Posts tagged as Jurmala

3,300 people got a jab on first day of ‘live queue’

Sunday, April 18, 2021

In Rīga, Jelgava and Jūrmala together, 3,300 people got their Covid-19 jab on the first day of general population vaccination on a first come, first serve basis. In all centers, queues had to be closed earlier than planned working hours because of the great interest. Conversely, not all doses were administered. Slightly more than 2,000 doses out of 2,200 were vaccinated at Atta Centre in Riga, 640 out of 900…

Jelgava and Jūrmala vaccine queues closed

Saturday, April 17, 2021

In Jelgava and Jurmala, where on Friday any resident could receive an anti-Covid-19 at vaccination centers, the interest was so high that around 13:00 the line was closed because all vaccines supplied to the center would be used. The vaccination bureau said on Twitter that the line was closed in Jurmala and Jelgava and asked people not to go anymore today but wait for tomorrow or Sunday. Around 500 people were…

2027 Capital of Culture candidates: Jūrmala

Monday, March 29, 2021

Riga’s stint as European Capital of Culture back in 2014 was a tremendous opportunity for the capital to flaunt its creativity, beauty and vitality. In 2027, another Latvian city will be given this honour, and no fewer than nine regional centers have thrown their hats into the ring. In the lead up to the big decision in June, Riga-based journalist and tour guide Philip Birzulis examines the cultural credentials of each…

Youth-centered park will be the new feature to adorn Jurmala

Friday, March 12, 2021

A green space with a mission On 11 March, the official website of Jurmala reported that the construction of a new park in the Kauguri area is set to begin in spring. It will be spread over 3.8 hectares and will provide residents of the Latvian city with new opportunities for leisure, sports and recreation. Best of all, however, is the fact that the new green space will be crowned…

Jūrmala City might introduce year-round entrance fees

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Mayor of Jūrmala Gatis Truksnis called a meeting on July 14 to decide on amendments to the Jūrmala City Council’s binding rules on the entry of vehicles in the administrative area of the city. The City Council is about to change the order that the entrance fees in Jurmala are only in place in the tourism season. The draft decision provides for the fees throughout the year. The last change…

Sevastova is the Champion of Baltic Open 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

On Sunday, July 28, Latvia’s No. 1. Anastasija Sevastova defeated Poland’s Katarzyna Kawa in the finals of the Baltic Open in Jūrmala with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, according to tournament organizers. The top-seed of the tournament the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova proved her status of the favorite. In the finals she managed to turn the tide and beat the winner of the qualification Katarzina Kawa from Poland – 3/6, 7/5,…

Lithuanian minister to meet with regional diplomats in Latvia

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with diplomats from other countries in the Latvian city of Jurmala to discuss initiatives aimed at strengthening the Baltic Sea region. The Council of the Baltic Sea States meeting in Jurmala will be attended by the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, as well as diplomats from Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Russia and the European Commission. “The meeting’s participants will…

Police penalize Jurmala mayor for storing illegal drugs

Monday, October 1, 2018

Latvia’s State Police have applied a fine of EUR 100 to Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis for storing illegal narcotics, as reported by Nekā personīga programme of LTV. According to information reported by the programme, police found a syringe with traces of cocaine and the mayor’s DNA. The item in question was confiscated during the search conducted by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau as part of the criminal process regarding possible…