Porto Santo beach award. Bravacar. New weekly Berlin flight. Mail Online. Venezuela. Portuguese PM uses Facebook to announce more austerity!

The beach of Porto Santo has just been voted the best in the category of “Portugal Dunes”. It was one of three finalists (the two other beaches were on the mainland at Carvalhal and Ilha de Tavira – I know the latter well – a lovely spot!) in a national contest of “7 Wonders”, which ............  ...read more

Big day for Euro? Wine production up. Oil exploration off Madeira? “ Fruitas e Legumes” expansion. 200 fewer teachers on the island this year.

The European Central Bank's new chief Mario Draghi gestures during his first press conference at the ECB in Frankfurt/M., western Germany


ECB bond-buying announcement Thursday lunchtime?

Leaked versions of the Draghi Plan revealed that the ECB president has proposed unleashing a bond buying effort that would be ‘unlimited’. The central bank would also relinquish its senior status among creditors, a measure seen as critical to encouraging private bond investors.

The plan would ............  ...read more