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9th Monte-Carlo International Art Biennial and other Monaco news

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9th Monte-Carlo International Art Biennial becomes a message for the Planet’s rebirth

9th Monte-Carlo International Art Biennial
‘The Sail’ (reuse of different precious woods, 2020), sculpture by Antonio Salinari (9th MC International Art Biennial, 11th-12th June 2021). © Maurizio Abbati, HelloMonaco

Art on a journey to the discovery of the Environment’, this was this year’s theme to be interpreted by highly talented artists with their creations in the evocative setting of Monte-Carlo Metropole Hotel, during the past weekend. The ‘9a Biennale d’Arte Internazionale a Monte-Carlo’ (9th Monte-Carlo International Art Biennial), held on the 11th and 12th June 2021brought back the joy of human creativity in its various forms and expressions.

Gearing up for Jumping International: Major Roadworks Ahead

Jumping International of Monte Carlo

After the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s equestrian competition, the Monte-Carlo International Jumping will be back this year from 1 to 3 July 2021.

The event will be taking place on the Darse Sud. The Darse Sud as well as other areas of Monaco will be undergoing urban and traffic renovations to improve and streamline traffic flow.

Let’s see a Movie: Cinemas in Monaco are Opening!

Let’s see a Movie: Cinemas in Monaco are Opening!

Film enthusiasts will be happy to watch movies on the big screen once again now that Monaco’s Beaux Arts cinema has opened its doors to the public after being closed during the pandemic.

Although the Principality’s government never forced cinemas to close, except during the lockdown of spring 2020, the cinema world came to screeching halt during the pandemic. Distributors dwindled productions, the public were cautious about mingling indoors and the Beaux Arts cinema felt that it was their ethical duty to keep people safe and stay closed since November, minus a 15-day stint during the December holidays. But on 1 June, all that finally changed and the cinema resumed its schedule of showing films seven days a week, from 2pm till 9:30pm.

Golden Stefania from Dynamiq Yachts combines contemporary style with ocean going performance

Golden Stefania from Dynamiq Yachts
© Dynamiq Yachts

The Côte d’Azur is preparing to receive tourists in the summer season. One of the safest ways to travel is renting luxury yacht. A highly trained crew maintains strict hygiene standards and health on board, ensuring an unforgettable stay!

After 24 months of engineering and construction, the 41-metre Dynamiq GTT 135 Stefania was delivered to her owners at the company’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany, and looking every inch a superstar!

The startling figures: SBM turnover Drops by Half due to Pandemic

The startling figures: SBM turnover Drops by Half due to Pandemic
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The pandemic has had a huge impact on the SBM gaming and hotel group, with a decrease in turnover of about 50% compared with last year. Establishments were shut down in the Principality during the first half of the year, which is usually the SBM’s busiest period.

All of the SBM’s establishments were closed during the first lockdown, only the Hôtel de Paris and the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort remained partially open with low occupancy rates. From 2 June 2020, when the Monegasque government authorized the reopening of restaurants and casinos, SBM establishments reopened gradually, with sanitary measures in place to ensure maximum safety for customers and staff.

Countdown to SPORTEL Awards Ceremony 2021

Sportel Monaco 30th Anniversary
Sportel Monaco Awards Ceremony (Grimaldi Forum, 22ndOctober 2019).© Sportel Monaco

The 2021 reunion with SPORTEL Awards this year is from October 3rd to 5th, for its 32nd edition. The show must go on and will once again offer you a program of public events rich in screenings, meetings, exclusive conferences or even signing sessions always in the presence of numerous sports champions. 

After three days of festivities the SPORTEL Awards Ceremony will launch its much awaited finale and will honour the most beautiful images from the world of sport in this year 2021.

Zero Waste Goals: Monaco Bans Single-use Cups and Containers

Zero waste

The Principality is taking its zero waste goals one step further with new bans on single-use plastics, which came into effect on 1 June 2021. The new ban includes single-use plastic and styrofoam plates, cups and take-out containers.

Under the impetus of Prince Albert II, Monaco’s zero-waste policy began in 2016 with a ban on single-use plastic bags. In 2019 the policy was extended to include the elimination of plastic straws and stirrers, and in 2020 the discontinuation of single-use plastic cups, cutlery and plates began. The releasing of balloons and lanterns (which account for a large amount of marine litter and are a danger to wildlife) was also banned in March 2020. Monaco aims to ban all single-use plastics by 2030.

Superyachts are leading the charge toward Sustainability

Port Condamine

Did you know that many superyachts are way out in front in encouraging protection of the environment, especially the protection of the marine environment. It makes sense as the oceans are their habitat too. And superyacht designers are some of the most creative thinkers unafraid of charting new frontiers. One of those frontiers is the source of power that drives these behemoths.

The combustion engine has been central to their propulsion for generations. But the race is on its way to to find a cleaner more sustainable engine. Can you identify some of the famous Superyachts that have led the fight for sustainability.

Masks are not obligatory anymore when outside in Monaco

Where in Monaco you don’t have to wear your mask now
Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels

As part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, HSH Prince Albert II holds weekly meetings with His Government in order to regularly adapt health measures to the evolving situation. The Government is also continuing discussions with the Conseil National during the working sessions of the Joint Committee.

Despite the increase in incidence and positivity rates observed over the past 10 days but to avoid a pause in the gradual easing of the mechanism of health restrictions, HSH the Sovereign Prince has adopted the following decisions.

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