Council attempts to stop more work on the seafront. Madeira “poorest” region in Portugal. Jardim accused of “hallucinating”.

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It looks like the Regional Government and the City of Funchal are falling out!

The councillors of Funchal Municipal Council yesterday morning unanimously approved a resolution that prohibits the simultaneous opening of two sets of works in the city centre (one in Ribeira de S. João and other downriver from streams of João Gomes and Santa Luzia – in effect both ends of the seafront), arguing that "it is impossible for transit, trade, environment and tourism have these interventions taking place at the same time for two years”.

Thus, "according to the interests of the city", the municipality decided to "seek to redefine the schedule of works presented by the Regional Government, and until this redefinition will not allow any intervention in municipal property, either publicly or privately." According to the spokesman of the meeting, Pedro Calado, was also decided to establish a joint commission to joint development of those works, which will participate with the Regional Government and other public and private entities, so that these interventions "do not harm the daily life of the city. " " During a period of difficult economic situation in economic terms, we can not create situations that discourage visiting us, "added the councillor.


Lisbon income 37% higher than Madeira

Madeira is considered the "poorest region" in the study "Economic Inequality in Portugal", which reveals that the poverty rate in the Lisbon region increased approximately 80% in two decades (against the national trend, which between 1993 and 2009, saw a reduction in the number of poor from 22.5% to 17.9% of the total population).

The study reveals that there is a "strong dispersion" of the average family income between different regions. In Lisbon, the "richest", the average household income is about 37% higher than in Madeira, the "poorest region".

The study was conducted by the Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG) for the Foundation Manuel Francisco dos Santos, who intends to make a detailed and rigorous analysis of what happened to the economic inequality in Portugal in the last 30 years.

"The intensity of poverty was reduced by about 44% and the severity of poverty in 2009 assumes a value which is less than half that reported in 1993," says the study.

The study also highlights the evolution of the poverty rate for elderly people in Portugal, which in 15 years has decreased from about 40% (in 1993) to 21% (2009), which did not happen with child poverty, which "remains quite high.

More criticism of AJJ

Tying both of the above stories together the Diario reports that Councillor Gil Canha of the PND (the New Democracy Party) this morning accused the president of the regional government, Alberto Joao Jardim of suffering from "hallucinations at the end of his regime" and wanting to drag the economy from Madeira “to its final destination”.

The opinion was justified by several executive decisions that affect the regional economy: "The Naviera Armas (Ferry) left and the Madeira Regional Government and Alberto João Jardim did nothing; Caniçal the port monopoly continues to impose its expensive prices , and more recently we see this crazy work starting on two fronts simultaneously at the sea front in the city of Funchal. This proves that the regime is collapsing and dr. Alberto João Jardim suffers  hallucinations, and it seems that he wants to destroy the economy of Madeira. " "A study has also been published that says that Madeira is the poorest region of the country and the dr. Alberto João Jardim has not put his hand in consciousness and took steps to stop this madness at end of the regime. This kind of campaign is suicidal and will impact on the economy of the region and we cannot allow it "he added.
The Councillor compared the attitude of the President of the Regional Government to that of Hitler, who, “when facing defeat at the end of World War II directed the Minister of Armaments Albert Speer to order the destruction of all German industries. A direction that  was not accepted because the minister recognized the state of hallucination of the head of government”.

22 thoughts on “Council attempts to stop more work on the seafront. Madeira “poorest” region in Portugal. Jardim accused of “hallucinating”.”

  1. Indeed, Bye Bye Bertie….time to go. Let go, you are now ruining Madeira.

    Shame, you did some good = with the european funding – you feathered your nest, you did your best, your family got the rest… time to rest…..

  2. from the jornaldamadeira Panoramic Garden has new spaces

    The Panoramic Garden, located at Estrada Monumental, account starting today with new play areas, highlighting a Playground located on the roof of the parking Naval Club. The works, the responsibility of the Municipality of Funchal, cost 186,900 euros and were visited this morning by Miguel Albuquerque. Speaking to the media, the President of the Municipality, highlighted the importance of the project which aims to provide performing various activities. The new spaces are endowed with “a journey of Mini Golf, in perfect harmony with the garden ‘equipment’ type fun inflatables, pedal cars, etç, to cover all age groups

  3. from dnoticias New road to Areeiro inaugurated this afternoon

    The President of the Regional Government inaugurated this afternoon “one of the most beautiful roads of Madeira.” This is the new forestry road that runs through the mountains of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal, from the sites of the Barrier and the Tour Malhada (Eira do Serrado) Areeiro to Peak, a distance of just over 16 kilometers.

    Alberto João Jardim said that this is not just a long link road, but a work that aim to defend temtambém Nature.
    ‘s work had an overall cost of 7.5 million euros, with 95% funding from the European Union under PRODERAM.

  4. Madeira, yellow warning due to wind, rain and waves

    The Institute of Meteorology (IM) put it, this Monday, Madeira under yellow alert, the second least severe of a range of four, due to wind, rain and waves.

    The archipelago is under yellow warning, until 06:00 on Wednesday due to the significant height of the waves, which can reach 4.5 meters, and up to 21:00 on Tuesday because of rain.

    The IM also put under yellow warning, until 18:00 on Tuesday, mountainous regions of Madeira due to maximum wind gust, which can reach 100 km / h. This area is still under yellow warning because of heavy rain until 21:00.

    For this Mondays predicted to generally cloudy skies, periods of rain, sometimes strong to the end of the day, and moderate to strong winds, becoming strong to very strong with gusts of around 80 km / h in the highlands to the end of the day.

  5. from dnoticias Winter Schedule comes into force on Sunday
    Watch delayed one hour

    At 2 pm next Sunday is effective Legal Time Winter Region.

    A note from the Office of the President of the Regional Government of Madeira reports that, at 2 am, the clocks will delay 60 minutes.

  6. Cats and Dogs today – both shaking!

    Thank you Peter for your very accurate weather forecast….18:00 it did indeed clear here. Managed “walkies” with the dog, no showers, no shaking!

    And a lovely calm star lit night tonight….

  7. IM keeps yellow warning for rough seas

    The Institute of Meteorology (IM) withdrew the warning orange, the second most severe on a scale of four, to Madeira due to wind and rain, but the yellow warning on the sea agitation continues until 12 noon this Wednesday Monday.

    The weather forecast for today point to periods of cloudy, showery weak most likely by the end of the morning wind and moderate to strong (20 to 40 km / h) westerly blowing strong (40 to 55 km / h) with gusts the order of 80 km / h in mountainous areas.

    According to information provided in the ‘site’ of IM, on the north coast of northwest waves will be 3 to 4 meters decreasing to 3 to 3.5 meters. On the south coast, the waves are from the southwest with 2 to 3 meters.

    Temperatures should range between 20 and 24 degrees.

  8. Madeira with yellow warning due to wind

    By 12 noon on Thursday Madeira will be under yellow alert, the second least severe of a range of four, due to wind.

    According to the Institute of Meteorology (IM), the strong wind will blow from the west, with gusts of around 90 kilometers per hour.

    The weather forecast for today point to “generally cloudy sky. Periods of rain or showers, especially from the afternoon. Vento moderate to strong (25 to 45 km / h) westerly blowing strong (40 to 55 km / h) with gusts of around 80 km / h in mountainous areas, temporarily the order of 90 km / h by early afternoon, “indicates the ‘site’ of the IM.

    Temperatures will fluctuate between 19 and 25 degrees.

  9. from dnoticias St. Vincent’s district council CDS-PP alert for disease causing ‘pine wilt
    Situation occurs in the north of the island

    The CDS-PP draws attention to the fact that in recent years has been a significant advancement of the disease caused by the pine wood nematode (wilting pine) pine stands in the north of the island of Madeira and particularly in county St. Vincent.
    “Some years after the death of many trees, and in consequence of this pest in the particular case of which are located in marginal areas to regional roads, municipal roads, paths and trails, have a serious problem of public safety that need to be resolved (either by the municipal council of San Vicente as by the Regional Government), “the party.
    The ‘popular’ report that the weather of autumn and winter after a dry summer so, accentuate the risk of falling trees killed that line the roads, jeopardizing human lives and material goods.
    “In addition to the dead trees due to disease caused by the pinewood nematode, the problem of falling trees on public roads is generalized to almost all areas affected by forest fires 2010, “reads the note sent to our editorial ..
    The CDS-PP stresses that “the degradation of burned trees reaches very disturbing levels, with the registration of many cases of trees falling on roads after regional and municipal strong wind and rains that occurred in recent days. ”
    In this context, the district council of St. Vincent CDS-PP “considers important and urgent to act preventively and cut all the trees that are in poor plant health, giving priority to areas already greater risk “

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