2011-01-14Head of Kakheti Office of the Environmental Office: “I Do Not Care What Citizens Are Complaining About”
Head of Kakheti office of the Environmental Police Irakli Doborjginidze said he executes the orders of the government and does not care what citizens are complaining about with the human rights organizations. “I execute state orders and do not care what people are complaining about,” said Doborjginidze.
2011-01-13Official Dismissed for Beating the Prisoner Appointed as a head of the Field of Protection of Convicts’ Rights in 5 months after the Dismissal.
2011-01-13Sozar Subari Calls on International Organizations to Respond to the Crackdown of Veterans’ Action
2011-01-13Vazisubani Residents Request Kakheti Electricity Distribution Company to Ensure Security Norms
2011-01-12Vakhtang Komakhidze’s New Documentary Movie about August War “Here It Is: The War Which We Won”
In the near future, the new documentary film by journalist Vakhtang Komakhidze will be screened in Georgia; the film is about the armed conflict of August 2008.
2011-01-12Borders Without Defense
According to the border police data, the length of the Georgian border with Azerbaijan is 446 km. But in reality, the border between these two states has not been determined. The bilateral governmental commission on the border delimitation has been operating for 17 years now. According to the Deputy Minister of Georgian Foreign Affairs, Davit Gareji and the village Erisimedi remain disputed territories.
2011-01-11The Coffee Republic
ABKHAZIA — Post-conflict zones are eerily quiet places. Nowadays, with the border closed since the August 2008 war, the only way to cross from western Georgia into the de facto Republic of Abkhazia, a territory of 3,250 square miles by the Black Sea, is by foot.
2011-01-11“Kind King Mathiush I Know Nothing” About It
Virtual development is going on in Georgia. We have already finished construction of the Second Dubai, Paris, and Nice and now we have started development of the mountainous-skiing resort. Soon, tourists will slide from the Caucasus Range directly down to Batumi seashore. Soon, as the President of Georgia has promised, we will build a motorway to Sokhumi and maybe even to Sochi.
2011-01-10U.S. Ambassador Concerned About the Crackdown on Veterans at Heroes’ Square
U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass expressed concerns about the crackdown on the veterans at heroes’ square on 3 January. Bass commented about it after giving presents at the infants’ house in Tbilisi.
2011-01-10Obscure Transport Collapse in Tbilisi
The optimization of urban transportation causes transport collapse in Tbilisi. The overburdened municipal buses, prolonged waiting for the desired transportation at the bus stops and the risen prices for travelling is today’s reality in Tbilisi. Tbilisi residents have not seen this kind of situation since 90s when because of the oil deficiency buses could not work and people would ride on top of the trolley buses to reach the destination.
2011-01-10New Tax Code – New Regulation for Businessmen
The government met the New Year with the new Tax Code. The new Tax Code contains new notions together with new tax systems. The notions of “micro” and “small business” were introduced in the Code for the first time. The tax payment is also differentiated for them. Tax ombudsman (business ombudsman) was appointed who has not made any comments about mass detention and fining of entrepreneurs so far.
2011-01-10Three Businessmen Committed Suicide in Kakheti in 2010
Otar Piranishvili, one of the owners of the wine company “Shumi,” Paata Papalashvili, one of the owners of the wholesale store “Delpini” and Archil Sesiashvili, the deputy director of “Kindzmarauli Marani” committed suicide. In all three cases the reason of suicide was named to be the inspection carried out by Tax Inspection.
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