PROJECT OF THE WEEK
Render of the the 5 star Hilton resort for Santa Maria on the island of Sal, signalling a trend towards higher quality development in Cape Verde. This resort combines 240 luxurious rooms, several restaurants, a concert hall and a casino. The launch of this high class hotel was made possible by French financiers Pierre Bastid and Jacques Monnier (AW).
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Standard & Poor affirms Cape Verde ‘B+/B’ ratings and says economic outlook is stable. Read their assessment of the country’s economy at Reuters.
The agricultural season has begun on the islands of Fogo and Brava. With the first rainfall of the year at several spots on Fogo, farmers have begun sowing their seeds, thus opening up positive perspectives for this year’s season (A Semana).
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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. So far with Paulino Dias, Josephine Sturiale, Patone Lobo, Helen Hutchings and Steve Cooling, Emanuel Spencer, Djopan Oliveira, Alexandre Abade and Jacquie Cozens. This week with Fatima Lima of Divin’Art, passionate for the development of tourism on Santo Antao….
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Boa Vista made it to second and Santa Maria to fifth place on Tripadvisor’s election of best beach destination in Africa (Tripadvisor).