Wave danger ignored in Porto Moniz

Tourists ignore warning signs

Waves in Porto Moniz

JM reports that the restricted area on the promenade of Porto Moniz is being ‘invaded’ by tourists, most of whom disrespected the “danger” signs, with the … Read more

MS Ambience makes debut

… after 31 years getting here!

MS Ambience

Jaime was in touch to report that the island was about to have an interesting visitor, the Ambience, making a very belated debut ( … Read more

Fábrica Sto António

wins Mercury Prize as the “company with history”

Fábrica Sto António

JM reports online that Fábrica Sto António is the winner of the Mercúrio Prize of the year 2022, in the Company with … Read more

Ryanair refunds – more problems!

Regional mobility subsidy paperwork wrong

Ryanair refunds headline

JM’s headline reports that there are customers who are unable to claim a Ryanair refund under the Regional mobility subsidy, whereby locals travelling to the … Read more

Record public investment

Portugal progress to the next round of World Cup

The Diario headlines that October saw a record €111 million of public investment contracts – the highest-ever monthly figure in Madeira.… Read more

Urban art mural

… marks Educating Cities Day

Urban art in Câmara de Lobos

JM reports that Câmara de Lobos City Council launched the challenge and Grupo Teatro Metaphora accepted, to create an urban art mural in line with … Read more

439 civil servants retire

with an average pension of €1378

Retiring civil servants headline in rge Diario

The Diario headlines that 439 civil servants will retire at the end of this year, receiving on average a monthly pension of €1378.

The … Read more

Poor weather ahead?

“The Beast From the East“ rumoured to return

Poor weather ahead headline

The blog’s resident weather expert Jaime has been in touch with a somewhat downbeat poor weather forecast for the coming weeks, both … Read more

Aeroclube takes off again

… after three years

JM reports that enrolment is open at the Aeroclube da Madeira for a course that starts on December 15th.

After three years without flying, training is … Read more

Porto Santo beats pre-pandemic levels

Passengers in summer exceeded 2019 levels

Porto Santo Ferry

The Diario reports that the number of passengers on the Madeira-Porto Santo line increased by 8.7% in the 3rd quarter of this year, compared … Read more

Ronaldo hiring staff

… at €6,000/month

Ronaldo and Georgina depicted with their new mansion, where they are hiring staff
Blog post 4 November

Earlier this month the respected Portuguese daily Correio da Manhã reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodríguez were looking to recruit … Read more

Santa Cruz lights up!

Fanal forest featured.

Christmas lights in Santa Cruz

Both local newspapers report on the Christmas lights being turned on in Santa Cruz last night – the first municipality to do so. The council there held … Read more

Intoxicated man scares drivers

Hallucinating man attacks cars in Funchal – video

Intoxicated man attacking cars in Funchal

JM reported on A male individual, visibly intoxicated and disturbed, scared several drivers passing through the busy Cruz Vermelha area at the Read more

Christmas lights: no concessions

“Funchal has come out with all guns blazing”

Image: Homem de Gouveia/ Lusa
Christmas lights in Madeira

The Portugal Resident has the headline: Hang the expense! Funchal to be lit Read more

Escarpment cleaning at Madalena do Mar

“Controlled removal of large stone blocks”

Madalena do Mar
Madalena do Mar

JM reports that the municipal authorities at Ponta do Sol have announced that they will clean the eastern slope of the … Read more

Plans revealed for Praia Formosa

500 homes and a hotel

Praia Formosa
Praia Formosa

JM report that Funchal Town Councilor for Urbanism, João Rodrigues, has revealed that the land in Praia Formosa, owned by the Welsh family … Read more

Another cruise ship debuts

MSC Seascape arrives tomorrow

MSC Seascape arrives tomorrow - another cruise ship debut in Funchal

The blog’s resident nautical and weather expert Jaime alerts readers to yet another cruise ship debuts in Funchal tomorrow, arriving at 08:00 from Cadiz and sailing … Read more

Cable car demand up 150%

790,000 passengers so far this year

cable car above Funchal

Demand for cable cars in the Region increased by 153% in the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period in … Read more

Flu threat to UK

Australia’s worst flu season could be a warning

Flu graphic

Sky News reports that the UK could be set for a severe flu season after Australia – which typically serves as a predictor for the northern … Read more

13 old roads to be recovered

90 kilometres of old roads targeted

Old roads

JM reports that a public tender approved yesterday provides for the requalification of 90 kilometres of old roads that serve seven municipalities in Madeira. … Read more

Ronaldo sets another record

First to score at 5 World Cups


The Mirror reports that “Cristiano Ronaldo breaks astonishing World Cup record in first match in Qatar”.

The Portugal captain’s club Read more

Only 20% of Portuguese had a pay increase in 2021

EU net income remains stable

Coins, indicating a pay increase

The Portugal News reports that most European Union families saw net income remain relatively stable last year, with only 17.5 per cent having a pay … Read more

Seer octopus backs Portugal

as Ronaldo skips news conference

Diário de Notícias reports that a seer octopus has guaranteed that Portugal will beat Ghana in their opening match at the World Cup today. A … Read more

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