2008-07-19How Long Will “War Games” and Standoffs Last?
Closed Border and Deadlocked Georgians
The central bridge over the Enguri River has been locked-down for eighteen days and counting. The Abkhazian side does not have any intentions of opening it anytime soon. However, the road is open for peace-keeping missions and diplomat corps. Small part of Georgian population residing in Gali District still manage to travel by roundabouts on foot and by horses. However, locals are not able to get food from Zugdidi and they urge the Georgian authority for food assistance since Georgians feel that they can face starvation and the impact of war.
2008-07-19Labor Code of Georgia-Employees Are Fired Over One Lost Khachapuri
The rights of the employees are breached in Georgia. There are no laws protecting them. The report of Georgian Trade in the first half of 2008
2008-07-16Half Starved Cows in Gori District
The inhabitants of Gori district villages have been collecting 5 GEL per family for several days now. The villagers had wanted to buy pastures in order to keep strangers away from their plots. However, the majority of villages could not manage to purchase the pastures collectively. Consequently, private entrepreneurs bought pastures and arable land plots. Now it is pointless to collect money and buy out the plots for these poor villagers
2008-07-15Deputy Public Defender Responsible for Hit-and-Run Car Accident ?
The representatives of Kakheti Division of Patrol Police Department with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) leveled a fine of 300 GEL on Sopo Khorguani, Deputy Public Defender. The law enforcers fined her for having committed and administrative misdenemour, in particular for exceeding speed limit and damaging a car; the law enforcers wrote a protocol describing the facts of the case.
2008-07-14Dangerous Land Slip on Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze Main Highway Destroys Road Sections
The vehicles can not move at village Tsaishi section of Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze international highway since May 27. The drivers are forced to use other side roads and detours in reaching their final destination. The reason for paralyzed car flow is that 45 km. stretch of road collapsed and produced a 4-5 meter deep ravine on 329th highway of Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze main road. The official representatives of the Road Department of Ministry of Economical Development state that the road was damaged because of a land slip. However, in spite of the terrible conditions, nobody has created a project that would provide for road rehabilitation till the present time. The law enforcers have not launched a criminal case in the circumstances. The journalistic investigation agency “Dro Da Sivrtse” (Time and Space) has exclusively been investigation the circumstances to the problem.
2008-07-11Will Tbilisi City Hall Permit YET Another Ugly Building in Tbilisi Center?
The building at the corner of Leonidze and Tabidze streets is already being torn down. The project of the new building is not confirmed yet. Evidently, the old building is so structural sound that that the workers are a hard time pulling it down. However, the City Hall and the owner claim that nothing can be changed now…it too late.
2008-07-11Ketilari’s Villager Fighting over Land Plots and Broken Promises
The inhabitants of village Ketikari, Abasha District are fight for the plots they had been cultivating for years. Approximately 175 hectares of land in Ketilari was placed on the privatization list. In the near future an investor might buy the land which is used by the villagers for cultivation and grazing their animals. This land is the only source of income for the villagers.
2008-07-11“Optimus!” Euphemism for Cutting Nursery Schools and Human Resources
Gori Municipality Board now intends to reduce the level of funding for Gori based nursery-schools starting in 2009. Several nursery schools will be consolidated and the building will be emptied of their contents. Local authority calls the initiative “Optimization” and explains to the directors of the nursery schools that word “Optimus” means improvement.
Kutaisi Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association branch has new chairman Eight Inmates on Huger-Strike in Prison # 2 Life-sentenced prisoner applied to Human Rights Center The Parliament of Georgia did not vote for the formation of the investigation commission into Sakdrisi Mine Case Parliament intends to form commission to study the case of Sakhdrisi gold mine Archive
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, IArchive
“Miscarriages of justice“– we use this term to characterize the problems existing in the system of Georgian judiciary during ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s governance.Archive