Maritime walkway – work delayed

Protection work held up on walkway from Praia Formosa

Aerial image of the maritime walkway

The appearance of what is described as “a priority situation” has caused the postponement of the work that was planned to … Read more

Region invests in tablets

and local team Marítimo beats mighty Benfica

Front page of Diario headlining investment in tablets

The Diario headlines that the Regional Secretariat for Education will invest €2.1 million in the next academic year, guaranteeing tablets and digital assistants … Read more

Madeira Day

July 1 marks Dia da Madeira

The Madeiran Flag, portraying Madeira Day

Madeira Day with muted celebrations: Tomorrow sees an official holiday to celebrate Dia da Madeira, with July 1st being the date (in 1976) when … Read more

Portugal and UK fall out

Fresh row over quarantine rules for holidaymakers

Portugal and UK fall out 5

A newspaper not often reported here, the Express, has the headline “Coronavirus threat: Portugal and UK in fresh row over quarantine rules for … Read more

Sea wolf visits Madeira

Lobo marinho surprises bathers at Doca do Cavacas

Sea wolf filmed at Poças do Gomes Beach Complex (Doca do Cavacas)

Both local papers report that a sea wolf visited the Funchal coast yesterday afternoon, having been seen this Saturday afternoon at the … Read more

COVID-19: update

“Madeira may experience some setback” after July 1

Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection, Pedro Ramos updating the COVID situation on the island

The Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE did not register new positive cases of covid-19 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira during the … Read more

Air bridges: confusing reports …

“Traffic light” system for European travel

Arrival at Heathrow - which would feature as an air bridge

Confusing reports overnight regarding whether Portugal would figure on the first list of countries where the UK is seeking to establish “air bridges”, where … Read more

Air bridge U-turn?

Change of plan after criticism that Portugal had been missed off

Heathrow Arrivals, where an air bridge could operate soon

Air bridges backlash: Pressure on Boris Johnson to extend plan to all EU countries

Thanks to Jaime for a … Read more

3-speed Portugal

3 distinct levels of COVID-19 contagion on mainland

Portugal's 3 levels of warning

On the mainland JN’s website reports on the national government’s response to further outbreaks of coronavirus. They report that the mainland is … Read more

Drugs haul in Funchal

326 kilos of cocaine seized today

Drugs haul in Funchal 13

JM report that the Judiciary Police (PJ) has just announced the amount of drugs seized today on a sailboat that was in Funchal’s marina. … Read more

Jet2 delays Madeira flights

Further changes to schedules

Jet2 plane tailfins

Thanks to Jaime (again!) for a link to the Jet2 website below. Don’t know if the airline knows more about “airbridges” than they are letting on … Read more

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