Ponta do Pargo gets new viewpoint

“Avant-garde” project.

The Municipality of Calheta have described the redevelopment work they have undertaken around the lighthouse at Ponta do Pargo as “avant-garde”.

The project at the westernmost end of the island includes a new miradouro which can be seen in the video below. The president of the municipality, ............  ...read more

Algarve and Madeira most affected regions

2020 sees dramatic drop in revenues

The Portugal News reports today that according to the latest information, the Algarve and Madeira were the regions of Portugal most affected by the pandemic, between March and December 2020.

In terms of revenue, the Algarve suffered a drop of 27.4% and Madeira 21.6%, according to data from the Directorate ............  ...read more

Wuhan: lab escape theory rises again

Intelligence fears grow of Chinese cover-up

The Times this morning leads with a report that British agents now believe it is “feasible” that the global pandemic began with a coronavirus leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a Chinese research laboratory near the centre of the outbreak in 2019.

In a significant sharpening of tension ............  ...read more

Porto Santo summer kicks off

First mainland charters arrive

The Diario reports that the first charter flight operated by the Azorean airline SATA this summer landed at 3:47 pm in Porto Santo. This connection brings more than 180 passengers from Lisbon to Ilha Dourada. Most of these tourists will be staying at Hotel Vila Baleira (photo).

After the technical ............  ...read more

Pessimism about vaccine passports

Vaccine passport app

Vaccine passports less likely.

The Times reports this morning that there is increasing pessimism in government circles about the practicality of vaccine passports. These would allow people to show they have been vaccinated, taken a recent negative test, or have antibodies.

On Thursday, the newspaper reports, Michael Gove, the Cabinet ............  ...read more

Alberto João Jardim turns romantic

 Alberto João Jardim's “A Senhora ea Ilha”

Former President publishes second novel.

FN reports that the former president of the Regional Government of Madeira, Alberto João Jardim, has now decided to embark on a career as a novelist and will soon publish (June 7) a book entitled “A Senhora ea Ilha” (The Lady and the Island). With the seal of “Casa das Letras”, it has 272 ............  ...read more

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