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“Homeland of Potato” Harvestless for 2008
Samtskhe-Javakheti region in south-eastern Georgia, which was always considered to be the “homeland and breadbasket of potatoes,” now faces the immediate danger of facing this crop season without much of a potato harvest. The damage from the prolonged frosts has amounted to 12 million GEL already, and much seed potatoes have been frozen where it will not germinate. This year’ severe winter has created many problems for agriculture with 15 thousand tones of seed-potato frozen.
Consumers’ Rights in Georgia
“It is new, don’t worry”, - if a salesperson characterizes the sausage of vague origin that is being sold in unhygienic  conditions in a Tbilisi bazaar, do not believe him and do not buy it. The union 21st Century responded to the consumer’s rights day on the 15th of March with the publication of a research on consumers’ rights in Georgia.

“Delayed” Promised Vouchers or “Runaround”
Fighting poverty is claimed to be a main reduction of the Georgian government. Much has been said, especially in promises made in the run-up to presidential elections and now in the countdown to parliamentary elections. It is debatable, however, if the rhetoric is close to the reality.

Forgotten Deported People
Nato Shavshishvili, who was deported from Russia last year during the “Big Deportation”, is now living together with her family in Varketili distict of Tbilisi. She was paralyzed and found herself living in very difficult conditions when she returned to Georgia through Armenia. It was very difficult for her to start her life from the beginning. She became a private entrepreneur and opened a small shop, but this ended up causing her even more problems than benefits. Many other Georgians who were deported as a result of the Georgian Russian Spy Scandal in November of 2006 are also now living in difficult situations.

Teacher vs. Corrupt Director
Nanuli Gakhokidze, a resident of Khoni district in Imereti Region, Western Georgia, worked at the Khoni Branch of the Tbilisi Comprehensive Art School since January 1 2000 as a nurse. During the first 3 years of her employment she received a meager salary of 15 GEL and afterwards she received 25 GEL a month. Nanuli Gakhokidze doubted about the amount of her official salary since she signed the salary acceptance report on 53 GEL in October of 2005. However, the director of the school still paid only 25 GEL as a standard practice. The dispute found its way to court.
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