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Safe Communities Portugal receives an ever-increasing amount of information concerning crime. A piece that caught my eye last week, however, was an anonymous report of drug trafficking in the...

The hot weather is here, tourism is up and with crime rates falling by 5% in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, everyone is happy!
The summer brings...

It is somewhat ironical that the day following our seminar in Monchique, entitled “Protecting ourselves in the event of a forest fire”, a fire broke out in Serra de Monchique, to the north of Fóia...

There will be readers who are not aware of the night guard service, but in fact it is one of Portugal’s oldest activities having been around for the last six centuries.

Night guards are...

There is a feeling of great optimism in the tourism industry in Portugal and all forecasts are that 2016 could be a record year. Tourism is vital for our economy and accounts for about 10% of the...

I was impressed when a few days ago a young lad won our “Safe use of Social Media and Internet quiz” held at Iceland supermarket in Guia. The person concerned scored maximum points and it was...

CIA director John Brennan said in October 2015 that he was “outraged” when a hacker broke into his personal email account but added the attack highlights how everyone’s personal data is vulnerable...

In this month’s feature, I would like to cover the reasons why crime should be reported to the police, the various categories of crime which determine how that can be reported as well as the...

Portugal’s IGAC (cultural activities inspectorate) has just pulled the plug on 50 new sites that it considers “violate the rights of the author and related rights in the digital environment” after...

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