Funchal joins “Clean Up the World” campaign.

Funchal joins "Clean Up The World" campaign

‘Limpar o Funchal do Mar à Serra’

Funchal City Council last Friday joined the “Clean Up the World” campaign, which is part of a United Nations Environment Program. Funchal actively participates in these annual campaigns, with its own program ‘Clean Funchal do Mar à Serra’, ............ more

Ponta do Sol road collapse.

Ponta do Sol road collapse

JM reports that a landslide occurred at 1.30 yesterday afternoon in the centre of Ponta do Sol, next to the pavilhão do município. The road – the ER226 – is clearly closed and impassable. A car, which was parked at the place where the rock fall happened looks to be in danger ............ more

Earthquake off Porto Santo. New hospital approved.

Small earthquake off Porto Santo.

The Diario reports that an earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale was recorded last night north of Porto Santo, according to the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).According to IPMA, the shock occurred at 8:16 pm, but, apparently, it was ............ more

Alto Lido reopens. World Tourism Day.

Alto Lido Hotel reopens

Alto Lido refurbishment complete.

The Alto Lido Hotel officially reopens this Friday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m. The hotel has undergone a substantial refurbishment over recent months, as its “sister” hotel, the Baía Azul, which is nearby, did immediately before. Both are owned by ............ more

Venezuelan crisis impacts on Madeira.

Venezuelan influx stretches Madeiran resources

Both the main newspapers report that figures now show that 6,000 Portuguese and Portuguese descendants have now arrived in Madeira since crisis worsened in Venezuela in 2016. “The last survey, in July, (shows) six thousand people in a situation of great precariousness ............ more

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