Rapida fatalities. £ continues to fall against €. New Euro driving licence now in effect. Busy week for cruise passengers in Funchal.

Four die in Rapida accident

The four people lost their lives last Sunday morning following a serious accident on at the Viveiros tunnel junction of the Via Rapida. Only one vehicle is reported to have been involved at around 5.00am.

Three local men aged 29, 30 and 33 were declared dead at the scene , together with a woman ............  ...read more

Road conditions. More seafront plans. Banif to keep HQ in Funchal. Pico do Arieiro new road success. MadeiraIslandDirect.com growth.

Road surfaces deteriorate as a result of austerity

I seem to be reporting on roads a great deal at the moment!

The Diario earlier this week reported that “the roads of Madeira today display more maintenance problems than ever. Among them, pavements in poor condition, lack of signage and re-enforcement”. Those who have driven anywhere on the ............  ...read more

Councillor expelled. Cape Verde link-up. Pedra Sina artist residencies.


New seafront controversy continues…….

The Diario and other sources report that Costa Neves has duly been expelled from the party PSD Madeira party. The expulsion of the councillor of the Municipality of Funchal was unanimous, as part of a disciplinary proceedings brought against him after the comments he made in September on the ............  ...read more

Blackout 1.1.13. E-Devices on Planes. Banif recapitalised. CR7 in Madeira for New Year.

Blackout leaves whole island in the dark

In stark contrast to the fireworks the previous evening, a blackout at 21:45 on New Year’s Day left the island of Madeira in the dark. Hope this isn’t an omen for 2013!

A reason for power failure is still unknown and is being investigated by Electricidade da Madeira. However, electricity was gradually ............  ...read more

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