Sunday, 24 March 2019
Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović

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.


The national humanitarian campaign ‘’Day of narcissus’’ will be held on Saturday, March 23rd. On that occasion, in front of the church of Saint Blaise, from 10 am to noon, the Cancer League Dubrovnik and its Club of Oncology Patients organizes the campaign of narcissus sale and sharing of leaflets and brochures. The money collected in this action will be invested in the purchase of a modern ultrasound device for the Dubrovnik General Hospital.

Everybody are invited to show solidarity and empathy to those that really, really need it!

The best Bosnian football player of all time, Edin Dzeko, captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team and Roma player, will invest in coffee shop in Dubrovnik.

That was confirmed to Poslovni dnevnik by his longtime friend and Dubrovnik business partner Miho Obradovic, who explained that Dzeko will make a smaller investment in a coffee shop in the Lapad area.

-We are friends for 12 years and this is our first joint investment. It will not be an elite bar, as it is mentioned in some media, but a classic coffee shop. The works are finished and it should be open in 15 days - said Obradovic for Poslovni dnevnik.

Dzeko is certainly not a stranger in Dubrovnik, he often visits  and has a group of close friends in the city. He is also an owner of the villa in the Lapad area from 2015. 

From 21st to 23rd of March, Dubrovnik hosts one of the largest medical conferences in Croatia this year. The third world congress on 3D / 4D ultrasound in gynecology and obstetrics is held at the Valamar Lacroma Hotel and is celebrating the 30th anniversary of clinical 3D ultrasound in this medical field.

The chairpersons of this conference are the distinguished Croatian doctor and academician Asim Kurjak, who is also the director of Ian Donald's ultrasound school in Croatia and Professor Eberhard Merz, director of the Ian Donald School in Germany. Two renowned doctors and scientists have gathered in Dubrovnik a world medical and scientific elite from around fifty countries of the world with the intention of presenting and discussing the latest research and knowledge in this modern and highly advanced technology during the three days.

The congress is held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

Gundulic Square is busy: the renewal of the part of the pavement and archaeological research below the square is ongoing. Renovation works are worth 315,320 kuna and are performed by the contractor of the City of Dubrovnik for reconstruction of pavements in the historical core - company Gradevinar Quelin d.d. from Dubrovnik.

In order to avoid the disruption of everyday life of the Dubrovnik citizens, the works are divided into phases. At this stage of the work, about 100 square meters of sidewalks are open, and after the research has been carried out, the pavement will be repaired in such a way as to try to preserve as many old panels as possible, in accordance with the Dubrovnik Conservation Department guidelines. Works on this part will be completed by April 21nd, and the next works on renewal are scheduled for fall, after the end of the tourist season. In 2019, the City of Dubrovnik provided 800,000 kuna for renovation and restoration of pavements in the old city center.

Below the square are the remains of buildings dating back to the history before the great earthquake in 1667, the front wall of the street and the early paving, which was also found during the previous reconstruction of the part of the square in 2015. The pavements were of brick, structured like the fish bone, which are medieval street levels in Dubrovnik. The street was facing north-south.

In the part that is currently being sanitized, there were residential buildings before the earthquake. In the excavations is the currently visible Austrian canal from the 19th century, as well as the contours of the front wall. It is expected to find economic facilities that were on the ground floor of the Dubrovnik drainage channel near the Ranjina Palace. Excavations work up to one meter deep, and archeological research will take another ten days.

Dubrovnik Museums will change working hours to summer working hours on Friday, March 22nd.

The Maritime Museum will be open to visitors every day expect Mondays, from 9 am to 6 pm. Cultural History Museum at the Rector's Palace will work every day from 9 am to 6 pm. The Etnographic Museum in the Holes Granary will bi open to visitors every day, except Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm. Exhibitions “Early Medieval Sculpture in Dubrovnik and environs” and “Revelin – Archaeological Research/Spatial Development/Foundry”, placed in the Revelin Fort, will be open every day from 10 am to 4 pm, besides Wednesdays.

Construction works on the reconstruction of the eighth, ninth, and tenth hall of the Lazareti complex are going well. Works of reconstruction and equipping of this valuable part of the cultural heritage in Dubrovnik are being carried out within the project "Lazareti - creative district of Dubrovnik", the first project co-financed with grants from the European Funds.

On the roof of the tenth hall there are works on the thermal insulation, followed by laying the roof and covering the roof with a canal duct. At the same time, in the interior of the building, the walls are grouted, aluminum rocks are made, and the spaces are rebuilt. At the same time, on the eighth and ninth hall of the complex, interlocking constructions were constructed, walls were grouted and a roof structure was created and laid.

The Lazareti Project - the creative district of Dubrovnik is worth 33.8 million kuna, of which up 25.9 million is secured from EU grants. The rebuilding of the three buildings of the complex is worth 21,078,941.55 kuna, while the other funds are intended to equip the already restored halls, as well as the development and design of cultural programs and contents.

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Traffic Police Officers of the Dubrovnik-Neretva Police will have the action of increased surveillance of the speed of movement of vehicles on the roads of the Dubrovnik-Neretva Police Administration today. The action is being carried out in order to reduce the number of traffic accidents and their consequences.

Spanish national daily sport newspaper has published a poll on the most beautiful national football shirt in the world and Croatia is currently in the lead!

Recognizable Croatian checkers are on the first place with over 50 thousand votes, followed by Nigeria with 18 thousand, Spain with 16 thousand and France with 15 thousand votes.

Marca is a Spanish national daily sport newspaper owned by Unidad Editorial. The newspaper focuses primarily on football, in particular the day-to-day activities of Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano and numerous football lovers are following it.

Croatian shirt is loved by many, and during the World Championship, even Clint Eastwood wanted to get it!

You can vote for your favorite here.


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