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Formentera Island Boosts Bus Services for Summer

News Roundup The Consell Insular de Formentera has announced an increase in bus frequencies to improve land connectivity on the island during the summer season. Autocars Paya, the bus service provider, will be increasing the number of trips on several bus lines, including L1, L2, and L7. In addition, a new night bus line, N6, […]

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Exciting Lineup Revealed for Sant Jaume Festival

News Roundup The Consell de Formentera has presented the activities organized to celebrate the festival of Sant Jaume, which will feature performances by Macaco and Ressonadors as the main highlights, from July 24th to July 25th. The program runs from July 20th to July 27th and includes various activities for all ages. 5 Things You […]

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Presidente del Consell Insular anuncia medidas revolucionarias

News Roundup SOS Vivienda Formentera representatives met with the President of Consell Insular, Llorenç Córdoba, to address the housing crisis on the island. During the meeting, Córdoba proposed several measures to gradually open up the residential rental market. These measures include conducting inspections in historical urban areas and converting nearby buildings into studios for essential […]

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Inspiring artist captures the battle of cancer

News Roundup A new art exhibition titled “Et regale el meu temps” by artist Marga Cano is being held at the Sala d’Exposicions ‘Ajuntament Vell’ de Formentera from July 10th to July 22nd. The exhibition showcases Cano’s vision of life and her experiences with cancer and motherhood. 5 Things You Need To Know 1. The […]

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House Prices Skyrocket by 5.5% in Balearic Islands

News Roundup A recent report from housing portal Idealista shows that the average price of used housing in the Balearic Islands has increased by 5.5% in the second quarter of this year, reaching 3,954 euros per square meter. 5 Things You Need To Know – The price of used housing in the Balearic Islands rose […]

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Government Takes Action to Improve Waste Collection Service

News Roundup The president of the Consell de Formentera, Llorenç Córdoba, and the first vice president and councilor for Mobility and Environmental Management, Verónica Castelló, met this morning with the person in charge of Prezero, the company awarded the waste collection, street cleaning, and beach cleaning service. The purpose of the meeting was to assess […]

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Unmissable July Activities for Young People in Formentera

News Roundup The Casal de Joves de Formentera has presented its recreational offer for young people on the island for the month of July. The activities include karaoke, manga drawing workshops, table football championship, movie screenings, pajama party, fruit popsicle making workshop, live music concert, and water games. 5 Things You Need To Know 1. […]

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Shocking announcement: Formentera deputy guarantees stable government!

News Roundup The president of the Consell and Member of Parliament for Formentera, Llorenç Córdoba, announced his support for Marga Prohens of the People’s Party (PP) to become the president of the Balearic Government. Córdoba believes that this will allow the PP to have a stable government without the need for support from other political […]

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Shocking News: Formentera Violates Competition Rules!

News Roundup El Consell Insular de Formentera will send all the requested information to the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) regarding the regulations and criteria for distributing authorizations in the Formentera.eco project for this summer. 5 Things You Need To Know – The CNMC has requested information from the Consell Insular de Formentera […]

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Groundbreaking Fashion Show to Change Lives Forever

News Roundup The Consell de Formentera aims to promote the inclusion of disabled individuals in the job market through the XV Pasarela de Formentera, starting this Friday at 22:00 in the village of es Pujols. The event will feature the participation of the Diver Gent Association, a group created four months ago to support families […]

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Shocking Investigation Reveals Start Point of Devastating Fire

News Roundup Specialists in fire investigation from the Criminalistics Laboratory of the Civil Guard were able to safely enter the interior of the rented car warehouse that was burned on May 20 in Formentera to carry out the first visual inspection. 5 Things You Need To Know The experts have identified the point where the […]

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Formentera Island to Crack Down on Illegal Parking

News Roundup The Consell Insular de Formentera will begin monitoring parking in the urban area of sa Roqueta starting from Saturday, July 1st. 5 Things You Need To Know – The area of sa Roqueta is located within the Parc Natural de ses Salines and currently has unregulated vehicle access. – The Consell Insular de […]

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Biologist’s groundbreaking project saving the world’s oceans

News Roundup A biologist named Manu San Félix has presented a new initiative called ‘Be Blue’ in collaboration with the Vellmarí Association and Insotel Marine Group. This project aims to collect and germinate posidonia seeds to restore deteriorated seabeds in the Balearic Islands and other Mediterranean areas. San Félix has already planted around 3,000 posidonia […]

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Government takes action to improve waste management services

News Roundup The president of the Insular Council of Formentera, Llorenç Córdoba, and the first vice-president and councillor for Mobility and Environmental Management, Verónica Castelló, met this morning with the representative of the company Prezero in Formentera. The company was awarded the contract for waste collection, street cleaning, beach conservation, maintenance of green areas, and […]

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Island President Takes Charge of Government Competencies

News Roundup The president of the Formentera Island Council, Llorenç Córdoba, has signed a decree granting powers to members of the government team. As well as being president of the institution, Córdoba will also be responsible for the Ministry of Primary Sector and Coast. Among his duties will be representing the council, coordinating its activities, […]

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Why Formentera’s Police Force is Making Headlines

News Roundup The Consell de Formentera, a local government body in Spain, has announced that it has made structural reinforcements to the night shift of the Local Police to ensure 24-hour service. The council acknowledges the difficulty of maintaining a constant police presence on the island due to a small staff, but emphasizes the importance […]

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Models with diverse abilities take over Formentera fashion show

News Roundup La Pasarela de Moda de Formentera Adds Message of Inclusion and Equality 5 Things You Need To Know – The fashion show in Formentera, Spain, known as La Pasarela de Moda, is adding a message of inclusion and equality to its 15th edition. – The show will feature models from the Diver Gent […]

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Unveiling the Hidden Artistic Talents of Chano

News Roundup: DJ Chano showcases his artistic talent in his first public exhibition 5 Things You Need To Know: – Juan A. Pardos Vidal, also known as DJ Chano, is displaying his artistic side in a public exhibition at the Centro Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’ in Sant Francesc. – Chano, who has been living on the […]

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Firefighters save the day! Massive forest fire averted

News Roundup Rapid intervention by Formentera firefighters prevented a wildfire from spreading to a nearby wooded area yesterday afternoon. The fire started in a ravine on the path of es Mal Pas and could have become much larger if not for the quick response. The fire was under control within ten minutes of the firefighters’ […]

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Learn to Serve Alcohol Responsibly and Reduce Risks

News Roundup: The Department of Social Welfare of Formentera has organised a course on responsible alcohol dispensation and risk reduction for all staff working in music and dance venues. The course will be free and will take place at the department’s training room, near Sant Francesc. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the […]

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Autonomous Deputy’s Surprise Decision Grants Conservative Presidency

News Roundup: The Formentera regional deputy, from the Sa Unió coalition (PP and Compromís), signed a legislature agreement with the Balearic Islands’ PP last Tuesday, in exchange for their crucial vote for conservative candidate Marga Prohens to be invested as president of the government this afternoon in the Parliament, thanks to the support of Formentera. […]

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Unprecedented Turnout Expected at Formentera’s Urban Mile!

News Roundup 5 Things You Need To Know Formentera will host the 38th edition of the Milla Urbana+5 km des Pujols this Sunday, July 16. The event has around 50 registered athletes, but it is expected that 30 more will sign up on the day of the race. The race will consist of a mile […]

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Worrying Conditions and Neglected Services: Charter Industry Concerned

News Roundup Pime associates in Formentera’s nautical charter sector have expressed their concerns about the conditions that will apply once the extensions expire and the 30-year concessions for the marinas at the port of Formentera are granted. They fear that the economic offer will prevail over other requirements in the granting of concessions, which would […]

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You Won’t Believe What They Found on Formentera’s Beach!

News Roundup La Policía Local de Formentera dismantled a significant clandestine point of sale for consumer products, mainly alcoholic beverages, on Cavall d’en Borràs beach, within the Natural Park, informs the Consell. 5 Things You Need To Know – The Local Police of Formentera uncovered a clandestine point of sale for illegal products, mainly alcoholic […]

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Mind-blowing Decrease in Unemployment: Balearic Islands’ Success!

News Roundup A recent report reveals a significant decrease in unemployment rates in the Balearic Islands, particularly in Ibiza and Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know – Ibiza and Formentera experienced a record low in unemployment rates in June, with Ibiza having 2,345 unemployed individuals and Formentera having only 89. – The unemployment rate […]

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Office Chaos: Long Queues and No Air Conditioning!

News Roundup: Summary: This article reports on the challenges faced by a post office in Formentera, Spain. The office has been experiencing technical difficulties and is short-staffed, leading to long queues and delays in service. The situation has been exacerbated by an influx of citizens seeking to vote by mail. Despite efforts to address the […]

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Naval Sector in Formentera in Crisis: Angry and Dissatisfied

News Roundup This article discusses the discontent and anger within the nautical sector of Formentera due to the crisis they are experiencing this season, which they attribute to misguided measures by the Balearic Port Authority (APB) and the previous island council. The lack of services and high prices for mooring spaces have led many customers […]

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Breaking: Heatwave crisis at Formentera Hospital finally resolved!

News Roundup A new air conditioning unit is being installed in the Hospital de Formentera after one of the existing units broke down, causing intense heat in certain areas of the building. 5 Things You Need To Know – The Hospital de Formentera has been experiencing intense heat due to one of the air conditioning […]

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This Artist’s Powerful Exhibition Will Take You to the Holocaust

News Roundup: This article highlights the exhibition titled ‘Lieu de mémoire’ by painter Helena Belzer, which showcases her works. The exhibition is curated by Manolo Oya and will be on display until August 5th. The opening was well attended and the artwork focuses on the Holocaust. 5 Things You Need To Know: 1. Helena Belzer’s […]

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Shocking Near-Drowning Incident: French Man Rescued by Helicopter

News Roundup A French man, around 63 years old, has been admitted to the hospital in Ibiza after nearly drowning while swimming at Migjorn beach in Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know: – A French man, approximately 63 years old, was rushed to Can Misses hospital in Ibiza after a near-drowning incident at Migjorn […]

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Government Official Visits Island – Promises Action!

News Roundup A summary of the article on the visit of Juan Manuel Lafuente, the Balearic Minister of the Sea and Water Cycle, to Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know – Juan Manuel Lafuente visited Formentera and met with the Association of affected people by the coastal delimitation of the island and the Association […]

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Formentera teens set for windsurfing world championship

News Roundup The Real Federación Española de Vela has announced that three young windsurfers from Formentera, Hugo Colomar, Mia Berazategui, and Gala Fornés, will be participating in the sub-15 windsurfing world championship in Quiberon, France. 5 Things You Need To Know – Hugo Colomar, Mia Berazategui, and Gala Fornés, all from Formentera, will represent Spain […]

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German Artist Finds Inspiration in Formentera Home

News Roundup Helena Belzer, a German artist, arrived in Formentera in 1967 and lived there for two years. She had previously visited Ibiza in 1961 and became acquainted with the art scene there. Belzer later settled in Formentera, where she currently resides and creates art. In an exhibition called ‘Lieu de Memoire’, Belzer showcases her […]

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Ibicenco Legend Takes Charge of SD Formentera

News Roundup: Ibiza’s Maikel Romero, a well-known figure in the club, has taken on the responsibility of coaching the SD Formentera football team. In an interview, he discusses his role as a coach, the new signings, and the atmosphere within the team. Romero, who previously played for Formentera, reflects on his experience and expresses ambition […]

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Amazing Rescue: 13 Migrants Saved Just Miles from Formentera!

News Roundup Salvamento Marítimo rescues 13 Maghreb migrants from a boat near Formentera 5 Things You Need To Know Salvamento Marítimo rescued 13 Maghreb migrants from a boat near Formentera The emergency call for help came from the boat itself and was reported to Salvamento Marítimo through the emergency phone line The rescue operation was […]

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Shocking Discovery: Migrants Found Stranded on Spanish Beach!

News Roundup: Summary: A group of 17 migrants, all from Senegal, arrived on a beach in Formentera, Spain. Damián Solé, a worker at a beach concession stand, discovered them and called the authorities. While waiting for help to arrive, Solé requested assistance from a nearby hotel, which provided food and drinks. The migrants were tired […]

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Mind-Blowing Exhibition: Step into the Blue Roots!

News Roundup An exhibition titled “Arrels en blau” by artist Eva Parey will be held at the Sala de l’Ajuntament Vell from August 8th to 19th. The collection features large-format cyanotype prints created from negatives of photographs taken in Formentera between 2009 and 2023. The narrative revolves around the sense of human rootedness and the […]

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Shocking Arrest in Paradise: Local Police Nabs Sexual Offender!

News Roundup The Formentera Local Police recently detained an Italian man with a European arrest warrant for sexual crimes. The man will be extradited to Italy to face charges for his alleged involvement in serious offenses against sexual freedom and integrity. 5 Things You Need To Know A man with an arrest warrant for sexual […]

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Man miraculously survives 2-meter fall at Formentera cliffs

News Roundup An individual was injured after falling from a height of approximately two meters on the cliffs of Punta Gavina, Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know A man fell from a height of about two meters on the cliffs of Punta Gavina, Formentera, resulting in his injury. The difficult access to the area […]

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Unregulated Boat Invasion in Protected Natural Park

News Roundup Dozens of unauthorized boats have been anchoring in s’Estany des Peix for weeks, ignoring the regulations that govern temporary anchoring and the legal regime of mooring facilities in this protected natural area. This regulation, which is currently in the process of being finalized, has been formulated to ensure environmental protection in the area, […]

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Government’s Inaction Causes Chaos in Formentera’s Natural Area

News Roundup Formentera Socialists express concern over the lack of control in the regulated anchoring in s’Estany des Peix area. 5 Things You Need To Know The Formentera Council implemented a regulation for anchoring in s’Estany des Peix. The current government is being criticized for not properly enforcing the regulation, causing chaos and dissatisfaction among […]

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Massive Yacht Fire: Dramatic Rescue of 17 People!

News Roundup A yacht caught on fire off the coast of Formentera, Spain, and sank completely after several failed attempts to extinguish the flames. 5 Things You Need To Know – A large yacht caught fire and began sinking off the coast of Formentera, Spain. Seventeen people on board, including five crew members and twelve […]

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Luxury yacht goes up in flames and sinks!

News Roundup A luxurious 27-meter long yacht named ‘Irmao’ caught fire and sank off the coast of Formentera. The yacht, built by Astondoa in 1996, underwent a complete refurbishment in 2020, resulting in functional and aesthetic enhancements. 5 Things You Need To Know – ‘Irmao’ was a 27-meter long luxury yacht built by Astondoa and […]

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45 chefs from 16 countries compete for ‘world’s best paella’ title

News Roundup The International Paella Contest in Sueca, Valencia will have 45 participants from 16 different countries who will compete for the title of ‘best paella in the world’. Among the participants, there will be a restaurant from Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know There will be 45 participants from 16 different countries competing […]

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You won’t believe these stunning Northern-inspired paintings!

News Roundup A new art exhibition titled “Mestral, pintures amb aire del nord” by Cynthia Díaz will be held at the ‘Ajuntament Vell’ exhibition hall, featuring a collection of acrylics and watercolors with an impressionist and colorful style, according to the Consell de Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know – The exhibition showcases the […]

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Shocking: 90 migrants intercepted in Baleares, some missing

News Roundup: A patera carrying 11 Maghrebi individuals arrived at Sa Punta in Ibiza. They were in apparent good health and were attended to by the Local Police and Guardia Civil. Another patera may have also arrived in Formentera, with five individuals spotted near La Mola. Two more individuals were found in the port of […]

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Shocking Accident Leaves Spanish Teen Fighting for Life

**News Roundup** A 17-year-old Spanish teenager from Formentera is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident with a car. The incident occurred at 7 pm on Tuesday on the road from La Mola to Sant Ferran, near where another accident resulting in a fatality occurred the day before. **5 Things You Need To Know** 1. […]

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Groundbreaking Day in Ibiza’s Healthcare: New Imaging Technology

**News Roundup** Sanidad de Ibiza y Formentera has made history by offering the PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography) scan for the first time on the islands. This new service, provided by Clínica Vila Parc, allows for the early detection and treatment of various diseases, particularly cancer. The PET-CT scan combines two technologies to provide both […]

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Formentera to Remove Free Bus Transportation Starting September

News Roundup El Consell Insular de Formentera to remove bus fare discounts starting from September 1st, with only certain groups still eligible for free transportation. 5 Things You Need To Know – Beginning September 1st, the Consell Insular de Formentera will no longer offer free bus transportation for the general public. – Only individuals under […]

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Miraculous Recovery! Teen Motorcyclist Survives Horrific Accident

News Roundup A 17-year-old young person who was involved in a motorcycle accident with a car in Formentera is recovering well, according to reports from the Health Department of Ibiza and Formentera. The victim, who was transferred to Son Espases Hospital in Mallorca, will be discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday and […]

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Shocking Decision: Free Bus Passes Withdrawn From September

News Roundup 5 Things You Need To Know – The Minister of Mobility of the Formentera Council, Verónica Castelló, stated that the free passes and multi-trip tickets approved by the central government in the 2023 budget were intended for recurring travelers to attract users, however, they are currently being given to all service users, regardless […]

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Revolutionary PET-TC scan now available in Ibiza!

News Roundup A new medical service, PET-TC, has been introduced in Ibiza and Formentera, allowing for the detection and treatment of various diseases, particularly cancer. Previously, patients had to travel to Palma or the mainland for this service. The PET-TC combines two technologies, PET and CT, to provide detailed imaging of the body’s metabolic activity. […]

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Shocking Proposal: Who Should Really Handle Irregular Immigrant Boats

News Roundup The Government of Formentera will propose to the Delegation of the Government of the Balearic Islands that they take care of the boats that arrive with irregular immigrants on the coast, as it falls under their responsibility. According to the government, these boats are often abandoned or stranded on the beaches, causing an […]

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Open Enrollment for Music and Dance School!

News Roundup: Matriculation period for the School of Music and Dance opens for both returning and new students. Applications can be submitted online or in person. 5 Things You Need To Know: 1. Matriculation period for the School of Music and Dance will be open from Friday, June 1st to Wednesday, June 6th. 2. Returning […]

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Man Arrested as Suspected Captain of Risky Boat Journey

News Roundup A man suspected of being the captain of a fishing boat that arrived in Formentera with 18 people on board has been arrested by the National Police of Ibiza. The migrants traveled in a fishing boat rather than a conventional vessel, and the journey was very risky due to the limited space. The […]

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Breaking: Funding secured for Art Fair 2023!

News Roundup A conveniency agreement has been signed by the President of the Insular Council of Formentera, Llorenç Córdoba, and the representative of the Association of Artists of Formentera, Maribel Escandell, for the promotion of the Autumn Art Fair 2023. 5 Things You Need To Know – The Insular Council will contribute a maximum of […]

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The Ultimate Sunset Concert Experience: Free Flamenco Jazz!

News Roundup A free flamenco jazz concert took place on a private boat in the Parque Natural de ses Salines in Formentera, with around 100 people in attendance. 5 Things You Need To Know – The concert was announced on social media and took place at sunset on Thursday. – The event featured four flamenco […]

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Stunning Photographic Journey Explores the Solitude of Women

News Roundup The ‘Ajuntament Vell’ exhibition hall will host the photography exhibition ‘Insuladas’ by artist Irene Larrañaga from September 4th to 16th. The exhibition features portraits and landscapes of women living in solitude on the island of Formentera. 5 Things You Need To Know – The exhibition ‘Insuladas’ by Irene Larrañaga will take place at […]

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Get ready for the most expensive fish feast!

News Roundup The fishing ban on ‘raor’ (Spanish for parrotfish) was lifted yesterday, prompting a large number of recreational boats to head to the waters around es Freus and Formentera. These fishing grounds are known for their abundance of raor, a prized and expensive fish in the market. Fishing for raor is allowed until March […]

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Discover the Secret to Successful Parenting in Formentera!

News Roundup The Department of Social Welfare of the Insular Council of Formentera has organized workshops for mothers and fathers of children between 0 and 7 years old to share their experiences in parenting and strengthen the functions of caregiving, self-care, and support networks. 5 Things You Need To Know – The workshops will be […]

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Last chance to win £8,000 for historical research!

**News Roundup** The Consell de Formentera has announced that the deadline for submitting projects to the new research scholarship for works related to the historical recovery of women on the island of Formentera is September 13th of this year. **5 Things You Need To Know** 1. The Consell de Formentera is offering a research scholarship […]

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MasterChef Celebrity 8: Famous Faces Battle in the Kitchen!

News Roundup The eighth season of ‘MasterChef Celebrity’ starts on Thursday at 10:35 pm. Celebrities such as Los Morancos, Blanca Romero, Álvaro Escassi, and more will compete to demonstrate their cooking skills. The winner will receive a prize of €75,000 to donate to a chosen NGO. 5 Things You Need To Know – ‘MasterChef Celebrity’ […]

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Discover the Exciting September Activities at El Casal de Joves!

News Roundup The Casal de Joves de Formentera continues its activities for the month of September, although less intense than during the summer months due to the start of the school year, but equally interesting and varied. 5 Things You Need To Know Users of the Casal de Joves can participate in a decoration activity […]

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Rare Historical Photos Unveiled – Discover Formentera’s Secrets!

News Roundup A DJ and a venue in Formentera have discovered a historic collection of photographs during an ornithological study. The collection includes negatives, digital images, and personal documents that provide insights into the society, heritage, nature, and traditions of the island during that time. 5 Things You Need To Know: – A DJ and […]

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Revive the iconic Sa Flower festival: New edition!

News Roundup: Sa Flower celebration in Formentera returns with a new cycle, featuring DJ Pharma, Javi Box, and Günther Scott. This year, the invited guest is Cristina Boscá, director and co-host of the radio program ‘¡Anda ya!’ on Los 40. 5 Things You Need To Know: 1. Sa Flower is back after a pause in […]

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Controversial Bus Fare Change Sparks Outrage in Formentera

News Roundup Sa Unió Responds to Criticism over Suspension of Bus Tickets Bonuses 5 Things You Need To Know – Sa Unió, the governing party in Formentera, has defended its decision to modify the bus ticket bonuses. – The modified bonuses will now only be available to residents, minors, people with disabilities, and frequent users. […]

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Shocking: Government Secretly Eliminates Public Transport Passes!

News Roundup: Summary: The opposition party of Consell de Formentera, GxF, has accused the Sa Unió government of secretly eliminating the payment options for public bus transportation. Specifically, the decision affects the 10-euro day pass, the 20-trip ticket for 20 euros, and the 30-euro ticket for 20 trips, all aimed at frequent users. Tourists who […]

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Hotel La Savina Wins Top Gastronomy Award!

News Roundup Members of the Gastronomic Academy of Ibiza and Formentera chose Hotel La Savina and its restaurant Quimera in Formentera for the third edition awards ceremony in 2022, which honors establishments and products from the island. The ceremony took place at noon in order to accommodate the awardees’ business responsibilities. 5 Things You Need […]

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You Won’t Believe What This Artist Discovered Underwater!

News Roundup Sala de exposiciones ‘Ajuntament Vell’ is hosting an art exhibition called ‘La pecera’ by artist Ismael Cerezo. The exhibition showcases his exploration of underwater landscapes and seascapes of Formentera. Cerezo’s obsession with the contrast between the infinite blue waters and the warmth and magnetism of the surface has inspired his artwork. 5 Things […]

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Correos Workers Stressed and Overworked: A Major Issue

News Roundup: DJ and Venue Criticized for Overworking Staff 5 Things You Need To Know: 1. The UGT and CCOO unions have criticized the stress that workers at Correos, a postal service, are experiencing due to understaffing and a backlog of mail. 2. The unions claim that the management of Correos in Ibiza and Menorca […]

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Inma Saranova reveals plan to eradicate snakes in Formentera

News Roundup IbizaPreservation Foundation has announced plans to expand its project to eradicate and prevent the entry of snakes in Formentera. The environmental organization aims to create an “early eradication protocol” for snakes and expand the existing project “Protegim ses Sargantanes”. 5 Things You Need To Know IbizaPreservation will work on a project to eradicate […]

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New President of Consell Insular Reveals Exciting Plans!

News Roundup: The Consellera of Citizen Participation of the Formentera Insular Council, Eva Nieto, has sent a letter to the island’s entities and associations with a dual purpose. Firstly, to officially introduce herself as the new head of the area and therefore president of the Consell d’Entitats. And secondly, to offer her availability to assist […]

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Discover the Secrets to Nurturing Children’s Well-being!

**News Roundup** The Benestar Social department of the Consell Insular de Formentera, in collaboration with the Centre de Professorat de Formentera (CEP) and the educational centers CEIP Sant Ferran de ses Roques, CEIP Mestre Lluís Andreu and IES Marc Ferrer, launches the fifth edition of the ‘Talks for Families and Teachers’. **5 Things You Need […]

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Murcia Artist’s Mind-Blowing Underwater Artwork Takes Formentera by Storm!

News Roundup 5 Things You Need To Know – Ismael Cerezo is showcasing his artwork for the first time in Formentera in an exhibition titled ‘La pecera’ at the Ajuntament Vell de Sant Francesc venue. – Cerezo is a multidisciplinary artist from the region of Murcia, with a focus on experimentation in his work. – […]

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Correos extends office hours in Formentera, UK

News Roundup Correos, the national postal service of Spain, has announced extended opening hours for its offices in Sant Jordi and Sant Francesc in Formentera. The offices will now be open continuously from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, four hours longer than before, to improve service and accommodate customers who are not at home during […]

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Transformed Parking Lot Teaches Kids About Sustainable Mobility!

News Roundup Students from the Sant Ferran de ses Roques school in Formentera enjoyed the ‘Park(ing) Day’ activity, which is part of the European Mobility Week celebrated from September 16th to 22nd. The activity involved transforming a parking space into an area for raising awareness of sustainable mobility. 5 Things You Need To Know The […]

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Revolutionary Platform Unites Businesses and Community for Prosperity

News Roundup The Consell Insular de Formentera has hosted the first meeting of the Formentera Impulsa network, a collaborative platform that brings together fifteen public and private entities that manage and provide services for the business community and the general population of the island in areas such as employment, training, self-employment, entrepreneurship, local businesses, commerce, […]

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Unbelievable! Volunteers Save Iconic Ecology Festival in Formentera!

News Roundup A small group of volunteers in Formentera has taken over the organization of the Qué Celeste! ecology festival, which has been held in Sant Ferran since 2006. Due to the original organizers changing residence or having other commitments, the initiative is now in the hands of a small group, including spokesperson Natalia Surop. […]

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Learn Catalan for Free! Limited Spots Available!

News Roundup: The Formentera Island Council has opened the registration period for new Catalan language courses, which will run from September 25th to October 11th. The courses will offer nine groups at different levels to prepare for the official Catalan language exams in January 2024. Classes will take place at the Espai Cultural de Sant […]

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New Association of Bars and Nightlife in Formentera

News Roundup The island of Formentera now has a new Association of Bars, Restaurants, and Nightlife (ABRO), which has integrated under the umbrella of Pimef. The president of this sector is Franco Chimirri, a young entrepreneur in the restaurant and nightlife industry in Es Pujols. 5 Things You Need To Know – Formentera has a […]

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First official visit of the Balearic housing councillor yields promising results

News Roundup: Spanish Consellera of Housing, Territory, and Mobility, Marta Vidal, visited the Consell Insular de Formentera for the first time, with the meeting resulting in a declaration of intention to collaborate on housing, territory, and mobility issues. The meeting involved several members of the Consell, including the president, vice presidents, and the Minister of […]

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Discover the Exciting World of Underwater Archaeology!

News Roundup Formentera will host an international symposium on underwater archaeology from September 29th to October 1st, according to the Consell Insular. The event, called the International Symposium of Conservation for Underwater Archeology (Iscua), is organized by the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies (Ibeam) in collaboration with the Consell de Formentera and the Ministry […]

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The Ultimate Tribute: ‘Tierra de Legendarios’ Exhibition

News Roundup A new art exhibition titled “Tierra de legendarios” will be held at the Ajuntament Vell exhibition hall in Formentera from October 2nd to October 14th. The artist, Juan Antonio Vidal Pardos “Chano”, pays tribute to his deceased friends from Formentera with a collection of 12 mixed media works. 5 Things You Need To […]

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5-Hour Debate Ends with Government’s Approval and Opposition’s Rejection – Shocking!

News Roundup: Este artículo informa sobre una reunión del Consell de Formentera en la que se aprobaron propuestas del equipo de gobierno y se rechazaron propuestas de la oposición. Se destaca la segunda modificación presupuestaria en menos de dos meses por parte del equipo de gobierno, así como la aprobación del pago de la transferencia […]

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Revolutionary Plan for Gender Equality Unveiled on Formentera

News Roundup The Consell Insular de Formentera has hosted the presentation of the diagnosis of the Equality Plan between Men and Women 2024-2027. The presentation was attended by various council members and was conducted by María Casanovas, an expert in gender and participatory methodologies. 5 Things You Need To Know The Consell Insular de Formentera […]

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Discover the Secrets of Underwater Archaeology in Formentera!

News Roundup A symposium on the conservation and restoration of underwater archaeology is being held in Formentera, organized by the Balearic Institute of Studies in Marine Archaeology (Ibeam) in collaboration with the Consell de Formentera and the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (Arqva) in Cartagena. 5 Things You Need To Know – The symposium has […]

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Discover the Hidden Secrets of Formentera’s Penal Colony

News Roundup The Consell Insular de Formentera is inaugurating the thirteenth edition of the Jornades d’Estudis Locals Joan Marí Cardona with a series of talks and conferences on local studies and cultural heritage. 5 Things You Need To Know • The Jornades d’Estudis Locals Joan Marí Cardona will feature talks on various topics such as […]

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Discover the Hidden Secrets of Formentera’s Dark Past!

News Roundup The ‘Jornades de Estudis Locals Joan Marí Cardona’ began with a series of lectures organized by the Heritage Department of the Formentera Council. The first lecture titled ‘Documents on the Penal Colony of Formentera in the Archive of the Penitentiary Center of Palma’, was given by Carolina Tur Serra. This Francoist internment camp, […]

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Discover the Exciting Art Festival in Formentera!

News Roundup La Fira Tardor d’Art will take place from October 11th to 15th, 2023, at the jardí de ses Eres in Sant Francesc. The event will showcase various artworks from local artists and will provide a space for public interaction. The inauguration will be held on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 pm. The event […]

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Revolutionary Radiology Renovation Unveiled at Formentera Hospital

News Roundup The Hospital de Formentera has completed the comprehensive renewal process of its Radiology equipment, which began in May of this year with the acquisition of a new portable radiology device and concluded with the renovation of the space and the provision of the conventional radiology room and the surgical arch. In addition, they […]

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Discover the Hidden Tower in Formentera’s Stunning Coastline!

News Roundup Summary: The article discusses the historical significance and architectural features of the Punta Prima tower in Formentera, Spain. The tower was built in the second half of the 18th century to protect the island from pirate raids. It is made of limestone and has two floors connected by a staircase. Although the tower […]

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Unbelievable Music Festival in Paradise: SON Estrella Galicia Posidonia

News Roundup A festival in Formentera, Spain, called SON Estrella Galicia Posidonia combines music with sustainability and gastronomy. The festival aims to generate a positive impact and promote sustainable tourism, with a focus on environmental and social responsibility. This year, the festival has achieved zero emissions and aims to produce zero waste. 5 Things You […]

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Another Government Official Resigns, Shocking Reasons Revealed!

News Roundup 5 Things You Need To Know – The sports councillor of Formentera, Javier Tur, is expected to resign from his position in order to prioritize his work as a nurse. – Tur’s decision to resign is due to personal reasons related to his job. – This will be the second resignation from Sa […]

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Shocking Resaca! Vecinos de la Mola en la noche más loca

News Roundup Residents of Pilar de la Mola woke up yesterday with the hangover from the previous night, which ended in the early hours with performances by Ermanno Panta & Banda Zeitun, Aires Formenterencs, and Insúa, closing with DJ Pelado. The festive day, the day of the patron saint, the Virgin of Pilar, began with […]

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Shop ’til you drop at Formentera’s first stock fair!

News Roundup A new event called the Formentera Stock Fair has been announced by the Formentera Island Council, PIMEF, and the Association of Shopkeepers of Formentera. The fair aims to promote local commerce and offers an opportunity for merchants to sell seasonal products at a discounted price. The event will take place on October 21st […]

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Discover the Hidden Beauty of Formentera Island!

News Roundup A new exhibition titled ‘1958, una illa en el record’ will be held at the Sala d’Exposicions “Ajuntament Vell” from October 16th to 28th. The exhibition showcases the intimate and fascinating journey of Dick Coates, from his childhood near the village of Waddington to his explorations with his friend Peter Johnson on the […]

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NASA Names Asteroid ‘Formentera’ – Incredible Discovery!

News Roundup A Spanish DJ and music venue on the island of Formentera are gaining recognition in the astronomy community, as an asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has been named after the island. The announcement was made as part of the ‘Desires and Stars’ program, which aims to promote Formentera […]

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Groundbreaking Solutions for Formentera Residents: Promises Kept!

News Roundup The vice-president and Balearic Minister of Economy, Finance and Innovation, Antoni Costa, has promised to defend the interests of residents in Formentera. He stated that they will fight for a “worthy” insularity for Formentera, as well as a road agreement. Costa also mentioned that they will provide the services of the Autonomous Community […]

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Shocking! Opposition parties demand urgent explanation on housing law

News Roundup The opposition parties in the Consell Insular de Formentera, GxF and PSOE, have called for an “urgent” meeting of the Junta de Portavoces for the Sa Unió government to explain the recently approved housing decree by the Balearic Government. 5 Things You Need To Know GxF and PSOE have jointly requested an urgent […]

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Shocking: Formenterers Solidaris Left Without Food Donations!

News Roundup Formenterers Solidaris, a local organization in Formentera, is facing challenges in providing food and clothing to those in need. They no longer receive food donations from the Bank and have to purchase non-perishable products for families. Last year, they distributed 2,900 kilograms of food to 65 families, and in 2021, the number increased […]

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