No time off for Carnival. Floods – a lot of work still to do. TAP promo.

Government again rules out time off for Carnival

Government again rules out time off for Carnival

The LUSA Press Agency report that Portugal’s cabinet office minister, Luís Marques Guedes, said that the government will once more this year not give central government employees a day or part-day off for Carnival, making clear that the situation has not changed with the ............ more



The full itinerary for this years event, which starts in serious next weekend, can be found below as usual, courtesy of Turismo da Madeira / Madeira Tourism :

Jet2 incident. Snow in Madeira.

A lot of “blogs” don’t actually “blog” – they just post photos and video links as they would in other social media – easily done, with minimal effort, and little use of words (Wikipedia: a blog is a “discussion or informational site”). On this occasion I will join ............ more

Quinta do Lorde dispute. Machico marina repairs

A row is breaking out over the future of the Quinta do Lorde development east of Canical on the way to Ponta de São Lourenço. Apparently a foreign investor has been lined up to buy the project which has been struggling for the last couple of years, but a local solicitor is doing ............ more

Ryanair new Lisbon base. Dengue report. Suicide? Weather warning. “Ruinas” exhibition.

Ryanair announce new Manchester – Lisbon flight

Portugal News reports that in April Lisbon’s Portela Airport will become Irish low-cost airline Ryanair’s 65th European base and its third in Portugal, after Oporto’s Sá Carneiro airport and Faro Airport in the Algarve.

Following the confirmation of the base comes news that the airline ............ more

Weather alert. €10,000 robbery. Porto da Cruz waves. Boat wrecked.

Weather alert for northern and central regions

The Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA) yesterday predicted deteriorating weather for today (Monday) with rain, strong wind, and possibly snow, which could lead to the issuing of orange alerts in some regions. “Heavy rain showers may occur in northern and central ............ more

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