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Tender for “pioneering Naval platform” falls flat 

“Innovative” and “disruptive” €100 million project finds no takers The tender for construction of “a pioneering naval platform” with the capacity to project multiple capabilities, essentially robotic and unmanned systems (aerial, land drones and submarines), has fallen flat. The brain-child of Admiral Gouveia e Melo - the former vaccine ‘czar’ who...

Youth unemployment ‘never really went away’; increasing again

… and 30% of those in work are overqualified for what they are doing It’s another of those ‘not often admitted details’ that has haunted...

TAP cabin crew expected to confirm strike later this week “and threaten more to come”

Likelihood of further strike days “very probable” says syndicate president Another holiday period, another TAP strike. TAP cabin crew syndicate SNPVAC is meeting today, ostensibly...

Business owners speak out as Faro blighted by floods

One of the worst affected areas in the Algarvian capital is Rua de São Luís Reports of serious damages caused by heavy rain are starting...

October sees ‘record increase in requests by parents for allowances to care for sick children”

Flu and respiratory viruses on increase Just as is happening in the United Kingdom, children are getting ‘seriously ill’ with flu viruses and other illnesses...

DGEG ‘may appeal’ ruling forcing disclosure of tungsten mine documents

New challenge for citizens battling to save World Agricultural Heritage Portugal's DGEG (Directorate-General of Energy and Geology) said today it is “analysing” a court ruling...
Len Port

What next for Isabel dos Santos? 

COMMENT The enigmatic Isabel dos Santos, arguably the most famous and infamous person in modern Portuguese history, has certainly had her ups and downs. Life for...
Portugal Resident

WhatsApp etiquette

As the most popular global mobile messenger app, it is estimated that everyone with a smart phone/device will use WhatsApp daily or will have...
Ria Van Doorn

Share the happiness!

Last Sunday we hosted an international Thanksgiving lunch for all internationals of our group, and it was so joyful and festive! Our group was divided...
Len Port

Climate crisis: who really cares?

Public opinion in Portugal is one small, but very positive, part of the extraordinary divergence of thinking around the world on the subject of...