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Book: ‘Through a Grainy Landscape’ by Millicent Accardi – Review Opinion: Democratic freedom will prevail after elections COVID’19: The 50,000 daily count infections surpassed Netflix: Five films by five Portuguese women directors and producers Travel: British Airways direct flights to São Miguel and Terceira
 

Book: ‘Through a Grainy Landscape’ by Millicent Accardi – Review

By Vamberto Freitas I’ve read and written about the poetry of Millicent Borges Accardi before. Yet I always make a point of never revisiting what I’ve already written. By writing regular criticism or literary essays on individual authors one always runs the risk of sub-consciously repeating ourselves. Suffice to say that Millicent is not only […]

Opinion: Democratic freedom will prevail after elections – Portugal

By Len Port In the run-up to Portugal’s national legislative election, it’s worth remembering that this country is internationally recognized as a stable parliamentary democracy with a multiparty political system and free and fair elections every four years – except the timing of this latest is different. The Prime Minister holds the most executive power […]

COVID’19: The 50,000 daily count infections surpassed – Portugal

Portugal has surpassed for the first time the barrier of 50,000 daily COVID’19 cases this Wednesday, since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the Portuguese health authority, in the last 24 hours, the country recorded 52,549 more cases of infection and 33 fatalities. Of the new cases of infection recorded today 22,455 occurred in […]

Netflix: Five films by five Portuguese women directors and producers – Portugal

Starting in January 2022, Netflix will feature five films by five Portuguese women directors and producers – Catarina Vasconcelos, Raquel Castro, Margarida Gil, Marta Ribeiro and Maria Clara Escobar – on partnership with Portuguese Film Academy. The five films were selected by a jury, aiming at giving more visibility to women who have been involved […]

Travel: British Airways direct flights to São Miguel and Terceira – Azores

British Airways has announced plans to fly non-stop from London Heathrow to São Miguel and Terceira islands in the Azores. The São Miguel route will start on July 2 and will run until September 3, while services to Terceira will run from July 10 until August 28. The airline will fly to the islands once […]

Book: ‘Through a Grainy Landscape’ by Millicent Accardi – Review

27 January 2022

By Vamberto Freitas I’ve read and written about the poetry of Millicent Borges Accardi before. Yet I always make a point of never revisiting what I’ve already written. By writing regular criticism or literary essays on individual authors one always runs the risk of sub-consciously repeating ourselves. Suffice to say that Millicent is not only […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Opinion: Democratic freedom will prevail after elections – Portugal

23 January 2022

By Len Port In the run-up to Portugal’s national legislative election, it’s worth remembering that this country is internationally recognized as a stable parliamentary democracy with a multiparty political system and free and fair elections every four years – except the timing of this latest is different. The Prime Minister holds the most executive power […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

COVID’19: The 50,000 daily count infections surpassed – Portugal

19 January 2022

Portugal has surpassed for the first time the barrier of 50,000 daily COVID’19 cases this Wednesday, since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the Portuguese health authority, in the last 24 hours, the country recorded 52,549 more cases of infection and 33 fatalities. Of the new cases of infection recorded today 22,455 occurred in […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Madeira, Portugal

Netflix: Five films by five Portuguese women directors and producers – Portugal

17 January 2022

Starting in January 2022, Netflix will feature five films by five Portuguese women directors and producers – Catarina Vasconcelos, Raquel Castro, Margarida Gil, Marta Ribeiro and Maria Clara Escobar – on partnership with Portuguese Film Academy. The five films were selected by a jury, aiming at giving more visibility to women who have been involved […]

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Posted in Community, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Heritage, Portugal, World

Travel: British Airways direct flights to São Miguel and Terceira – Azores

12 January 2022

British Airways has announced plans to fly non-stop from London Heathrow to São Miguel and Terceira islands in the Azores. The São Miguel route will start on July 2 and will run until September 3, while services to Terceira will run from July 10 until August 28. The airline will fly to the islands once […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, São Miguel, Terceira, Travel, World

Opinion: Portugal’s main concerns for the new year – By Len Port

01 January 2022

POLITICS The first major event for the Portuguese population will be the national election on 30 January. Hopefully the turnout of voters will be higher than usual and give one of the parties an overall majority, or at least lead to a working coalition to stabilise the country for the next four years. Bolstered by […]

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Posted in Featured, Politics, Portugal, World