Clarification on compulsory use of masks

Exceptions clarified

Mask feturing Madeiran flag

The Diario reports that the Madeira Promotion Association has published detailed instructions on the compulsory use of masks in public places, which comes into effect from tomorrow August … Read more

Award-winning Madeira wine

Blandy’s wins another prize

The Diario reports that Blandy’s have brought another medal home to Madeira. This time it was not for the quality of the wine, but for the packaging … Read more

Blog attack stops!

Sudden halt to hostilities

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Late last night, for some strange reason, the assault on the blog suddenly ceased. After a long period of limping along at a snail’s pace, the … Read more

Compulsory masks divide opinion

The “state of calamity” does not validate mask legislation

Front page of the Diario, featuring claim that compulsory mask wearing is not constitutional

The Diario leads today with the story that Alberto João Jardim, former President of Madeira, believes that the Regional Government has … Read more

Ronaldo’s new €5m yacht

“Billion-dollar” Ronaldo buys luxury superyacht

Ronaldo and Georgina Rodrguez on their new yacht

Various sources report that Madeiran-born footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has spent €5 million on a new toy – a luxury superyacht, which will no doubt be … Read more

Blog attacks worsen

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Throughout the week the attacks on the blog have continued, growing in strength reaching the point yesterday where the “admin” side of the website was inoperative apart from one 5-minute … Read more

Funchal to install 24 defibrillators

€55,000 program rolled out

defibrillator installed in Funchal centre

The Diario reports that Funchal City Council (CMF) is implementing an automatic external defibrillation program throughout the city, which includes the installation of 24 defibrillators.

The … Read more

Cruise industry shake-up

Carnival sells 13 cruise ships

Black Watch Cruise Ship in Funchal

Thanks to Jaime for another nautical story with Madeira connections – Carnival subsidury Holland America line have sold the Rotterdam and Amsterdam to Fred Olsen.… Read more

Festivals combine in September

Madeira Flower and Wine festivals

Newspaper heedlines show festivals combining

The highlight in today’s edition of JM is that the Madeira Flower and Wine festivals will be celebrated together this year, between September 3 and … Read more

Praia Formosa walk restored

Promenade walk to Câmara de Lobos improved

The Diario reports online today that the promenade walk from Praia Formosa to Câmara de Lobos has already been reopened to the public, … Read more

“Red” weather remains

Pico do Areeiro exceeds 28 degrees

Pico Areeiro, which is experiencing hot weather

The Diario reports that Pico do Areeiro returned yesterday to be on the verge of reaching the temperature value of ‘red warning’ by registering … Read more

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