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13th March 2011 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The second Cape Verde Fast Ferry "Liberdadi", which will serve Boa Vista, is due to go into service in May.

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1st March 2011 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Another tradgedy unfolded on the beaches of Boa Vista at the weekend with a pod of whales stranding themselves, with many of them dying.

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9th February 2011 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Thomas Cook have announced that they are adding Boa Vista to their list of winter vacations for the coming season.

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18th January Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Riu Group have announced that their new hotel on Lacacao Beach will open on 6th May. For more information follow the "visit" link

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3rd January 2011 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The first Cape Verde Fast Ferry "Kriola" arrived at the port of Praia today. For pictures of the event follow the "visit" link.

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2nd January 2011 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Darkness greeted the New Year on Boa Vista with power cuts which blacked out most celebrations on the island.

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14th December 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Organisation of Women of Cape Verde (OMCV) has published the results of a recent survey which show that there are far less opportunities for employment for women on Boa Vista when compared to men. The survey also shows that Boa Vista has the fastest population growth of all the Cape Verde Islands.

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14th December Boa Vista Cape Verde: This week on 16th & 17th of December there will be a fair in the town square in Sal Rei involving market stalls and exhibitions to demonstrate local arts and crafts, photography, traditional cooking as well as local music and dance.

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18th November 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Boa Vista Island has now overtaken Sal Island in relation to the number of hotel stays registered. The UK remains the country with the most visitors going to Cape Verde.

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22nd October 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: At least 50 dolphins have died on Estoril Beach just South of Sal Rei. Despite the best efforts of locals and tourists to prevent the tradegy the dolphins deliberately stranded themselves on the beach.

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22nd October 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: There is currently a water shortage on Boa Vista that start about a week ago. There has been no explanation of the cause from the company responsible for supplying water on Boa Vista.

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3rd October 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: 15 camels have been delivered to Boa Vista through the port at Sal Rei. They are intended to give tourist rides when the new Riu Hotel opens next year.

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2nd October Boa Vista Cape Verde: There has been a dramatic reduction in the reports of attacks on tourists on Boa Vista following the implemmentation of the "Safe Tourism Project". As reported by Livio Lopes the minister in charge of police in Cape Verde. Follow the visit link below for more details.

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30th September Boa Vista Cape Verde: This Thursday, September 30th, ceremonies will be held on Boa Vista, to mark the start of the works at the port of Sal Rei, and the road between Sal Rei and Bofareira.This event will be attended by the Minister of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Telecommunications, Manuel Inocencio Sousa.

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27th September 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The UK was the biggest source for tourists visiting Cape Verde in the first half of 2010. Boa Vista island had the highest rates for hotel occupancy during the same period.

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September 26th Boa Vista Cape Verde: The recently released population census for Cape Verde shows that the fastest growing island in terms of people is Boa Vista. In the past 10 years the population has more than doubled from 4209 to 9162.

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23rd September 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: This weekend sees the 9th festival of the "Morna" on Praia Diante in Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Follow the visit link for more information.

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6th September 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The production and supply of water and electricity on Boa Vista has now been privatised. Follow the "visit" link to read more.

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5th September 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The News of the World Newspaper has published an article on Boa Vista. The article was written by thier reporter who tried his hand at fishing during his holiday at the Riu Karamboa.

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27th August 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Today sees the start of the Praia d'Cruz festival on Boa Vista, the biggest musical festival on the island. For further details follow the "visit" link below.

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22nd August Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Turtle Foundation Patrols managed to catch, and have arrested by the police, two poachers last night on the northern beaches of Boa Vista. Follow the visit link for more information.

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22rd August 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: On Sunday 22nd of August the local council opened 32 new social accommodation apartments in the town of Sal Rei. This is part of the housing policy outlined by the municipality as a way to help young professionals living on the island of Boa Vista. Follow the link "visit" below for more information.

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29th July 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: New flights have been announced to Boa Vista from the UK. For more details follow the visit link below.

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1st June 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Turtles have arrived for this years nesting season and are already being killed. The Turtle Foundation urgently need volunteers to help to protect the turtles, please follow the visit link for more details.

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16th April 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Is this the right time to invest in Boa Vista? For the chance to find out more about a new proposal for one of the best beaches in the world follow the visit link below.

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10th April 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Are you on facebook? then why not join the Boa Vista Cape Verde facebook page and share your experiences and photos? Simply follow the visit link below.

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25th March Boa Vista Cape Verde: Jessica Fox is trying to trace the story of a ship wreck on Boa Vista Island in 1929. Can you help? follow the visit link below for more information.

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8th February 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Turtle Foundation are looking for volunteers for the 2010 turtle season on Boa Vista. For more information and stories from last years volunteers please follow the "visit" link below.

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14th January 2010 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The major of Boa Vista is to visit the Canary Islands to seek funding for several projects including storm water drainage for Sal Rei, Sanitation and Education. For more information click the "visit" link below

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7th November 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: So far Boa Vista has escaped the ravages of the outbreak of dengue fever that has affected most of Cape Verde. For the latest news follow the link below to the forum:

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1st November 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Turtle Foundation has spent their last few weeks on Boa Vista this year providing education to local school children about the need to protect their beaches.

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18th October 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Last weeks meeting of 50 potential investors for the islands of Boa Vista and Maio seems to have ended with more questions than answers on the future of Boa Vista. Follow the visit link below for more information.

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28th September Boa Vista Cape Verde: for the latest updates about Turtle Conservation on Boa Vista from some of those who have taken part in protecting these wonderful creatures please click the "visit" link below.

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25th September Boa Vista Cape Verde: Follow the story of a week on Boa Vista with some remarkable photographs showing how rainfall has transformed the island.

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25th September Boa Vista Cape Verde: Turtle Conservationists claim hugh success in protecting the turtles of Boa Vista during this years nesting season.

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8th September 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: For the latest updates from the "Turtle Foundation" on their continued efforts to protect this ancient creature, and the heart breaking stories of what the volunteers have to deal with, please follow the "visit" link below.

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6th September 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Low cost airline Ryanair are considering the possibility of flying routes to Cape Verde from Portugal. For more details click "visit" below.

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FLIGHT TICKET FOR SALE GATWICK TO BOA VISTA RETURN FOR 24/9 TO 8/10. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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28th August 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The recent rainfall on Boa Vista has caused flooding at the Riu Karamboa. For more details click the "visit" link below.

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24th August 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The number of tourists visiting Boa Vista has increased dramatically in the last year. In July 2008 barely 1000 tourists visited Boa Vista, to check the latest figures for this year follow the "view" link below

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17th August Boa Vista Cape Verde: The weekend of 15/16th August saw the staging of the spectacular Praia da Cruz music festival on Boa Vista. Featuring two nights of partying by both locals and tourists accompanied by both traditional and modern Cape Verdean music. For a full report and pictures follow the "visit" link below.

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16th August 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Monday 17th August sees the start of a week of debate on the future of Boa Vista which is being attended by many returning emigrants. There will be displays by local artists and musicians both modern and traditional. Please click on the visit link below for further details.

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15th August 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: for the latest reviews from people who have recently returned from holidays on Boa Vista, please follow the "visit" link below.

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August 8th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: to read the latest news from The Turtle Foundation about this summers efforts to protect the turtle population and clean up the beaches of Boa Vista please click on the "visit" link below.

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6th August 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Rising Cape Verdean music star Mayra Andrade in concert on Boa Vista on Septmeber 11th. For more details follow the link to the forum.

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3rd August 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Boa Vista have won the Cape Verde Soccer cup. They beat Academia of Sal 1-0 in the Varzea Stadium in the Cape Verde capital city of Praia on Santiago Island on Sunday 2nd August.

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July 20th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: to read the latest news from The Turtle Foundation about this summers efforts to protect the turtle population of Boa Vista please click on the "visit" link below.

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July 9th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Boa Vista Municipal Day Celebrations have been marred by the tragic death of a teacher from a local Boa Vista school. The accident happened during the horse races that form part of the Boa Vista Municipal Day Celebrations.

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June 10th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: +BOA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB NOW OPEN+ The Boa Vista Social club has now opened on Estoril Beach. This new Beach Bar/Restaurant will be open from 09:00 to 19:00 everyday and will be serving local Cape Verde food with a dish of the day and other snacks. Your hosts, Harry and Jose, look forward to welcoming you.

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May 13th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: +++++++BUSINESS FOR SALE+++++++ The "FRUIT OF CABO VERDE" clothes label and shop is up for sale. The shop is located on Estoril Beach close to many apartments and hotels and is on the walking route from the Riu Karamboa to Sal Rei. For further details please follow the link below

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May 9th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: +TURTLE FOUNDATION NEED VOLUNTEERS+ The Turtle Foundation are looking for volunteers to help with this summers turtle protection projects on Boa Vista. For further details please follow the link.

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May 2nd 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Jose Maria Neves, is due to officially open the new hospital site on the outskirts of Sal Rei on Monday 4th May 2009. This newly built facility will eventually replace the old clinic in the main square in Sal Rei. Please follow the link for more information.

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April 6th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Wildlife Conservation on Boa Vista. The Turtle Foundation are preparing, along with many other organisations, to plan their campaign to protect the turtle population of Cape Verde when the egg laying season begins in June. Please follow the link for further information.

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March 18th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: FM Developments have organised for a clean up of the beach at Praia Cabral in front of their Creola Sands Apartments involving the local council and the local community. For pictures of the clean up event please follow the link.

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March 3rd 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Please follow the link below to the Towns and Beaches page of the website where you can now see a video of the latest hotel accommodation being built by the RIU on Praia Lacacao.

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March 1st 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: for the more adventurous visitor to Boa Vista self catering apartments are the ideal way to see the island at your own pace. There is now a wide range of self catering apartments and accommodation available. Please use the link below for more information

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February 24th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Carnival time comes to Sal Rei. For pictures of the Mardi Gras Carnival on Boa Vista simply follow the link to the forum.

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February 10th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Turtle Foundation have started to subsidise the travel costs for school children in the outlying towns of Boa Vista to reach the main school in Sal Rei.

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February 2nd 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: The Spanish hotel group Iberostar plans to open a hotel in Cape Verde, the chain hopes to begin its activities with the Iberostar Boavista, to provide 4-star accommodation on the island of Boa Vista, in November of this year.

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January 24th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: January saw the opening on Boa Vista of Sal Rei's own disco the "BAMBU". This new disco is located in the Estoril Beach area close to many apartments and hotels. For further details follow the link to the forum.

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January 24th 2009 Boa Vista Cape Verde: for the latest pictures of the property developments with the best ocean view apartments along Praia Cabral and also the new Riu Lacacao Hotel construction site please follow the link to the forum.

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December 3rd 2008 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Boa Vista is the third most important nesting site in the world for loggerhead turtles. We have now included a new wildlife conservation section with details of the work being carried out by the various organisations on Boa Vista to protect these vitally important nesting sites.

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November 12th 2008 Boa Vista Cape Verde: the first review of the new Riu Karamboa Hotel has been posted on the forum, hopefully many more to follow with photographs. please follow the link for more details

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+++BUSINESS FOR SALE+++BUSINESS FOR SALE+++BUSINESS FOR SALE+++ The Submarine Centre on Boa Vista Cape Verde is for sale. This well established and respected diving centre is for sale including all diving equipment. The Submarine Centre is in a prime location on Estoril Beach just a short walk from Sal Rei. For further information please visit the Forum and/or use the "contact us" links on the top and bottom of each webpage.

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October 30th 2008 Boa Vista Cape Verde: A new era began on Boa Vista with the opening of the Riu Karamboa Hotel. The opening ceremony was attended by the Cape Verde Prime Minister José Maria Neves as well as many other guests of honour. For further details follow the link to the forum.

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October 25th 2008 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Boa Vista is have its own culture and art centre to provide a place for local artists to exhibit as well as providing educational facilities for students. Please follow the link to the forum for further details.

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September 13th 2008: Boa Vista Cape Verde, following the recent uncharacteristic rainfall on Boa Vista much of the island has a new green look about it. For photographs of this rare event visit the latest posts on the forum.

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September 1st 2008 Boa Vista Cape Verde: Over 2000 tourists visited Boa Vista during the month of August, this is almost double the number that visited the island in July. This was helped by up to 4 weekly flights from Italy and a new weekly flight from Portugal.

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