Namely, this is a long-announced Microcredit Program for private renters with favorable credit funds and interest subsidies in order to increase the quality and additional supply of household facilities. Tomorrow (March 27.03), the Ministry of Tourism will present a unique credit line intended for private renters in tourism. The lowest loan amount will be HRK 20.000, and the highest HRK 375.000 with an interest rate of 2,70% for loans in HRK and 2,00% interest for loans in euros, all with a repayment period of 10 years with a grace period of one year. Currently, more than 103 thousand private and family accommodation facilities are registered in Croatia, which puts the category of family accommodation and private renters in the largest share in Croatian tourism and concludes that renters have a significant role in further profiling Croatia as a destination of quality and authentic experience. Along with the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia Gari Cappelli, the signing of the agreement will be attended by the President of the Management Board of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tamara Perko and representatives of the first commercial banks involved in the project. We will find out more details and exact conditions of the microcredit program for private renters tomorrow. Therefore, the Ministry of Tourism points out that they pay great attention to this category of accommodation and the desire for family accommodation to be even better, internationally recognizable and desirable tourist product intended for targeted market niches throughout the year. As previously announced from the Ministry of Tourism, one credit line will be available to individuals – renters who have a decision on approval for the provision of catering services in the household relating to accommodation in a room, apartment, holiday home, campsite or campsite.
Besides ship operations, the Zeebrugge LNG terminal logged a record number of almost 1,000 LNG truckloads during the first quarter, according to Fluxys. The new facilities allow transshipments between Yamal ice-class LNG vessels and conventional carriers without the two having to be docked simultaneously. The LNG facility located in the port of Zeebrugge in total conducted 74 ship operations during the quarter with record monthly number of vessels arriving both in February and March. Most of these operations – 56 of them – were transshipments with LNG coming from the Novatek-operated Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic. Fluxys launched a dedicated fifth storage tank with associated facilities for these operations back in December 2019. Belgium’s Fluxys said Tuesday that its Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas terminal logged a record number of ship operations during the first quarter of this year. Image courtesy of Fluxys
A local middle school teacher has been reassigned, after allegedly including an inappropriate question on an online quiz about President Donald Trump.The incident occurred at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens.A parent tweeted a photo of a multiple-choice test question given to students in a Computer Applications class.The question reads, “45th president, 2017, Republican, Real Estate businessman, idiot.” The possible answers listed below the question are: “Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter.” Photo courtesy: WPEC/CBS12 The unidentified parent who brought the matter to the school district’s attention says, “My reaction was very disappointing. It is an obvious example of indoctrination in our school systems, where teachers are forcing their opinions on our children.”A letter from the School District of Palm Beach County to parents of students at the school reads: A question on a quiz given by your child’s Computer Applications teacher yesterday, was brought to my attention this morning. The question was inappropriate, and demonstrated an unacceptable lack of good judgment on the part of the teacher. An investigation is now underway, and the teacher has been reassigned during this process. Because this is an open inquiry, I am not at liberty to share any additional details with you at this point. I apologize for this incident, and for the offensive verbiage used in the question. Thank you for your patience, and your continued support of Watson B. Duncan Middle School. An investigation is underway.