Another controversy regarding the works on the main road of Menorca. The action for information that GOB organised on Friday 9 February outside the offices of the Consell Insular (the island governing council) raised some dust and brought up some questions. Continue reading The road, the timetable and the controversy (1)
[Translation of the post in isoladiminorca.com by Gloria Vanni]
When chance becomes necessity.
My connection with Carlos Coll Pons happened by chance, when I felt the need to delve into some of the reasons behind my choice to live in Menorca. Nature, climate, sea, quality of life, sustainability, protected environment are the factors that made me love it at first sight. My love then increased but you get to a point where you need other confirmations and answers. Continue reading A chat with Carlos Coll Pons, Chairman of GOB
The loss of the electricity connection between Mallorca and Menorca due to the breakup of the cable found to be in bad condition, gives us a scenario worse than anything we have had until now. It means that the two islands could cause even more pollution from energy production than before so it is urgent that the public and institutions react and demand clean energy. Continue reading Energy supply at a cross roads in Menorca
Many people wonder why some enormous tower blocks on the coast line such as for the hotels of Son Bou were authorized to be built. To the thinking of those days must be added the curious procedure of this case. GOB has consulted the original file and found interesting points. Continue reading The curious report on the hotels of Son Bou
GOB is calling for a meeting in front of the Consell Insular to discuss various aspects about the main road. The meeting will be on Friday 9 February at 11 am in the Plaça Biosfera in Mahon. Those people who are able to go will help to draw attention to some important questions on the matter. If you still have the SOS Menorca t-shirt, this will be a good opportunity to wear it. Continue reading Friday 9 February, action in front of the Consell Insular concerning the main road
[Translation of an interview to Carlos Coll in Diari Menorca]
Brakes should be applied to the increase in tourism
The new leader of the ecology association wants to give more publicity to its activities and to get other groups on the island involved.
From the bank to volunteering and from volunteering to the presidency of the well-established ecological association of Menorca. Carlos Coll Pons (1950, San Luis) has accepted the proposal of the assembly of GOB to succeed Jaume Obrador as its president. Although his past work does not have much in common with this new commitment, he is a cheerful chap from Sant Lluís and open to following the line of his predecessor and especially in promoting and publicising the number of activities carried out by the association. With dialogue and respect he deems it necessary to control the number of tourists visiting in peak season and to highlight those policies which preserve the island’s landscape. Continue reading Interview to our President Carlos Coll
As we explained in a former post, we sent a petition to the Balearic Government to allow checks at the Central Electricity Power Plant in Mahon.
Now you can sign this petition for a public control of the emissions: Continue reading Add your signature requesting public monitoring of the contaminating emissions in Menorca
As we mentioned in the last post, there is a project to refurbish the two hotels in Son Bou maintaining their height of 12 floors each.
We have started a campaign to ask Melia Hotels to reconsider the project. You may sign a letter to Meliá Hotels International SA, Department of Corporate Management to request it: Continue reading Add your signature to a letter to the Meliá Hotels to reduce their impact on Son Bou
GOB considers it an error of historic proportions to allow the continued existence of the huge hotels at Son Bou for some decades more. For this reason they have filed a written list of the alleged defects of the project to the Alaior Town Council. Continue reading A written list of defects regarding the hotels of Son Bou
Dear friends of GOB,
As the recently appointed President of GOB Menorca, I would like to thank you for the support you give to our organization. Continue reading Letter to GOB members, volunteers and partners