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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

Alentejo “PIG ROUTE” a winner

Wine routes are a well established product promotion practices in many countries around the world, but the idea of creating a “Pig Route” in...

António Guterres- A practicing Catholic, is in light of his religious...

When António Guterres takes the post as Secretary-General of the United Nations , in January 2017, just weeks before the inauguration of the new U.S....

Blessing Of The Fishing Fleet

The most successful charity institutions are mission orientated, with effective governance and dedicated staff.  The Portuguese Cultural and Welfare Organisation is a clear example of...

Culinary hidden treasures: Lisbon

The expression “good value for money” is frequently interpreted as a compromise between lower quality and a price bargain. The rule does not apply however...

45th World Congress of Academias do Bacalhau

The relevance of Estremoz in the Portuguese history goes back to the 12th century, when it was captured from the moors by the army...

Dom Pedro “The Wandering Prince”

The poet Luis de Camoes called the sons of the King D. João I the “Illustrious Generation”, to pay tribute to the influence that...

Commodore of the Good Hope

Commodore of the Good Hope
The attraction of the high seas and  far horizons has been  the hallmark  of Vitor Medina, who recently ascended to the rank of Commodore...

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...