Please show your support for The Portugal News

in News · 08-05-2020 01:00:00 · 14 Comments

The Covid-19 crisis has hit everyone very hard, with businesses, individuals and families all feeling adverse effects during these unprecedented times.

At The Portugal News we havetaken the very difficult decision toreach out to you, our readers, to help us to continue to bring you free, unbiased and professional reporting, by asking you to consider making a donation, however small, to help the team to continue to work.

We have always prided ourselves on bringing our news to you for free in the vast majority of cases and want to be able to continue to do so both online and in the weekly printed edition. We do not want to put up pay walls or to limit your access in any way to the news each day.

Our usual source of revenue comes from our loyal advertisers, however they too have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and this has led to a considerable loss of revenue, while our overheads remain the same.

Throughout the crisis we have continued with our small and dedicated team, to provide the weekly printed newspaper, to deliver this across the country and to provide essential daily updates about the current situation and other news across Portugal in English.

We are asking readers to make a donation to The Portugal News to help support the company during this time until business returns to usual, hopefully sooner rather than later. Any money raised will be used to directly support the funding of producing the newspaper and for no other reason.

We understand that these are unprecedented times and that there are many people in need and ask that readers who are able to show their support through a donation of any size, do so only if they are financially able to.

The Portugal News has been part of the community since 1977 and we want to be able to continue to bring you all of the news for many more years. Your donation, no matter how modest, can help us to continue to do this.

To make a donation, simply visit, details can also be found on our Facebook page and on our website.

We have chosen to use Go Fund Me as it is a reliable and accountable platform for making donations, however if you would prefer not to make a digital donation, then you can instead call the office to make a donation over the phone or can make out a cheque if you would prefer. Please just call the team on 282 341 100 and they will be more than happy to help.

Support your local newspaper by supporting The Portugal News.

Thank you


I read this news every day. Thanks for the delivery. I will also support you financially as soon as possible. I have recently arrived in the country permanently in the middle of all of this disaster, and in spite of.

I will stay in the country for a long time, if that is possible, despite some silly decisions by the country’s government. If not, I will move on to being an entrepreneur somewhere else.

As an entrepreneur, I naturally think of things as being in the country’s interest, but now it seems that the state doesn’t care a bit like comparing who will raise money for the state in the future with all its crazy ideas. More imagination of how things are than realism. I hope for some kind of awakening to the facts instead of the imagination. Some kind of personal experience and not just a wild imagination of how things should be.

By Jussi from Lisbon on 13-05-2020 08:31

Go for a subscription model with fee.

By Carl Kaemper from Lisbon on 13-05-2020 08:13

If the newspaper is short of income, instead of asking for people to just give you money, it would be a better idea for you to respond to requests for prices to place adverts in the paper. I sent a request on the 5th May and have not had a response from the paper.

By Martin from Algarve on 13-05-2020 04:53

This is an amazing English news paper for overseas Portuguese and people who wants to know more about Portugal. I really appreciate this news paper. Support!

By CP Cheang from Other on 12-05-2020 12:37

If you decide to censor the comments and not place critical comments you won't get any support. This isn't the PRC!

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 12-05-2020 09:24

I love watching Portugal news and see that t ready it everyday .
Portugal is my favourite country .I have been there twice. Once to Fatima .

By Seby Dourado from UK on 11-05-2020 07:33

Wij vinden Fantasties dat we de krant via internet kunnen lezen wij zijn nood gedwongen al 4 maanden in Lagos en vinden dat de algarve het uitstekend doet met de corona, hoe het verder moet gaan is denkelijk wel duidelijk, controles en nog eens controller tot er een vaccin is!! Wij ver blijven in een app. van onze zoon die hier woont en werkt, het is ook nu nog heerlijk hier en wachten geduldig af! Veel succes met verwerving! Jan den Hartog lagos

By Jan den Hartog from Algarve on 11-05-2020 12:09

Why not introduce a temporary charge of "Only 50 Cents" until businesses get back on their feet. The paper is greatly appreciated by its readers and I'm sure the majority wouldn't mind after having received the paper for free for so long.

By DonegalArt from Algarve on 10-05-2020 05:28

Thank you all at the Portugal News. We do not live in Portugal yet, but read the news regularny and this way we can be there until our move - hopefully soon. Thank you and keep up the good work!

By Barbara Hansdorfer from USA on 10-05-2020 05:19

Portugal and the Portuguese people are absolutely, amazing.
I enjoy reading about Portugal, it brings
A peaceful perspective to Ud.

By C. Chapa from USA on 09-05-2020 02:18

Just love Portugal. My son spent part of his college years at the New University in Lisbon. And I was able to come visit him. Glad to find your newspaper.

By Mike Schattman from USA on 08-05-2020 11:18

I live in Parede since a couple a years ago, origin Sweden. Portugal news is my update, many thanks!!!
Eva Göransson

By Eva Goransson from Other on 08-05-2020 07:04

This should really be called the Algarve News. It is not really relevant to the many of us who don't live on the Algarve

By Dave Barnes from Other on 08-05-2020 05:36

I live in Jersey and have being traveling to Portugal for more than 20 years and love the country and it's people so having your newspaper on line keeps me up to date with everything.I would like to say a big thank you for keeping everyone informed about the Virus please stay safe.

By Mark Olvet from Other on 08-05-2020 11:31
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