Face masks recommended …

… for flu-like symptoms

The Diario reports that the Regional Government of Madeira has recommended the use of face masks when people display “flu-like” symptoms.

A department of the Regional Secretariat for Education, under the jurisdiction of the Regional Government, issued an internal report recommending ............  ...read more

Brexit could open doors …

Diario headline that Brexit could open doors

… in a sea of uncertainty

Just hours before the UK leaves officially leaves the EU, the headline in the Diario this morning reads “Brexit could open doors in a sea of uncertainty”.

ACIF, the commercial and industrial association of Funchal, points out the potential economic ............  ...read more

More Portuguese visiting Madeira

Mainland visitors up 11%

Data released from the Regional Statistics Institute, reported on the Diario website today, has revealed that in the 3rd quarter of 2019, Portuguese residents made 8.7 million trips to the archipelago, which corresponded to an increase of 11.0%. National travel accounted for 87.7% of trips (7.6 ............  ...read more

Concrete sales up …

funchal, madeira, portugal – 13 march 2019: People walking and sunbathing on the geometric concrete area of the park next to the marina in funchal madeira

… for the 5th consecutive year

“The quantity of cement sold in the autonomous Region reached its peak in the last 5 years” and, at the same time, represents the fifth consecutive year of increases in the commercialization of this raw material for construction after consecutive annual breaks since the maximum in 2004.

“According ............  ...read more

Continente profits rise

Continente supermarket in Sao Martinho, Funchal

Group sales up 9%

The mainland edition of the Diario reports that Sonae MC, owner of Continente, achieved €4,702 million in sales in 2019, an increase of 9.2% in the global and 3.0% in the comparable universe of stores compared to 2018, was released today.

According to a statement sent to the Securities Market ............  ...read more

Transcontinental drug trafficking

82 sports bags used for trafficking

Police intercept sailboat with 1,820 kilos of cocaine

Thanks to Peter for a link to this story: The Portugal News reports that the Portuguese Police have intercepted a sailboat containing 1,820 kilos of cocaine as part of a complex operation to combat transcontinental drug trafficking by sea.

Operation Gloria, which took place ............  ...read more

Madeira activates coronavirus procedures

SRS 24 line, linked to Civil Protection

FN report that the Madeiran authorities have already activated the SRS 24 line, linked to Civil Protection, with a view to preventing possible situations related to the coronavirus that has the contagion centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Health authorities remain vigilant – the cover ............  ...read more

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