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As part of a wider tour of Eastern Europe this month, Prince Albert has visited Sarajevo, where he was presented the Keys to the City and was made an honorary citizen.
The Prince was invited to the region on 8th and 9th October by Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka and paid a courtesy visit under the theme of sport, attending the inauguration of the renovated Olympic Museum in Sarajevo and representing the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.
Officially opened on 8th February 1984 for the start of the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, the museum today presents itself as a fusion of sport and art. Its basic concept is the enhancement of the spirit of Olympism, Olympic values, creativity and youth.
Prince Albert was also welcomed at the Town Hall by Mayor Skaka for a ceremony during which he received the Keys to the City of Sarajevo, granting him Honorary Citizenship.
The Prince and his delegation went on to visit the Old City of Sarajevo, including the typical Ottoman quarter of Baščaršija where the Kazandžiluk bazaar is located, the craftsmen’s street of Sarači, and the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque built in 1531. He also toured the former Sephardic synagogue, now the Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina dating back to 1591, and the Orthodox Church of St. Michael and St. Gabriel in Sarajevo – all of which are included in the List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Photo © Gaetan Luci / Palais princier
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Unhappy clients of JP Construction are directing their complaints to the Monaco Police after the Monaco-registered company ceased trading last week. Several customers of the firm appear to have lost large amounts, with total losses reaching seven figures. Meanwhile, the whereabouts of John Olsen and Peer Pedersen remain unknown. The company's mainly Polish workforce was laid off last week without notice and worksites were abandoned during the day on Thursday…
One young couple near Grasse have been left in precarious circumstances. Not only has their 30,000 euros deposit disappeared, but as a result of excavation work around the house, the building has been left more prone to landslides such as those that hit the area in 2010 and 2011.
"We signed a contract with JP Construction in August and they were due to start work in September. They actually started in the first week of November. They brought in a digger and demolished the terrace and steps in front of the house ready to build a stronger retaining wall. Last Thursday I asked for a meeting with the foreman, and as had happened all along, there were excuses and delays. When we got home from work the digger had gone and so had the truck being used to take away soil. We paid a deposit of 30,000 euros. But that's not our biggest problem...
"Our house now stands completely exposed to the weather. We are expecting rain this weekend and we don't know what will happen. I will be coming to Monaco next week to talk to the police," the victim near Grasse told Monaco Today.
Meanwhile, the thread at anglo-info that victims have been using to communicate is no longer working as posts are taken down shortly after being posted. Victims of JP Construction's collapse are now using the readers' forum at the Riviera Reporter to communicate and organize a coordinated response to recent events. (please see two other reports on JP Construction by scrolling down)