At the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in July this year, which took place in Krakow, Zadar and Šibenik were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO protection was given to the Venetian ramparts of Zadar and the Šibenik fortress of St. Nicholas.Thus, Šibenik became the first city in Croatia with two cultural monuments on the UNESCO list, which certainly additionally means the wind behind the development of cultural tourism in Šibenik. At the same time, it provides access to funds for much-needed renovation and protection of the facility itself and the entire access zone. The fortress would preserve its original shape and become a central attraction and gathering place within the area of the significant landscape of the Canal Harbor in Šibenik. Together with the arrangement of the promenade, the beach and the future visitor center in the former Minerska barracks, the UNESCO stamp will be the crown of the project of the Tourist valorization of the Channel of St. Ante in Šibenik, which started in 2010. Šibenik-Knin County for the tourist valorization of the fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik and the protection of traditional architecture, within the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, 4,3 million kuna was approved.Thus, the Šibenik-Knin County has so far attracted more than 50 million kuna of EU money just for the revitalization of fortresses, reports Business diary.Sv. Nikola is now bringing in another 2,05 million kuna for the revitalization, and 2,3 million kuna has been allocated for the protection and presentation of the local autochthonous architecture, the dry stone wall. “Šibenik is extremely proud of all its four fortresses”, Commented for Poslovni dnevnik from the office of Mayor Željko Burić, reminding that so far Sv. Mihovil and Barone have become cultural and tourist attractions that attract many visitors from all over the world. “The history of the city is woven into them, and our intention is to restore and protect them, make them functional and show the world the wealth we have”, They say from the office.Šibenik Fortress of St. Nicholas on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Share Share 158 Views no discussions Share CommentaryInternationalLettersLifestyleLocalNewsReader BitesRegional Bureau of Gender Affairs Mourns Loss of UN Women Caribbean Representative, Alison McLean by: – June 8, 2020 Sharing is caring! Tweet The late Alison McLean(Bureau of Gender Affairs) The Ministry of Youth Development, Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Senior Security and Dominicans with Disabilities mourns passing of Alison McLean, UN Women Representative for the Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean.It is with a lot of sadness that the Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Seniors Security and Dominicans with Disabilities learnt about the passing of Mrs. Mary Alison McLean, UN Women Representative for the Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean where she served following her appointment as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in Jamaica.Mrs. McLean served as an ambassador across the Caribbean region and the United States. She was recognized and highly respected for her fearless advocacy for fight for gender equality, gender education, employment opportunities, child protection, services for women, men and children of the Caribbean and for the rights of the most vulnerable. She was instrumental in leading UN Women’s support to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica in the response and recovery phases post Hurricane Maria.The Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Senior Security and Gender Affairs, Dr. Adis King stated:“The Caribbean has lost a powerful force and advocate for gender equality and equity. We salute the memory of an exceptional woman, known for her strength and her genuine engagements as Head of UN Women, Multi-Caribbean Office. On behalf of the Government and all the Dominican civil society organizations who have cooperated with Mrs. McLean, I extend deepest condolences to her family, staff at the UN Women, Multi-Caribbean Office and to all who had the privilege of working with her.” Rest in peace Alison McLean; A great woman, a fearless advocate, a great leader and a true inspiration.
BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 37 grams valued at aroundP332,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Punta Taytay. PHOTO COURTESY OF CDEU/BCPO The suspect was placed under the custody of the City Drug EnforcementUnit, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Antidrug personnel inspect items seized from John Mark Gabaleo. He was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay Punta Taytay, Bacolod City. CDEU/BCPO Gabaleo was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to anundercover cop for P500 around 6:05 p.m. on Feb. 11, the report added. The 32-year-old resident John Mark Gabaleo yielded the suspectedillegal drugs, a police report showed.