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27 Nov 2019, 12:45 PM
November 27, 2019 - Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro has been awarded the "Best Marina Hotel" in the world, according to the editorial team of the prestigious Russian Prime Traveler magazine.
 
"It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of the staff and management of the Regent Hotel here at the historic Dom Smirnov building in downtown Moscow. It comes as a crown and endorsement of the high-quality service we nurture at the Regent Hotel, combining traditional Montenegrin hospitality with international postulates of superior hospitality, exceptional nautical design, and sophisticated architecture," said Elena Ljiljanic, Senior PR & Marketing Manager at Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro.
 
The award ceremony is being held for the fourth time this year as a result of a joint initiative between Prime Traveler magazine and the Prime Concept concierge agency. Prime Traveler Magazine is a monthly luxury magazine featuring articles about the world's best hotels and considered a trendsetter in luxury tourism and discovering new destinations for its readers.
 
The magazine's circulation is 45,000 and is distributed to private clubs, embassies, VIP lounges at airports, banks, and the best hotels, restaurants, and sports clubs in Moscow.
 
Prime Concept Concierge Agency is an exclusive 24/7 club that offers luxury travel organization services to Russia's business, cultural, and political elite. The jury is composed of editors of Prime Traveler magazine, members of the Prime Concept Club, as well as leading figures of the Russian economy and show business.
27 Nov 2019, 12:42 PM

The contract on the development of the Conceptual Design and the Main Design for the construction of the local road on Lustica has been signed, according to which the preparation of documentation should be completed within four months. This is a major step towards the realization of a project that will solve the long-standing infrastructure problems of the people in Lustica and enable the further development of this peninsula.

The contract was signed by Stevan Katic, Mayor of Herceg Novi and Edward Spahija, CEO of the company “Profil ing” doo, which was selected as the most favorable bidder in the tender.

The contract stipulates that the preliminary design and the main design will be done for the construction of a local road on the route from the existing Rose-Krasici road to the existing Babunci-Krasici road.

The value of this project is 87,120 euros.

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Lustica

It is defined that the Municipality will disburse funds as follows: 30% after obtaining the approval of the Chief Architect in the Preliminary Design, 40% upon submission of the Main Design and 30% after receiving a positive opinion on the Main Design by the Auditor.

Text by Boka News, on November 26th, 2019, read more at Boka News

27 Nov 2019, 12:37 PM

This morning, Tivat Firefighters went to assist their colleagues in Albania as help from Montenegro after yesterday's devastating earthquake.

Technical vehicle SZS Tivat with two crew members and complete equipment headed across the border. Its crew consists of two members of the Firefighters brigade that completed the special training for intervention in rescuing those trapped in the ruins.

For now, it is unknown in which Albanian city they will operate because it depends on the needs on the field and coordination between the Albanian authorities and the Emergency Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, which has deployed firefighters from several Montenegrin municipalities to assist the country.

The logistics team of SZS Tivat equipped the team for the journey.

Firefighters from Cetinje are also going to Albania

Two members of Cetinje's Security and Rescue Service are leaving for Albania this morning as part of a national rescue team.

These are firefighters Igor Jovicevic and Arsenije Djonovic, who, according to Commander of the Protection and Rescue Service Pedja Mostrokol, have been trained in these situations and will remain in Albania until further notice.

"They are part of a national team formed by the decision of the Government of Montenegro, consisting of members of all protection and rescue services in Montenegro and the Emergency Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro. They depart this morning at nine o'clock from Podgorica, together with the rest of the team," said Mostrokol.

Text by Sinisa Lukovic, on November 27th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

27 Nov 2019, 12:35 PM

The Red Cross of Montenegro has activated a bank account to which all interested citizens and entities from Montenegro can pay funds and thus help the population of Albania in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.

The account number is 520-5188-31, at Hipotekarna Bank, with the indication "help to the inhabitants of Albania".

"The received funds will be forwarded to the Red Cross of Albania, which has been active in providing first aid, psycho-social support and distribution of emergency assistance to the population in need, and is constantly present in the field," the Red Cross said.

The authorities said four more victims were confirmed early this morning, with more than 600 injured in the earthquake that struck Durres and the surrounding area.

Text by Vijesti online, on November 27th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

27 Nov 2019, 12:31 PM
November 27, 2018 - The International Grand Circus on Ice performs in Herceg Novi from December 7 to December 12. The Grand Circus on Ice has toured more than 50 countries and played in front of more than 200 million viewers.
 
As part of their new European tour, the Grand Circus on Ice is coming to the Igalo Sports Center where will perform for five days. Ticket sales will be organized at the Center, as well as the Park Hall, and all tourist info bureaus in the Herceg Novi municipality.
 
The Grand Circus on Ice's artistic skaters performs seemingly impossible circus feats, captivating audiences of all ages all over the world. The ice show lasts 90 minutes, which sees the artists change their costumes ten times, and the same goes for the choreography and theatrical scenery, which make use of light and sound effects.
 
The Grand Circus on Ice is presented everywhere as "a program that delivers icy acrobatic crafts enriched with spectacular costumes and light effects that will draw every viewer, regardless of age, into the magical world of snow magic." It is a unique opportunity for viewers to attend and is fun for all generations. It brings back the memory of the former circus arenas to the young and old.
 
The program is tailored to performing on the ice. Still, with all the elements of acrobatics and related content that make up a circus - from dynamic and dizzying spots on the ice and acrobatics on the trapeze, to clown sketches and acrobatics on skates. A particular attraction is that at some points, skates that are 60 centimeters high are used.
 
Performances will be held from 7.30 pm, and the ticket price is 7 euros for children and 10 euros for adults.
 
26 Nov 2019, 14:41 PM

November 26, 2019 - A consortium of the German WPD AG company and Vjetroelektrana Budva [in English: Budva Wind Farm] is the only bidder that met all the requirements for the construction of the Wind Farm Brajići on state-owned land in the municipalities of Budva and Bar, suggests the Decision on the shortlist of bidders.

 

The document drew up by the Ministry of Economy says the German-Montenegrin consortium was the only bidder which made a bid in a timely manner and offered an investment of  EUR 101,3 million for the construction of a wind farm.

 

The bid encompasses the construction of a wind farm with the potential of producing 100,8 MW, while the consortium also offered to pay €2,50 per square meter for the lease of state-owned land.

The bid also envisages the participation of national companies in the amount of €21,6 million and the construction of a new wind power plant at an area of 235,462 square meters.

Text by CDM on November 26, 2019, read more here.

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26 Nov 2019, 10:38 AM
November 26, 2019 - The movement "Odupri Se" is set to hit the streets again, and the next gathering is likely on Saturday, December 7, said movement representative Nikola Grdinic. He explained the new protests required a reorganization of the Odupri Se movement, as well as an analysis of previous work, primarily because of the wrong moves that were made.
 
 "The protests must last. Everything that is happening on the political scene, as well as what lies ahead for us next year, will have a much more serious reach in terms of pressure on this arrogant government if we are mature to recognize the value of continuity of protest. The bottom line is that citizens need a guarantee that free elections will take place. No one guarantees it at this point. This authority has shown numerous times that she cannot be trusted and that she is ready for anything to survive. That is why, in the spring, we started a total boycott of all institutions, but we did not reach that goal. We are now in a situation of a partial boycott," Grdinic said.
 
As he pointed out, the Committee on Comprehensive Reform of Election and Other Legislation works in incomplete composition, as does the Parliament.
 
He sees the way out of many social problems only in the final unification of citizens on the street.
 
"It creates a counterweight to this government, and it is an announcement of control over those who will exercise power after the fall of the DPS. If the situation on the political scene happens to be used as an alibi for going to the polls next year, and these elections, in our estimation, are not sufficiently free, we will work to have protested on the election day and block the polls," Grdinic announced.
 
Asked how they view the announced protest of the Democratic Front, also in December, Nikola Grdinic said that they are looking forward to any rally aimed at overthrowing the regime.
 
"Within the idea of ​​Odupri Se, there is also a section that promotes protest at all levels as one way of civic activism to raise the political awareness of every citizen. Thus, only a growing number of local protests and initiatives by individuals targeting social issues and fighting for the public interest are thorough, argumentative, and courageous. In all these activities, we see blows to the system created by this government on bad values, as well as the hope that an alternative will be created to such a system, and we must all contribute together," the Odupri Se representative Nikola Grdinic concluded.
26 Nov 2019, 10:22 AM
November 26, 2019 - The Institute for Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro registered a devastating earthquake with the epicenter 12 km southeast of Durres, Albania, at 3.54 am on Tuesday, November 26. The quake killed six people and injured more than 300. After such a strong earthquake, an extensive series of earthquakes can be expected, suggest experts.
 
The magnitude of this earthquake at the epicenter was 6.1 units of the Richter scale, corresponding to the epicentral intensity of VIII-IX degrees of the Mercalli scale (MCS). The focal point of this earthquake was at a depth of 12 km.
 
The quake that hit Albania this morning was also strongly felt in Montenegro, as well as in other Western Balkan countries and Italy. It is the strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake in this area after the catastrophe that struck Montenegro in 1979, said Jadranka Mihaljevic, head of the Institute for Seismology.
 
A new strong earthquake of 5.3 degrees Richter was recorded at 7.10 am, followed by 36 minor earthquakes.
At least six people were killed in the quake, while more than 300 were injured, Albanian media reported.
 
Albanian President Ilir Meta said the situation in the town of Thumane, closest to the epicenter, was dramatic. "All efforts are being made to take people out of the ruins," he said and called the cabinet to request international assistance.
 
The defense ministry said at least six people had died, including two women found in the rubble of an apartment building in the northern village of Thumane, and a man who died in the town of Kurbin after jumping out of a building. Three people lost their lives in the western port city of Durres, 20 miles from Tirana, including two whose bodies were taken out of a collapsed building.
 
Emergency workers told local media one of those killed in Durres was an older woman who managed to save her grandson by shielding him with her body.
 
The health minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, said 300 injured people as in Durres, Tirana, and Thumane, with more arriving in hospitals.
 
All government agencies are on alert and are "intensively working to save lives in the fatal spots in Durres and Thumane," Prime Minister Edi Rama said. "It is a dramatic moment where we should stay calm, stay side by side to cope with this shock," he wrote on his Facebook page.
The coast of Albania and Montenegro is known as a shaky area, even before the use of modern methods of recording and measuring earthquakes.
 
"In addition to those recorded by modern devices, there are historical data, even in the area of Durres,  about powerful earthquakes. For example, in Durres, there is an arena that was demolished and subsequently excavated and testifies to the effects of earlier devastating countries," Mihaljevic said.
 
She said in the RTCG Morning Program that the earthquake was also strongly felt in Montenegro and that several minor ones preceded this earthquake in Albania.
 
"We can say that the September 21 earthquake of 5.8 Richter was a prelude to the activation of the seismogenic zone. The ground is still working. After such a strong earthquake, a large series of earthquakes can be expected. Usually, this calm lasts for several months," said Mihaljevic. 
 
Source: Radio Tivat, RTCG, The Guardian
26 Nov 2019, 10:06 AM

A strong earthquake, the epicenter of which is registered in Albania, hit Montenegro on Tuesday morning. 

The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale. The epicenter was near Durrës, about 120 kilometers from Podgorica and about 70 kilometers from Ulcinj.

An earthquake of this power can cause damage in populated areas 160 kilometers from the epicenter.

According to preliminary data from the Department of Seismology, the focus of this earthquake is located at a depth of 12 km.

"The Seismology Department of Hydrometeorology and Seismology company registered a devastating earthquake at 3.54 am, with the epicenter 12 km southeast from Durrës.

The earthquake was also felt in Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia.

Text by Vijesti online, on November 26th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

25 Nov 2019, 10:45 AM

The New Year's program - Tivat Tourist Organization’s Winter Fairytale begins with the grand opening of the skating rink with a concert by Natasa Bekvalac and Magla Band on Pine. The concert starts at 9.30 pm.

In addition to the ice rink, which citizens and guests will be able to enjoy for the next month, Pine will also adorn the gastronomic houses, evoking the holiday spirit until the end of the New Year's program on January 3rd.

Experience your fairy tale on the promenade Pine and experience the magic of coastal winter idyll in Tivat.

 

The program is organized by the Tivat Tourism Organization in cooperation with the Municipality of Tivat, the Association of Caterers and Hoteliers.

Text by Boka News, on November 25th, 2019, read more at Boka News

25 Nov 2019, 10:38 AM

The business-residential building Porto Budva, worth EUR 80 million, will be completed by mid-2021, said sales manager Ana Golubovic, adding that about 60 percent of the works have been completed so far.

"Due to the great interest and the possibility of return on investment for only five years, today only 19 apartments are vacant in the complex of 300 apartments and only 20 out of 50 commercial premises," said Golubovic.

She said that investments in real estate under construction, the possibility of a passive income, and a return on investment within five to seven years are just some of the benefits of buying a property in the Porto Budva facility, as reported by Infobiro.

This is, according to Golubovic, about the number one investment project in Montenegro, for several reasons, including the location.

“The complex is being built in the center of Budva, on the first line, just 100 meters from the Old Town with access to the main Mediterranean street and promenade. Also, our team is engaged in the complete equipping of apartments within the brand of a five-star hotel, as well as the preparation of financial statements for our clients, whose apartments and business premises are for rent," said Golubovic.

The largest spa in the city of 3.5 thousand square meters is planned Within the hotel, with indoor and outdoor pools. The largest shopping mall of eight thousand square meters, is also planned, on two floors with well-known brands, a congress hall, restaurants, cafes, and two-story car parking with 400 garage spaces.

Golubovic reminded that Montenegro is one of the three countries with the most dynamic development in Europe, that it is a candidate for the European Union (EU) and a leader in the foreign investment on the Balkans.

Budva, the capital of tourism and investment, is still called the new Monte Carlo because of its pleasant tax climate and respect for the norms of European legislation and a stable notarial system, which overall contributes to the attractiveness of the Porto Budva project," Golubovic concluded.

Text by MINA, on November 25th, 2019, read more at Boka News

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