Monday, September 12, 2011

Rental Return Payments

Boa noite a tudos!

Just a few words to get you into the spirit of where you have bought. Or we could say "tudo dret" from the Criole.

We wanted to communicate to you the committment Tecnicil have with all the clients in the rental return scheme. While true that we have been unable to pay anyone any of the amounts for the last two years this has not been for reasons within our control. What Alfredo Carvalho has said is that we plan to start paying the delayed rental income apart from March 2012! I am sure you will agree this is positive news and we look forward to see you on Sal.

Remember if you are in the rental return scheme and feel you are owed money then ensure you have informed us of this by writing to Gustavo Semedo, the Financial Manager on

Friday, September 9, 2011

Contact details for Tecnicil

After consultation with the board of directos they have finally agreed, and as you know it has taken time, for the contact details to be published so you can write directly to those members of the board you feel it important to communicate with.

Tecnicil Board Members who should be able to assist you.

Chairman of the Board and Owner of Tecnicil Group

Alfredo Carvalho


Alfredo speaks and understands English very well.

Ex CEO and current replacement for Nuno Martins, role as yet undefined but appears to be taking hold of many aspects of the resort.

Jorge Benchimol Duarte

Mobile: +2389912145

Jorge speaks good English and will be willing to help.

Other non board members.

Gustavo Semedo - Financial Manager

Mobile Phone: +238 9974128

We have put Gustavo's telephone number although calling him might be hard as he doesn't speak English or much Portuguese. He really only speaks Creole as he does not get off the island of Santiago much.

Gustavo is responsible for payments (or non payments!) of refunds, rental return income and other expenses on the resort and within Tecnicil. Many of you might find it useful to write to him, he will be able to find someone to read the emails to him so you can be sure that he will read them. If not you can try and call as his assistance Francisco is always with him and does speak some English.

We regret to report that Iain Tozer has terminated his contract with Tecnicil as of this week. We had hoped he would stay on for longer but unfortunately it appears it was not possible. He has said he will still be available to assist clients via the company Silver River Consultancy. You can write to him on

In the meantime have a great weekend. Boa noite!