Water, waste and energy management should be priorities of tourist taxation

Some hints to contribute to the current debate on the future implementation of Ecotax in the Balearic Islands.

Water is one of the environmental resources which needs to have public investment made with the utmost urgency and which has not seemed feasible until now. Also, the management of waste presents many problems as does the near total dependence on fossil fuels whose contaminated emssions are at a much higher level than the maximum allowed internationally. Continue reading Water, waste and energy management should be priorities of tourist taxation

Contract cancelled for the work to the Main Road of Menorca. The First Step Forward

The controversial project for building large roundabouts along the main road between Mahon and Ciutadella has been rejected formally. This was announced on 4th February by the Island Council (Consell Insular) by mutual agreement with the companies concerned and without having to make any compensation payments. Continue reading Contract cancelled for the work to the Main Road of Menorca. The First Step Forward

A return to rational land legislation

A greater part of the large urbanisation threats to the rural land of Menorca, gestating during the last few years, will not be easy to execute any longer. The Decree which was published on 13 January in the Government’s Official Report incorporates most of the demands made over the last few years in the campaigns for land conservation. And that is a victory for the people who were committed to rationalising the uses of rural countryside. Continue reading A return to rational land legislation

Menorca on foot, next sunday

Sunday 10 January, walking  from Cala en Porter to the megalithic tomb of Ses Roques Lises, considered the most ancient construction in Menorca and one of the best conserved in the Balearics. The walk will also visit Na Comerma de Sa Garita. This is organized in conjuction with the Cultural Department of the Consell Insular, to mark the start of the Sant Antoni festivities. Continue reading Menorca on foot, next sunday

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