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Community: President Vasco Cordeiro visits the West Coast – Hilmar, California Community: 28th Holy Ghost Festival of New England underway – Fall River, MA Accused: Sir Cliff Richard a villain or a victim? Portugal wins 16 top honors at the 2014 World Travel Awards Europe – Athens, Greece Report: Unemployment rate down to 13.9 %
 

Community: President Vasco Cordeiro visits the West Coast – Hilmar, California

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, is in California for a three-day official visit with stops in Sacramento, San Jose, Tulare and Hilmar. On Tuesday, President Cordeiro met in Sacramento with State Governor, Jerry Brown, where he spoke of the importance of strengthening the cultural and affective ties between the Azorean […]

Community: 28th Holy Ghost Festival of New England underway – Fall River, MA

The Portuguese American community of Fall River, MA, is celebrating the 28th Holy Ghost Festival of New England starting Thursday, August 21, through Monday August 25. Held annually in August, the five-day event has become one of the largest ethnic festivals in New England.  More than 100,000 people, from all over the United States and […]

Accused: Sir Cliff Richard a villain or a victim? – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor(*) Sir Cliff Richard has maintained a low profile in Portugal this week while preparing for a return to Britain to face police questioning about his alleged sexual assault on a young boy. Many thought it almost inevitable that Sir Cliff would one day be investigated for alleged child abuse and yet […]

Portugal wins 16 top honors at the 2014 World Travel Awards Europe – Athens, Greece

Portugal was honored with 16 top awards by the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards Europe at the  “Oscars” of world tourism industry ceremony held in Athens, Greece. The awards went to Lisbon as the best port and cruise destination and Madeira as the best islands to vacation; cruise operator DouroAzul was awarded as the best […]

Report: Unemployment rate down to 13.9 % – Portugal

Official data from the National Statistics Institute has reported Tuesday that Portugal’s unemployment rate has dropped to 13.9% in the second quarter of the year, down 1.2 points from the previous quarter and 2.5 points from the second quarter of 2013. At the beginning of last year the unemployment rate stood at 17.5%. The total […]

Community: President Vasco Cordeiro visits the West Coast – Hilmar, California

27 August 2014

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, is in California for a three-day official visit with stops in Sacramento, San Jose, Tulare and Hilmar. On Tuesday, President Cordeiro met in Sacramento with State Governor, Jerry Brown, where he spoke of the importance of strengthening the cultural and affective ties between the Azorean […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Terceira, World

Community: 28th Holy Ghost Festival of New England underway – Fall River, MA

20 August 2014

The Portuguese American community of Fall River, MA, is celebrating the 28th Holy Ghost Festival of New England starting Thursday, August 21, through Monday August 25. Held annually in August, the five-day event has become one of the largest ethnic festivals in New England.  More than 100,000 people, from all over the United States and […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Entertainment, Featured, São Miguel, World

Accused: Sir Cliff Richard a villain or a victim? – By Len Port

19 August 2014

By Len Port, Contributor(*) Sir Cliff Richard has maintained a low profile in Portugal this week while preparing for a return to Britain to face police questioning about his alleged sexual assault on a young boy. Many thought it almost inevitable that Sir Cliff would one day be investigated for alleged child abuse and yet […]

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Posted in Entertainment, Featured, Music, People, Portugal, World

Portugal wins 16 top honors at the 2014 World Travel Awards Europe – Athens, Greece

06 August 2014

Portugal was honored with 16 top awards by the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards Europe at the  “Oscars” of world tourism industry ceremony held in Athens, Greece. The awards went to Lisbon as the best port and cruise destination and Madeira as the best islands to vacation; cruise operator DouroAzul was awarded as the best […]

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

Report: Unemployment rate down to 13.9 % – Portugal

05 August 2014

Official data from the National Statistics Institute has reported Tuesday that Portugal’s unemployment rate has dropped to 13.9% in the second quarter of the year, down 1.2 points from the previous quarter and 2.5 points from the second quarter of 2013. At the beginning of last year the unemployment rate stood at 17.5%. The total […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Featured, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal has cancelled 468 flights this summer – Portugal

05 August 2014

TAP Air Portugal cancelled 468 flights in June and July, around 2.3% of the total, more than double the cancellation rate of the previous five months, according to the latest figures revealed by the company to its workforce. “In all, in the first five months of the year we carried out 42,929 of the 43,290 […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

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