New luxury cruise ship visits

Luxury cruise ship visits briefly

The first visit of Le Dumont D’Urville, a small luxury cruise ship, today promised to make a sensation among the marine enthusiast according to the Journal.

Le Dumont D’Urville is a short stopover, arriving at the port at 12:20 pm and scheduled to leave at 6 pm today.

Onboard, guests ............  ...read more

Nature Festival commences tomorrow …

… including the first Madeira Outdoor Summit

From tomorrow, October 1, Madeira organizes the annual Nature Festival, with a program that extends until the 6th, to promote, with tourists and Madeirans, the current regional offering in terms of initiatives and experiences of nature, whether at sea, in the air, or in the mountain.

At the presentation ............  ...read more

Unease in Ronaldo family

Tension between ‘mother-in-law’ and ‘daughter-in-law’

The Journal reported yesterday that Georgina Rodríguez CR7’s long-term partner, and his mother, Dolores Aveiro, “are still apart and do not disguise their uneasiness”.

In the last Juventus match at their Allianz Stadium this weekend, they both went to see Cristiano Ronaldo ............  ...read more

Hurricane Lorenzo appears on the horizon

Record-breaking hurricane heads for the Azores

Apologies to Jaime – being something of an expert he started e-mailing me ten days ago warning that the Azores would be threatened by Hurricane Lorenzo, which was just taking shape at the time.

At the moment it looks like Madeira will be spared as the hurricane heads north, however, winds ............  ...read more

Portugal’s online trading platform grows

“Dott” exceed 1.5 million products online

The Diario reports that Dott CEO Gaspar D’Orey told Lusa that the e-commerce platform exceeded 1.5 million products available in this marketplace, half a million above the target set by the end of the year.

Officially launched in May this year, Dott “is going quite well,” said the manager, ............  ...read more

Oceans have improved on old contaminants …

Contamination Garbage Environment Waste Plastic

… but are worse on every other score

The Diario carries an unusually long story online today reporting that whilst the world’s oceans and seas have improved on old contaminants they have worsened on everything from plastic accumulation to drugs found in the water, warns a Portuguese expert in marine resource contamination.

Maria ............  ...read more

Ryanair cabin crew strike again

Ryanair plane

Calls for Ryanair  to observe Portuguese employment law

The Portugal News reports that Ryanair cabin crew based in Portugal were on strike again yesterday, called by their trade union to demand that the Dublin-based company observe Portuguese employment law. According to the union, another reason for the strike is what it says is a “continuation ............  ...read more

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