Highlights of A Semana printed edition no. 1048 15 June 2012
Cape Verde’s Judiciary Police has identified more than 80 luxury automobiles stolen in Europe that have been circulating freely on Cape Verdean roads, according to the main headline on the front page of today’s printed edition of A Semana. On Santiago alone the Judiciary Police is attempting to recover and return 59 of these vehicles to their rightful owners in a major operation expected to take place at any moment.
In an interview in today’s printed edition of A Semana, Eugénio Veiga, who is running for mayor of São Filipe for the sixth consecutive time, but for the first without the support of the PAICV, expresses confidence that “victory is within our reach.” The newly independent candidate says that his party is now São Filipe.
“1,458 Guinea Bissauans in Cape Verde given residency cards,” “Radiation suspicions at private clinics in Mindelo” and “Embezzlement of funds at Ecobank” are among the main headlines in the society section of this Friday’s edition of A Semana, which once again discusses the Operation Speed Boat drug trafficking and money laundering case, revealing that “testimony could compromise José Teixeira.”
In an interview with economic supplement Cifrão, CV Telecom financial administrator Fernando Severino says that “the National Communications Agency’s ineffectiveness penalizes the evolution of the land-line telephone sector,” given that fact that it is placing barriers in the path of a project aimed at taking fiber-optic lines to customers’ homes. “Cape Verde-Turkey air accord calls for 14 weekly connections” is another of the headlines in this week’s economic supplement.
Cultural supplement Kriolidadi reports that hip-hop band Rapaz 100 Juiz is recording its second CD/DVD, which is expected to hit the market in August of this year. Also in cultural news, the Rio Loco Festival, which begins next week in the French city of Toulouse, will pay tribute to the late Cesária Évora.
Sports supplement Lance reports that instructor Beto is leaving soccer team Boavista da Praia and is expected to be replaced by Alex Lopes, who has previously coached the team’s arch-rival, Sporting da Praia. The sports section also gives a preview of tomorrow’s game in Praia between the national soccer selections of Cape Verde and Madagascar in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations eliminatory round.