“Sanitary fences” possible

President talking about "Sanitary fences" possible

Regional government begins to respond to public belligerence

Sanitary fences: JM reports that the regional president Miguel Albuquerque has said that the correct measures to contain the spread of the virus have to be followed. “We cannot placate ourselves. If people do not understand what occurred in Ribeira Brava recently ( ............  ...read more

New lockdown possible

JM speculating on lockdown

… as new record number of COVID-19 cases announced

The record number of cases reported here yesterday for the previous 24 hours was quickly overtaken by the latest figures, leading to speculation about a new lockdown in Madeira.

The latest figures, according to the front page of JM, have resulted in the possibility of a new period of confinement. If ............  ...read more

Carnival cancelled for 2021

Carnival earlier this year
Blog February 23, 2020

Early decision was required

JM reports that the Regional Government has decided to cancel the events related to Carnival for 2021. The event earlier this year, prior to pandemic, had been hailed as a great success.

The information was released yesterday evening by RTP-Madeira, citing the  ............  ...read more

First vaccines arrive in Madeira

Vaccines arriving at the airport

… complete with police escort

The automated news service for Madeira madeiraisland.news has picked up a number of reports on the arrival of the first batch of vaccines to arrive in the Region.

Police vehicles were waiting on the runway of Madeira International Airport for the arrival of TAP flight 1693, which landed at 11:45 pm ............  ...read more

Fireworks: 38 years since first broadcast

“Fogo” da Madeira first broadcast in 1982.

The Diario notes that it is 38 years since the fireworks display was first broadcast live on TV by RTP Madeira – although there was also a radio commentary for those without a TV set.

Ironically, 38 years on, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the regional government is currently encouraging ............  ...read more

COVID-19: a new record of 60 cases

35 cases hospitalised.

The previous “high” was 54 positive cases in the Region over a 24-hour period, but yesterday saw 60 new positive cases reported by the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE. These were 11 imported cases (3 from the United Kingdom, 1 from ............  ...read more

New Year’s weather

Forecast is fair for year-end.

The Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, today issued a special forecast for the New Year’s weather for the end of 2020 and start of 2021.

They predict that due to the movement of a cold air mass in a joint circulation with the anticyclone located north of the Azores and a complex ............  ...read more

House prices up 7.8%

Contract being exchanged indicating rising house prices in Madeira

Remarkable rise in property prices during pandemic.

JM reports that house prices in Madeira increased by 7.8% during 2020, and now stands at €1,678 per square metre, according to the price index of the Idealista portal. The increase in the last 3 months was 5.2%.

Of the 10 municipalities analyzed, Calheta was the one with the highest increase (18%) ............  ...read more

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