the total while in March 2014 it accounted for 11.4 per cent, which is an increase of 4.5 per cent.
At the end of March, 759 (53.63 per cent) people had been waiting less than three months, 309 (21.83 per cent) between 90 and 150 days and 122 (8.62 per cent) between 150 and 180 days.
This same situation occurs in the case of consultations with specialists, which has also increased by 20.4 per cent.
Manager of Health for Ibiza and Formentera, Ignasi Casas, recognized the increases, though he added that these increases correspond to just three or four services.
“Generalizing on this subject is dangerous,” said Casas, who noted that the accumulation of patients waiting for a query is caused by “different reasons”, organization, lack of staff … however, insisted that “most are non-priority patients.”
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