GENERAL STRIKE PORTUGAL / MADEIRA

I guess everyone already knows that Thursday 22nd is the day of a national strike in Portugal.

Adherence is normally pretty week in Madeira, but even so this time there seems to be much more interest. So avoid central Funchal if possible, and watch out if you need public transport or public services ............  ...read more

28th December 2010

More news from Sue :

Corneal transplant in 2011 in Madeira

Next year the Government will start cornea transplants at the Hospital Dr. Nelio Mendonça.  Also during 2011 the Regional Secretariat for Social Affairs has the objective to proceed with the strengthening of neuro surgery for neuro ............  ...read more

Snippets & videos from Becky

From his own blog, reviews of a recent publication, "Gardens of Madeira" by Gerald Luckhurst.  LINK

"Last year, I learned that two of Portugal’s best known winemakers, Rui Reguinga and Francisco Albuquerque (pictured), were collaborating on a new table wine project in Madeira.  ............  ...read more

30th November 2010

News from Sue

Rehabilitation Of The Old Butter Factory – Fajã da Ovelha

Located in a residential neighborhood of single family houses, the old butter factory has the characteristic image of the other houses surrounding it, defined by a typical architecture, with simple constructive techniques. ............  ...read more

26th November 2010

News from Tom :

Portuguese Parliament Approves Austerity Budget – 1 minute ago

(RTTNews) – The Portuguese Parliament has passed the debt-ridden government’s austerity budget aimed at restoring the confidence of financial markets amid reports that the country is next in line for a financial ............  ...read more

Wednesday 3rd November 2010

More from Sue :

12th International Bridge Open in Madeira

The Club Sports of Madeira, in partnership with the CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA Hotel and the Top Atlântico travel agency, are organizing, for the 12th time, the International Bridge Open, which will take place between the ............  ...read more

heavy rain in madeira funchal . Ribeira sao joao

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Above photos from Pete

BAD WEATHER IN FUNCHAL Photos from Tobi CLICK HERE

QUEEN ELIZABETH CRUISE SHIP IN FUNCHAL Photos from Tobi CLICK HERE

Many thanks to Pete and Tobi for sending in a contribution(s) for this blog.

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