Prime Minister José Maria Neves admits that “major restructuring” is needed at TACV Cabo Verde Airlines so that the country’s flagship carrier can be made attractive for privatization. The same will have to take place at water and electricity utility Electra in order to it to provide a “good service to the country.” These two major challenges were voiced on the day in which the government presiding over Cape Verde’s eighth legislature marked the first anniversary of its swearing in, on March 21 (A Semana).
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PROJECT OF THE WEEK
Render of the Mussolini Complex for Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao. The complex consists of an appartment complex and the rebuilding of a historic building, named after the former owner´s first name (more).
Chief Executive Officer of private airline Halcyonair, Jorge Spencer Lima, says the Cape Verde aviation sector is “technically bankrupt.” Spencer Lima’s proposal includes the constitution of a holding company, in which current Cape Verdean flagship airline TACV Cabo Verde Airlines would operate all long-haul international flights, Halcyonair domestic and regional flights, and Cabo Verde Express domestic charter flights (A Semana).
CAPE VERDE IN 2030
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ENTREPRENEURS OF CAPE VERDE
Check out Atlantico Weekly’s Entrepreneurs of Cape Verde, a series of short interviews with entrepreneurs in Cape Verde, both homegrown and foreign. For instance with Helen Hutchings and Steve Cooling of Blu bar, Santa Maria…!
The island of Santiago has gained a new hotel, the Hotel Cachoeira Tarrafal, located along the shore of Tarrafal bay and featuring 27 double rooms and suites (A Semana).
Another hot mid-haul market, Cape Verde entered the top ten holiday destinations for the first time. With an increase in hotels, charter flights and package holidays over the last few years, they have become a strong rival to the Canaries for those looking for a winter sun retreat (Bradenton).