Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, yesterday officially put into operation the new water purifier system in Dubrovnik. “The purifier will ensure the daily quality of water and the overall life in Dubrovnik, and the most recent demonstration of the agility of the newly elected city government in the realization of one of the crucial issues that have been the subject of public debate for years,” commented Plenkovic at the opening ceremony.

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The new Dubrovnik water purifier cost 56 million Kuna. The Director of the Dubrovnik Water Company, Lukša Matusic, announced that there would be a second phase of the water purification. He stated that the citizens of Dubrovnik will now have water of a high standard according to European standards. “Clean water 365 days a year is what the citizens of Dubrovnik deserve and they have received today,” concluded Matusic

Painter Lena Kramaric will open a new exhibition entitled 'Framed' tonight, on Tuesday, July 16th at 8 pm in Luza, below the bell tower.

The exhibition is open until August 8th and is realized in collaboration with Dubrovnik Cinematographers with the support of the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the City of Dubrovnik.

Lena Kramaric is a well known painter from Zagreb with Dubrovnik address. She was Born in 1982 in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated 2008 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Art education and Art history, course: Painting (MA). Finishedcourse for Graphic design at Pro-anima school in Zagreb (2006-2007) and School of Applied Arts and Design also in Zagreb (Graphic design, print and drawing department, 1997-2001). She is amember of HDLU (Croatian Association of Artists).

She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 22 traffic accidents, in which one person got heavily injured, 20 got light injuries, while there were ten traffic accidents with material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 661 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 191 measures taken due to speeding, 93 measures due to improper stop and parking, 43 measures due to improper overtaking, 63 measures because of non-use of the seat belt, 32 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and 34 measures because of using mobile phone while driving.

Jump on in the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik is clean and warm. The fourth regular testing of the sea water quality of the 118 beaches in the Dubrovnik – Neretva County was carried out between the 1st of July and the 11th of July by the Public Health Institute of the County.

The quality of the sea water at 116 of the 118 beaches passed the water quality test according to the bathing Water Quality Regulation. From these 116 beaches 113 beaches passed the test with flying colours with the highest rating of excellent, with 3 beaches, Žuljana, Duboka and the mouth of Ploće, passed with a good quality rating.

The beaches in front of Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik and the beach at Donje Čelo on the island of Koločep both failed the quality test. Further testing at the Rixos beach showed that the short term pollution had cleared and the beach passed the test. However, the beach on the island of Koločep is still not fit for swimming.

What a year for Dubrovnik Airport. 2019 has certainly started in positive form for Croatia’s southernmost airport with every single month of the year showing an increase in passenger numbers. June this year was the busiest ever June for Dubrovnik Airport on record with a massive 415,876 passengers travelling through the airport an incredible increase of almost 14 percent when compared to the same month from last year. And apart from being a record breaking month it was also the month that the airport welcomed its millionth passenger.

In January the year started well with 26,323 passengers an 18 percent increase, February saw the biggest increase of the year so far with 33,765 passengers and a 40 percent growth, March was the third best month of the first six months with a growth of 21 percent and 57,880 passengers handled. Then the summer months approached and all the international lines opened. In April the airport handled 210,803 passengers, a 39 percent growth, in May 315,037 passengers an 8 percent growth and in June a whopping 415,976 passengers a 13.8 percent growth.

In total in the first six months of 2019 Dubrovnik Airport has dealt with 1.058.684 passengers a healthy increase of 17.4 percent over the first half of 2018. In other words, an extra 157,184 passengers have used the airport so far this year.

 

The cultural and entertainment program 'Ulicama grada Grada' (On the streets of our City), organized by the City of Dubrovnik continues this week, with the vocal groups Pucki pjevaci, Ragusa, Subrenum, Raguusavechia, Kolafjaka and Kase. 

For the first time locals and their guests will be able to listen to the concert 'Serenade on Gradac' by famous singer Ibrica Jusic in the park Gradac from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm. He will perform on the stairs in front of the Dominican Monastery on July 26th and August 11th, 14th and 17th.

This week, the schedule is as follows:

Monday, July 15th – vocal group Pucki pjevaci in the Lapad Bay from 9:30 pm;

vocal group Ragusa, on the stairs in front of the Dominican Monastery from 10:30 pm;

Tuesday, July 16th – Ibrica Jusic, 'Serenade on Gradac', from 10:30 pm;

Wednesday, July 17h – vocal group Subrenum, on the stairs in front of the Dominican Monastery from 10:30 pm;

Thursday; July 18th – vocal group Ragusavecchia in the Lapad Bay from 9:30 pm;

Vocal group Kolafjaka, on the stairs in front of the Dominican Monastery from 10:30 pm;

Friday, July 19th – vocal group Kase, on the stairs in front of the Dominican Monastery from 10:30 pm.

A total of nine vocal groups participates in this event, and the programs will be held at three locations, so the locals and their guests can enjoy beautiful music in the Old City, Lapad Bay and once a month in Mokosica.

Within the framework of the Safe Tourist Season Project, a special telephone line has been started for the Chinese tourists.

The calls coming from Chinese tourists will be answered by Chinese police officers participating in the Project. They will answer the calls directed to the following telephone numbers:

- in Zagreb +385 99 386 0465;
- in Dubrovnik +385 99 386 0466;
- in Zadar +385 99 386 0467, and
- at Plitvice Lakes +385 99 386 0468.

The first edition of the MedCruise Awards took place on June 25th, 2019 in Genoa, and Dubrovnik picked up one of the major awards.

The MedCruise Awards brings together MedCruise members and associate members as well as their partners, local authorities, Cruise Line executives and international press representatives at the first edition of the MedCruise Awards.

The MedCruise Awards integrated several categories with different juries composed by cruise industry experts, where some prizes were given based on jury members’ opinion and others based on facts.

The prizes were given by the Board of Directors members of MedCruise and its President.

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MedCruise President highlighted the importance of the initiative like this event to strengthen cooperation among the players in the industry and recognise the companies, organisations and individuals who are work harder to promote the sustainable growth of the cruise activities in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all MedCruise members, associate members, cruise line executives and international press representatives for taking part of the election process and supporting this great event as well as the Board of Directors members of MedCruise for their commitment to the organisation of this great event”, said the President of MedCruise, Díaz Pastor.

And the Port of Dubrovnik won the prestigious award of Best port in the Adriatic Sea region.

 

British national air carrier British Airways , the member of OneWorld Alliance, will increase flight operations in upcoming winter timetable on both winter routes from Great Britain to Croatia – Avioradar reports.

Route Zagreb - London (Heathrow Airport) will have two addional flights a week. Total of 9 flights a week will be opearted daily with a second rotation on Fridays and Sundays.

Route Dubrovnik - London ("Gatwick" Airport) will have 4 flights a week during the first half of November. In the period around Christmas and New Year's there will be 3 flights a week, one flight more then last year. February and March of next year will have the same schedule, with 3 flights a week instead of 2 flights from last year. Operational days will Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with additional flights on Sundays in November this year.

In the Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art, on the 4th of July, a large exhibition on all three floors of the museum entitled “Modern and Contemporary Art: an exhibition from the collection of the Dubrovnik Art Gallery” opened to the public.

And on Friday the 12th of July a rather special tour of the exhibition was given to artists whose works were exhibited at the exhibition as well as expert leadership through the exhibition.

The exhibition Modern and Contemporary Art: an exhibition from the collection of Art Gallery Dubrovnik presents a selection from the gallery’s collection that today counts over 2,700 works of art, covering the period from the late 19th century to the present. The three floors of the Villa Banac, one of the most beautiful buildings of Croatian modern architecture, are packed with works of art that include reflections of Impressionism, Expressionistic and Coloristic tendencies, abstract expression of the organic and geometric type of the fifties and sixties, postmodern painting tendencies of the eighties and art of expanded media that includes photography, video, and performing arts.

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This exhibition is an opportunity for numerous domestic and foreign guests, who visit Dubrovnik in large numbers to visit and discover the quality and stylish pluralism of modern and contemporary art represented in the collection of the Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is open every day, expect Mondays, from 9 am to 8 pm.

The Voice of Dubrovnik

THE VOICE OF DUBROVNIK


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