Madeiran wine wins Bronze accolade.

Terras de Boaventura Colheita Familiar 2017

The Journal reports that the first harvest of the white wine Terras de Boaventura Colheita Familiar 2017 has won a bronze medal at the largest and most prestigious international wine competition, the IWC International Wine Challenge, which was held in London ............ more

Madeira to have cannabis production.

Diario front cover showing cannabis crop

First cannabis crop due soon.

The Diario reports that the first cannabis plant for therapeutic purposes in Madeira should be operational in the coming months. ‘Gaia Pharm’ is the name of the company whose capital is held, apparently, mostly by children of Madeiran deputies. The company ............ more

Madeira Porsche Club meeting on pier.

Madeira Porsche Club

Funchal hosts the December meeting of the Porsche Club

The Journal reports that the Cais (pier) in Funchal will host the December 8th meeting of the Madeira Porsche Club. Around 50 cars will be there for an hour and a half to two hours. The initiative is the first organised under new directives that came into effect ............ more

New Year’s fireworks to cost €1 million.

€1 million fireworks

€1 million spend on firework display

The Diario reports that just over one million euros is how much Macedos Pirotecnica will be paid to perform this year’s fireworks show to celebrate the transition from 2018 to 2019. To this value is added the VAT at the prevailing rate. The contract was awarded ............ more

10 pensioners leave Madeira for the first time.

‘E depois do mar?’

The Diario reports that at seven this morning ten “young people”, as they describe them, between the ages of 65 and 80, left the island for the first time in their lives. ‘And after the sea?’ is a new project in the scope of social responsibility ............ more

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