COVID-19: Corvo finally succumbs

Corvo island

… first case on the smallest of the Azores islands after 10 months

Thanks to Peter A for lots of links last night to the breaking story that the tiny island of Corvo in the Azores has finally succumbed to COVID-19. Corvo is the smallest and least populous of the Azores archipelago.

The first case was recorded in the Azores on March 15 last year, but only yesterday ............  ...read more

Mostra da Poncha e do Mel online

Mostra da Poncha e do Mel online

Serra de Água will continue to promote poncha, honey, and local handicrafts during curfew,

JM reports that despite the curfew, the Casa do Povo da Serra de Água will today continue to hold their Mostra da Poncha e do Mel in an online format.

The event starts at 8:00 pm today and can be followed on the Facebook page of Casa do Povo da Serra de Água and on ‘Na Minha Terra TV’.

Regardless ............  ...read more

Brussels cuts agriculture subsidy to Madeira

The president talking about the loss of a subsidy for agriculture

€5.7 reduction over 5 years.

The websites of both local newspapers report that the President of the Regional Government has said that he does not understand the reason for the European Commission to cut support from POSEI, a community subsidy program for the outermost regions which benefits Madeira. Miguel ............  ...read more

Savoy supports the homeless

CASA homeless support group logo

Free meals delivered to homeless support group CASA

Both local newspapers report that last night, the Savoy Signature hotel chain strengthened its partnership with the Homeless Support Center (CASA – Centro de Apoio ao Sem Abrigo), through the offering of 100 meals, prepared by the team of executive chef Carlos Gonçalves.

Supporting the local ............  ...read more

Call for closure of local schools

Santa Cruz, where the closure of schools is being called for

Mayor of Santa Cruz calls for schools closure

JM reports that In a letter sent today to the President of the Regional Government, Filipe Sousa, Mayor of Santa Cruz, again called for the closure of schools, echoing concerns expressed by citizens of Santa Cruz regarding the pandemic and the continuity of face-to-face classes for children.

“I return ............  ...read more

COVID-19: new variant rampant in Portugal

Lisbon, where the new variant is on the rise

20% of new cases being reported are of the new variant

The more contagious new variant of the coronavirus discovered in the UK is spreading rapidly across Portugal. Around 20% of new COVID-19 cases being reported are of the more transmissible “UK” variant, Health Minister Marta Temido said, warning that the number could reach 60% as early ............  ...read more

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