The countdown continues: Dubrovnik caterers close bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action

first_imgCaterers: If there are no us, there will be no jobs 4. Access to investment credit lines (HBOR) A survey based on almost 500 caterers from all over Croatia found that almost 60% of caterers recorded a decline in business of more than 50%, and almost 40% face the fact that in these conditions will not survive until next season. On the other hand, as many as 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating contracts with employees. World coffee day with free coffee 3. Access to liquidity lines (HAMAG) Survey: 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating employee contracts Photo: Kod Kapetana Hvar / Source: Udruženje ugostitelja Split The measures required by caterers are: 1. Suspension of VAT collection until 1.3.2021. 2. Permanent reduced rate of 10% on all food according to the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy from 2013 (according to the law on food – food, coffee, beer, juices, water and wine) center_img The countdown continues: On Wednesday, September 30, Dubrovnik caterers will close the bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action, but they will also call for free coffee the next day. “If there are no us, there will be no jobs. We do not ask the Government to give us money or give us anything to the detriment of other taxpayers. We just want to be taken less in the name of taxes in the coming years and to be provided with credit lines that we would of course return through business in the coming, hopefully better years. The widely announced credit lines through Hamag Bicra and HBOR have remained empty letter on paper, and commercial banks do not grant loans to vulnerable companies and crafts in their arrangements”Point out the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik. – For the first time, we have decided to activate, unite and ask the Government for concrete measures to save the economy of our city and the whole of Croatia., emphasize from the Association of Dubrovnik caterers. Following the actions “5 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria, and “4 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers Split and colleagues from all over Dalmatia, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik together with caterers from the area joins the action “3 to 12”. Because of all this, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik, together with colleagues from the surrounding area, decided to take action. “3 to 12 ”and on Wednesday 30.09. from 11.57 to 12.57 suspend serving your guests to draw attention to the seriousness of the situation. Numerous companies such as travel agencies, agencies for organizing “events”, carriers, shipping companies, laundries, traders, small renters and of course our fellow caterers, without serious proactive measures will not wait until the beginning of next season, they point out. Dubrovnik Restaurant Association and add that the government’s measures to preserve jobs have really helped their employees, but now employers also need help to keep those jobs safe until next season. As a continuation of the action, the next day 01.10. on World Coffee Day, the locals participating in the action will serve coffee to their guests free of charge in the same time period from 11.57 to 12.57. 5. State guarantees for loans with commercial banks, following the example of other European countrieslast_img read more

Sex scandal rocks the church

first_imgChurch and policemen are the main sex offenders against minors- CISOCABy Karyl WalkerIn the wake of reports concerning clergymen who were charged with having sex with a female when she was 12 and 14 years old; the head of the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Superintendent Enid Ross-Stewart, on Wednesday told a committee of Jamaica’s Parliament that pastors and policemen are among the main perpetrators of sex offences against children.“We have constantly arrested high-profile members of the society, and, in particular, the Church. The Church and policemen are really our two highest, high profile persons. The church and police. Yes, my colleagues,” Ross-Stewart told a joint-select committee of Parliament that is reviewing Jamaica’s sex laws.Gender Affairs Minister Olivia Grange, was not amused. “It’s distressing but not surprising,” she said.Interestingly while Ross-Stewart was making her report in Parliament cops from CISOCA arrested and charge yet another clergyman from the Seventh Day Adventist church for alleged sex offences against an underage female.The CISOCA head said that last year, her office received 1,094 reports of alleged sexual intercourse involving underage persons. Of that number, 664 reports came from Kingston. Most of the perpetrators were adult men. However, Ross-Stewart did not give much data on the number of cops and gospel preachers implicated in the sex offences. She lamented that the conviction rate was among the lowest compared with other categories of sex offences. Meanwhile, there was yet another development in the scandal that has been rocking the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands when on the same day the accused – Dr. Paul Gardener, the former president of the Church and Revered Jermaine Gibson – a former deputy president, dropped a threat of a lawsuit against the alleged victim.Gardner and Gibson made the decision when they appeared in court in the central parish of Manchester.The two were arrested by cops from the CISOCA on January 20 and slapped with carnal abuse charges.Gibson allegedly had a sexual relationship with the complainant when she was 12 years old. Gardner allegedly also engaged in sexual relations with her when she was 14.However, Gardner denied the allegations, stating that he would clear his name.Both were held after the female, who is now an adult, made complaints against them to the police and were ordered to return to court February 8.last_img read more