Tag: debar
Macedonia 26.06.23 | 09:40

Defeating numbers: Only 10 students applied to attend the high school in Center Zhupa, Western Macedonia

At the first call for attending the high school in Center Zhupa, Debar region, only 10 students applied, which is 14.7% of the expected number, says Principal Sabri Asan. The high school prepared for 68 students, and 58 places remained empty – 31 for student in Macedonian language, and 27 for Turkish...

Macedonia 17.02.22 | 21:00

Burst pipe left Debar without water

The city of Debar is left without water since this morning. The problem was caused by a burst pipe on the main street. Municipal authorities say that they hope water supply will be restored by the evening.

Macedonia 30.11.21 | 12:26

Debar – Mavrovo road closed for all vehicles

Traffic on the Debar – Mavrovo road is blocked because of a fallen tree. The mountainous road was already affected by the snows that fell during the night. A number of mountainous roads, including the Kicevo – Gostivar and Kicevo – Ohrid roads, as well as the Gradsko – Prilep...

Macedonia 15.11.21 | 10:02

After an ugly campaign, DUI expected to win the mayoral race in Debar

The State Electoral Commission’s initial reports show that the DUI candidate Hekuran Duka overcame his first round defeat and will win the race for Mayor of Debar. Bekim Pocesta from the Alliance of Albanians (AA) is down 140 votes behind Duka – both won a little over 4,000 votes. AA said...

Macedonia 14.11.21 | 14:11

Police closed the Mavrovo – Debar on election day

Police closed the Mavrovo – Debar road on the day when Debar holds its mayoral elections. The road has been under construction and is normally closed for a few hours every workday. But it is highly unusual to close it during the weekend, when no work takes place, and especially on a crucial election...

Macedonia 14.11.21 | 10:34

Citizens of Debar vote in mayoral elections

Citizens of Debar vote today in the second round of their mayoral elections. They are the last municipality in Macedonia not to elect a mayor, because of issues at one polling station in the city. The race is fought between candidates of the Alliance of Albanians and DUI – which held the city for...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 22:52

The Albanian opposition won in Debar

The Alliance of Albanians and Alternative coalition of opposition Albanian parties announced that it took Debar from DUI. This is their main win in the first round, along with Gostivar. We go to the second round in five other municipalities, and I believe that we can expand the number of cities led by...

Macedonia 31.08.21 | 18:46

Debar hospital will have to open additional Covid wards

Bali Alili, head of the Debar general hospital, informed the public that the additional space opened up for Covid patients is now full, and that more departments of the hospital will have to be converted into Covid wards. We now have 38 patients, and 33 of them require oxygen support. The out-patient...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 10:47

One year old baby among the coronavirus patients in Debar

A one year old baby is among the coronavirus patients infected in Debar. Local authorities say that the number of young patients, in their 20ies and 30ies, is growing, and that there are 269 cases identified during the month. Of them, 33 are currently being treated, and the most serious cases are forwarded...

Macedonia 18.06.21 | 11:27

Man shot, badly injured in Debar

A man from Debar was shot and badly injured after a dispute yesterday evening. The incident happened near the Saat kula mosque, where A.I. was shot in the abdomen. Debar doctors immediately transported him for treatment in Ohrid. The attacker was detained and is being prosecuted.

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 14:08

Debar police seized 20 kilograms of marijuana

Debar police found 20 kilograms of marijuana hidden in an abandoned house close on the city outskirts. The drugs were likely smuggled in from neighboring Albania which, like Maceodnia, is a major marijuana producer.

Macedonia 11.01.21 | 12:38

Power restored to Debar after 18 hours

The city of Debar saw electricity restored early this morning, after a break of 18 hours. A power line was brought down by a storm that hit the region. MEPSO teams were forced to work long hours in adverse weather to restore power supply to the city.

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 15:14

Two female Covid-19 patients died in Debar

Two patients died of Covid-19 in the Debar hospital overnight, hospital manager Baki Halili said. The patients, a woman from Debar and a woman from Rostuse, both had prior health issues and succumbed to the disease after midnight and early this morning. There are currently 12 patients treated in the...

Macedonia 02.10.20 | 16:53

Debar will defy Education Minister Carovska and open its high school

Teachers and parents from Debar announced that they will defy Education Minister Mila Carovska and will open the city high school for in-person teaching in Monday. The move comes as schools across the country are struggling to handle the hastily prepared online education platform. High schools and most...

Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:52

Sela blames DUI for the emigration of Albanians from Macedonia and the lack of Albanian language education

During his campaign events in Debar, Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians blamed the ruling coalition partner DUI for the mass emigration of Albanians from Macedonia, and for failing to provide Albanian language education in all villages. – We are ashamed to see the empty homes of our brothers,...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 18:34

Mickoski in Debar: Let’s bring back the smiles on our faces, the best four years are coming

VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, together with head of the party’s list in the fifth electoral district, Igor Durlovski, visited Thursday the municipality of Debar and met with the locals. During the meeting, Mickoski said that the VMRO-DPMNE program contained measures that will guarantee...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 14:32

After 48 days, first new Covid-19 case reported in Debar

After a month and a half, there is a new Covid-19 case diagnosed in Debar.The city was the first major hotspot in Macedonia and had t o be put under a complete quarantine, with police sealing it off from the rest of Macedonia, but by late April it was declared corona free. The first new case since then...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 12:47

Debar city dump fire was started deliberately

The city dump site in Debar has been on fire since Friday evening, local citizens are reporting, and the municipal firefighting teams have not been able to put it out. It was set on fire by somebody. If it happened during the day it could’ve been the heat, but it happened in the evening. And it’s...

Macedonia 01.05.20 | 17:14

Last Covid-19 patient in Debar is listed as cured

The Healthcare Ministry has no more active coronavirus cases registered in Debar. The mountainous small city on the border with Albania was the first hotbed of the epidemic in Macedonia, after citizens who worked or visited Italy brought the illness there. This prompted an unprecedented quarantine on...

Macedonia 24.04.20 | 17:35

Mass screening in Debar will show the actual scale of the epidemic

A screening program will begin in Debar to determine what percentage of the population of the city contracted the coronavirus. The small mountainous city was the first hotbed of the epidemic in Macedonia and had to be quarantined for over a month, but there are just three active cases remaining there. This...