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Jay Fernandes

Jay Fernandes
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Master’s Degree G. Ph. from the University of Lisbon. Academic and teacher. Television , radio and press reporter / commentator

Christopher Columbus in Madeira

By the end of the fifteenth century, 75 years after the discovery, Madeira had become an agro industrial hub of sugar production. In 1493, at...

Cannons and Codfish

The fascination for firearms goes back to the discovery of powder in China more than one thousand years ago. Firearms enthusiasts and collectors value guns...

Madeira takes centre stage in the history of South Africa

Madeira takes centre stage in the history of South Africa
The French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, during the war against England and its allies, invaded most of Europe, including Holland, which made Dutch overseas colonies...

Portugal’s Golden Century

Pero Da Covilha - The King's Spy Spring, 1487 - The King of Portugal sends two Portuguese adventurers on a covert assignment to discover the...

Early Portuguese settlers in the Cape

The presence of the Portuguese Community in the Cape region is fairly recent, taking in consideration that the Portuguese navigators were the first to...

Aguada de Saldanha –Viragem da história

Aguada de Saldanha –Viragem da história
The Portuguese seafarers where the first to discover the Cape of Storms and to land in the Western Cape. Why South Africa is not a...

The Discovery of Madeira

The Discovery of Madeira
Madeira was the first operational base for the sailing of the Atlantic  and the Portuguese overseas expansion The first voyages of the fifteen century leading...

There comes the Alabama

Kearsarge attacking Allabama
Every New Year the streets of Cape Town ring with this song, sung by the choirs of “Cape Minstrels". Daar kom die Alibama, Die Alibama die...

A Little Portugal in New York

When I went to New York to participate in the World Congress of Academias do Bacalhau, I was not expecting to find a pleasant...