November 16, 2018 - Within the celebration of the Kotor Municipality Day, the promotion of the book "History of Montenegrin Maritime in the context of Adriatic, Mediterranean and World Maritime Affairs" by Dr. Antun Sbutega will be held on Tuesday 20 November at 6 pm in Grgurina Palace.
The director of the Maritime Museum of Montenegro Kotor, Andro Radulović, Mr. Sc. Jovan J. Martinović and author of the book prof. Dr. Antun Sbutega will present this capital publication, giving for the first time an overall view to the complex and rich trade and naval past of Boka Bay region and the rest of Montenegrin coast.
“The Boka Navy could be proud of the fact that for the first time ever, the whole history of the organization and the maritime tradition of Boka Bay will be published, a long 2,5 millenniums. The book is published by the Boka Navy and Maritime Museum of Montenegro. This is a comprehensive book with a huge bibliography, which tries to cover everything that is most important in our maritime history in the course of 2,5 millenniums, from the Old Ages, from Illyrians and Romans to today," said the Doctor of Economics, a longtime professor at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Kotor, later Ambassador of Montenegro to the Vatican and Rome, today the Admiral of Boka Navy, Antun Sbutega.
15 November 2018 - The fourth Pet and Vet Fair, a traditional animal care event, will be held on November 17 and 18, in the central atrium of the Shopping Mall Delta City in Podgorica.
The organizer of the fair is Memento Marketing and Communications Agency from Podgorica, while the main goal is to promote the offer of equipment, food, cosmetics, and care products for pets all in one place. The agency will, once again, bring together sellers and distributors of food and other pet supplies, as well as non-governmental organizations and institutions dealing with animal protection. The participants of the fair will have the opportunity to present their offer in detail at the booths, and to introduce the citizens with their services in the best way. The visitors will be able to get acquainted with the offer but also participate in the accompanying program activities.
The first edition of this fair was held in November 2015, also in Podgorica (Shopping Mall Delta City). Even then, the fair had an educational character, so the visitors had the opportunity to exchange experiences with pet owners, consult with experts, and participate in interesting accompanying contents.
Visitors of this year's fair will have the opportunity to take advantage of special trade discounts when purchasing equipment, cosmetics and food for their pets. A special focus will be placed on pet care education, with detailed instructions from professionals who will give advice on a pet’s needs, especially to parents and children.
The organisers also want to give future pet owners the possibility to hear the present owner's experiences and to learn more about the adoption of dogs and cats and about the care of these pets.
During the Pet & Vet Fair 2018, you can expect:
-a rich offer of pet equipment and pet food
-a possibility to consult with pet professionals
-free product samples
-promotion of responsible ownership
-a possibility to apply for puppies’ and kittens’ adoption
-finals of the contest "Meet my pet".
Join the event and treat your pet with the best products!
November 14, 2018 - In the next few days, college students can apply for participation in the Professional Training Program. As previously announced, the application process will last until November 18th.
Whether the electronic application will be locked on Sunday or will be prolonged for Monday, in accordance with the Law on Administrative Procedure, it will be announced in due course by the Ministry of Education.
At the Employment Bureau, until Wednesday, November 14th the total of 3,311 high school students without a work experience applied.
Let’s recall that employers have offered around 11,000 jobs, of which 6,900 are in the real estate sector, and slightly more than 4,000 in health, education, police, military, law offices, enforcement officers, notaries, tourist organizations, political parties, public institutions, societies with the participation of state capital, etc.
Usually, the most wanted jobs are economists and lawyers. However, through the program, on average, from 3,000 to 3,500 people with higher education are included annually. Therefore, on vocational training, in six generations, there were a total of more than 20,000 highly educated students.
Professional training of users lasts nine months and is recognized as a work experience of 12 months and as a condition for taking the appropriate professional exam with higher education. According to the analysis, conducted by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Tax Administration, about 50 percent of beneficiaries after completing the Vocational Training Program continue their work engagement.
Text by CdM, on November 15th, 2018, read more at CdM
November 15, 2018: Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Forestry Directorate will participate in planting in the Herceg Novi area within the framework of the "Pne Seedling per Inhabitant" action in Montenegro.
The events are held in the Orjen mountain area, at the Vrbanj site, starting on Friday at 11am. The Minister of Agriculture, Milosav Anđelić and his associates, representatives of the Forestry Directorate, employees of the Agency for Development and Protection of Orjen Mountain from Herceg Novi, representatives of the hunters of the Orjen Association, students of High School "Ivan Goran Kovačić ", the hiking section of the Elementary School" Milan Vuković "Herceg Novi, as well as members of the Scout Association "Orjen" Herceg Novi, are all involved.
The Government of Montenegro, within the framework of numerous activities for the conservation and improvement of forest resources, has proposed 200,000 euros for the forestation on the entire territory of the state. In the fall, the Forestry Directorate will plant 630,000 seedlings of autochthonous tree species.
14 November 2018 - On Wednesday, November 14, the Sports Minister of Montenegro, Nikola Janović, accompanied by the General Manager of Telenor Montenegro, Sandra Steiner, and the General Secretary of the High School Students Union, Jovan Bojović, presented the project "Free Internet Access for Youth Clubs and Youth Centres", which provides free internet access in youth clubs and centres throughout Montenegro.
The Ministry of Sports of Montenegro is actively working on creating new opportunities for young people in order to improve their information access and realization of activities that will enable them to make quality leisure time said Janović. "We consider that youth clubs and centres are one of the key infrastructural mechanisms for improving the participation of young people in the political, social, cultural and economic spheres of society, development of life skills and strengthening of their social influence," the Minister concluded.
In the past period, the Sports Ministry has financially supported the opening of youth clubs in Tivat, Budva, Pljevlja, Berane, Mojkovac, Ulcinj, Cetinje, Tuzi, as well as three youth clubs and youth centre in Podgorica, with the aim of improving their functioning. Within the “Free Internet Access for Youth Clubs and Youth Centres" Project, the Ministry of Sports and the Union of High School Students will, with financial support by Telenor Foundation, provide free internet access to all young people visiting the aforementioned premises.
"Young people in Montenegro use the Internet access on a daily basis for communication purposes, access to social networks and search for information. By providing them with free access to the Internet, we want to encourage them to use technology to learn and improve their knowledge and skills, which will be increasingly needed in the digital age," aid Sandra Steiner, General Manager of Telenor Montenegro.
Jovan Bojović, secretary general of the Union of High School Students, expressed satisfaction that his organization has continuous cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and has now achieved cooperation with the Telenor Foundation as well. He pointed out that besides the fact that this project will provide free internet for youth clubs and centres, a number of educational workshops on internet literacy of young people will be realized.
In order to realize the project, a contract was signed between the Telenor Foundation and the Union of High School Students, in partnership with the Ministry of Sports.
By providing free internet access to young people in the youth clubs and centres, the Ministry will enable young people in Montenegro to have easier access to the information they can use in their everyday life, education, the transition period from school to job finding, employment. The Sports Ministry also wants to encourage young people to visit youth centres and participate in the programs that these clubs have to offer.
14 November 2018 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro and the Forestry Department are implementing a campaign of afforestation throughout the territory of Montenegro, symbolically implemented under the slogan – “One tree for each citizen of Montenegro”.
During autumn, the afforestation plan is to plant 630,000 seedlings of autochthonous species throughout Montenegro. In the framework of numerous activities for preserving and improving forest resources, the Government has committed 200,000 EUR for this particular segment.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Milutin Simović, has also participated in the implementation of this action in Bijelo Polje. During this afforestation campaign, Minister Simović concluded that “the action of afforestation - 630 thousand seedlings - One tree for each citizen, aims to awaken the widest social energy and, with concrete action, to show shared care and responsibility for preserving precious natural resources such as forests”.
Aside from the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro and the Forestry Department, the list of participants of the afforestation campaign also included the representatives of the local Government of Bijelo Polje, led by the President of the Municipality Petar Smolović, representatives of the Association of Private Owners of Forests from Bijelo Polje, the concessionaire "Šik Lim", representatives of hunting organizations of Bijelo Polje and Petnjica, pupils of the Secondary Vocational School in Bijelo Polje, as well as representatives of several non-governmental organizations. The participants expressed their satisfaction with the opportunity to contribute to the protection and conservation of forests, and thus to protect the environment and conditions for a better quality of life.
The action "One tree for each citizen of Montenegro" is being intensively implemented for two weeks at defined locations throughout the country. The Ministry has allocated 17 motorized seedling planting machines to all district units of the Forestry Department, which will significantly contribute to more efficient and quality tree planting.
November 14, 2018- NGO “Matica Boke”, in cooperation with the Serbian Consulate General in Herceg Novi and the company Porto Montenegro, will celebrate the centenary of the Austro-Hungarian fleet delivered to the Yugoslav Royal Navy. The event will be held on Friday, November 16, at 7pm at the Maritime Heritage Collection of Porto Montenegro.
On October 31, 1918, a charter was handed over to Pula, where a significant part of the fleet was stationary at the military naval Arsenal in Tivat. Tivat journalist and publicist Siniša Luković will talk about this event.
In cooperation with the Serbian Consulate General in Herceg Novi, a projection of the documentary film "Forgotten Admiral - Ernest Troubridge" is planned. The film features a biographical story of Britain's Admiral Ernest Troubridge, who arrived in Belgrade in 1915 and as commander of the British mission on the Danube along with the Serbs opposed the attack on Serbia
The film produced by RTS in 2017 is based on the diaries of Admiral Ernest Troubridge, which he ran during his stay in Serbia, and where the most significant moments were recorded during the war with the Serbian army. A good part of this documentary about the British Admiral who later became the chief commander of the Alliance fleet in the Mediterranean was shot in London.
The film is titled in English. The entrance to the event at the Maritime Heritage Collection in Porto Montenegro marina is free of charge.
November 14, 2018 - The ceremonial session of the Assembly of the Capital Cetinje, on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the town, was held today at Ivan Crnojevic Hall in the Government House. Summing up between two holidays, the Mayor of Cetinje Aleksandar Kašćelan said that the process of fiscal consolidation has begun, that the measures of saving and rationalization have been initiated at all levels, that conditions have been created for new investments and attracting of new investors.
Kašelan, as the key projects for the development of the town, cited the rationalization of projects envisioned by the Capital Development Plan for 2019.
"In the first place, it is meant to finally solve the problem of water supply for which the planned investment is about 4 million euros. It is also important to continue the construction of town roads, complete the reconstruction of the abyss, but also to create conditions for new employment through the purchase of the former Obod. We see it as a development resource that could be put into operation as a unique business zone where, in cooperation with domestic and foreign investors, small and medium enterprises will be opened for which certain interests already exist," Kašćelan said, adding that the priority and the purchase of space at Studentski Square, in order to use this locality for the rebuilding of the hotel “Lokanda”.
He also stated that the continuation of activities on the improvement of rural road infrastructure, the continuation of the tourist valorization of the town, Rijeka Crnojevica and Skadar Lake is planned and the reconstruction of the former children's hospital. Kašelan said that a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed this morning with the Ministry of Education, which also envisions the construction of a gym for sports education in the elementary school "Lovćenski partizanski odred”. He also said that the renewal of state independence and the success in implementing internal and foreign policy priorities is the best indicator that we are worthy of our ancestors. "Proud of our town, its history, tradition, beauty, on this day, we continue to fill the pledge of the capital's liberators to build Cetinje as a prosperous place," he concluded.
The ceremonial session was opened by the President of Cetinje Assembly, Maja Cetkovic, who said that "freedom and name were lost after the end of the Great War in 1918 in front of the shut eyes of the victorious nations, we have been resurrected and re-paid for the new world conflict, when even in the same machine of the Allies, of even greater warfare, and better war and post-war luck, Montenegro was part of."
On the occasion of the marking Capital’s day of Cetinje, the delegation of the Assembly of the Capital Cetinje and the Association of NOR units placed wreaths on the memorial to deceased soldiers in Nova dzada and at the cemetery of Vlaska Church.
Text by Cetinjski list, on November 13th, 2018, read more at CdM
November 14, 2018 - At the elementary school "Drago Milovic" in Tivat the first entrepreneurial classroom was opened.
Director of Elementary School "Drago Milovic", Ruzica Lazarevic, said that children had already made a number of interesting subjects on the tools and machines which the classroom is equipped with.
The entrepreneurial classroom was equipped with donations of a total of 1,750 euros provided by the Secretariat for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship of the Municipality of Tivat and the company "Fidelity Consulting".
The idea of the classroom was created during the visit of the elementary school "Drago Milovic" to the International Fair of Young Entrepreneurs in Berlin last year in February.
PHOTO: Siniša Luković
"We wanted to have a special room for work in our school, which would be equipped with all the resources needed for a small company that we created. The company is called "Jež" and this year it has about 30 members. The idea was presented to the Secretariat for Entrepreneurship which supported our efforts and financially helped to equip the classroom," Lazarevic said.
The "Jež" classroom is equipped with tools for processing metal and wood with shelves, tables, stove, sewing machine, and clay stoves.
The equipment was also partially donated by the management of elementary school "Drago Milovic", as well as janitors and teacher of fine arts education, Hana Mirkov. The water supply company JP "Vodovod" Tivat provided the drainage system.
This well-equipped space will enable teachers and children from the 1st to the 9th grade and realize creative ideas.
PHOTO: Siniša Luković
"It is also planned, with the help of the Parent's Council, to create prices for products from the existing bazaars and to continue selling them in an entrepreneurial classroom, with books that would be led by children with the issuing of bills, all in the interest of a better understanding of entrepreneurial learning. Children are extremely enthusiastic and creative, and primary education plays a major role in their direction and development of entrepreneurial ideas even at this youngest age. Entrepreneurship is high on the agenda of all EU member states and countries that want to join the Union, and the Europe 2020 Development Strategy is insisting that school curricula increasingly focuses on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship development in children. Entrepreneurship is a dynamic process that requires visions, creations and changes, requires energy and passion, and this classroom is the right place for our children to experience and express themselves," Petar Vujovic, the secretary for economic development and entrepreneurship said. Teachers and professors, with their creative teams of up to 15 pupils at the same time, will use this space.
Text by Sinisa Lukovic, on November 13th 2018, read more at Vijesti
13 November 2018 - In the next ten years, the Regional Water Supply System for the Montenegrin coastline will widen its field of operation. The innovation will reflect in several appealing projects such as the export of water, a water bottling factory and construction of the tourism settlement at Karuč.
“Ever since the Regional Water Supply system was commissioned in 2010, all the requirements necessary for the sustainable functioning of the system in this region have not been fulfilled. There’s a great number of challenges that must be overcome. The fact that there are settlements where the water supply network has not been built yet is proof enough,” reads the document about the realization of the annual plan and financial results for 2017.
The majority of challenges refers to the provision of long-term, the sustainable functioning of the local water supply enterprises.
In the forthcoming period, the key part of the activities will refer to the reform of the entire water supply system at the seaside and at the national level.
“As the draft Reform plan indicates, the water supply system is practically unsustainable, and its comprehensive reform is of crucial importance. In addition, it is very important that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank be directly involved in the implementation since the policy of these institutions is monitoring the projects they financed. Besides, they have all the necessary resources and complex expertise,” said the representatives of the Regional Water Supply system.
It is certain now that a unique enterprise, in charge of water supply and wastewater disposal will be formed for the region of Montenegrin coastline. Expected results surely are the business optimization, increasing the level of the quality of services and improvement of financial parameters. Regional water supply system is planning to start off implementation of the project whose estimated investment value amounts to 22 million EUR.
Another potential source of income will be the export of water by ships. The possibility of the construction of the water bottling factory is waiting for the adoption of several planning and strategic documents, starting from the final version of the feasibility study. If everything goes according to the plan, the factory is supposed to be located within the national park Skadar lake, outside the sanitary protection zone. This factory would also produce other types of drinks, such as iced teas and energy drinks.
Finally, Karuč, the former source of water supply will have a totally new function. It will become a tourism settlement.
Source: Cafe del Montenegro/Dnevne Novine
13 November 2018 - The concert of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra will be held on Thursday, November 15, at the Great Hall of the Culture Centre Tivat, starting at 8 PM, as part of the "November Days of Tivat 2018" event.
The Orchestra, which will be conducted by maestro Grigorij Krasko, and will perform “L'Arlesienne Suite” by Georges Bizet, "Waltz" and "Pas de deux" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "Romanian Rhapsody" by George Enescu, "Adagio" and "Sabre Dance" by Aram Ilyich Khachaturian.
The entrance is free.
The Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, as an institution of special social importance formed within the broadly established activity of the Music Centre of Montenegro, came to life in the year when Montenegro gained independence. Today, this ensemble, with all the important prerequisites, primarily in the aspects of material security and character of the internal organization, is basically similar to numerous professional institutions of this type in the world. The Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra has reached the level of a representative body of Montenegrin culture that puts Podgorica and Montenegro in the “rank” of numerous more developed cultural environments.
The first conductor of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra was young Russian artist Alexey Shatsky, who came to Montenegro from the position of one of the assistants of the legendary Vladimir Fedoseyev. During the first five seasons, along with numerous guest conductors, he laid the foundations on which Montenegrin young ensemble is developing today. The current head of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra is Grigory Krasko, an artist with a strong individuality and a huge experience, who has already made a remarkable contribution to the initial accomplishments and successes of Montenegrin ensemble as a concert-master and leader of the Montenegrin Strings Ensemble. The first performances of the MSO under his administration show the successful efforts of the orchestra to new performance challenges and professional standards.
Linking all who regard music as a necessity of everyday life has been and remains one of the strategic goals of the MSO. The Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra has gained a wide circle of friends and associates, among which the RTV of Montenegro, the Montenegrin National Theatre and Erste Bank, which has been the General Sponsor of the MSO for several years, are certainly distinguished.