Praia Formosa busy on a “spring day”

Presidential voting underway today.

The Diario reports that a sunny “spring day”, with temperatures of 19° saw a lot of visitors to Praia Formosa. Apparently, some cafes were at capacity with no free tables. Visitors tooka a walk on the promenade, whilst others risked a swim.

At the same time voting in the Region for the ............  ...read more

COVID-19: number of new cases begins to level?

COVID-19 ambulance

… but one more death

There are 125 new positive cases to report this Saturday in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, which has now seen 4,310 confirmed cases of COVID-19. To date, 5,770 suspected cases have been recorded in the Region (of which 1,460 have not been confirmed).

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Mostra da Poncha e do Mel online

Mostra da Poncha e do Mel online

Serra de Água will continue to promote poncha, honey, and local handicrafts during curfew,

JM reports that despite the curfew, the Casa do Povo da Serra de Água will today continue to hold their Mostra da Poncha e do Mel in an online format.

The event starts at 8:00 pm today and can be followed on the Facebook page of Casa do Povo da Serra de Água and on ‘Na Minha Terra TV’.

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Brussels cuts agriculture subsidy to Madeira

The president talking about the loss of a subsidy for agriculture

€5.7 reduction over 5 years.

The websites of both local newspapers report that the President of the Regional Government has said that he does not understand the reason for the European Commission to cut support from POSEI, a community subsidy program for the outermost regions which benefits Madeira. Miguel ............  ...read more

Savoy supports the homeless

CASA homeless support group logo

Free meals delivered to homeless support group CASA

Both local newspapers report that last night, the Savoy Signature hotel chain strengthened its partnership with the Homeless Support Center (CASA – Centro de Apoio ao Sem Abrigo), through the offering of 100 meals, prepared by the team of executive chef Carlos Gonçalves.

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Call for closure of local schools

Santa Cruz, where the closure of schools is being called for

Mayor of Santa Cruz calls for schools closure

JM reports that In a letter sent today to the President of the Regional Government, Filipe Sousa, Mayor of Santa Cruz, again called for the closure of schools, echoing concerns expressed by citizens of Santa Cruz regarding the pandemic and the continuity of face-to-face classes for children.

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