Ivana Smilović – a senior journalist at The Dubrovnik Times. Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Ivana (or Smile as she is known to all) graduated Media Studies from the University of Dubrovnik. A book worm, coffee addict and want-to-be world traveller Ivana brings her unique local insight, connections and general optimistic and well smiley feel to the Times.
Fear and anxiety marked the first few weeks of coronavirus situation, but with the time passing by, many people are embracing the positivity and trying to lift the sipirits of others.
That's why the group of Dubrovnik citizens, musicians or music lovers, but surely familiar faces to anybody living in our City, joined and sung ''Moja domovina'' (My Homeland), famous patriotic song originally recorded in 1991 as a charity single by the Croatian Band Aid.
The video is made by LMT Studio.
The reactions to this version are pouring in, and many say that it gave them the shivers. Listen to it below and – enjoy!
Dubrovnik woke up with low temperatures, bringing snow on the mountains and making it feel like it's the middle of the winter, not April 1st.
That surprised many, but especially furry residents of the Zarkovica Animal Shelter, placed just above the Old City of Dubrovnik.
Sandra Sambrailo shared the photos from the shelter this morning, with the caption:
''Good morning from Zarkovica! We won't complain about being cold and you don't complain about being bored in your warm apartment. 'Stay at home' sounds tempting!''
It surely is tempting when it comes to these low temperatures, but there were still a couple of volunteers who didn't let snow stop them and arrived to the shelter to walk with the dogs. Praiseworthy!
The Regulation on Excise Duty on Tobacco Products and Alcoholic Beverages in Croatia came into force today, April 1st, 2020.
Therefore, cigarettes prices could increase by two kuna, while alcoholic beverages could go up by three kuna more per liter - Poslovni.hr reports.
Sweetened juices prices will also go up, depending on the amount of sugar in them. Wine and beer are not included in this regulation, so their price should remain the same.
Sugar free juices are expected to go cheaper.
There are different ways of coping with coronavirus, isolation and anxiety that comes with all of that. After the collective singing of "Moja domovina", last night Mokosica sang the big hit of the legendary Oliver Dragojevic – Cesarica.
At 8 pm, the citizens of this Dubrovnik's district went out to their balconies and windows, turned off the lights in their houses and apartments, and the all-time Cesarica awakened the emotions and nostalgia for the great Croatian musician, Oliver Dragojevic, who sadly passed away in July 2018 after his fight with lung cancer at the age of 71, but will be remembered forever.
Croatian Police reminds drivers that as of today (April 1st), stops the legal requirement of having daytime running lights on, that started back in November.
This does not apply to motorcycle and moped drivers who are still required to drive with daytime running lights during the day, as the Road Traffic Safety Act mandates that motorcycle and moped lights must do it all year-round.
On March 22, 2020, after 140 years, Zagreb was shaken by a devastating earthquake, causing great damage and unrest in the hearts of our fellow citizens. Many people were left homeless, many were injured, and one young life was gone. The love and support of Zagreb in these difficult days is stronger than ever, and we are witnessing a power of a community every step of the way.
At the initiative of HTV's Music Department, a collaboration was made with music producer Ante Gelo, who prepared a new arrangement for the well known Jadranko Crnko song 'Zagrebackim ulicama' (On the streets of Zagreb), composed exactly 40 years ago (1980).
A number of well-known Zagreb celebrities - actors, musicians - responded to the invitation and performed this song for Zagreb.
The video was edited by Robert Petrinec.
ANTE GELO/ GUITAR
PETAR RUK/ VIOLIN
MATEJ MIHALJEVIC/ VIOLIN
DANIJELA JELIC/ VIOLIN
ANTONIO VRBICKI/ ACCORDION
MLADEN LIMA BARAKOVIC/ DOUBLEBASS
LANA LUCIJA HORVATIC/ CELLO
DORA SIMUNIC/ VIOLA
DAVOR KRIZIC/ TRUMPET
HRVOJE RUPCIC/ CONGAS
MLADEN ILIC MLACKA/ PERCUSSION
ZVONIMIR SESTAK/ DOUBLE BASS
BORNA SERCAR/ DRUMS
MATIJA DEDIC/ PIANO
ANTONIO GECEK/ TRUMPET
MARIO BOČIĆ/ SAX
JANKO POPOVIC VOLARIC
BRUNO , JAN I VIGO KOVACIC
BOJANA GREGORIC VEJZOVIC
HADZI MIRAN VELJKOVIC
Due to the current situation arising from the coronavirus outbreak, a certain number of third-country nationals on short-term stay (a stay of maximum 90 days in a period of 180 days) cannot leave the Republic of Croatia within the time limit prescribed by the Schengen Borders Code, for objective reasons.
-We kindly ask you not to come to police stations or administrations in person, unless you have been invited by an official person over the phone – MUP stated.
Accordingly, such foreign nationals will not be subject to any measures prescribed by the Aliens Act.
The Chinese company China road and bridge corporation (CRBC), whose workers are building Peljesac bridge has decided to help Croatia in their fight against coronavirus.
The company paid 800 thousand kuna today, March 31st, into an account opened by the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
CRBC says this donation is a help to the Croatian government and Croatian citizens in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19.
In addition to the money, the company sent humanitarian aid to Croatia in the form of protective medical masks and 20 thousand gloves. Packages are already on the way from China to Croatia.