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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Cape Verde creole: DNA, speech data reveal history of genetic, linguistic evolution
Aug28

Cape Verde creole: DNA, speech data reveal history of genetic, linguistic evolution

ANN ARBOR—An interdisciplinary team of geneticists and linguists has found that the language of the creole-speaking population of Cape Verde, off the northwest coast of Africa, has been passed down over generations in a way that largely mimics how genes are transmitted from parents to offspring. The researchers—all with University of Michigan ties—have contributed to a first-of its-kind study that explored the connections between...

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Adelina Domingues (February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002) was a Cape Verdean American supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest person from the May 28, 2002
Oct02

Adelina Domingues (February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002) was a Cape Verdean American supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest person from the May 28, 2002

Adelina Domingues (February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002) was a Cape Verdean American supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest person from the May 28, 2002 death of fellow 114-year-old American woman Grace Clawson until her own death less than three months later.[1] Domingues was only posthumously and retroactively recognized as the world’s oldest person in 2012, since before that point the case of Kamato Hongo of Japan...

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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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