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Italian Military Ship ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ visits Port Hercules and other Monaco news

It was an interesting week in Monaco and we are ready to tell you everything about it to keep you updated.

Italian Military Ship ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ visits Port Hercules

A historic ship from the Italian military was moored at the Quai Rainier-III at Port Hercule until 23 June. The stopover was part of the centenary celebrations for the International Hydrographic Organization, an intergovernmental organization which ensures that the world’s seas, oceans and navigable waters are properly surveyed and charted.

New Health Measures Eliminate the Curfew and Expand access to restaurants and bars

New Health Measures Eliminate the Curfew and Expand access to restaurants and bars
Photo by Artem Beliaikin@ Pexels

Given the health situation, HSH Prince Albert II has decided to continue easing current health measures by ending the curfew and expanding access to restaurants and bars in a supervised manner starting Saturday, June 26. These decisions follow the proposals of His Government established in consultation with the National Council during a meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee which was held at the Ministry of State.

A Star Pianist Shines at the Monte Carlo Piano Masters

The Monte-Carlo Piano Masters

With its growing reputation at the pinnacle of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world The Monte Carlo Piano Masters Competition has overcome the obstacle course presented by the Covid epidemic. Monte Carlo and the Salle Garnier has prevailed.

Playing the piano at the level of genius may not daunt any of the competitors but getting to Monaco in this special era of constrained international travel has been a touch unnerving for many of the competitors. And the lack of Asian pianists this year was noticeable, though the standard of the finalists remained dazzling. 

Discover What’s on in Monaco’s Summer Season Cultural Bonanza

Discover What’s On in Monaco’s Summer Season Cultural Bonanza

Françoise Gamerdinger, Director of Cultural Affairs, presented this week at the Princess Grace Theater the summer season of the Department of Cultural Affairs, in the presence of high authorities, representatives of cultural entities of the Principality and the press.

The 51st edition of the Théâtre du Fort Antoine (June 29 – August 6) and the 15th edition of the Monaco International Organ Festival (June 27 – August 15) will punctuate the summer with respectively 14 evenings and 7 meetings at the Cathedral, including a cine-concert.

Wit and Insight Aplenty: Daniel Boeri’s New Book Delights

Wit and Insight Aplenty: Daniel Boeri’s New Book Delights
@Photo de Shawn Reza provenant de Pexels

Monegasque for generations, national advisor, president of the Culture and Heritage Commission, author of a number of books on economics, Daniel Boéri is treating us to a new book featuring cameo passages from his adult life over the past 53 years. 

Enjoy reading the wit and unique experiences of one of the most prominent figures in the Principality. During the past 10 years he has also directed the L’Entrepôt gallery in the Condamine area and organized a grand prix recognizing young designers. Friend of artists and passionate collector, he lives among sculptures, paintings and drawings.

Formula 3 Victory for Leclerc’s Little Brother

LeClerc Outshines the Field in the Australian Grand Prix

Monaco’s very own racer Arthur Leclerc, Charles Leclerc’s younger brother, won his first race of the Formula 3 season. Racing for Prema at La Castellet, Arthur Leclerc come out victorious after an exciting and somewhat unusual race.

Leclerc took off from the starting line with good speed, but Jak Crawford stopped and could not make it away from the starting box. Two laps later, Alexander Smolyar and Calan Williams managed to pass Juan Manuel Correa. On lap 8 there was another overtaking maneuver by Martins, who passed Doohan and took P4. Rafael Villagomez and Ido Cohen bumped vehicles and Villagomez spun off into the run-off zone. The incident made Cohen receive a 10-second time penalty.

60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival Announces Winners in Unique Awards Ceremony

Monte-Carlo Television Festival
©Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Following a Red Carpet reception, the winners of the prestigious Golden Nymph Awards were announced this evening in a glittering and unique Awards Ceremony at the 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival. The winners, which were selected from 27 nominated programs from 14 countries across the Prince Rainier III Special Prize, News and Fiction categories as well as a number of accolades including the Monaco Red Cross Prize and the AMADE Prize, were presented with their awards at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Princess Stephanie’s UN Speech about Ending AIDS by 2030

Princess Stephanie’s UN Speech about Ending AIDS by 2030

HSH Princess Stephanie, who is a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, spoke at the high-level meeting entitled “Ending inequalities and taking action to end AIDS by 2030” held from 8 to 10 June 2021.

In a video message, Princess Stephanie spoke about the lessons learned from both the HIV and COVID-19 epidemics, including building stronger health systems. She welcomed the new UNAIDS global strategy which focuses on reducing inequalities and prevention and recalled the financial support that Monaco has been providing to the program for nearly 25 years. She also cited her Fight Aids Monaco association and its commitment “Towards Monaco without AIDS,” made in 2018.

New Premises of the National Vaccination and Testing Centre for Covid-19 in Monaco

New Premises of the National Vaccination and Testing Centre for Covid-19

Due to the cultural events being held at the Grimaldi Forum and Espace Léo Ferré this summer, the vaccination and testing centres currently hosted at these locations will be moved to the ground floor of the Rainier III Auditorium.

The aim is to co-locate the testing and vaccination centres at a single, easily accessible site.

Blitz Volume 4 by Shibuya Productions makes Monaco a Manga setting

Blitz Volume 4 by Shibuya Productions makes Monaco a Manga setting
Preview Press Conference about ‘Blitz’ Manga Series Volume No. 4 (Monte-Carlo Casino, 22nd June 2021).© Fabbio Galatioto

Just a few hours before the release of the new exciting Manga story, 100% Made-in-Monaco. Blitz Saga by Monaco-based Shibuya Productions continues to navigate on the wave of success, ‘checkmating’ Monaco with the Volume No. 4 which will be released on Friday the 25th June 2021. This story revolves around the intriguing world of chess and includes the involvement and supervision of a real character, Garry Kasparov, Russian chess best grandmaster, whose Manga avatar interprets his own identity. HelloMonaco had the privilege to assist to the preview conference in the presence of H.E. Ihara Junichi, Ambassador of Japan to the Principality, Cédric Biscay, founder of Shibuya Productions, and distinguished guests like Louis Ducruet and Gareth Wittstock. The event, set on Tuesday the 22nd June 2021 at Café de la Rotonde (Monte-Carlo Casino) was the right moment to discover some new features about the incoming edition, fruit of a global synergy of expertise.

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