I don't know the origin of this statue. The lady is standing on a rock in the sea holding a bird. We found another similar statue in front of a casino just off the boardwalk on the main road.
We walked along the boardwalk and discovered this church high on a hill. We managed to find it easily enough - see the "sign" below. I thought it was quite funny. This is a Roman Catholic church - Marijina Navjestenja. It is a beautiful church and rather stark inside. There were many side altars two of which you can see here.
This is the funny little sign we saw painted on the side of a building next to the stairs we took to reach the upper road.