Wave of solidarity!; 47 toneladas of food collected!; VAT on restaurant sector will raise €292m; More flights Jersey-Funchal; Mayor of St Helier, Jersey visits Madeira; Jersey and Madeira twinned; MADEIRADIG Festival 2012; Casa das Mudas Art Centre, Calheta, Madeira; Madeira New Year festivities move to Praça do Mar;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Wave of solidarity!..47 toneladas of food collected

The Diario Newspaper reports that 47 toneladas of food and other products have been collected by the charity Caritas during the campaign ‘Um Pequeno Gesto por Uma Grande Causa’
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‘The Tres Hombres’ brigantine visits Madeira; ‘Tres Hombres’, a 25-ton, two-masted, mostly wooden wonder; ‘Tres Hombres’ open to visitors Wednesday; Transavia increases flights to Madeira over Xmas & New Year;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Transavia increases flights to Madeira over Xmas & New Year

Transavia increases flights to Madeira over Xmas & New Year on the Porto – Funchal e Paris – Funchal route from the 16 de Dezembro until 6 de Janeiro.

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Desertas Aquatica Award Winning Film, FNAC, Monday evening 7pm; NEW Madeira Film Festival 2012; Kyle Eastwood and Phamie Gow; Madeira’s Laurissilva forest the worlds largest; The ‘Laurissilva Award’ ; Fado becomes UNESCO World Heritage; EU structural funds: €21bn between 2014-2020; Public Holidays reduction in 2012;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Desertas Aquatica Award Winning Film, FNAC store Madeira, Monday evening 7pm.

The film shows the underwater natural beauty of the biodiversity of The Desertas Islands- Ilhas Desertas – a small Portuguese archipelago, located about 25 ............  ...read more

Madeira restaurant wins Michelin Guide Award again; Film making in Madeira; Liszt Madeira Festival 2011 continues; Bernardo Nascimento to make short film in Madeira; Dionísio Pestana wins award from Ernst & Young Portugal; The Pestana Group;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira restaurant wins Michelin Guide Award again

The Galo d’Oro wins its stars again in The 2012 Michelin Guide, the most famous international gastronomic guide. Congratulations to The Chef Benoît Sinthon and all his team at the Restaurant. The restaurant first ............  ...read more

Madeira Wine, Embroidery, Handcrafts Festival 25-27 November; 24-hour general strike; Disruption to air travel; “SOS Cagarro”; Try canyoning in Madeira; Canyoning School: 26-27 November;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

24-hour general strike

Travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

“There will be a 24-hour general strike in Portugal starting at 00:01 hours on 24 November. Disruption can be expected to many public services including ............  ...read more

Airports: General strike: 24th November; Proposals for Tollgates on Madeira’s Via Rapidas; Madeira Liszt Festival starts Monday night; Casino da Madeira: New International Shows; Mourinho: another record; Mourinho shows off new piggyback touchline celebration; Machico’s Caves; Flights from Funchal to Abu Dhabi?; Ginjinha the traditional Portuguese liqueur;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Airports: General strike: 24th November

From the ANAM website:

“ANAM – Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea da Madeira, SA informs all passengers and all other airport users that due to the general strike called for the 24th of November, ............  ...read more

FT article: Fiscal adjustment programme for Madeira; Troika very satisfied with Portuguese Government’s commitment to programme; Portugal on track to meet bail-out conditions

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

FT article: Portugal on track to meet bail-out conditions

“The European Union and International Monetary Fund said Portugal was on track to meet the conditions of its 78bn financial rescue programme, clearing the way for the
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