SIC commentator Marques Mendes disclosed yesterday that 46 foods are subject to zero VAT from the 1st of April to October in an attempt to lessen the effects of the current economic crisis.
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As on the mainland, inspectors from the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) will join the strike scheduled from the 5th to the 10th of April.
Although petrol was today 2.5 cents and diesel 3 cents a litre cheaper, the Regional Government has decreed that it will raise the tax rate on petroleum products.
Sérgio Marques told the deputies of the Commission of Enquiry that throughout the "invented works" in Madeira he "never felt any pressure" from the President of the Regional Government, from any member of the Government or from businessmen, namely Luís Miguel de Sousa and Avelino Farinha, to change the course of his policies.
The party React - Include - Recycle (RIR) has issued a press statement expressing their anger at the introduction of paid parking in the Reis Magos area of Caniço.
Madeiran taxis have a new contact platform called IzzyMove.
“The truth is this: earlier this week a 13kg butane gas bottle costs 70% more in Madeira than in the Azores,” stated Élvio Sousa from the JPP- Juntos Pelo Povo, at a press conference in the Legislative Assembly of Madeira. Élvio Sousa categorically stated that the 13 euro price difference…
The Jardim da Serra expressway connection will be inaugurated at the beginning of May. As yet, a date has to be confirmed by the contractor, City Council, and officials.
During the early hours of Saturday morning, the Public Security Police (PSP) and an inspection team from the Funchal City Council (CMF) carried out a joint operation in the Old Town and Rua das Fontes, which limited the functionality of bars that were offering an extensive nightlife programme without the relevant license.
As part of the committee of inquiry into alleged favours to economic groups, The President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, was asked about 27 works carried out in Madeira, regarding the importance of their construction and whether budgetary expenditures were "acceptable."
Whether you love it or hate it, Star Wars is making an impact on Madeira, as tourist hotspots and sleepy villages are feeling the full-throttle effect of filming.
The President of Madeira answers questions.
More and more people are seeking to supplement their income with additional activities that allow them to not only cope with price of living increases, but also provide greater financial freedom and other opportunities.
Ricardo Lume (Portuguese Communist Party - PCP) will use the potestative right to call a person to the Committee of Enquiry on favouritism to business groups by the Regional Government.