Economy

Single rate fixation for customs clearance “burdens” Cape Verdean families – PAICV

Praia, Sep 9 (Inforpress) – PAICV has stated that setting a single rate for customs clearance will “burden” Cabo Verdean families on some islands, stressing that the Government must take this measure “seriously” and without subterfuge for revenue collection. Cabo Verde’s African Independence Party leader (PAICV, opposition party) Janira Hopffer Almada made these remarks during …

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São Vicente: Adeco calls for a ‘clearly defined’ maritime regulator

Mindelo, Sep 4 (Inforpress) – The president of the Consumer Protection Association (Adeco), Marco Cruz, asked in Mindelo the government to “clearly” defines a regulator for the maritime transport sector, which is currently in force “monopoly”. According to Marco Cruz, the press conference held this Tuesday morning in Mindelo serves as a warning to “clearly …

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Officials seal 336 stills in compliance with law regulating sugarcane grogue production

Praia, Sep 3 (Inforpress) – IGAE revealed Monday that in compliance with the law regulating the sugarcane grogue production, 262 factories were sealed, 336 stills sealed and the production of 1.720.718 liters of grogue. According to a statement from the General Inspectorate of Economic Activities (IGAE), sent today to Inforpress, this authority reported that, in collaboration …

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Authorities seize 75 liters of illegally produced brandy in Santa Cruz

Praia,  Sep 2 (Inforpress) – The General Inspectorate of Economic Activities (IGAE) seized 75 liters of brandy on Saturday afternoon and suspended the illegally operating grogue production industry. In a statement, the IGAE states that it caught in the act the production of green sugar cane brandy (impampo) in which sugar was added for fermentation. …

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Santo Antão: Sotavento to be placed on Porto Novo / São Vicente line from September

Porto Novo, Aug 30 (Inforpress) – The Sotavento ship, currently undergoing repairs, could start operating on the Porto Novo / São Vicente line as of the first half of September in response to passenger demand on this route. This is the result of another meeting (every five days) held between the management of the new …

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IGCI establishes mechanisms for preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing in the sector

Praia, Aug 30 (Inforpress) – The General Inspectorate of Construction and Real Estate (IGCI) has defined the mechanisms for preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing in the sector by the entities operating in the national territory. According to the Official Bulletin, real estate entities must comply with all established procedures as well as …

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Number of guests in Cabo Verde increased 7% in the second quarter of 2019 – INE

Praia, Aug 30 (Inforpress) – The number of guests in Cabo Verde has increased by 7% in the second quarter of this year and overnight stays 5.3% over the same period of 2018, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) revealed this Thursday. Data on Tourism Statistics – Guest Movement for the second quarter of 2019 indicate …

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Brava: Aisha Vicente – a young woman who saw on the island a business opportunity and a “paradise” to enjoy life

Nova Sintra, Aug 29 (Inforpress) – Aisha Vicente is a 35-year-old daughter of Cabo Verdean parents, born and raised in the United States until she was 33 when she decided to come to Cabo Verde with a new style of life. This young woman, talking to Inforpress, said that in the US she had a …

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Santo Antão: Casa das Caldeiras best prepared to receive tourists who arrive in the East Plateau

Porto Novo, Aug 28 (Inforpress) – Casa das Caldeiras, a tourism facility located in Águas das Caldeiras, in the East Plateau, Santo Antão, went through improvement works and is now better prepared to receive tourists arriving in this area. This tourism facility, which belongs to the East Plateau Women’s Association (Amupal), started operating in 2018, …

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Tarrafal de Santiago: Thirty families receive plots of land for agricultural production in Achada Porto

Tarrafal,  Aug 27 (Inforpress) – Thirty families living in Achada Tenda, Achada Porto and Bilimboa, in the municipality of Tarrafal (Santiago), were granted terms of land for use exclusively for agricultural production located in Achada Porto. The land of three hectares, divided into 30 plots of 1000 meters, was given to 27 women and three …

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