Rapida closure in Ribeira Brava . High UV.

Rapida closure in Ribeira Brava

Ribeira Brava Rapida closure

The Diario carries a warning to tourists and locals alike; the Rapida will be closed today between Ribeira Brava and Campanário between 9:30am and 17:00pm. In a press release sent to the newspaper, Vialitoral, who manage the island’s main East – West motorway, ............  ...read more

Student drowns. Madeira Wine Rally.

Student drowns in Funchal

Student drowns watching eclipse

Last night the authorities recovered the body of a young male foreign national who had fallen to the sea in Funchal while watching the lunar eclipse. A diver entered the sea by the pebble beach, in front of the Almirante Reis Park, to remove the body whilst a Sanas ............  ...read more

Mandela tribute. Port strike.

Mandela memorial

Mandela memorial on seafront

The Diario reports that the colourful shirts sported by Nelson Mandela have proved the inspiration for a new work created by students which was inaugurated in Funchal yesterday. The commemorative sculpture was officially unveiled in Praça do Povo at the eastern ............  ...read more

No expat pensions post-Brexit? Quinta do Lorde.

Expat pensions threatened

Expat pensions threatened post hard-Brexit

The Independent is running a story – rather alarming for some readers – that MPs have been told it will be illegal to pay pensions to many retired British expats if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.
The Association of British Insurers ............  ...read more

Madeira Palacio. North coast road video. Porto Moniz.

Madeira Palacio hotel - now an empty shell

Madeira Palacio to be sold

The Journal reports that hotel group Enotel, run by by Madeiran Estêvão Neves, is on a short list to purchase what remains of the Madeira Palacio hotel. According to the paper there are just three companies remaining in the race to purchase the shell that was ............  ...read more

Lapas Festival. Jazz Festival. Ronaldo strike.

Lapas Festival

Lapas Festival

This weekend sees the XIV edition of the Festa da Lapa, in the picturesque seaside village of Paul do Mar in the parish of Calheta. During the three days of celebrations there are a variety of musical groups and DJs. On Sunday, from 6 pm, the highlight is the “mega ............  ...read more

Ronaldo to Juventus.

CR7 in €340 million+ move to Juventus

A Bola has the first photo of Cristiano Ronaldo toasting his move to from Real Madrid to Italian Club Juventus. The move was announced yesterday, with the 33 year-old Madeiran on holiday in Greece where he is pictured with club’s president, Andrea Agnelli, at ............  ...read more

Tax investigation. Taxi ban? “Shithousery”

Miguel Albuquerque

EU investigates Madeira Tax Free Zone again

Thanks to Peter for sending me a link to Reuters, reporting that the European Commission on Friday said it had “opened an in-depth investigation into tax exemptions for companies on the Portuguese island of Madeira, assessing whether ............  ...read more

Madeira News app launched. Ferry video.

Madeira News app logo

Madeira News app launched

After becoming GDPR Compliant, with the necessary privacy policies and “cookie” warnings in place to comply with new legal requirements, the blog has now become fully mobile friendly for tablets and smartphones with the launch of a new “app” ............  ...read more

“Best Island Destination” again – on Madeira Day.

Europe's Best Island Destination

Madeira: Best Island Destination in Europe again

The Diario reports that Madeira was last night honoured as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’  for the fifth time at the tourism “Oscars” gala held at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens, Greece. The World Travel Awards, held for ............  ...read more

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