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Information:  Government of the Azores supports FSC certification of companies in the timber industry
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry announced today that the Azorean Government will create a programme to provide financial support to the companies linked to the timber industry that will invest in the international FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. "This is a new programme aimed at encouraging Azorean timber companies to certify their responsible management in prod... more >>

Information: Unemployment reached in December new low for the Azores in six years
The number of unemployed registered in the Agencies for Qualification and Employment dropped 9.9 percent in December. According to data published today by the Employment and Vocational Training Institute (IEFP), this figure represents the lowest value of the last six years. The decrease registered in December corresponds to 955 fewer registered unemployed compared to the same month in 2016. Acc... more >>

Information: Regional Director highlights role of sport in the development of the Azores
The Regional Director for Sport stated in Madalena that sport, given its characteristics and the current reality of the Azores, "can and should" contribute to the "active development" of other social intervention areas. António Gomes spoke Sunday at the prize-delivery ceremony of the 28th Three Kings' Day Race. On the occasion, he stressed that sport has "clearly a word to say" in improving... more >>

Information: Courses for Natural Park Guides cover all islands
The Regional Secretariat for Energy, Environment and Tourism, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment, promotes courses for Natural Park Guides on the islands of Santa Maria, Flores and Corvo during the month of March. The initiative intends the enhance the knowledge on protected areas and services provided by professionals who guide groups of visitors to these areas. With a registra... more >>

Information: Azorean fishers may sell fish caught from shore
The Regional Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology announced in Madalena that the Azorean Government has regulated commercial shore fishing in the Region, with special emphasis on line fishing. Gui Menezes pointed out that, by regulating this activity, the Government "is allowing fishers who work on a specific vessel to fish from shore and sell the fish in auction." The Regional Secretary... more >>

Information: João José da Graça Public Library in Horta promotes film cycle
The Regional Directorate for Culture, through João José da Graça Public Library and Regional Archive in Horta presents the film "The Odyssey" by Jérôme Salle on January 25 at 9 PM. This feature film opens the film cycle designated as "Films at the Library," which will run until June in partnership with Terceira Island Film Club. "The Odyssey" portrays the life and work of ... more >>

Information: Regional Government assures anticipated payment of the so-called "1.25-cent aid" to milk producers
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry announced that the Regional Government will take on the interest burden in order to continue the anticipated payment of the so-called "1.25 cent-aid" to farmers on São Miguel Island, representing approximately 2.6 million Euros. This measure contributes to the entry of more funds into the dairy sector. "What we agreed on today was that the R... more >>

Information: Marta Guerreiro assures that visitation quality is main concern in the management model of Caldeira Velha
The Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism assured that the quality and safety of visitors is the Government's main concern regarding Caldeira Velha Natural Monument and, for that reason, it will take over its management from now on. "Our concern in terms of infrastructures is to make adaptations to the new management model that we intend to implement in this space during the thre... more >>

Information: Nursing consultations in health units quadrupled in four years, says Rui Luís
The Regional Secretary for Health highlighted in Ponta Delgada the signs of the work developed by community nursing and its multiplier effect in the medium and long term. "For example, between 2012 and 2016, the number of nursing consultations carried out in regional health units quadrupled, increasing from 184 thousand to 746 thousand consultations," said Rui Luís, who spoke at the opening ... more >>

Information: Regional Government allocates over half a million Euros for recovery of degraded housing on São Miguel
The Regional Government, through the Regional Secretariat for Social Solidarity, allocated today a package of support for the rehabilitation of degraded housing in the 16 villages of the six municipalities on São Miguel Island. The support amounts to over a half a million Euros. "It will be distributed by16 villages throughout the island of São Miguel, benefitting 129 people," said Andr... more >>

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