2019 has started with some good news for drivers as the price of petrol has dropped under 9 Kuna a litre.
According to the website cijenegoriva.info the price of a litre of 95 Eurosuper petrol has dropped by 5 Lipa a litre bringing it below 9 Kunas to a new price of 8.96 Kuna per litre.
And for diesel drivers the price of a litre of diesel has also dropped, this time by 16 Lipa, and a litre of gas has dropped by 3 Lipa. The new price for a litre of diesel is 8.95 Kuna.
Dubrovnik welcomed in 2019 with the traditional New Year’s Day concert on the Stradun. Classics from the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra echoed around the ancient facades of the Old City of Dubrovnik as the winter sunshine poured down.
The concert kicked off at midday and numerous visitors enjoyed not only classical music but also oysters and champagne organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.
The American conductor, Marc Tardue, guided the orchestra through a varied program dn the soprano for the concert was Marija Kuhar Šoša.
The New Year’s music continues tonight with a concert by one of the most popular vocal groups in Croatia, Klapa Rišpet, at 9.00pm tonight.
Dubrovnik has its first new-born baby of 2019. At exactly 1.23 am on the 1st of January Natalija Njirić became the first baby to be born in Dubrovnik in the new year.
Both mother, Ivana, and baby are well after the birth reports the Dubrovnik General Hospital. And the first Dubrovnik baby of the new year came in at 48 centimetres and weighing 2900 grams. Proud dad Srđan was on hand to “assist” with the birth.
Congratulations to the whole family from The Dubrovnik Times.
Dubrovnik, Barcelona and Venice are often cited as the three Mediterranean destinations struggling to cope with over tourism. And Venice has now taken action to try and manage the amount of tourists visiting the city every year by introducing a scheme that will see visitors needing to purchase a ticket to visit the ancient destination. From this summer guests will have to fork out between 2.5 and 10 Euros to visit depending on the time of the year that they arrive.
The new taxes will be collected from all visitors, whether they spend a night in Venice or not, which is estimated at around 30 million people a year. The main target for this new ticket system is for guests that visit for one day and don’t pay the sojourn tax. Meaning that this new ticket system will mainly effect cruise ship passengers. The first estimates from the city authorities show that around 50 million Euros could be collected every year. It is believed that airlines and tour operators will add this extra cost into their pricing system.
"The costs for cleaning the historic city centre and for security have been borne by the inhabitants of Venice for years," said the Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro.
Could this new tax, or ticket system, be something that the authorities in Dubrovnik adopt in the future? Presumably they will be watching the situation in Venice closely this year to see if this new tax actually works.
2018 was certainly an unforgettable year for Luka Modrić and he celebrated the New Year in style with a photo that summed it all up on his Instagram profile. The Croatian maestro has entered the record books for the most individual awards won in one year, yes 2018 is a year that Modrić will never forget.
Modrić posted a photo on Instagram in which he posed in front of a Christmas tree with eight prizes, and the comment said it all, "What year!". And with over 1.6 million likes and numerous comments Modrić has obviously also won the hearts of football fans all over the world.
Smartphones waved in the chilly night air last night as visitors snapped the atmosphere on New Year’s Eve in Dubrovnik.
The fireworks display was the highlight of the night as well as the concert which started around 9.00pm. The music and dancing went on well into the early morning hours as 2019 was brought in with style.
Check out the top five Instagram photos of the New Year celebrations
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As Dubrovnik moved from 2018 into 2019 a spectacular fireworks display exploded in the night sky.
The thousands of visitors collected on the main street through the Old City, the Stradun, had a perfect view of the fireworks as the blasted into the sky behind the main bell tower. It was truly a eye-popping display and delighted the partygoers.
Check out this video shot by vigil.
The facades of the Old City of Dubrovnik rocked last night as the biggest New Year’s Party in town saw thousands countdown to 2019 on the Stradun.
Two of the most popular names in Croatian pop music, Nina Badric and Toni Cetinski, blasted out their hits and the public warmed themselves against the chilly northerly wind by dancing the night away.
Check out the New Year’s Eve gallery from Dubrovnik
As we get ready to welcome a new year we continue our look back at 2018 with your favourite photos of the past year.
Our Facebook page has grown steadily and is now one of the most popular in the country and we have dug through it to find the most popular photos of 2018. On a month by month basis we have found the photos that you, our readership, liked the most and bring them to you in our round-up of 2018 in photos.
We have received hundreds of thousands of likes over the last year and look forward to bringing more new and views in 2019.
In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 14 traffic accidents, where six were with injured persons, with 4 persons with hard injuries, four persons had light injuries, while there were eight traffic accidents with material damage.
By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 275 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 135 measures taken due to speeding, 39 measures due to improper stop and parking, 15 measures because of non-use of the seat belt, 10 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, six measures because of using mobile phone while driving and 13 measures because of improper overtaking.
We note that during the New Year's Eve, the police will step up the traffic control in order to prevent traffic accidents and will specifically penalize driving under the influence of alcohol. Police asks all the drivers not to drink and wish everyone the safe and happy New 2019.
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