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Dear Editor, The latest comments from Costa and Marcelo (PM and President, respectively) over the new proposed laws regarding the Covid-19 virus further cement my...

Amendoeira revamp completed as property sales boom

Amendoeira Golf Resort in Silves has a new clubhouse, reception, restaurant and sports bar following an extensive revamp project carried out by Spanish developer...

A22 toll prices to drop in 2021 … but only for regular users

The Council of Ministers has approved new discounts of up to 25% on the country’s ‘ex-SCUT’ highways, including the Algarve’s A22 motorway (also known...

Black Friday: Highest Covid death toll in Portugal since April

Today’s virus press conference announced dismal numbers: 2,899 new infections and 31 deaths. There have “never been as many people interned in the nation’s hospitals”...

Mexican surfer stranded on rocks in Aljezur

A 32-year-old Mexican surfer was rescued on Wednesday after he became stranded on rocks between Aljezur’s Amoreira and Monte Clérigo beaches, the National Maritime...

Petitions in Portugal now need 7,500 signatures to be discussed in parliament

Petitions in Portugal now need 7,500 signatures before they qualify to be discussed by MPs in parliament. President Marcelo has rubber stamped the law...

Eight men arrested for drug trafficking in Portimão

Eight men of Portuguese and Cape-Verdean nationalities have been arrested for drug trafficking in the Algarve, “especially in the Portimão area”, the Public Prosecutor’s...

Portugal supports European push for criteria of restrictions on free circulation

As the rate of Covid-19 infections continues to throw European governments into turmoil, the Portugal’s secretary of State for European Affairs has been explaining...

Portuguese parliament approves use of masks in busy streets for next three months

Parliament today is expected to approve the use of masks in busy streets in Portugal for the next three months (UPDATE: this proposed law...

Strikes return to Portugal: exhausted nurses, unhappy public sector workers

Strikes are back on the agenda in Portugal. Today is the turn of the STAL syndicate of public sector workers, yesterday it was the...