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Ibiza Authorities Strike Bora Bora And Sa Trinchas

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Sunday, September 19, 2004

Council officials on Ibiza ordered Balearic clubbing institutions Bora Bora and Salinas Beach's Sa Trinchas bars to stop playing music immediately this week, apparently exercising previously unenforced licensing regulations.

The sudden bans were imposed in response to complaints from neighbours, German website Techno Guide reported, though gossip on the island and a British site suggested 'larger clubs' could be behind the ban. Both venues are key locations on the island for daytime post-club partying, though Judge Jules, who promotes Judgement Sundays at Eden, was less suspicious.

"Personally I think the fact this has happened at the end of the season suggests it's a warning shot, rather than spelling the end for Bora Bora and the terrace at DC10," Jules told Skrufff, "Though, if the club owners are behind what's happened, it's so short sighted they require laser surgery."

"The appeal of daytime dancing at lower bar prices is an essential part of the island's magnetism," the Radio 1 jock added.

"If the authorities don't grant these legendary spots permission to operate as they have up until now, it would be an act of gross stupidity and the whole island would only suffer in the long term," Jules warned.

Jonty Skrufff (