15 Nov 2018, 08:10 AM

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”.

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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.

14 Nov 2018, 18:17 PM

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.

14 Nov 2018, 12:56 PM

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

14 Nov 2018, 12:37 PM

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

14 Nov 2018, 01:57 AM

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

14 Nov 2018, 01:44 AM

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.

13 Nov 2018, 11:09 AM

November 13, 2018 - Don’t touch art. Use it, is the name of the exhibition, which, under the sponsorship by the company Cerovo, opened on Thursday at the ULUCG Art Pavilion.


The exhibition was opened by the architect Tamara Bačlija, representing the company Cerovo, and pointed out that there is not much talk about industrial design in our country, which is certainly one of the branches that we can give a contribution to as artists and a nation.


The exhibition draws attention to the object, its shape, its eccentricity, and its beauty.


"Also, with this exhibition we are trying to put the industrial design in Montenegro in the focus of interest, to encourage all of you to realize your ideas. The company Cerovo wants to be the ambassador of a good, but also domestic design, and is ready to support every valuable initiative," Bačlija added.


The visitors had the opportunity to see the exhibits provided by the company Cerovo, photographs by Djordje Zivaljevic, as well as a short documentary movie.


The exhibition will last another five days, and everybody can visit it at the ULUCG Art Pavilion from 9am to 2pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm.


Text by CdM, on November 10th, 2018, read more at CdM

13 Nov 2018, 10:58 AM

November 13, 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Montenegro will support the best students of medicine and young doctors and enable them to improve in the most rewarding institutions in order to apply their expertise in their country and to ensure the continuity of a stable and sustainable health care system, said Minister of Health Kenan Hrapović.

He and his associates and coordinator at the Faculty of Medicine doc. dr. Zorica Potpara spoke with medical students and young doctors, who during the study had the highest average grades and achieved the best results.

"Our goal is to keep the best in the health care system of Montenegro and enable you to get the most current and best medical knowledge from the most heterogeneous institutions in Europe, and the Government of Montenegro and the Ministry of Health have the will and they can provide that," said Hrapović, emphasizing that the meeting marks a new era in the creation of staff policy when it comes to medicine.

According to him, the Government of Montenegro, each year, allocates 700,000 euros for continuing medical education through the budget of the Ministry of Health.



Speaking about the capacities and excellence of Montenegrin doctors, as well as the Government's investments in human resources, Hrapović reminded that recently, Dr. Nemanja Radojević, through the program of continuing medical education, at the invitation of Hardwood University, among seven thousand applicants from all over the world won the placement among the top five and there he continued his professional development.

General Director of the Directorate for Quality Control and Human Resources in Health, prof. Dr. Vesna Miranović said that the task of the health authorities to recognize the true talents and future leaders in this area who will be able to assume responsibility in the future, know, have a vision, fight for goals and not to give up on this path.

You are a model of young generations, and this is very important for us because you will be able to take over the burden of the Montenegrin health system in the future," Miranovic emphasized. Dr. Branko Lutovac, who graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Podgorica, completed specialist medical studies in immunology in Belgrade, completed a pediatrician specialization a month ago and is currently on doctoral academic studies, he decided, as announced from the Ministry of Health, to return to make a personal contribution to the improvement of the health system.



"It's exactly this way that the Ministry of Health recognizes young potential and takes care of young people, represents the phenomenal synergy where together we can contribute to the improvement of the health system. In spite of the fact that our system is often a target of negative criticism, when you go somewhere in the region, you actually notice the benefits of our system, and learn to appreciate what you have," said Dr. Lutovac.

The best student of his generation, a specialist in internal medicine at KCCG, Dr. Vasilije Boskovic, thanked the Ministry of Health for recognizing their efforts, work and results, as well as giving them support on the path towards a common goal, as he said, to be a service to our people, first of all as good people, and then as exceptional professionals.

"Their support represents a guarantee and a tailwind so we continue to try harder, to work and to gain new knowledge and experiences. And all that has been done so far, the Ministry of Health deserves respect, which is a guarantee of the Government's commitment to improve the health of its people. I never had a dilemma of whether I would work somewhere abroad. From the very beginning and before I enrolled in medicine, I knew it and it was always my goal to contribute to my people and my country, so it will be in the future," said Dr .Bošković.

Text by Vijesti online, on November 12th 2018, read more at Vijesti

12 Nov 2018, 13:23 PM

November 12, 2018 - The ALFA Center this year, for the sixth consecutive year, will mark World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Traffic Accidents. The event is sually celebrated around the world during the third week of November since 1993.

This time they are launching the campaign "Let it Ring", which is realized until 18 November in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior, which aims to draw attention to the dangers of using mobile devices while driving, reducing the number injured and killed in traffic accidents and raising the level of the traffic culture among all the citizens in Montenegro.

"The use of mobile phones while driving is one of the most common causes of most traffic accidents. To this end, we will conduct a campaign through social networks, as well as through the media that will support us. 17 billboards were posted across Montenegro with a message "Let it Ring" and a series of actions are planned in which members of the Alpha Center together with members of the Police Directorate in several towns at the busiest intersections will control the traffic and warn of the dangers of using mobile phones,” said Branko Cupic, Project Coordinator.

It is important to note that one of the main disadvantages is inadequate electronic records in the health system, which does not show effectively the cases of injured and treated in health institutions, the course of rehabilitation, and the generated costs incurred due to traffic accidents.

"Each country, in accordance with its national legislation, should identify key risk factors for traffic behavior, such as speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or psychoactive substances, use of helmets and belts, children's seats, the use of mobile phones while driving, the conditions of the existing traffic infrastructure, technical characteristics of transportation means, adequate issuance of medical certificates for drivers, taking driving exams and issuing driver's licenses," said the NGO ALFA Centar.

Text by Alfa C, on November 10th, 2018, read more at CdM

12 Nov 2018, 13:17 PM

November 12, 2018 - In addition to the Native Museum in the Castle of King Nikola, Old Town, Bar has another museum under the open sky. Since 2013 in the military part of the port, there is also a naval military museum, the setting of the former arms of the arsenal of the Montenegrin Navy, former JNA, and the Yugoslav Army, that is, Serbia and Montenegro.

Exhibits are well preserved despite the time from when they were produced, and visitors can only see them through a wired fence, unlike in Tivat where at Porto Montenegro parts of the armory and models of the former Yugoslav naval ships are available for sightseeing, along with the basic information and expert explanation.

Anti-ship mines, which are lined up from ships or submarines, are exposed to the Jetty next to the ships, which, with their explosive charging of the warheads and over a hundred kilos of TNT explosives, could destroy even the large war and merchant's vessels. There are anti-submarine mines that were fired from large patrol boats like "Kotor", anti-submarine mines, minesweepers used to discover mines, and more. 

Due to the rationalization and modernization of the Montenegrin Navy, all of those once-murderous assets were thrown out of the arms, and the exhibited items were, as the military dictionary says, disarmed and the explosive charges were removed from them.

The unique setting was exposed to the public on 13th July 2013, when for the first time the Day of Open Doors was organized by the Montenegrin Navy in honor of the Statehood Day.

In addition to other exhibits, there is also a hyperbaric chamber used by members of diving and underwater diversion units, both for training and in case of an underwater incident.

Special attention is drawn to the large winged rocket, which was fired from the launcher from the deck of frigates, rocket guns and rocket boats. The rocket had a range of more than 70 miles and at the same time, it represented the terror for the navies of neighboring countries.

"The anti-ship missile P-20/21 represents an improved version of the missile P-15 (SS-N-2 Stix). The maximum range of the rocket is 80 kilometers and the cruising speed is 0,9M (900 km / h). Immediately after the launch, the rocket goes into the cruise mode at a height of 300 to 500 meters, and the guidance is inertial - autopilot. At a distance of 10-15 km, encompassing the target, the rocket switches to the active radar self-leveling mode (P-20) or IC self- -21) and reduces the height of the flight to 50 meters, until it hits the target. The total mass of the rocket is 2600 kilograms, of which 513 is the warhead," reads the description of the once-murderous war weapon on the internet forum which is known for the professional processing of military issues.

Attention is also drawn to the torpedo of 533-millimeter caliber, which the Yugoslav submarines had as the basic weapon until their final disposal. The torpedo had a warhead with more than 200 kilos of very devastating explosives.

In addition to the rest of the underwater arsenal, anti-submarine mines that were in the armory of patrol boats and ships, and anti-submarine mines that served to defend ships on the connection and on an anchor of enemy underwater saboteurs are also set up.

The largest part of the exemplified weapons are Russian, that is, the USSR production.

The non-governmental association "Sua Sponte" launched an initiative in 2008 that the Museum in Bar should get a Navy department.

Text by Radomir Petric, on November 11th, 2018, read more at Vijesti

12 Nov 2018, 02:30 AM

11 November 2018 - From 12 to 15 November, the Culture and Information Centre “Budo Tomović“ in Podgorica is organising a film event devoted to the American actress, model, and singer, Marilyn Monroe, who was famous as one of the world's most enduring iconic figures.

This film event will mark the closure of the CIC’s program dedicated to women called “Film Divas”. From 12 to 15 November, according to the official announcement, CIC will show the following films: November 12 - "The Seven Year Itch " (1955), November 13 - "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), November 14 - "Bus stop" (1956) and November 15 - "The Misfits" (1961). The aforementioned films will be shown at the DODEST Hall, starting at 8 pm and the entrance is free.

"Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) was an American film actress, singer, model and entertainer. Her film career began in 1947 with small roles to attract the attention of audiences and critics in a minor role in the cult film "Everything about Eve," with Beta Davis in the lead. Three years later, she starred in the love drama "Niagara." Although her films were mostly commercial, but not critical, Monroe was one of the greatest film stars of the 1950s.

She is best known for her roles in comedies "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), “How to Marry a Millionaire” (1953) and “The Seven Year Itch” (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released “The Prince and the Showgirl” (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Some Like It Hot” (1959). Monroe's last completed film was The Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable with the screenplay by her then-husband, Arthur Miller.

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