One of the leading agencies in Croatia, Adriatic.hr, in its headquarters in Split, held the awarding of the “Star Host” award to the most prominent landlords – its partners in promoting the Adriatic and achieving excellent tourist results.”Star Host” is an award that marks the quality of renters and their accommodation units, and is awarded based on guest reviews and evaluation of business cooperation. This year, the “Star Host” award was won by 110 landlords, and the largest number of the best rated accommodation units is located in Omis and Makarska and on Peljesac.”On the positive example of this year’s winners of the “Star Host” we want to show how professional work, constant recognition and respect for the needs of guests and quality care for the facility are a guarantee of long-term success. In order to make it easier for future guests to find the ideal accommodation, we will add a special “Star Host” label to the Adriatic.hr search engine. We believe that guests will recognize the “Star Host” label as a relevant and credible indicator of the quality of selected accommodation units and their hosts.”Said Leana Čović, Head of the Data Administration Department.Adriatic.hr also presented the results of the record season 2017, completed projects with global partners, as well as plans for the 2018 season. Last year, Adriatic.hr has a contract with 11.465 renters, and 675.345 overnight stays in 2017 were realized through them, which are excellent. the results. “During 2017, we provided landlords with free online registration of their facilities and we improved the interface for existing customers. We have also established direct cooperation with the Airbnb portal and with the leading Hungarian portal Szallas.hu. From 2018, we expect another record season, which will certainly be helped by a partnership with the TripAdvisor group, an interactive map for searching accommodation on our portal and iCal integration for easier management of booking dates on multiple portals.. ” Deni Jelinčić, Head of the Marketing Department, pointed out and added that they are one of the leading agencies in Croatia that provide their services online, and that the agency rightfully carries its motto “The shortest way to the Adriatic”.By the way, according to the Adriatic.hr agency, the guests of the five most popular destinations in Croatia in 2017 were Makarska, Pag, Hvar, Pelješac and Omis in fifth place.
With two consecutive years of prison catastrophes under its belt, the Government has moved to approve the appointment of members of the Timehri Prison visiting committee – one of several committees the Administration was criticised for not having in place.The appointments, which are retroactive, take effect from April of last year until March 31, 2018. The order was ratified by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Cabinet Secretary Edward Persico, and gazetted.The Chairman of the committee will be local businessman Ayube Mohamed; Reverend Raphael Massiah, the head of the First Assembly of God Church;The remains of the Camp Street PrisonOdetta Fogeny, a youth activist; Attorney-at-Law Jaya Singh-Backreddy; security specialist Leslie Glasgow and the committee’s secretary, Linda Paul.In March of 2016, a fire had raged through the Camp Street Prison and claimed the lives of 17 prisoners. Afterwards, a Commission of Inquiry, which cost the treasury some $13 million, was ordered by President David Granger.According to the report compiled by the Commissioners, the combination of overcrowded, uncomfortable and unhygienic confinement were all ideal conditions for epidemics, for gangs to prosper and to propagate discontent.Moreover, the CoI found that reducing numbers in prisons to manageable levels was the single most important priority for establishing safe, humane and purposeful prisons. It was further noted that repeat offenders have increased by over 100 per cent, “indicating not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but also the need for a more comprehensive and structured partnership within the wider justice system”. But despite these recommendations, the Director of Prisons himself confirmed that at the time of the fire that gutted Camp Street Prison last year, over 1000 prisoners were being housed at the prison. Camp Street Prison was originally built to house nearly half that number.