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Local news and information for Formentera

Culture Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Stone art craze is 'destroying historical site'

AN 'ARTISTIC' new trend involving creating sculptures with stones from the Es Trucadors archaeological dig is putting its future in jeopardy, historians warn. A volunteer session is being held at the Formentera...

Environment Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Island in Balearics on sale for €24m

AN ISLAND off the coast of Formentera, the smallest of the Balearics is up for sale for €24 million. S'Espalmador is separated from Formentera, the most diminutive inhabited island in the region, by a thin strip...

Sport Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Freediving champion Natalia Molchanova missing off...

POLICE divers have temporarily called off the search for Russian sportswoman Natalia Molchanova who disappeared off the coast of the island of Formentera on Sunday. Molchanova, 53, is said to be the world's best...

Transport Thu, Feb 16, 2012

Ferry runs aground off Formentera

The Environment Minister for the Balearic Islands, Biel Company, has today given assurances that no fuel has leaked from the "Maverick Dos", the ferry that ran aground on the rocky outcrop known as Sa Torreta...

Environment Thu, Feb 2, 2012

100,000-year-old seagrass found off Formentera

A team of scientists with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC) has found a 100,000-year-old clonal colony of 'posidonia oceanica', an endangered...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Nov 28, 2010

Vice-president stands down after wife's drug-dealing arrest

VICE-PRESIDENT of the island of Formentera, Bartomeu Ferrer, resigned on Thursday after his partner was arrested for drug-dealing. Although he remains a member of the Balearic Islands Socialist Party (PSIB), Ferrer has...

Politics Mon, Jul 5, 2004

The Balearics Superior Justice Tribunal investigates...

The Balearics Superior Justice Tribunal (TSJB) is currently investigating an alleged election fraud in Argentina. The Spanish embassy in Rosario (Argentina) has asked the TSJB for information on the 73 Argentinean...

Environment Wed, Nov 19, 2003

Formentera port re-opens following fierce weather warnings

The Port Authority of the Balearics decided to re-open Formentera port this morning at 6.25 hrs, after it was closed yesterday morning due to the strong wind, causing 16 connecting voyages between this island and Ibiza...

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