C17th 'Tower of Babel' painting arrives at Faro Museum
A valuable 17th century Flemish painting is to exhibited at the Faro Municipal Museum, from February 19th at 6:00 p.m. 'The Tower of Babel' is the first exhibit on loan in the Algarve from Novo Banco.
'Biosphere certification' discussion at Aljezur's nature Tourism event this weekend
One of the most important nature tourism events in the region starts in Aljezur on Friday and runs until Sunday, February 24, with the support of the Algarve region’s tourist board. The challenge is to build a more sustainable future for the Algarve, a destination that in 2018, was host to 18.8 million overnight stays and more than 4.2 million guests in the region’s hotels.
Councils' legal action thwarts CTT's plans to close Algarve post offices
Portugal’s Post Office company, CTT, has been thwarted in its well developed plan to close branches in the western Algarve. An injunction, to be lodged by the Association of Municipalities Terras do Infante, i.e. Aljezur, Lagos and Vila do Bispo Councils, plus Lagoa have joined forces to halt the closure of post offices in Aljezur, Praia da Luz, Sagres and Carvoeiro.
Silves Council backs former Alicoop workers all the way
Silves Council has declared its solidarity with former Alicoop supermarket workers who were forced to take out loans to keep the company afloat, or lose their jobs, and who are being pursued by the lender. The Council has called for a suspension of the bank’s debt recovery action as the workers are not liable, under an agreement reached during the insolvency process.
Silves Council issues new property regs
Silves Council has come over all aesthetic and has issued rules and regulation to stop property owners doing inappropriate things to their buildings that let the whole street down. A new municipal regulation covering urbanisation and construction in Silves goes into effect on Wednesday, February 20.
GNR traffic cop trousered drivers' fine payments
A member of the GNR on traffic duty has been accused of trousering money handed over by motorists for traffic violations. The Public Prosecutor's Office in Portimão is prosecuting the 45-year-old GNR guard from Lagos for 36 instances of embezzlement, 38 crimes of forgery, passive corruption and abuse of power.
Couple arrested for São Brás murder
The Judiciary Police has identified and detained a couple suspected of the murder of a man in São Brás de Alportel. The Police stated that the case, "dates back to 18 September 2018, the day on which the corpse of a man, a septuagenarian, was found by a relative inside his house."