|Cape Verde: Two dream investments in one
||Everyone has a dream home in their mind: a place
where they would love to grow old. But what if your dream home is different to
Dr. Bjorn Wenngren and his business partner Per
Tamm had a simple solution: split it in two.
After working with Save the Children for more than
a decade in Cape Verde, where he met his wife, the doctor knew that he wanted
to return to the islands to retire.
|Cape Verdes First World Heritage Site
||Cidade Velha has become Cape Verde’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. The town of Ribeira Grande, renamed Cidade Velha in the late 18th century, was the first European colonial outpost in the tropics. Located in the south of the island of Santiago, the town features some of the original street layout and impressive remains including two churches, a royal fortress and Pillory Square with its ornate 16th century marble pillar.
|New Cape Verde Road
||The new Orgãos-Pedra Badejo was recently opened to traffic on Santiago Island, Cape Verde. The road was completed under a compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US-government sponsored corporation. The new road is one part of MCC’s $110 million five year compact with Cape Verde to stimulate economic growth. The newly opened stretch of road is 10 kilometers long.
“I congratulate the citizens and gove...
|Business Becoming Easier in Cape Verde
||A new secure online system is making it much easier to do business in and with Cape Verde. The new system makes it easier to conduct business in several ways. For island businesses, the most important benefit is perhaps in easing the process of registering a business in the African nation. Prior to the new system, it was time consuming and difficult to file all the necessary paperwork, but now the whole process can be done in less than a day. Wit...
|Cape Verde Joins West Africa Cable System
||Cape Verde is set to be connected to the new West Africa Cable System (WACS) along the coast of Africa. This new system will boost bandwith capacity for the islands and keep the country connected to the rest of the world when other systems go down. Cape Verde Telecom has now signed two deals to be part of the WACS cable and secure a Cape Verde landing for the project.
The 14,000 kilometer-long WACS aims to increase the bandwith capacity ...
|Cape Verde Tourists Up in 2008
||The African island nation of Cape Verde saw a 6.5 percent increase in the number of tourists visiting in 2008. That good news is according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), and it comes as the international economic crisis has taken a bite out of many popular holiday destinations.
Cape Verde’s hotels saw approximately 330,000 guests during 2008 according to the INE, which is an increase of 6.5 percent from 2007. Other for...
|Cape Verde Plans 75 Berth Marina at Murdeira Beach
||The Murdeira Beach Resort is a new development on the island of Sal in the Cape Verde Islands, off the west coast of North Africa. This new project is the most ambitious development on the islands to date and will have some of the nicest homes in the country. The resort is setting the standard for luxury and quality on the island is already being touted as an example for other projects.
Murdeira Beach Resort is currently under constructi...
|Cape Verde to Receive Development Funds
||The African Development Bank (ADB) recently announced that it was providing US$287 million in funding over the next three years to Cape Verde. This investment will go towards developing the country’s infrastructure, according to an announcement from Cape Verde’s ambassador to Portugal, Arnadlo Andrade.
“The ADB’s announcement of a US$287 million programme for the next three years means significant support for Cape...
|Cape Verde Scores Higher
||International property investors have had their eyes on Cape Verde for the past few years, with its tropical location, increased flights, foreign investment and tourism. The island nation off the west coast of North Africa has a number of positive aspects that have aided people who want to find a good place to invest or find a second home. The latest release of the annual Index of Economic Freedom provides yet another reason to invest in Cape Ver...
|Cape Verde Developer Buys Jumbo Jets For Clients
||Cape Verde West Africa is without doubt an up and coming place for international real estate investors and to prove it one property developer has bought two Boeing 747s to fly people to its luxury resort.
Flash Group Developments who are behind the stunning Palm View Resort Cape Verde will be running their own airline direct to Boa Vista Cape Verde. The airline will be named after company director Ciaran Maguire.
Palm view resor...
|The First 6 Star Property Resort Cape Verde
||The easternmost of the Cape Verde Islands is Boa Vista, which is home to the Palm View Resort. This spectacular six-star residential resort is nestled amongst the date palms on the island of beaches and sand dunes. There are spacious apartments and modern villas with beachfront access and wonderful ocean views .
The residences are full of the most modern amenities and luxuries, including 42” plasma TVs with DVD, Italian marble...
|Property in Cape Verde Will Still Boom
||Cape Verde is one of the world’s most popular real estate markets, and the government has issued a statement that it hopes will calm any investor fears and keep the islands growing. The African islands have a wonderful environment and that has helped to spur growth in recent years. But it has also led to fears that there may be too much of a good thing, and there have been worries that the government may slow or stop sales of land to foreig...
|Cape Verde Property Market Continues to Shine
||According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development the Cape Verde economy grew by 6.7% in 2007 and predictions have it growing by over 8% for 2008. With major infrastructure developments under way and regulatory initiatives such as the Cape Verde Initiative (CVI), Cape Verde should continue to see strong growth in its property sector as well as overall economy.
The African island nation of Cape Verde has become ...
|Overseas Property Hot Spot Reveals First 6 Star Resort
||9/6/08 -The emerging property hot spot Cape Verde sees the first true 6 star development on Boa Vista Island the furthest east of the Cape Verde archipelago. Cape Verde which is located, off the horn of Africa, are the closest tropical islands to the UK and are becoming a popular destination for holiday travelers and international real estate investors. The resort at Palm View is one of the world's few 6* resorts and is just 5.5 hours from the UK...
|Flight News For Cape Verde & Brazilian Property Investors
||The national airline of Cape Verde Islands, TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, is looking to increase its flights to Brazil with the coming of the holiday season, according to reports in Afrol News. TACV currently offers weekly flights every Friday into Fortaleza in the northeast Brazilian state of Ceara. These flights originate in Praia, Cape Verde Islands, with connections to Lisbon. The airline plans to increase that to twice weekly and add a new fligh...
|Cape Verde Real Estate Huge Investment Takes Place
||A new resort development is now under construction on the island of Sal, Cape Verde Islands. These islands, off the horn of Africa, are the closest tropical islands to the UK and are becoming a popular destination for holiday travelers and international real estate investors. Pedra de Lume is a spectacular new resort situated between the historic salt mines and white sandy beaches on Sal. News reports in indicate the investment in this resor...
|Good News For Cape Verde Real Estate
||One of the main elements that overseas property investors look for in an emerging real estate market is accessibility. The recent news that Cape Verde is now even easier to get to is set to have a positive effect on the housing market on the islands. TACV, the national flag carrier of the Cape Verde Republic recently announced that they will be flying direct flights from London Stansted to Cape Verde from October 29th 2007.
The new servi...
|More Long Distance Overseas Property Buyers says Moneycorp
||With its beautiful sun-soaked beaches, the island paradise of Cape Verde is a good place to consider buying overseas property. Like many property hot spots Cape Verde is further a field than traditional locations. Cape Verde has seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the last few years. Thanks in part to new air routes and the fantastic publicity the country has received, Cape Verde property enquiries have increased a staggering ten times over s...