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Opening of the new Emergency Department in the CHPG and other Monaco news

You wonder what happened this week in Monaco? Then you are in the right place, here we selected the most interesting pieces of news to keep you updated.

Opening of the new Emergency Department in the CHPG

On 18 April 2023, H.S.H. Prince Albert II opened the new Emergency Department of the CHPG, which brings together both adult and pediatric services. The opening took place in the presence of Mrs. Caroline Rougaignon Vernin, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors; Mr. Christophe Robino, Government Counselor- Minister of Social Affairs and Health; Mrs. Benoîte Rousseau de Sevelinges, Director of the CHPG; Professor Yann-Erick Claessens, Head of the Emergency Department and Dr. André Rousset, Deputy Head of the Pediatrics Department, representing Dr. Hervé Haas, as well as Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev, generous donor to this major project.

Rugby-7s in Monaco: French Champions 2022!

Victory in Paris on November 19, 2022 ©Antoine Saillant-MR7s

On Saturday November 19th, the Monaco Rugby Sevens triumphed on the synthetic turf of the Paris La Défense Arena. A nice revenge for the previous edition, where the Rouges et Blancs (Reds and Whites) lost in the final. It’s remarkable that the 24–14 victory brought the Monegasques the title of champions exactly on Monaco’s National day!

This warranted a special meeting by HelloMonaco with the coach Jérémy Aicardi in Monaco’s Rugby Sevens office to learn all about building a winning team and about the projects the league has currently underway.

Words of Wisdom in Monaco with Anne Vitrant

Anne Vitrant
During training in the desert of the Errachidia sector in December 2022 ©DR

In March 2023, the traditional Aïcha des Gazelles rally was held in southern Morocco — the one and only rally exclusively reserved for women. It started off on March 4th, from the Princely Palace square in Monaco. The Provence — Alpes — Côte-d’Azur team was entirely and enthusiastically supported by Prince Albert II. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco personally wished success to the two brave women — Anne Vitrant from Vallauris and Isabelle Bargoin from Port-de-Buc.

This year, well before the start, Anne Vitrant gave an exclusive interview to HelloMonaco. It was all about taking on the desert and all the challenge that entails, her determination to leave her comfort zone and reasons for always remaining optimistic.

Meet AMURA! The finest in caviar from Monaco

Amura caviar

The Monaco-based caviar brand, Amura bears the name of one of the world’s longest and most bountiful rivers. Thanks to its passion and unique expertise in caviar, Amura sparked the desire to share memorable experiences with the rest of the world, eventually ingraining it into their vision and mission.

Amura’s extensive know-how in the caviar industry has led it to work with the most reputable sturgeon farms around the world. Their methods of production and distribution are of the highest standard. From Asia to Europe, the company is involved along each step of the whole process, starting with the sourcing of the finest roe from the most sustainable, ethical, and natural reservoirs — and finishing with direct delivery to some of the greatest restaurants of Monte-Carlo. 

Monaco’s new TV Channel launches in September

Monaco’s new TV Channel launches in September

Monaco’s very own television channel will take to the airwaves on 1 September. The name has been changed from Monte-Carlo Riviera or MCR to TVMonaco.

The public television station is scheduled to broadcast a range of programmes, including news, talk shows, and documentaries, designed to showcase and promote Monegasque culture. The channel will be funded by both the state and by advertising and is a member of TV5Monde. TV5 is a member of the European Broadcasting Union and its content is broadcast around the world.

International Jury at the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival is Determined

Words of Wisdom in Monaco with Ezio Greggio
Film director and screenwriter Patrice Leconte, Ezio Greggio and actress Kate Katzman at the 17th MCFF, 2020 © Rosanna Calò

Giancarlo Giannini, acclaimed actor, dubber, screenplayer, recently honoured with a star on the Walk of Fame (Oscar nominee for “Pasqualino Settebellezze”, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”), will chair the International Jury at the 20th Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie, to be held in the Principality of Monaco on 24 – 29 April 2023.

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