Cable connection in detail

More detail on the new cable link

Thanks as usual to the blog’s resident nautical expert, Jaime, who has “fleshed out” the details in the earlier post about the start of the last phase of the new Madeira cable link to the mainland.

Jaime reports that the “Ile de Seine” had been “on his radar’ for ............ more

Curfew causes traffic jams

Via Rapida with hold-ups tonight as curfew approaches

JM reports that due to the impending curfew, the main exits from Funchal were, at around 6:30 pm tonight, completely blocked and circulation on the expressway was very slow, in both directions.

The curfew tonight is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm, with business establishments instructed to close at ............ more

Councillor calls for more enforcement

Câmara de Lobos, where more enforcement has been called for.

Câmara de Lobos councillor urges authorities to crack down

The Diario reports that a councillor belonging to the CDS party in Câmara de Lobos has asked: “the authorities to be relentless and to reinforce the inspection”. The statement follows the meeting of the city council executive. Amílcar Figueira regrets that we continue to make the same ............ more

Ronaldo becomes leading goalscorer of all time …

BT Sport tweet about Ronaldo

… or does he?

CNN report that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in Juventus’ Italian Super Cup win over Napoli on Wednesday took his career scoring tally to 760, making him the highest goalscorer of all time – or is he?

Ronaldo, the 35-year-old Madeiran, is Portugal’s leading goalscorer with ............ more

Saga: all customers must be vaccinated

Saga cruise ship

Saga plans restart in May

The BBC reports this morning that anyone going on a Saga holiday or cruise in 2021 must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

The tour operator, which specialises in holidays for the over-50s, said it wanted to protect customers’ health and safety. It also announced that it would delay restarting ............ more

Stricter security required

the representative of the Republic of Portugal in Madeira, who has oredred the security forces to exercise stricter security

Festive celebrations, emigrants and students are possibly to blame

The Diario website reports that the representative of the Republic of Portugal in Madeira, Ireneu Barreto, said today that he is “concerned” about the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the region, so he ordered ............ more

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