In political news, A Semana reports that Júlio Correia and Lívio Lopes are not in the governing PAICV’s plans for the legislative ticket on Fogo in next year’s parliamentary elections. The process of the elaboration of the list headed by Eva Ortet was relatively free of controversy, according to the party’s Regional Political Commission chairman for the island, Fernandinho Teixeira. The list of names will now be submitted to the party’s National Political Commission. On Santo Antão, Jorge Santos, who in the 2011 legislative elections headed the MpD ticket for São Vicente, will head back “home” to top his party’s list for next year’s legislative elections. The changes in the MpD’s strategy for the island also include the appearance of Joel Barros, Leonildo Oliveira, Adilson Fernandes and Leana Delgado on the ticket. Current legislators Arlindo do Rosário and Leão Lopes will, for their part, not be on the ticket this time. On São Nicolau, the PAICV is placing its bets on Américo Nascimento to lead its legislative ticket.
The front page of today’s printed edition of A Semana also carries the news that the Association of Former Freedom Fighters will undergo a far-reaching restructuring process in October with the election of a new directorship. The current chairman of the administrative commission, commander Carlos Reis, who has admitted the possibility of running for the leadership of the association, promises to discuss all of the possible scenarios in order to change and lend greater dignity to the organization that represents the men and women who fought for the independence of Cape Verde.
The high concentration of fluoride present in the water consumed on the island of Brava will soon be a thing of the past with the impending conclusion of the water treatment system at the Encontro spring. The island’s population will soon finally be able to drink water fit for human consumption, without the high levels of fluoride that have long constituted a major concern for health officials.