1st cruise ship on its way

1st cruise ship - current position
September 30. 9:00 am

MS Amera en route to Funchal

Regular contributor Jaime has been in touch to report that the 1st cruise ship expected in Madeira since Covid restrictions were relaxed is already en route. He observes that there has been some confusion over the itinerary of the MS Amera, as vessel tracking is showing that she is coming to Funchal ............  ...read more

Anti-mosquito ‘vacuum cleaners’

anti-mosquito vacuum cleaner

… being tested in the Camargue

The Connection (in France, of course!) reports that anti-mosquito ‘vacuum cleaners’ are being tested in a village in the Camargue.

Villagers in Sambuc near Arles have long been plagued with the insects, but previous attempts to stop them in the Camargue have proved expensive and damaged the local ............  ...read more

Flooding in the Azores

Flooding in Sao Miguel

Five houses on the island of São Miguel left uninhabitable

Açoriano Oriental reports that five houses in the parishes of Mosteiros and Sete Cidades, on the island of São Miguel, were left uninhabitable as a result of flooding after heavy rain on Monday, according to a source from the Azores Civil Protection.

Speaking to Lusa news agency, the coordinator ............  ...read more

Extras wanted for Game of Thrones prequel

Monsanto Castle, where filming of “House of The Dragon” is due to take place between 26 and 31 October

“House of The Dragon” being filmed at the Castle of Monsanto

Nothing to do with Madeira, but the Portugal News reports that extras are wanted in Portugal for Game of Thrones prequel. Filming of the “House of The Dragon” is due to take place in Portugal between 26 and 31 October at the Monsanto Castle.

As the production prepares to begin filming they are ............  ...read more

Vaccination update

Vaccination centre

380,000 vaccines administered in Madeira

JM reports that up to the 26th of September, 380,842 vaccinations against COVID-19 had been administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, since the 31st of December 2020.

Vaccinated people are part of the priority groups defined in the Regional Vaccination ............  ...read more

Flower Festival – more details

Flower Festival Program

Program released in several languages

The Direção Regional do Turismo have been in touch to ask that we publicize that the Festa da Flor 2021 (cartaz e programa oficial) – the Flower Festival program – is available in several languages: português, inglês, alemão, francês e espanhol.

Programa da Festa ............  ...read more

Corvette António Enes arrives today

Corvette António Enes

to fulfil the States security at sea

The Diario reports that the ship of the Portuguese Republic (NRP) António Enes arrives this today, the 28th of September, in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, announced today by the Captain of the Maritime Zone of Madeira, Captain José Luís Guerreiro Cardoso, in a note sent to the press.

The ............  ...read more

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