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Book: The Week: Good and bad from abroad Community: Premier Michael Dunkley to visit the Azores Memoir: The pain and gain of growing up Portuguese Honor: Nelly Furtado to receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award – Canada
 

Book: ‘Essays on Some Maladies of Angola’ – Editor’s Note

Western science and pharmacology first learned about many African diseases, remedies, and medicinal practices through José Pinto de Azeredo’s highly original and influential text. A unique Enlightenment-era medical text written specifically about health issues in Angola, this is the first work by a Portuguese physician to describe accurately, through first-hand observation, medical practices and substances […]

The Week: Good and bad from abroad – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor (*) A potentially disastrous setback for Portugal’s economic recovery was averted with Friday’s announcement that Canada’s DBRS agency has upheld Portugal’s only investment-grade credit rating. A much-feared downgrade to junk status in line with that of the other main agencies — Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s — would have seen […]

Community: Premier Michael Dunkley to visit the Azores – Bermuda

The Premier of Bermuda, Michael Dunkley, will visit the Azores officially, Monday May 2-5, at the invitation of Vasco Cordeiro the President of the Government of the Azores. He will visit the islands of São Miguel, Faial, and Pico. The invitation was formalized in June 2015, to mark 165 years of Azorean emigration to Bermuda. […]

Memoir: The pain and gain of growing up Portuguese – By Kayla Faria

By Kayla Faria, Contributor (*) The daughter of two Azorean immigrants, I grew up in a city with the largest percentage of Portuguese descendants in the United States. One study published by the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2005 reported that 49.6 percent of the city’s residents were primarily of Portuguese ancestry. Born and raised in […]

Honor: Nelly Furtado to receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award – Canada

Portuguese Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist, Nelly Furtado, will be the recipient of the 2016 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award recognizes her social activism and support of humanitarian causes. The award will be presented at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala to be held on Thursday, May 5, at The […]

Book: ‘Essays on Some Maladies of Angola’ – Editor’s Note

30 April 2016

Western science and pharmacology first learned about many African diseases, remedies, and medicinal practices through José Pinto de Azeredo’s highly original and influential text. A unique Enlightenment-era medical text written specifically about health issues in Angola, this is the first work by a Portuguese physician to describe accurately, through first-hand observation, medical practices and substances […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Brazil, Community, Featured, Heritage, Portugal

The Week: Good and bad from abroad – By Len Port

30 April 2016

By Len Port, Contributor (*) A potentially disastrous setback for Portugal’s economic recovery was averted with Friday’s announcement that Canada’s DBRS agency has upheld Portugal’s only investment-grade credit rating. A much-feared downgrade to junk status in line with that of the other main agencies — Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s — would have seen […]

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

Community: Premier Michael Dunkley to visit the Azores – Bermuda

29 April 2016

The Premier of Bermuda, Michael Dunkley, will visit the Azores officially, Monday May 2-5, at the invitation of Vasco Cordeiro the President of the Government of the Azores. He will visit the islands of São Miguel, Faial, and Pico. The invitation was formalized in June 2015, to mark 165 years of Azorean emigration to Bermuda. […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Business, Community, Faial, Featured, Heritage, People, Pico, São Miguel

Memoir: The pain and gain of growing up Portuguese – By Kayla Faria

27 April 2016

By Kayla Faria, Contributor (*) The daughter of two Azorean immigrants, I grew up in a city with the largest percentage of Portuguese descendants in the United States. One study published by the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2005 reported that 49.6 percent of the city’s residents were primarily of Portuguese ancestry. Born and raised in […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Education, Featured, Genealogy, Heritage, Life Style, People, Portugal, Religion, São Miguel

Honor: Nelly Furtado to receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award – Canada

25 April 2016

Portuguese Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist, Nelly Furtado, will be the recipient of the 2016 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award recognizes her social activism and support of humanitarian causes. The award will be presented at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala to be held on Thursday, May 5, at The […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Azores, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Heritage, Music, Organizations, People, São Miguel

Book: ‘The Pessoa Chronicles: Poems, 1980-2016′ – Editor’s Note

24 April 2016

The least known of the great European Modernist poets of the twentieth century, Fernando Pessoa was born in 1888. A virtuoso of poetic voices, he created a coterie of distinct heteronyms, individual voices for whom he created full biographies and full bodies of work that were not only distinctive and original but so distinguished that […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured

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