Restock Gallery

Restock Gallery

A quick mention for the Restock Gallery, who have asked the blog to promote their activities in the run-up to Christmas.

More details below.

Restock can be found at the back of the Old Town/Fish Market on Rua Hospital Velho, on the other side of the road from the Madeira Medical Centre.

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Portugal: resident Brits up 111%

Huge increase in residency applications

The British Government’s notices to its citizens resident in Portugal have appeared everywhere recently, especially online, whether in a podcast by the Economist magazine, in an advertisement on Twitter, Facebook, Google or Instagram. The Brexit-related bureaucracy has to be completed by 31 ............  ...read more

COVID-19: local transmission begins to dominate

VOVID-19 representation, which is now being fueled by local transmission

Local transmission on the ascendancy

The last two days have confirmed a worrying, but not yet alarming, trend in the COVID-19 statistics released in the daily bulletins from the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE

Yesterday Madeira had 15 new cases of covid-19, 11 of which were locally transmitted. There were 4 imported cases ............  ...read more

Christmas lights: Dec 1st switch-on.

Blog post reporting Christmas lights being tested
Blog post November 22

Christmas light details

FN report that the Christmas lights in the centre of Funchal and surrounding areas, will be switched on the December 1 and will remain until January 11th, 2021, keeping the tradition alive, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There is no tourism, but the lighting will have a very positive psychological ............  ...read more

“World’s best island destination” award triggers immediate promotion

"World's best island destination" promotion

New campaign launched – video

The Diario reported last night that the Madeira Promotion Association (APM) had announced that it will launch a new campaign to publicize the island to mark its award as the World’s Best Island Destination, for the sixth consecutive time, at the World Travel Awards (WTA ). I guess somebody must ............  ...read more

Madeira: world’s “best island destination” again

Best island destination in the world

Madeira awarded title for 6th year running

Madeira won the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year as the ‘World’s Leading Island Destination’. It took the best over 20 destinations from all continents.

In the race with Madeira for this award now won were: Ambergris Caye (Belize), Bali (Indonesia), Barbados ............  ...read more

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