Fireworks details

Eight-minute display

5 ships already in place for the fireworks

JM reports that preparations are finalized for the fireworks show that will welcome 2023, under the theme ‘Madeira 4.0 – from tradition to technological innovation’.

Almost all the … Read more

Feliz Ano Novo!

2022 sees continued success

The geographical spread of readers as blog wishes readers Feliz Ano Novo!

For the fifteenth consecutive year, the blog would like to wish all its readers Feliz Ano Novo – Happy New Year!

It has been another successful … Read more

New health app

“AppSESARAM”, for Madeira Health Service users

New health app screenshot

Both local newspapers report online that the Regional Health Service has a mobile health app, AppSESARAM, for users of the Health Service in Madeira.… Read more

144 private jets in 10 months

New Years’ Eve preparations

private jets headline in JM

JM headlines that between January and October of this year, Madeira Airport received 144 private jets. The number of stopovers is higher than that recorded in … Read more

Madeira could recover Guinness record

… but would cost “€6 or 7 million”

Guinness record certificate from 2006
Guinness record certificate from 2006/7

Carlos Macedo, the businessman responsible for the fireworks display in Funchal at the end of the year, … Read more

Crew member rescued at sea

… 80 km off Porto Santo

Crew member rescued at sea 69

The sick crew member was rescued by the Portuguese Air Force, travelled to Madeira Airport and from there was transported by ambulance to the … Read more

Rain on New Years’ Eve?

Forecasts not looking good

Rain on New Years' Eve forecast
Rain on New Years’ Eve?

JM reports that four days before New Year’s Eve, forecasts point to some rain on New Years’ Eve – particularly the … Read more

Teenagers feel sadness and anxiety

Cabo Giräo entry to cost €2

Teenagers feel sadness and anxiety - headline in JM

JM headlines that Madeiran teenagers follow the general trend when it comes to psychological illnesses. They are more anxious and feel sadder, confirms the psychologist … Read more

Arvia debuts on schedule

Three ships docked in Funchal today

Arvia debuts on schedule 101

As featured here exactly a week ago, the cruise ship Arvia, the latest and one of the largest in the P&O Cruises fleet, makes … Read more

Weather forecast improves

No rain and rising temperatures

Weather forecast improves 105
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Contrary to various reports – some of them instigating from here, some from elsewhere, this Tuesday looks like … Read more

Santa Claus in a convertible!

Anonymous Santa Claus tours the streets of Funchal

Sabnta Claus in a convertible

A man disguised strictly as Santa Claus walked through the streets of Funchal yesterday wishing the typical Christmas wishes to passers-by he … Read more

Christmas spirit abounds

Festive reading presents good news

Christmas front page in the Diario

The Diario’s special Christmas edition describes how after two years of fears, isolation, and pain due to the pandemic, the newspaper on this Christmas Day … Read more

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