12 Dec 2019, 10:19 AM

December 12, 2019 - Initial activities on the Food4Health project were presented yesterday at the University of Montenegro, organized by the Institute of Marine Biology and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro.

Food4Health is an acronym for the IPA Funds Cross-Border Cooperation Project of Italy, Albania, and Montenegro, under the full title "Sustainable and Innovative Value Chain of Agro-Food and Fisheries for the Cross-border Market of SMEs."
The main objective of the Food4Health project is to establish multifunctional centers in all three countries to contribute to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of agriculture and fisheries, said Rector of the University of Montenegro prof. Dr. Danilo Nikolic.
With a total project budget of almost 5 million euros, project partners will, through a common challenge, devote themselves to fostering competitiveness and innovation to promote small and medium-sized enterprises in various sectors of agriculture and fisheries, said Nikolic.
He emphasized that the Institute of Marine Biology will, through infrastructure investments, receive a laboratory that will be the only in-vitro spawning stone on the eastern Adriatic coast, which further contributes to the competitiveness of both scientific research and the advancement of the mariculture sector in Montenegro.
Director of the Institute of Marine Biology, Dr. Mirko Djurovic, said that the new space for work would upgrade the existing capacities of the Institute and enable the recruitment of new scientific staff, and certainly increase the Institute's competitiveness at the regional level.
The project Food4Health was also presented by the Director of the Fisheries Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Slavica Pavlovic.
Partners on Food4Health project are the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro; Center for Agricultural Technology Transfer from Korce, Albania; Agricultural Technology Transfer Center from Vlora, Albania; The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute from Bari, Italy; The region of Pula and the Molise region of Italy, all under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania.
The implementation of the project started on June 1 this year.
12 Dec 2019, 10:06 AM

The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism (MORT) has issued the urban-technical conditions for the preparation of technical documentation relating to new facilities within the Kotor Port and the future Port Risan, whose construction is reportedly in line with state site studies (DSL) and the Special Purpose Spatial Plan (PPPN) for the coastal area of Montenegro.

According to the PPPN for the coastal area, within the concept of traffic development as ports of local importance are proclaimed ports in Budva, Risan and Zelenika, Porto Montenegro and Kalimanj in Tivat, the Nautical and Tourist Center Kotor, and the city port of Skver in Herceg Novi, and the proposed shipyard port in Bonici.

The ports of Bar, Kotor and Zelenika are classified as commercial, while the marinas are located in Bar, Budva, Risan, Porto Montenegro, Kalimanj, Skver and NTC Kotor.

Text by Dragan Popadic, on December 12th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

11 Dec 2019, 20:20 PM

Members of the Herceg Novi Protection and Rescue Service participated in a workshop held on 10th December in Budva on “Seismic Risk Reduction”. During the workshop, participants highlighted the significance of carrying out preventive measures for protection and rescue in the event of an earthquake, establishing municipal and enterprise plans on protection and rescue during such events, developing disaster risk assessments, and the importance of awareness-raising and education among the public, including children, on seismic and other disaster risk reduction. They also raised the importance of implementing a cross-curricular programme on “Education in Disaster Risk Reduction”, professional training and upskilling of participants in the protection and rescue system, as well as procurement of suitable equipment.

Herceg Novi’s Protection and Rescue Service presented its Municipal Plan for Earthquake Protection and Rescue. The presentation was made by the author of the plan and independent consultant Zoran Gamber, and is the first municipal plan of its kind developed in Montenegro. Participants in the workshop also included firefighters Aleksandar Mandić and Radoje Mićunović.

Participants at the workshop specifically highlighted the importance of establishing a national protection and rescue training centre. Representatives of Bar, Budva, Kotor, Tivat and Ulcinj municipalities took part in the event, alongside health and education institutions, Budva Tourism Organisation, power supplier representatives, volunteer fire brigades, and the Emergencies Directorate of the Interior Ministry, who all had the opportunity to exchange information, knowledge, experiences, good practice and lessons learned in reducing seismic risk.

The workshop, organised by the Emergencies Directorate of the Interior Ministry, was held within the project entitled “3 WATCH OUT - a trilateral model of civil protection: ways, tools and challenges for our safety”, funded by the European Union under the IPA INTERREG Cross-Border Cooperation Programme for Montenegro, Albania and Italy.

11 Dec 2019, 11:08 AM

The second Regent Charity Ball will be held on December 13, 2019. All funds collected during the evening will go toward equipping the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities in Tivat. This year's ball was supported by Petite Geneve Petrovic as a platinum sponsor, Universal Capital Bank as bronze sponsor and FreeJack, MonteFish, Milovic Winery, Adriatic Marinas, PrintAll, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Zoran Radonjic as the official photographer while Radio Television of Montenegro is the media sponsor of the ball.

The event of the year will bring together representatives of the economy, government organizations, diplomatic missions and the media. The elegant note of the evening will be brought by the renowned guitar duo Nikcevic & Bulatovic and the music group “The Grupa” together with some of the best classical and Latin dancers in the world.

Kai Dieckmann, general manager of the hotel, said:

“We are honored to bring together, for the second time in a row, reputable companies and individuals with whom we share a vision of quality life and jointly create a contribution to the community we call our home. We are pleased to weave the tradition of balls into the rich tradition of Tivat traditions and we look forward to another elegant evening to remember that will result in a valuable donation to the Day Care Center for Children with Special Needs. The fact that we will have a full hall again this year speaks in favor of the idea and vision of the event. "

Attendees will also be offered a valuable lottery as part of which they will be able to buy tickets for prizes in the form of accommodation in some of the most prestigious hotels in Europe and the region, while arrangements on the coast will be donated by the Regent Hotel, Porto Montenegro and other partners. All funds raised through the sale of the lottery will go within the full donation amount.

The gala dinner costs €120 per person and the gala dinner with over-night stay for two is €300.

As part of the "Best of the Best" annual ceremony, the management of the Regent Hotel will reward the best partners during 2019, including the best corporate partner, the best congress tourism partner, the best holiday agency partner, as well as partners of print and electronic media.

Text by Boka News, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Boka News

10 Dec 2019, 12:25 PM
December 10, 2019 - A seven-member team led by the Minister of Culture, Aleksandar Bogdanovic and Boka Navy Admiral Anton Sbutega is attending a conference of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Committee, held in Bogota, Colombia, from 9 to 14 December. They will provide additional explanations and information regarding the listing of the Boka Navy on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. 
"The Evaluation Body, composed of experts who are not members of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Committee, considered our candidacy valid, but made a few comments, and asked for additional explanations that the Montenegrin delegation should provide to the UNESCO Committee who meets in Bogota December 9-14. This is unusual because these explanations may have been requested earlier, but this has not been done. It is undisputed that there is a strong lobby that is trying to thwart the success of our candidacy," Boka Navy Admiral Antun Sbutega told BokaNews. 
He recalled the problems that arose from the political and media campaign launched on the occasion of the Montenegrin candidacy of the Boka Navy 809 Kotor in Croatia, as well as by some Croats and organizations gathering Croats in Montenegro. This campaign challenged Montenegro's right to propose the Navy on its own. The forces, as mentioned above, consider this supranational organization primarily as a heritage of the Croatian people in Boka Kotorska and accordingly consider that in Croatia and Montenegro, they had to apply together with the Boka Navy as an intangible cultural property of global importance. 
By the way, the Boka Navy 809 Kotor does not recognize affiliates which, with the prefix Croatian Brotherhood of the Boka Navy 809 Kotor, operate in several Croatian cities, precisely because the Navy has always been a supranational organization of the bokelian people since its inception. 
The Montenegrin delegation to Bogota is composed of Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Director of the Directorate of Cultural Heritage Aleksandar Dajkovic, Secretary of the Montenegrin UNESCO Commission Milica Nikolic, Director General of the Directorate for Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Veljko Milonic, Director of the Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Property Božidar Bozovic, Navy Admiral, Antun Sbutega and Director of the Maritime Museum of Montenegro Andro Radulovic.
Source: BokaNews
10 Dec 2019, 09:49 AM

Last weekend, fashion and dance studio “Enigma” from Tivat participated in the Serbian International Dance Festival in Vrnjacka Banja and won 4 golds!

The “Enigma” dancers competed in the Open Category Formation Mini Kids, Open Category Formation Children, Street Dance Show Formation Children and Disco Show Formation Mini Kids and in all 4 won first places.

The organizer of the Festival, which was attended by over 3,000 dancers from Southeastern Europe, were “UG Serbia dances” and dance studio “La Luna” from Jagodina.

"We are delighted with the organization, as well as the competition itself, but most of all with the gold trophies, which is a testament to our hard work and love we put into the dance," says “Enigma” dance studio coach, Senka Stanisic.

Text by Dragan Popadic, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

10 Dec 2019, 09:47 AM

Tivat was among the awardees in tourism at the 15th "Wild Beauty Awards 2019" held last night at the Hilton Hotel under the sponsorship of the President of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic, organized by the NTO of Montenegro. It is the manifestation “Tivat World Music Festival”, which was declared the event of the year. Five awards and five acknowledgments were given to individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to improving the quality of tourism in 2019. The 2019 WBA Awards also include Hotel of the Year: "Hotel Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast", Small Hotel of the Year: "Hotel Gradska" Cetinje, Restaurant of the Year: "Meat" Podgorica, Beach of the Season: "Kamenovo Beach" Budva.

Acknowledgments of WBA 2019: 1. Development of Agritourism: Farmhouse on Prokletije "Samelova koliba" Plav, 2. Unique tourist product: Donkey farm Martinići, 3. Contribution to the development of tourism of northern Montenegro: "Ski resorts of Montenegro", 4. Affirmation of sports tourism: Mayer Multisport Academy, 5. Achievements in the Distant Market: Travel Agency “Fly Montenegro Travel”.

Text by Radio Tivat, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

10 Dec 2019, 09:44 AM

The Tourism Organization in Tivat invites you to the well-known gastronomic feast "Djir o 'Bumbara", which will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 a.m. on the promenade Pine within the program "Winter Fairy Tale". The event is organized by FB group "Bokeski izrazi", sponsored by TO Tivat. In addition to the Women's Tivat Organization, there will be many other organizations from the NGO sector presenting real gastronomic delight. Along with traditional bumbari, cabbage, sausages, cakes and many other specialties of Boka cuisine will be on the table.

The band “Toć” will perform in the entertaining part of the program from 12 pm.

Be part of the Winter Fairy Tale in Tivat. WELCOME!

Text by Radio Tivat, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

09 Dec 2019, 12:51 PM

Tivat Tourism Organization (TOT) announces the opening of the winter season "Winter opening 2019/20" at the Kolasin 1600 Ski Center on Saturday 14 December 2019. The event organizers are NTO MNE, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and Ski Resorts of Montenegro.

"On this occasion, we are informing the public that a free bus service will be organized on the route Tivat - Kolasin - Tivat with departure from Tivat at 6: 00 a.m., from the bus stop in the city center (old bus station), while the return to Tivat from the ski center is planned at 4:30 p.m. The number of seats is limited, so we ask all interested to reserve a place in the premises of the Tivat Tourism Organization, by Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the latest," said the TOT.

The event will feature music star Indira Forza-Ex Colonia and DJ Vlado Bozovic to make the party even better. 

On the day of the opening there will be prize-competitions for all visitors, free parking, skiing / panoramic cable car rides, traditional mega “kacamak” - free portions, promotional drink prices as well as snow games for children with animators.

WELCOME TO WINTER OPENING 2019/20 AT SKI CENTER KOLASIN 1600 - 14.12.2019. at 10: 00 a.m.!!!

 Text by Radio Tivat, on December 9th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

09 Dec 2019, 10:44 AM

Montenegrin Airports recorded 200,000 more passengers than in the same period last year, which is an excellent business result, said Danilo Orlandic, CEO of the company.

"Better job organization, investment in infrastructure and equipping the airport, as well as better cooperation with representatives of the tourism industry, have made it possible to achieve such good results," Orlandic said in a statement.

The airport in Tivat served more than 1.3 million passengers in the first 11 months, while more than 1.2 million passengers traveled through Podgorica airport.

"The increase in the number of passengers, among other things, is due to the fact that, with the help of the Government, Montenegrin Airports, from year to year, conclude an increasing number of contracts with prestigious airlines from all over the world," the statement said.

Orlandic said the company is constantly working to connect Montenegro with destinations across Europe.

"We believe that next year will be even more successful," concluded Orlandic.

Text by Boka News, on December 8th, 2019, read more at Boka News

08 Dec 2019, 07:20 AM

December 8, 2019 - Everything points out to the fact that the opposition does not want to reach agreements, as it means that we must approve the election results in the end and congratulate the winner. That has never happened so far. Therefore, we have enough reasons to believe that they [the opposition] already know they cannot win, and it’s just a matter of time when they are going to reveal their alibi questioning the validity of elections, Mr Andrija Nikolić, the DPS MP said in an interview for Dnevne Novine daily.


Mr Nikolić was talking about current events on the political scene, in the Montenegrin parliament, the Committee on the Electoral Legislation Reform, as well as about the messages from the recently held DPS Congress, noting that the strongest Montenegrin party at its 8th Congress “have come as a leader of the emancipation movement in Montenegro”.


He said: “First all alone, then along with the coalition partners, the DPS has staged all the victories in the new political history of Montenegro. We have reasons to be satisfied with what we have achieved, but there’s no place for the exaggerated feeling of euphoria. Even though we are entering the election year with optimism, our mission is of a long-term character. That’s a key message we’re sending from the Congress to the citizens of Montenegro. And it’s based on the data that Montenegro is among leaders in Europe when it comes to the economic growth rate over the two last years. Our task is that the growth reflected through the motorway, construction and reconstruction of many main and regional roads, energy facilities, construction of new schools and kindergartens, decreased unemployment rate by 8 per cent and increase in the number of employees for 30,000, the citizens of MNE can additionally feel in their wallets.”

Text by CDM, read more here.

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