7,000 Venezuelans return to Madeira…

… but numbers decreasing this year

The Diario reports that the latest data available from the Regional Government indicates that the wave of Madeirans living in Venezuela and Portuguese-descendants who decided to return to the Region amounted to about 7,000 citizens in the first half of this year. The number of returns has been decreasing, stressed Pedro Calado, the Vice-President of the Executive, who this afternoon presided over the 16th edition of the Festa do Emigrante.

Fuel supply reassurances

At the same time, Pedro Calado took the opportunity to make it clear that the strike by dangerous goods drivers will not affect the Madeiran economy precisely because fuel transport is not subject to or pending ground transportation. The entire supply process takes place by sea and without the use of tanker trucks.

“We have no reason to be concerned about this strike. What could happen was that transporters here in Madeira could join, but in February this year we made a deal by improving working conditions. Fortunately, unlike the continent, we have no reason to be concerned, which also reveals a lot of work that we have been doing through direct contact with all sectors of activity and representatives of various bodies”.

Meanwhile, the price of fuel rises very slightly this week on the island

3 thoughts on “7,000 Venezuelans return to Madeira…”

  1. ” fuel transport is not subject to or pending ground transportation. The entire supply process takes place by sea and without the use of tanker trucks.”

    How does the fuel get to the petrol stations then?

    Venezuela must almost be empty by now with do many fleeing. Will the last one out please turn the lights off!

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  2. Can’t help wondering whether it was a coincidence that the regular supply tanker ‘Peonia’ was anchored off Funchal this weekend before moving to Caniçal early this morning to pump a few million litres of fuel to the shore terminal, or was it a reassurance to Madeirans to emphasise Pedro Calado’s message about the island’s fuel being supplied by sea – just incase they missed the much laboured point reported in the papers and posts on this blog !!

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