Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.


The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has released an updated corona map of Europe and the whole of Croatia is still in the red zone.

Croatia, just like in the past three weeks, is marked in red on the map, except for the City of Zagreb, which is now marked in dark red.

The ECDC Epidemiological Map for Europe is published each week based on the 14-day incidence and the proportion of positive tests in the total number tested. Whilst the Covid maps are only advisory some EU countries use them in their travel regulations.

The ECDC Map is published each week based on the 14-day incidence and the proportion of positive tests in the total number tested.

1,710 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Croatia in the last 24 hours.

The Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, stated today that there are 745 people in hospital and 99 people on ventilators. And he added that the number of patients whose condition requires treatment in intensive care units is continuously growing.

As of yesterday, 3,419,381 doses of vaccine were consumed in Croatia, 53.59 percent of the adult population has been vaccinated with at least one dose.

Beroš also said that the share of unvaccinated people among employees in the health sector is decreasing. On September 28, a total of almost 70 percent of them were vaccinated, and most of them were vaccinated among doctors - almost 86 percent.

"Vaccination is a guarantee of a downward trajectory of the epidemiological curve and a return to normal life," Beros said.


While 80% of doctors in Croatia have received the coronavirus vaccines, the status of vaccinated health workers is still bad. Only 50% of the nurses and technicians have been vaccinated, according to the Total Croatia News. On August 21, 2021, the first Croatian damage claim in a coronavirus death case was submitted. Unfortunately, it was rejected by the healthcare facility in question. 

According to KBC Zagreb director Dr. Ante Corusic, director at KBC Zagreb, the hospital rejected the claim because there was no evidence that the victim contracted the coronavirus while at the health facility. KBC Zagreb claims all COVID-19 measures were respected. Upon arrival at the hospital, the woman tested negative for the virus. A few days later, she tested positive and was moved to KB Dubrava, where she succumbed to death on December 6th.

Whether the loved ones of the victim in question will file a lawsuit or not is unknown. What is certain is that wrongful death lawsuits linked to the coronavirus will be more frequent, given Croatia remains red on the COVID-19 map. Below are a few things you should know about wrongful death lawsuits. 

Cases Applicable To Wrongful Death 

Wrongful death cases result from any situation linked to a personal injury caused by the defendant's careless actions. Medical malpractice and fatalities in car accidents involving carelessness are situations individuals file for wrongful death accidents. However, some cases do not apply to wrongful death claims, such as workplace accidents. Typically, work-related fatalities are handled under workers' compensation insurance. 

Wrongful Death Claim Requirements

Understanding the legal requirements for filing wrongful death claims is essential to winning a case in court. Note that, like any other lawsuit, wrongful death claims have a time limit. Also, the individual in question must have died due to negligence by another person. Most importantly, the person filing the claim must be eligible. Based on wrongful death information shared by experts, people who can file a claim include the surviving parents of the deceased, spouse, lawyer or executor of the deceased estate, and children.  

Types of Wrongful Death Damages

In most cases, the primary measures of wrongful death damages are monetary losses. These include medical and funeral expenses, loss of financial support and services, and loss of future inheritance. These measures vary from state to state, but many regions have negligence statutes that outline the types of wrongful death damages a court can award and the compensation amount. 

Wrongful death lawsuits are often filed by a family member of someone who died due to a personal injury caused by someone else's negligence. The plaintiff seeks compensation for medical expenses, income loss, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses. To win a wrongful death claim case, one must understand the legal requirements, damages types, and what qualifies as a wrongful death claim.


In the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 38 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

These are 20 males and 18 females: 16 from Dubrovnik, six from Ploče, five from Korčula and Metković, four from Konavle and two from Župa dubrovačka.

34 people made a full recovery in the past 24 hours: 12 from Dubrovnik, seven from Župa dubrovačka, three from Blato, two from Kula Norinska, Metković, Ston and Vela Luka and one from Janjina, Korčula, Opuzen and Slivno.

In the last 24 hours, 473 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 139,761 samples have been analyzed.

22 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital. One patient requires intensive care and is on a ventilator.

There are 660 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours, five cases of violation of the self-isolation measure (all at the border) have been recorded. 

A multimedia exhibition entitled “Breathe" by Kristina Kojan Goluža will open on Saturday, October 2 in the Lazareti complex, just outside the Dubrovnik City Walls, starting at 7:00pm.

The artist Kristina Kojan Goluža will highlight her memories from her home in Konavle, which was burned in the Homeland War, and which is no longer family-owned after the end of the war due to the division of property.

The author uses photographs and slides to partially reconstruct the ambience of the old house, this time in a different place - in Lazareti. Photographs of memories from family albums contrast with photographs of the house today, photographs depicting decay, trauma, and abandonment. The artistic concept thus set out seeks to problematize the relationship of a positive emotional relation to a seemingly repulsive, traumatized physical space.

The multimedia work "Breathe" is an integral part of the program by which the City of Dubrovnik is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the heroic defence of the City.

The program will take place from October 1 to December 6, and will contain a series of special events, which will thematically refer to the selfless and brave sacrifice of Croatian veterans and civilians.

The work can be viewed on weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Admission is free of charge.


Organized by the Croatian Tourist Board (CNTB) and with the support of the Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva County tourist boards, a TV crew of the Austrian national television company ORF will stay in Croatia until October 8 to record the show "Der Geschmack Europas" ("The Taste of Europe"), reported Branimir Tončinić, Director of the CNTB Representation in Austria.

The focus of the show will be the autochthonous tourist offer of Central and Southern Dalmatia, i.e. destinations and localities such as Omis, Sinj, Imotski, Cilipi, Dubrovnik, Trsteno, Mali Ston, Ploce, but also tourist products such as gastronomy, culture and nature.


"This is an excellent promotion of Croatia as a tourist destination as a whole, given that it is a travel documentary show that has been broadcast since 2013 in the entire DACH region, i.e. in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on ORF2, 3sat, ORFIII, and the show can also be watched online on ORF-TVThek,” said Tončinić, adding that one show is watched by an average of more than 130,000 viewers.


Casino streaming is a growing niche that you might have already heard about. Even right now, as you read this article, thousands of people watch their favorite slot streamers on sites like Twitch trying to hit the jackpot. However, you might wonder why casino streams are so popular and why many streamers decide to do them.

If you want to learn more about the world of casino streaming and its main benefits — both for viewers and streamers — you came to the right place. Here, we explain how casino streams work, what online casinos like have to gain by contacting the streamers, and why so many people watch casino streams. Additionally, we talk about how to become a casino streamer. Let’s get started.

How Do Casino Streams Work?

Let’s start with the basics. Casino streaming is a live, interactive broadcast of a casino game on an online platform like Twitch or YouTube. The streamer plays the game live, while viewers can communicate with them in real time. Many people enjoy watching casino streams since they can see their favorite games in action and learn new tips on winning at them from experienced players.

Many online casinos have an affiliate program that allows streamers to earn money for attracting new players. The streamers usually wear a specific color or a logo of the casino in their streams. They talk about their betting strategies, offer advice, and take viewers' questions while they play. Some streamers let their audience place bets too.

There are two types of games that you can find on casino streaming websites: live casino games and online slots.

Online Slots

When you watch streaming sites like Twitch, the most common casino game that you will see is online slots. Online slot machines are the easiest way for newcomers to start playing casino games. They can learn how to play them quickly and understand the different types of symbols and winning combinations.

Live Casino Games

Live casinos are interactive games where players communicate with one another while playing the game. Live casino games include roulette, poker, blackjack, baccarat, etc. All of these games are played in real time so you will be able to see how the dealer spins the wheel and rolls the dice.

Why Is Casino Streaming a Thing?

There are thousands of streamers who have turned being a casino streamer into their full-time occupation. This is not surprising at all considering the fact that many casinos pay these people to stream their games.

Streamers benefit from doing casino streams because it allows them to receive a commission based on the amount of money spent by their viewers through affiliate links. Additionally, casino gambling is fun and is something that many people like to watch live.

It’s easy and convenient to watch a live casino stream — you don’t have to download any software or apps, and you can watch it from anywhere. However, the most important thing is that online streams provide a lot of entertainment for their viewers.

On the other hand, one of the main reasons why online casinos choose to cooperate with streamers is the fact that it allows them to reach many people. For example, online casinos can ask streamers to cover their events, basically turning all of these streamers’ viewers into potential customers.

Since the casino streaming is relatively new, there are no statistics on how much money can be made by streaming popular slots. However, we can say with certainty that it is more than enough to make a living.

How to Become a Casino Streamer?

Do you want to make a living streaming yourself playing slot machines? If so, then your first step will be contacting a casino operator and asking for a sponsorship in exchange for playing their games on your channel. If everything goes well, they will accept your offer and allow you to stream their games for a certain period of time.

Be aware that casinos have strict rules regarding who is allowed to get money for playing the live games. For example, some casinos require you to have a large number of followers in order to start collaborating with them. Make sure that you know the exact requirements before contacting them.


As you can see, casino streaming is a great complement to regular online marketing and advertising, and it’s a very efficient way to attract players. Additionally, it is an attractive option for streamers to earn extra money and a great source of entertainment for their fans.

If you want to become a casino streamer, it is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is set up your streaming channel on a platform like Twitch or YouTube Gaming and start streaming! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional or an aspiring casino streamer. If you have the passion to entertain people with your skills, then you should definitely try it out!


The popular UK newspaper The Guardian has featured the Konavle Valley in an article entitled 10 of the best autumn sun holidays in southern Europe.

Along with destinations in Portugal, Greece and Spain Croatia has one listing in the top ten with Konavle! The timing of this article couldn’t be more perfect as from the 4th of October the UK is expected to make travel easier by easy Covid-19 travel restrictions. Instead of the current traffic light system of countries the UK plans to change to a low-risk and high-risk rating, and Croatia, at least for now, is expected to be in the low-risk ranking. And along with this move the UK plans to change the testing system, moving from the more expensive PCR tests, which cost around 80 Euros, to the much cheaper rapid testing, which comes in at around 20 Euros.

The Guardian wrote “The Konavle valley runs south from Cavtat, a few miles south of Dubrovnik, to the Montenegrin border, flanked by coastal hills and high karstic peaks, and flush with vineyards and fruit trees. With the mercury still hovering around mid-20s in October, it offers a warm, rural escape. Both Dubrovnik – quieter without summer crowds and hosting the Good Food Festival and the coast are within in easy reach.”

Although there was one faus pax as Dubrovnik was spelt “Dubrovnic” in the article. However, apart from this typing error, this is great publicity for the region ahead of what looks like being a busy October.

Check out the full article HERE


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