Rob has helped shape beautiful Cape Verde
Aug30

Rob has helped shape beautiful Cape Verde

He borrowed £94m when he was just 23 and bet it all on a holiday development – now he’s helping shape a whole country. Not to mention the fact he teamed up with partners of Donald Trump to redevelop Toronto’s downtown. It’s fair to say Rob Jarrett isn’t one to rest on his laurels. At the tender age of 12 he already had set up two companies – with 26 of his school friends helping him wash cars and dig...

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Cape Verde lists Jewish cemeteries as heritage sites
Aug28

Cape Verde lists Jewish cemeteries as heritage sites

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The government of Cape Verde listed the island nation’s Jewish cemeteries and some other structures as heritage sites. A Washington-based group, the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, announced the June 29 designation of the sites as part of the country’s “National Historical Patrimony” this week in an email to its members. The designation means that the cemeteries may not be destroyed and that a number of...

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The 7 best things to do on the chilled out island of Sal, Cape Verde
Aug28

The 7 best things to do on the chilled out island of Sal, Cape Verde

CAPE VERDE should be your next holiday destination – here’s the best seven things to do on its most popular island Sal. Go shark-spotting “No stress” is the mantra of Cape Verde but you will feel exhilarated by sharing the water with their sharks. At Shark Bay, near Feijoal, on the island of Sal, you can wade out to see these stunning adult lemon sharks, each growing to a gigantic eight feet in length. Watch as they duck...

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The US government has triggered a law that enables it to deny visas to officials of the government of Cape Verde, Iraq, Algeria, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cuba and St. Lucia. The others are China, Zimbabwe, India, Somalia, Cuba, and Iran.
Oct02

The US government has triggered a law that enables it to deny visas to officials of the government of Cape Verde, Iraq, Algeria, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cuba and St. Lucia. The others are China, Zimbabwe, India, Somalia, Cuba, and Iran.

In June, this year, Republican Senator for Iowa, Chuck Grassley made an appeal to the Obama Administration to stop issuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas to citizens of 22 other countries. According to Grassley, 2,166 illegal immigrants were released in the US in 2015, and as many as 6,100 such individuals were set free in 2014 and 2013. The senator pointed out that Cuba, China, Somalia, India and Ghana are the five most...

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Cape Verde: The African country that plans to run on 100% renewable energy by 2020
Sep30

Cape Verde: The African country that plans to run on 100% renewable energy by 2020

The island nation of Cape Verde has pledged to power the entire country with nothing but renewable energy by the year 2020, and vowed to help other African states work towards the same goal in future. With almost no mineral resources of its own and little arable farmland, the outcrop in the middle of the Atlantic ocean relies on expensive imports for almost all the needs of its 550,000 population. But there are two things it does have...

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GENRE GUIDE: DISCOVER FUNANÁ, TROPICAL FUNK EUROPE IGNORED
Sep22

GENRE GUIDE: DISCOVER FUNANÁ, TROPICAL FUNK EUROPE IGNORED

My father is from Cape Verde and has many funaná records, and when I started to play music I realized that this music had stayed in my veins. In 1997 I was asked if I wanted to play bass on a new album, which became  Bitori Nha Bibinha, with a talented and well-known accordion player from Cape Verde named Victor Tavares, who’s the bandleader of the group Bitori. After the album, we all went on and did different things—until last year,...

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