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“Payback time!”: Marcelo tells banks “it’s time to repay the people who bailed you out”

President Marcelo is calling on the country’s banks to start repaying the millions of taxpayers who bailed them out in recent years. He told reporters: “The banks owe the country”, he said. “We all know the reasons why…” As companies are crying out for support in the context of the current...

Covid-19 State of Emergency updates: Secondary infections down to 1.8

Saturday April 4: The best news coming out of today’s press briefing is that ‘secondary infections are down to 1.8’. This means that ...

Chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers ‘put the hospitable back in hospitality’

Chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and others in the industry have used the crippling coronavirus ‘crisis’ to start putting the hospitable back in hospitality. Forbes travel writer...

Quinta do Lago residents raise €300,000 to help fight coronavirus

A group of business owners and residents in Quinta do Lago have raised over €300,000 to buy much-needed equipment and improve working conditions for...

PM affirms pandemic’s ‘big economic lesson’ is to reduce dependence on China

Prime minister António Costa echoed feelings throughout Europe today when he told Rádio Renascença that the first major economic lesson of this pandemic is...

New threat looms over Montijo following April Fool’s ‘hoax’

Following the embarrassing April Fool’s hoax which announced the shelving of controversial plans to site a busy passenger terminal in Montijo - alongside one...
Nigel Wright

The Beautiful Island of La Palma The Landscape – Part 2

The sun shone from a clear blue sky, but it was icy cold with glistening frost on the ground. We stood on La Palma’s...
Ann Loewy

Boredom Buster – Picture This

In this new series of articles, we bring you boredom buster ideas to keep you busy and happy during Covid-19 confinement. Is it time to...
Mark Quinn

Preparing your finances for the unexpected

We can all agree that these are highly unusual times. A year ago, no-one would have predicted the state of disorder that people, governments,...
David Thomas

Coronavirus – time to decide

Our future is in our hands What we decide to do will result in whether it takes a few weeks’ time, a few months’ time,...