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Bishop of Santiago turns 70 today and will ask to resign from office at 75

Praia, Oct 4 (Inforpress) – The bishop of the Diocese of Santiago is now 70 years old and wants to leave office at 75, according to canon law, but, he says, the decision rests with the Pope. “We celebrate 18 years and we become happy to have reached the age of majority and also when …

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São Vicente: Cleaning campaign removes more than eight cubic meters of litter from sea beaches

Mindelo, Oct 4 (Inforpress) – The second cleaning campaign of the “São Vicente d´costa limpe”, promoted by the Biosfera I Environmental Association, removed more than eight cubic meters of litter from beaches, from Praia Grande to the north of Baia. This initiative, which took place last weekend, was attended by more than 40 volunteers, according …

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Fogo: Fisherman dies during fishing in Fundão / Relva

São Filipe, Oct 2 (Inforpress) – An individual in the mid 50’s died on Tuesday, 1st, in the ​​Fundão ocean, near Relva, southern part of the municipality of Mosteiros, while he was fishing. The incident was reported to law enforcement authorities around 1:00PM on Tuesday, 1st, but according to information gathered on the scene the …

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Fogo: Two thousand families with basic food basket provided by the Temple of Restoration Church

São Filipe, Oct 2 (Inforpress) – The New York-based Temple of Restoration church, which brought a medical mission to Fogo Island, will target nearly 2.000 families with basic food basket. The distribution process began on Tuesday afternoon, 1st, in the peripheral neighborhoods of the city of São Filipe and continues today in Mosteiros, Thursday, 3rd, …

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Lecturer points to the need  to take measures to increase Cabo Verde’s resilience

Praia, Sep 30 (Inforpress) – The lecturer José Maria Veiga points to the need to take measures to increase and develop more resilient mechanisms and Cabo Verde’s adaptability to external threats and constraints. José Maria Veiga made these statements in remarks to the press this Saturday before giving the conference entitled “Cabo Verde: Resilience of …

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Art and shows: Singer Carmen Silva says to Mindelo a “see you soon” to follow other life projects

Mindelo, Sep 27 (Inforpress) – The singer Carmen Silva, well-known for the nights in Mindelo, says goodbye to Sao Vicente island, to continue her studies in Portugal, but already assured she is “missing” everything she lived here. This pause that Carmen Silva intends to do in her musical carrier in Mindelo, in principle, should be …

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São Vicente: Owners of machines fined for illegal sand extraction on João Évora beach

Mindelo, Sep 26 (Inforpress) – Owners of two trucks and a backhoe loader should be fined in the coming days for illegal sand extraction at João Évora beach (Jon d´Ébra), the harbor captain said. These three vehicles, according to Aguinaldo Lima told Inforpress, were arrested in “flagrant offense” and filed last week by the Maritime …

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Santo Antão: City Hall available to fund monographs and theses on island history – Orlando Delgado

City of Pombas, Paul, Sep 26 (Inforpress) – The president of the Santo Antão Municipalities Association (AMSA), Orlando Delgado, said in Paul that the island’s City Halls are “available to fund monographs and theses” on the history of the island. During the closing ceremony of the History Colloquium that ended Wednesday in Paul, Orlando Delgado …

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Human Rights: PR draws attention to “firm combat” against violence against minors and prisoners

Praia, Sep 26 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, said that there are many achievements in the field of human rights protection in Cabo Verde, but acknowledged that there are still several shortcomings, constraints and important challenges to be overcome. Jorge Carlos Fonseca, speaking on Wednesday at the National Human Rights …

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New school year starts today with about 130.000 students and 5.700 teachers nationwide

Praia, Sep 23 (Inforpress) – The new school year 2019/2020 started today nationwide with about 130.000 children and adolescents attending the system, from pre-school to secondary education and with about 5.700 teachers. These data were presented by the Minister of Education, Maritza Rosabal, at the inauguration of the new facilities of the António Januário Leite …

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