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Michael Dunkley and Trevor Moniz have been visiting cultural and natural landmarks of the Azores.

The Premier and Attorney-General, who are on the island for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Bermuda and Azores governments, are also aiming to learn about the local business and technology sectors on their trip.

Activities yesterday included visiting the Pico Vermelho Geothermal Power Station; a stop at the Gorreana Tea facilities; a visit to Nonagon, Sao Miguel Science and Technology Park; tour of the Image of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres — Lord Holy Christ of Miracles; and a trip to a dairy farm holding.

Highlights included a presentation by the directors of the Geothermal Power Station.

The Bermuda delegation was said to be impressed to learn about efforts to use natural resources for renewal energy: the Azores will achieve its 60 per cent renewable energy mark by utilising the hot water reservoir under one of its many active volcanoes.

The delegation also met with the board of directors for the Azores Business Development Society at the Sao Miguel Science and Technology Park; they were advised that the technology park is focused on developing a centre for innovation and skills for emerging entrepreneurs.

During a visit to the Image of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, the Bermuda delegation was given the special privilege of witnessing the Lord Holy Christ of Miracles statue, which is only shown in public once a year.

The delegation also attended an official dinner hosted by Azores president Vasco Cordeiro.

Mr Dunkley and Mr Moniz are accompanied by Cabinet secretary Derrick Binns and Kimberley Durrant, the Bermuda Government's London Office representative.

Stunning sights: Michael Dunkley, the Premier, at the image of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Lord Holy Christ of Miracles) in the Azores (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)
Moving moment: Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and the Bermuda delegation at the the image of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Lord Holy Christ of Miracles) (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)
Journey of discovery: Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and the Bermuda delegation visit historical sites in the Azores and learn about key industry sectors (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)
Taking a tour: Michael Dunkley, the Premier, with Azores president Vasco Cordeiro, Attorney-General Trevor Moniz and other officials at a dairy farm in the Azores (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)
Visiting officials: Michael Dunkley, the Premier, with Azores president Vasco Cordeiro at the Pico Vermelho Geothermal Power Station (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)
Michael Dunkley, the Premier, with Azores president Vasco Cordeiro, Attorney-General Trevor Moniz and other officials at Sao Miguel Science and Technology Park (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)
Michael Dunkley, the Premier, with Azores president Vasco Cordeiro, Attorney-General Trevor Moniz and other officials at the Gorreana Tea facilities in the Azores (Photograph by Jose Antonio Rodrigues)

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Published May 04, 2016 at 12:32 pm (Updated May 05, 2016 at 9:16 am)

Dunkley and Moniz visit Azores landmarks

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