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.
2008-07-10Khochabeki – A Waterless Settlement in the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia
Khochabeki is a settlement in the suburbs of Ninotsminda; locals call it a village. Local residents dream of having water-tap in their yards. Every morning starts with the same procedure in Khochabeki that has gone on for years: people fetch water by cars, horses or carrying it by hand from the town center.
2008-07-09Will there be “Shorter Holidays” for Staff of Nursery Schools, or NOT?
The personnel of nursery schools will have shorter holidays. The directors of the Tbilisi nursery schools received letters from Tbilisi City Hall Social and Culture Department and the directors understood the letter as information about reduced holidays. However, the officials of the City Hall state they had made mistake while writing the letters and claim that the length of the holiday will be based according to the law.
2008-07-04Old Blind Lady Seeks Shelter
Liana Malania, 70 physically disabled person has been seeking shelter for the last 17 years. However, all her attempts have been useless. Liana Malania had been working in Zugdidi Educational and Entrepreneurial Innovation of the Association of Georgia’s Blind People. 17 years ago, the head of Association allocated money to Liana Malania. It was because of this money Malania became a member of house constructing union. It was planned that Malania would receive a two-room apartment in a house that was still under construction at that time. Meanwhile, military operations started in west Georgia and as a result the constructing union was abolished and the house construction project stopped. Malania and her little boy were left homeless and she had to find shelter in her relative’s house. She spent her whole life in moving from one relative’s house to another’s.
2008-07-04Lack of Roads in Ninotsminda District Villages
The lack of road continues to be a great problem for the residents of the Ninotsminda district. Local authorities state that soon the problem will be at least partially resolved. However, the incomplete resolution of the problem means that the roads will be repaired only in several villages of the district.
2008-07-03Ordeal of a Delayed Train Ride: Gori to Tbilisi
You might remember the now famous words of President Mikheil Saakashvili: “Who does not want to travel by our train, let them get off”… this was the message of the president to opposition parties. The train of the National Movement has been running for four years already but Gori district population cannot take train to Tbilisi yet…
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