June 23, 2021

Portugal’s pandemic proof property investment hotspots for citizenship via investment

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Research by Astons, the international experts on real estate, residency and citizenship through investment, has taken a look at the Portuguese property market and how it has fared during the pandemic as it remains a popular choice for citizenship and residency investment.  Since the first reported case of Covid in March 2020, property prices across Portugal […]

Covid travel rules: Portugal removed from UK’s green list as seven others join red list

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By Dulcie Lee From BBC News Portugal will be removed from the government’s green travel list from Tuesday, amid rising coronavirus cases and concern over a “Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant”.  It will join the amber list, meaning holidaymakers should not visit and arrivals must self-isolate for 10 days. Seven countries including Egypt, […]

Campaigners urge U.K. to criminalize child marriage

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Forced marriageFreedom United community powers open letter urging U.K. to ban child marriageMore than 20 organizations signed an open letter to the U.K. Prime Minister this week calling on the government to criminalize child marriage, a move that would protect children from being coerced into marriages against their will. The Freedom United community’s voice also […]

Best cruises

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The Best Cruises To Take In 2020, According To Conde Nast Traveler From Business Insider New Orleans round trip to the Caribbean on the Norwegian Getaway Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, on the Oceania Marina Papeete, Tahiti, to Auckland, New Zealand on the Crystal Serenity Cairo round trip on the Viking Ra Lisbon, Portugal, to […]

Why this Portuguese sardine cannery swears by its 100-year-old method

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By Claudia Romeo From Business Insider Canned sardines are a delicacy in Portugal. The country has a long fish-canning tradition, to the point that the sardine has become a national icon. We visited Conservas Pinhais, one of the oldest preserving factories in Portugal, that has kept its artisanal canning method since 1920. It makes 30,000 cans […]

The Jewish pirates who ruled the Caribbean

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By Andrew Paul From Mental Floss As European nations pushed westward in a mad dash for colonies from the 16th to 18th centuries, the Caribbean became a pirate’s paradise. Legendary sailors like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and William “Captain” Kidd famously stalked the waters in search of vulnerable trading vessels. What’s less well known is that […]

Two OECS climate change activists raise awareness in the international arena

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Friday, July 19, 2019 — Two young environmental activists from the OECS have recently participated in the 3rd edition of the Peace Boat’s Ocean & Climate Youth Ambassador Programme. Saint Lucian Jevanic Henry and Montserratian Ashneil Jeffers have seized this opportunity to draw the attention of the international community to the urgent necessity to accelerate climate […]

Destinations of the week 10

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100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime Part 9 By Alison Millington From Business Insider Whether you’ve only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you’re a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered. And, whether you look for a […]

Portugal police ‘find cocaine in traveller’s padded pants’

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From BBC Police in Portugal have detained a man at Lisbon’s international airport accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks. Local media said the Brazilian citizen had arrived on a flight from the city of Belém, in northern Brazil. It was not immediately clear how police discovered the case. A second man, […]

Caribbean air to send temperatures soaring (-ish) following those recent Scandinavian blasts

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By Phil Norris From Gloucestershire Live Why go to the Caribbean when the Caribbean is coming to the UK? Not exactly, of course, but warm air from the Caribbean is due to arrive and take the mercury above the seasonal average. Don’t go planning any outdoor Calypso dancing, however, as the mercury will only rise to […]