Regency Palace hotel to close?

A quick and short blog, as close sources report (and the Diario today confirms), that the the Regency Palace could well close within the next fifteen days according to an application made in in the Judicial Court of Funchal. The hotel has been labouring under serious financial problems ............ more

TAP strike latest. Funchal property most expensive in Portugal.

Union says most TAP pilots will join strike from May 1 to 10

The Portugal News reports that the union representing pilots working for TAP Air Portugal expects 90% of them to take part in a strike called for the first ten days of May. It also accuses the company and the government of seeking "desperately to fabricate and foster imaginary ............ more

Alberto João Jardim. Doca do Cavacas. CNP Paita.

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Inauguration frenzy

It seems Alberto João Jardim simply won’t disappear – the “outgoing President” has embarked on a frenzy of inaugurations – three alone yesterday. Firstly AJJ inaugurated recovery work on the Machico – Caniçal Levada at the Caniçal  end, then on to the third ............ more

Britannia debut. Election update. Economic woes solved?

No doubt there will the usual fuss in port today as the new P&O Flagship Britannia visits Funchal for the first time. The 3,600 passenger vessel (plus 1,500 crew) was named by the Queen in its home port of Southampton before commencing its maiden voyage round the Med on March ............ more

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