An important branch of Croatian tourism on the verge of collapse: Occasional carriers on St. Mark’s Square

first_imgAfter numerous meetings and many letters, the Government and the relevant ministries do not want to help the sector of occasional passenger transport, so today they point out the problem to all MPs because this important branch of tourism is on the verge of collapse. They hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads, point out the Association of Voices of Entrepreneurs. Urgent grant award from European Union funds,Continuation of measures for preservation of jobs (HRK 4.000,00 + contributions),Ensure a moratorium on leases and loans for a minimum of one year with adequate interest for a shorter period (current interest on deferred principal is currently 18-35%),Accelerated procedure for obtaining liquidity funds from HAMAG BICRO and HBOR.  Povremeni prijevoz predstavlja neizostavni segment turizma i povezan je uz  obrazovanje (organizirani školski izleti, ekskurzije i svakodnevni prijevoz učenika na nastavu), sport (prijevoz sportskih klubova i navijača) i kulturu (prijevoz KUD-ova, zborova, plesnih skupina i sl.). Ističemo kako je ovaj sektor sastavni dio Ministarstva mora, prometa i infrastrukture koji je do pandemije koronavirusa poslovao samostalno te održivo – bez ikakvih državnih subvencija. Važno je istaknuti da se sektor povremenog prijevoza putnika sastoji od 2.000 tvrtki s više od 20.000 zaposlenih i više tisuća vozila visoke turističke klase (autobusi, minibusevi i kombi vozila).  A proposal for a concrete solution with leasing companies was submitted to the Government and line ministries in July, but the UGP points out that they have received an answer that the Government and the competent ministries simply do not want to help. We remind you that the occasional transport sector has a 95-98% drop in revenues and they become illiquid with foreclosures waiting for them after the legal activation period that is just around the corner. Photo: Pexels.comcenter_img The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association and members of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative have been warning for months about the inadmissible attitude of leasing companies towards clients and the key problems faced by entrepreneurs engaged in occasional passenger transport. After meetings with the competent ministries, a multitude of letters, as well as the submission of the required documentation, which was supported by other professional groups, all agreements were suspended. Occasional carriers are left to perish. “Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this sector created exclusively added value and significantly influenced the filling of the state budget. An urgent grant is now needed in amounts sufficient to cover all of the company’s costs by the start of the 2021 tourist season. We must point out that almost all EU member states in this sector have awarded grants that are sufficient to cover operating costs. We believe that these countries are behind their entrepreneurs, taxpayers and workers because they know that saving industries means a faster way out of any crisis. Croatia did not do that. And next tourist season, passengers will no longer have anyone to transport because this important tourist branch will fail by then!”States from UGP. UGP’s proposals were as follows: That is why the carriers are pointing out their problems to the MPs on St. Mark’s Square today, and they hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads.last_img read more

New visa requirements to enter Guyana

first_imgNewsRegional New visa requirements to enter Guyana by: – February 6, 2012 37 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! Visitors to Guyana will now be allowed a maximum of a three-month stay in the country and required to pay US$25 for each month in the country.GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday February 6, 2012 – All travellers to Guyana will be issued with a visa on arrival.These new procedures following a Cabinet will now see four categories of visas for people entering the country. Those are visitor, employment, student and business.Speaking during a recent Press conference, Guyana’s Home Affairs minister, Clement Rohee explained visitors to Guyana will now be allowed a maximum of a three-month stay in the country and required to pay US$25 for each month in the country.Employers bringing someone to Guyana to work now have to pay US$140 for a three-year employment visa and a similar sum for every renewal, while student visas will also cost US$140 for a three-year period, and a similar amount for renewal.However, all those entering Guyana for business will also pay US$140 for an business visa which will be valid for up to five years, and a similar sum for its renewal.Speaking during a Press conference recently, Rohee said Guyana had several reciprocal agreements that allowed certain categories of visitors to enter the country without visas.However, he said cited global trends and the need for Guyana to accelerate its development and liberalise its immigration policies as the recent for the change that took effect in May 2011.These global trends include the demands of globalization, initiatives like the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and social issues like the Trafficking In Persons, drugs, fugitives from other countries and terrorists.Initial reports indicate that the new policy has been working smoothly with authorized embassies and consulates abroad being allowed to issue the visas under specified conditions. Those conditions are listed on the Ministries’ of Home and Foreign Affairs, and the Guyana Police Force’s websites.Caribbean 360 News Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Al Ahly, Wydad Set for CAF Champions League Final

first_imgBoth sides were made to work for their place in the final, especially Wydad, who played out a goalless draw with USM Alger in the first leg of their semi-final before recording a hard-earned 3-1 win in the second. For their part, Al Ahly overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Etoile Sportive du Sahel with an emphatic 6-2 victory in the return.Wydad have scored just the one win on the road in the competition so far, at Coton Sport. Their five other away matches yielded that solitary draw at USM Alger and four defeats, including a 2-0 reverse away to Al Ahly in the group phase. The Moroccans will need to turn that shaky form around if they are to come away from Egypt with a result that keeps their trophy hopes intact.Al Ahly have registered four wins and two draws in six matches in front of their fans. Their frontline has been in fine form of late, scoring twice away to Esperance de Tunis in the quarter-finals and once at Etoile Sportive du Sahel in the semis, before putting six past Etoile in the return. The Egyptians will be anxious to keep the goals flowing on Saturday as they bid for yet another African title.Both finalists have each been indebted to a Moroccan player in their campaigns, with Walid Azaro of Al Ahly and Achraf Bencharki of Wydad both scoring four goals along the way. The duo are now gunning to end the competition as its leading scorer. Azaro boosted his tally with a hat-trick in his side’s second-leg demolition of Etoile in the semis, while Bencharki struck a brace in Wydad’s return against USM Alger.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After a long journey that has taken in the length and breadth of Africa, the 2017 CAF Champions League is about to reach its conclusion, with two teams from the north of the continent set to fight it out for the trophy saturday.Lining up on one side is Al Ahly of Egypt, the most successful team in the competition’s history, with Wydad Casablanca, one of Morocco’s oldest clubs, facing them on the other.last_img read more

Everton Not Losing Sight of Henry Onyekuru

first_imgGalatasaray are bound to lose Onyekuru to a whiff of cash, but his parent club, Everton could also now end up failing to keep him as well.This is sequel to frenetic interest in Onyekuru from PSG and Monaco, whose French Ligue 1 rivals, Olympique Marseille are also keen on the striker, along with Borussia Dortmund of Germany, AS Napoli of Italy and Sevilla of Spain.It means Everton will be left with a huge decision to make, as their scouts have been issuing glowing reports on Onyekuru’s progress at Gala back to The Toffees’ boss, Marco Silva.However, PSG are said to be upfront, as the Paris giants have been long-term admirers and they are ready to offer Everton a £20m deal, but they are not the only side interested in the ex-KAS Eupen of Belgium star.The 21-year-old was signed by The Toffees 18-months ago from Eupen, but he has never played for the Goodison Park, Merseysdie-based English Premier League club due to work-permit issues.Everton are however hopeful Onyekuru will be able to obtain a work permit this summer after joining the Blues in June 2017 from little known Belgium outfit KAS Eupen in a deal worth over £7m – but has yet to play for the Blues.Onyekuru hit 22 goals and registered nine assists during the 2016-17 campaign to finish as joint top scorer in Belgium’s top flight and spark a race for his signature.Everton fended off the interest of clubs including Arsenal and Celtic, but have not been able to play him due to eligibility issues.But the Blues are growing increasingly hopeful they will have a robust case to present to the Football Association in order to get the green light to use a player who would have been on the books at Goodison for over two years by the start of next season.The 21-year-old, a graduate of the Qatar-based Aspire Academy, was immediately sent on loan to Anderlecht after joining Everton in the hope that a campaign of Champions League football, and in a World Cup year, would improve his chances of being able to play in the Premier League.Everton agreed on a two-year deal with the Belgian club but had the ability to recall him after one season, yet a promising start was cut short by a knee injury – which required surgery and then rehab at Finch Farm – and, then, a broken relationship with Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck.Onyekuru only played once more that season after suffering medial ligament damage and accused Vanhaezebrouck of not selecting him on purpose, thus ruining his chances of playing for Nigeria in Russia and, therefore, his hopes of getting a work permit to launch his career at Goodison.A second season on loan was essential for Onyekuru but with the player having no intention of returning to Brussels a deal was struck with Galatasaray to take him for the 2018-19 term.Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has yet to watch Onyekuru in the flesh but members of his new-look scouting team have done so.And in total, the Blues’ transfer chief and his recruitment department have cast their eyes over the young forward live on television 12 times this season.Everton Manager, Marco Silva too, has been keeping tabs on Onyekuru and has watched a number of his performances on TV although the young forward was not part of the squad that returned to Finch Farm last summer for pre-season training with the Portuguese coach.“Yes, we are doing our work and are aware of everything he is doing,” Silva said.“It is the same with all of our loan players and at the end of the season we will take a decision. We are following him like we are all the loan players and, as you know, we have a big number of loan players and we have to do that work and take the right decisions for us.”It remains unclear if Onyekuru, will feature in Silva’s plans over the long-term but after scoring 19 goals in 56 appearances for Anderlecht and, so far, at Galatasary he is sure to be given a chance to impress.Everton, who are understood to have pocketed a £1m loan fee from the Turkish club, will also be mindful that they could make a tidy profit on the player should they choose to sell.Speaking with the Turkish media last week, the Nigerian international hinted he would like to remain at the club if his Premier League “dream” cannot happen.Everton, however, are growing hopeful that Onyekuru can meet the complicated work permit criteria based on playing in the Champions League and Europa League for the Turkish giants as well as his national team.Onyekuru, who turns 22 in early June, has made seven appearances for his country and featured in all four of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that have taken place this year.An injury put paid to his hopes of playing in the other eight internationals in 2018, including the three group games Nigeria played in at the World Cup in Russia, but the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June is another chance for him to strengthen his work permit claims.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With interest said to be worth £20m from Paris-Saint Germaine and AS Monaco of France, parent club, Everton have not lost sight of Henry OnyekuruGalatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru is bound to have a huge decision on his hands this summer, as he is said to have gained interest worth £20m from Paris-Saint Germaine and AS Monaco of France, while several other clubs are also said to be lurking around the corner.However, his parent club, Everton are not losing sight of the Nigerian international.last_img read more