Mirjana Dragičević-Soldo, one of alleged Medjugorje visionaries, has a villa in the Blace Bay, part of the Municipality of Sućuraj on the Croatian island of Hvar. According to Index.hr, she has poured concrete over ancient rocks and then covered them with stone tiles. According to land records, there is no doubt that the house is hers, given that Mirjana and her husband Marko Soldo are listed as the owners of both the house and of the plot of land.
Deck chairs have been placed on the paved part of the shore, which means that someone has usurped the maritime domain since it has been determined that no concession permit has been granted for that part of the coastline.
According to locals, people who reported this incident to the authorities have received threats.
“What House? What beach? What concrete? This is the first time I’ve heard about all this. It’s not true, and I will not stoop down to that level and comment on it,” said Soldo, when asked to comment on the news.
Although she claims she is surprised, the house she says she did not know existed is actually registered in the land register, immediately above the devastated part of the shoreline. It covers an area of 314 square metres and is owned by Marko and Mirjana Soldo. It appears that there is no permit for that house.
Until now, it was not known that one of the Medjugorje “visionaries,” Mirjana Dragičević Soldo, has a luxury villa on the island of Hvar. The villa covers over 300 square metres and a large swimming pool and is available for rent via the Booking.com platform. The whole villa has four bedrooms and is available for rent. It is sold out for the main part of the tourist season, but you can still rent it in late September. Three nights in September cost 12,500 kuna, so we can only speculate on the price during the peak tourist season.
The mayor of Sućuraj, Ivan Slavić, (HDZ) says he did not know anything. “The section in question is about 13-14 metres long by two, two and a half metres wide. I would point out that she allegedly poured concrete on it. After receiving a report from the county, we notified the State Inspectorate. They came and conducted a field inspection. They will make the appropriate decisions”, said the mayor.
“There are sections like this on this and that side. You can see how many there are. Parts of the construction have probably existed before. The only thing that is fresh is this paving,” said the mayor. He does not know when exactly it was made. “I can’t tell you, the municipality didn’t know,” said Slavić, explaining that he heads a large municipality with a long coastline and not a lot of money. The municipality of Sućuraj has about 400 inhabitants.
“We condemn every instance of devastation, but there are fewer of those now. Citizens’ awareness is improving, 99 percent of the constructions were done in the 1970s and 1980s,” he said.
“These are mostly weekend houses that locals do not visit very often. Most people come there by boat and not on foot. It’s quite far away from the town centre,” concluded the mayor. “I think the Soldos bought the house some 20 years ago. The house is in the process of being legalised,” he added.
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