President of the Republic Jorge Carlos Fonseca visited the United States, where he met with the Capeverdean community and participated for the first time as head of state in the 67th session of the United Nations (AW).
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The citizens of Singapore are exempt from paying for an entry visa into Cape Verde, under the terms of a deal signed in Singapore by the Prime Ministers of both countries. Explaining the decision, the Cape Verdean Prime Minister said that his country, “is waiting for investors and investments from Singapore, which is a benchmark due to its similarities with Cape Verde and its economic success”, the Cape Verde press reports.
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The bridge over the Ribeira d’Água gully on the island of Boa Vista collapsed, A Semana reports, following the heavy rains that have been falling on the island, rains that were followed by flash flooding. With the road that crosses the bridge now cut off, travel between the city of Sal Rei and the Aristides International Airport, Rabil and Estância de Baixo is currently impossible.
The road linking the port town of Furna and the city of Nova Sintra, on the Island of Brava, will soon be asphalted, A Semana reports. The work, which is projected to cost a total of 750 million escudos , is being carried out by a consortium made up of construction companies Monte Adriano and Armando Cunha.
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A Semana reports that the Paul district court judge has released eight men accused of having perpetrated continuous sexual abuse against a 13-year-old girl, who became pregnant as a result of the abuse, pending trial. The suspects are forbidden from contacting the victim and will have to appear before local authorities once a week.
An unidentified virus has been causing diarrhea, fever and respiratory problems on the Island of São Vicente, A Semana reports. The emergency room at Mindelo’s Baptista de Sousa Hospital is currently attending to some 160 related cases per day.