The bill enables new investments in health tourism

first_imgToday, the 60th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia was held in Banski dvori, and the Bill on the Provision of Services in Tourism was sent to the Croatian Parliament.Minister Gari Cappelli said that the proposed law transposes the European Union Directive from 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements into the legal order of the Republic of Croatia. “During the work on the text of this legal proposal, we assessed that the existing law is restrictive for the development of the overall provision of services in tourism and strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism.”, He emphasized. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, the Minister mentioned the reduction of administrative barriers to starting, but also continuing entrepreneurial activity and prescribing services that are considered tourist services of health tourism, adding that the possible circle of providers of tourist services in health tourism is expanding.Tourist services are additionally regulated in congress tourism, as well as the provision of car rental services without a driver and who can provide them and under what conditions. Services are also being regulated tourist diving and allows the church and religious communities to organize pilgrimages and other journeys in the function of promoting and manifesting the faith. The provision of services is regulated tourist guide citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, as well as the abolition of seminars and professional examinations for heads of higher education institutions and only the passing of professional examinations for heads of affairs before the examination commission. It is also planned to reduce the amount of misdemeanor fines, and introduce more lenient treatment of tourist inspectors towards service providers who commit misdemeanors by applying the principle of opportunity, ie by prescribing the possibility to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment.Finally, Minister Cappelli said that for the implementation of this Act it is not necessary to provide additional funds in the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, nor in the budgets of local and regional self-government units.Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković explained that the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Obligations is closely related to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism. The proposed law proposes to delete Articles 881 to 903 of the Law on Obligations which regulate the contract on travel organization, which transposed into Croatian legislation the (old) Directive on travel in package arrangements (from 13 June 1990) which was placed out of force with the new Directive on Travel in Package Arrangements and Related Travel Arrangements (of 25 November 2015), which will be transposed into Croatian legislation by the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.The draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism is mostly focused on the work of travel agencies as well as on tourist guides. See the draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism in the attachment: Proposal of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Related news:MINISTER OF TOURISM CAPPELLI: WE EXPECT EUR 350 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH TOURISM NEXT YEARlast_img read more

Ashley offers windfall to staff

first_imgMike Ashley will share out £1million between Newcastle’s ancillary staff if the Magpies beat Arsenal on Sunday. Press Association Press Association Sport understands club owner Ashley will hand the windfall to non-playing and coaching staff if Alan Pardew’s men end a difficult season in style. The Gunners will arrive at St James’ Park needing a victory to guarantee a top-four finish with north London rivals Tottenham, who face Sunderland at White Hart Lane, hot on their heels. center_img Newcastle secured their Barclays Premier League status with a 2-1 win at QPR last weekend, but desperately want to end their campaign with three points having lost 3-0 to neighbours Sunderland and 6-0 to Liverpool in their last two home games. The Magpies could yet finish as high as 10th if they beat Arsenal, although even that would fall short of expectations after last season’s heroics. last_img read more

Hinterland communities continue to suffer lack of potable water

first_imgSocial Protection Minister Amna AllySeveral hinterland communities continue to suffer from the lack of safe and adequate water supply, but the Government continues to make empty promises to citizens.Residents of Region Eight have reached out to Guyana Times to vent their frustration at not accessing potable water, while claiming that the river is contaminated due to unsafe mining practices. The river, they stated, was the main source of water for persons residing there.Ricardo Phillips, who spoke to this publication, related that residents have been forced to cease using the river water, since it is heavily contaminated and poses a danger to lives.He explained that, just recently, a relative of his had to seek medical attention because he had fallen ill after using the said river water.“We had to stop using the river after my cousin got sick. His entire body broke out with rash, and he started to vomit. The water full of mercury from all the mining that going on here. It’s unsafe mining, and everything ending up back right in the river, which we, the residents of this area, have to use. We depend on the rain for water. If rain don’t fall, we have no water,” he said.Sandra La Cruz believes that clean and healthy water is a basic necessity, and should be easily accessible to all citizens. “Water should not be a luxury. We all need to be able to access water easily for consumption. It’s a basic need, man; and we are tired of being promised and fooled. We see the Government visiting all regions promising this and promising that, and nothing is actually being delivered. They need to do better,” she stated.Similar issues were recently raised by residents of Region One (Barima- Waini) after the Guyana Water Inc had prohibited the use of the river there because it was heavily contaminated. A temporary water supply was provided, but this was not nearly adequate to supply residents of those villages, as the water supply was at a centralised point and residents from far-flung areas were forced to foot several miles for access.As Government took its outreach to Region Two (Pomeroon–Supenaam) on Wednesday, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally yet made promises to residents there that their water supply would be “vastly improved.” She spoke to residents of Lima Sands in response to concerns raised for the need for improved water supply in the region. Minister Ally assured the residents that their concerns have been noted, and she committed to having them addressed by the relevant agencies.“This is not a community we have forgotten; it is a community where we have done work, including (constructing) a new bridge and a multi-purpose building, which was done through the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programme under my ministry. In this region, there has been improved drainage, much needed upgrade was done on the road to Red Luck, Anna Regina road and Sparta, among others. These developments will definitely continue and advance, once this Government remains in office,” Minister Ally explained.last_img read more

India vs Australia: Adelaide Test extremely well poised, reckons R Ashwin

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin was extremely happy with the progress that the Indian bowlers made on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia on Friday.India, who got bowled out for 250 with the last-man Mohammed Shami losing his wicket off the first ball on the second day, restricted Australia to 191 for 7 at stumps with the hosts still trailing the visitors by 59 runs in the first innings.Ashwin starred with the ball for India with figures of 3 for 50 in 33 overs. The off-spinner even bowled a spell of 22 overs on-the-trot before and after the tea break which enable India to restrict Australia’s run-rate.He was ably supported by the three pacers – Ishant Sharma (2/31), Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah (2/34) – all of whom bowled with discipline and managed to share 4 wickets between themselves.”I thought we really bottled them up, soaked them up and put on pressure from both ends,” said Ashiwn, the most successful visiting bowler with figures of 3/50.”We don’t isolate it as a fast bowling or spin bowling pack. We identify it as a bowling unit together because one cannot exist without the other. Today was another perfect attrition day for us,” he said at the post-match press conference.I feel the game is well poised and every run from here will be gold dust – @ashwinravi99 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/cWqlwuRmz9BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2018With Travis Head batting on 61 and Mitchell Starc giving him company on 8, Ashwin feels the Test is still on equal terms.”I bowled an extended 22-over spell even before and after tea to make sure that we do not give away more runs.advertisement”I see it as neck-and-neck in the game. Whoever can get momentum from hereon has the edge in this Test. I think it is extremely well poised. Every run is going to be gold dust from here.”Ashwin, who has faced a lot of criticism for his poor away record in Test, made a conscious effort to give more top-spin on the ball rather than the conventional side-spin that he is used to on sub-continent conditions and the move worked wonders for the Tamil Nadu tweaker as he got more purchase from the Adelaide Oval pitch.He snared the wickets of debutant Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh which really dented Australia before Head fought back with a patient half-century.Excellent effort from the Indian bowlers today, not allowing Australia to score freely and picking up 7 wickets in the day. Now for India to carry the momentum and pick up the last 3 wickets quickly and bat better in the second innings. Tomorrow a crucial day #AusvIndVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 7, 2018After the day’s play Ashwin revealed how he was able to get more drift on the ball which helped him get rid of Khawaja and Marsh.”There is not a lot happening off the straight or fizzing through (off the pitch), nothing like that.”I was getting drift both ways, in and out, and I was able to control both that drift and get the batsmen holding their feet inside as well as outside the stump and hence hold them.”That’s how we got Usman Khawaja out and Shaun Marsh out as well. That’s something that worked in my favour because of the drift, the ball going away and coming back in. It happens in Melbourne too. So I am backing on that to give me some really good results,” he said.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Ashwin looking very dangerous, has learnt from Nathan Lyon: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Ashwin, Ishant lead India’s sensational fightback vs AustraliaAlso Read | Not everyone here is Pujara: Rishabh Pant taunts Australia batsmen in AdelaideAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara has cemented his place at least for a year: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Cricket Australia urges BCCI to reconsider stance on day-night Test in Adelaidelast_img read more