President Jorge Carlos Fonseca visited Dakar, Senegal, as that country’s new president was sworn in. Mr Fonseca also met the large local Capeverdean community in the presence of the Ambassador to Senegal, Francisco Veiga (Facebook).
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The program “Reinforcement of Energy Production, Transportation and Distribution Capacity on six Cape Verdean islands,” co-financed by the Cape Verdean government and by the African Development Bank, received financial reinforcement of 6 billion escudos from Japan, which signed a loan agreement with Cape Verde’s Ministry of Foreign Relations (A Semana).
Well known Rotterdam hairdresser Carlos Ramos was nominated out of thousands of competing colleagues for the Dutch Coiffure Awards 2012. The Awards ceremony will take place on May13th (Coiffure Awards, in Dutch). Being nominated is already a great victory, a happy Carlos told Atlantico Weekly.
A 29-year-old man is facing a murder charge in connection with a Brockton man gunned down on a porch in 2011. Herico Andrade was arraigned on one count of the murder of Jose Lobo,23, in Brockton District Court (Entreprise News).
THE GRAND TOUR OF CAPE VERDE
Read The Grand Tour of Cape Verde, Atlantico Weekly’s travel guide to the country’s main islands, updated recently.
SPLIT SECOND POLLS
The National Civil Protection Service (SNPC) tested the response capacity of the Municipal Civil Protection Services of the three municipalities on the island of Santo Antão. The exercise was denominated “Santo Antão 12” (A Semana).
Santo Antão Regional Jail, currently located in the town of Ponta do Sol in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, will be relocated to the sparsely habited region of Aguada de Janela, in the municipality of Paúl (A Semana).