The new flagship boat of Monaco’s Maritime and Airport Police Division, ‘Princess Gabriella’, has been inaugurated by the little princess whose name it bears.
How many six-year-olds can say they have a boat named after them?
Princess Gabriella can now count herself amongst the few in that exclusive club, as Monaco’s newest police patrolling boat has been baptised by none other than the namesake herself.
The ‘Princess Gabriella’ is Monaco’s new Maritime and Airport Police Division patrolling vessel and was officially presented on Wednesday with the Princess herself doing the honour of baptising the boat by the traditional means of breaking a bottle of champagne across the hull.
Sirens and fog horns sounded around the port and the Monegasque anthem was played on trumpet, adding a festive air to the event.
Her twin brother Prince Jacques and parents Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, who is sporting a new 80’s inspired hairstyle, accompanied Princess Gabriella at the ceremony, which also included the presence of many Monegasque authorities and a blessing by Monseigneur Davis, the Archbishop of Monaco.
After the ceremony, the Princely family were invited aboard the speedboat.
The ‘Princess Gabriella’ is a state of the art 24-metre, 60 tonne vessel, and will be used in sea rescues, research, the fight against marine pollution and polluters as well as cross-border and port security and patrols. The boat can reach speeds up to 30 knots and is equipped with a satellite link, two radars and a firefighting system. Additionally, it has a gun mount and a crane with the ability to lift 400 kilos.
Photos: Eric Mathon / Prince’s Palace and Manu Vitali and Michael Alesi / Communication Department
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Monaco’s Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCI) has revealed details of its last Business Time of the year for 2017.
The quarterly event dedicated to Networking in Monaco, is a new concept, launched in 2016. Each evening, Business Time highlights an example of excellence in the Principality, with the exceptional participation of recognised speakers.
Earlier events in the year included Michel Bouquier, Head of Monaco Private Label and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Finance and Economy, who presented the history of Monaco Private Label and Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Chairman of easyGroup, who talked about Entrepreneurship. In October, “Health Care in Monaco: the Strategy of Attractiveness of the Princess Grace Hospital” was the theme of the evening at the Monaco Yacht Club.
This time, Business Time will dedicate its evening to the theme: "Business and Communication in Sport: the Monaco Basketball Project", with speakers Geneviève Berti (Director, Government Communications Department), Oleksiy Yefimov (General Manager of AS Monaco Basketball) and Dr Ilhani Aygun (President of the AS Monaco Basketball Partners Association).
The talk, in French and English, will be followed by a cocktail dinner. The evening starts at 6:30 pm on December 20 in the BMW showroom, 9 rue du Gabian. Space is limited and the cost for online registration for non-members is €25.
If you're a manager in the Monaco market and want to develop your professional network and meet strategic players for an evening, Business Time is for you.
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The President of the National Council, Stéphane Valeri, received Laurent Anselmi, Director of Judicial Services, on Thursday, March 1, to discuss a number of subjects of mutual concern.
Mr Anselmi spoke of his wish to revitalise the existing connections between the various institutions of state concerning Monegasque law and to optimise the way in which the justice system works.
Another item discussed was the retirement arrangements for those working in a custodial capacity in the prison service, taking into account the hardships and risks involved in the discharge of their duties. Mr Valeri expressed the National Council’s support for those involved.
The final item on the agenda was the increasing nuisance of noise for those living in Monaco and the negative impact on their quality of life. Mr Valeri asked that the Director of Judicial Services consider reinforcing sanctions against those responsible for causing too much sound disturbance.