From The Editors Desk

15th August 2014

1PI have heard it often said that our beaches are some of the best in the world. I spent one day last week on La Oliva beach. With fantastic weather conditions and spectacular waves, it was a stunning sight. However the “Red” no swimming flags were flying. I watched three lifeguards repeatedly calling visitors back in from the sea. Many folk totally ignored their warnings, even to the point of aggression. The seas around the island can be treacherous, the warnings are there for a very strong reason, not intended to spoil the holidays. Sadly lives are lost each year. Enjoy our beautiful beaches, respecting the folk that work hard to keep you safe.




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