Tourism workers crisis

58% of tourism workers seek to quit sector in less than five years.

Hotels in the Algarve, where tourism workers are planning to quit

According to the Portugal Resident, the country’s tourism sector is facing yet another challenge when it comes … Read more

Pound drops against euro

Financial markets spooked this morning

Pound euro exchange rate tumbling

As the financial markets opened this Monday morning the pound was struggling against most other currencies – most notably the dollar, where it is fast … Read more

More rain…

… as heat persists.

Clouds denoting more rain

The Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA forecasts, for today, more rain for the archipelago of Madeira, with skies that are generally very cloudy, including showers starting in … Read more

Palace of Justice inadequate

Animal euthanasia

Palace of Justice headline in JM

Today’s JM headline goes to the Palace of Justice (Palácio da Justiça), overlooking Praca Municpio in the centre of Funchal, which opened 60 years ago. Despite having recently … Read more

Another tropical storm

“Hermine” heads for the Canary Islands

tropical storm Hermine
New York Times

The New York Times, unusually, reports that another tropical Storm Hermine was moving north through the far eastern Atlantic early Saturday … Read more

Marine sustainability

… guaranteed in Madeira

Marine sustainability

Both local newspapers report that researchers and decision-makers are unanimous in stating that the marine sustainability measures adopted in the Region are “pioneering” and “guarantee the … Read more

Madeira to get 12% more from EU

EU cohesion policy program for 2021-2027

EU Cohesion Policy

The Diario reported this week that in the cohesion policy programs for 2021-2027, European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira guarantees that €1.9 billion will be channelled … Read more

EU worries about Italy

Brothers of Italy party has its roots in neo-fascism

Giorgia Meloni, likely to become the PM of Italy

The Economist neatly summarises a potential danger to the unity of the EU with the probable election this weekend of the Read more

Rain breaks 40-year record

August sees record rainfall at Areeiro

Rain breaks 40-year record headline in the Diario

The hottest month of the year has become a historic milestone. Rain breaks record at 40 years old is the subject of the headline … Read more

EU sets solar record

Portugal improving very quickly

Solar in Portugal: Alcoutim photovoltaic plant, Algarve
Alcoutim photovoltaic plant, Algarve

Público reported last week that Portugal was one of 18 European countries that broke records for generating electricity from solar sources this … Read more

Storm coming?

Atlantic storms developing

Atlantic storms

Jaime was in touch recently on the subject of storms developing in the Atlantic after looking at the Atlantic weather charts and being surprised to see the … Read more

Witchcraft in Ribeira Brava!

Madrid connection remains through winter

Witchcraft in Ribeira Brava headline in JM

The JM front page photographic highlight goes to Ribeira Brava, which has decided to close cemeteries at night due to “witchcraft”. For more than a … Read more

Madeirans feeling the pinch

Mortgage increases imminent

Madeirans feeling the pinch headline in JM

The cover of today’s JM reports on the difficulties that Madeirans are beginning to feel because of the imminent increase in instalments to the bank due to … Read more

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