New submarine cable
Faster and cheaper internet: The Diario leads today with the news that the archipelago will enjoy cheaper and faster internet connection with the signing this week of a €13.6 million contract for a new sub-marine fibre-optic cable connecting to the continent. The newspaper suggests a saving of €200 on an annual bill. No idea on the timescale for the installation, or the likely introduction of the reduced internet charges.
Painted door honours Jardim
A newly painted door is joining all the others in the Old Town, this one paying homage to Alberto João Jardim. The painting is on a door in Rua de Santa Maria, at “Maracuja da Poncha”, and will be completed later this month. Not sure if this might be tempting fate, as the former President was a controversial figure, and political opponents might be tempted to embellish the artwork.