2008-07-21Traders with Color Metals Protest New Rules
2008-07-2120 Foreigners Barred from Entering Georgia
2008-07-21Kakheti Ethnographical Museum Closed
Based on the President’s decree issued on April 30 2008, the Gurjaani based Kakheti Ethnographical Museum has been closed down; more than 50 thousand items were held at the museum. It is reported that in light of illegal construction that is on-going on the territory of the museum, the Ministry of Economical Development now intends to sell the territory and building on it.
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.
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