“The law says that we may prepare new construction zones when the existing ones from the spatial plans reach the level of 80 percent of construction. As we are very close to that percentage, the municipality will soon have to find new construction zones within which we will allow construction, but as we do not want these areas to experience the fate of apartmentization, the municipality has the opportunity to adjust construction conditions to certain types of construction.”, Said Marinkovic. He notes that the idea arose after the municipality realized that they would have to adopt new spatial plans because their previous construction zones were mostly filled. As they point out from the Municipality of Bol, the idea is to allow the construction of a building with a ground floor and a maximum of one floor, but with special attention to the proportion, where special focus will be on horticulture or under the slogan smaller buildings with large green areas. The Mayor of Bol, Tihomir Marinković, explained that the municipality plans to allocate future construction zones in the area of the administrative unit for two specific types of construction. Namely, these are smaller apartments for workers and luxury villas with a ground floor and a maximum of one floor. One of them is Bol on Brač, which is the first administrative unit in Croatia with the initiative to limit the possibility of building tourist apartments. The reason for this is the example of certain local self-government units whose infrastructure practically broke under the burden of Zimmer Frei, reports Jutarnji list. Source / photo: Jutarnji list; Pixabay In the Municipality of Bol, there were a total of 2018 beds in 8.300, but it is not known how many of them refer to beds in private accommodation. A good part of these beds are hotel beds, mostly those from the Bluesun group. Last year, the municipality made a total of 102 thousand arrivals and over 600 thousand overnight stays. One form of construction is housing for workers, and the other form of construction is luxury villas that could be used for housing or rent, but which, in order to prevent high density of housing, will mean less construction on larger plots of land. Some local self-government units have decided to shift the burden of the fight against apartmentization to themselves, when the state has been refusing to do so for years.
Credible Information reaching the Daily Observer says authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are investigating a senior staff of More Than Me (MTM) Academy over allegations of statutory rape.Macintosh Johnson, who is MTM’s community liaison to West Point, was arrested on June 16 following numerous complaints regarding his sexual misconduct toward the students.“Johnson is being investigated by LNP,” a credible source said.MTM is an American- Liberian run non-governmental organization that is providing free education opportunities to less-privileged girls, mainly in the West Point Community. The school came into the limelight as an NGO project having won a handsome prize of US$1 million on the Chase Bank American Giving Awards NBC-TV broadcsat for the charitable organization, More Than Me Foundation, founded by America. The foundation’s aim is to build schools to empower young Liberian girls who are otherwise at risk of sexual exploitationSeveral government agencies, including the Women and Children Protection Section of the Liberian National Police, GoL /UN GBV Joint Program, Ministries of Justice, and Gender, are currently gathering testimonies from the students.Informed sources say the school’s administration, the LNP, and parents of the victims, on Friday, June 20 held closed-door meeting, regarding the ongoing investigation.“The school has also consulted its legal counsel to ensure a smooth investigation, conduct internal probes into the event, and ensure that it is an isolated incident,” the sources said.It has also taken steps to form a coalition of partners, including HOPE, the Women’s Protection and Empowerment team at the International Red Cross (IRC), to jointly address sexual abuses of children in the West Point community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)