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2007-09-19
Chinese Exploiters and Wood in Samgrelo Region That Was Sold for 20 Million Lari
On September 15, Georgian workers of the Georgian-Chinese Sawmill in the village of Lia in Tsalenjikha district went on a strike. The reason for their protest was terrible working conditions, short wages, and lack of labor contracts, security measures and health insurance. Former and current workers of the enterprise complain about hard work and they say that Chinese directors of the company were exploiting them. Nearly thirty workers demand to protect their rights.
2007-09-19
Population Finds Bullets Shot By Reservists in Their Yards
Population of the villages of Grdzelichala, Eniseli and Gremi in Kvareli District demands to remove the military polygon of Telavi Reservists’ Battalion from the village of Shakriani. They have petitioned to the local government and Ministry of Defense regarding the problem several times, though in vain. Local residents claim that the firing very often results into fire and they find bullets in their yards. Unfortunately, one person became a victim of gunfire.
2007-09-19
Amortized Dam and Flooded Queen Tamar’s Sea-Front
In Kobuleti, nearly one hundred families residing close to Queen Tamar’s Sea-front demand to carry out seaside protection works. The dam is damaged in several places. During heavy rains the sea floods residential houses nearby. Local government orders owners of hotels and restaurants to repair the dams.
2007-09-18
Forests Are Numbered in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region; People Are Afraid to Be Frozen in Winter
Samtskhe-Javakheti Region faces serious danger-people might remain without fire wood this year though it is the only source for them to warm their houses in winter. Only Borjomi is supplied with gas in the region.
2007-09-17
Special Unit Is Mobilized to Disperse Peasants
Petre Tsiskarishvili: “I warn everybody to avoid demonstrations, unless you obey my advice, you will regret!”
2007-09-17
Evicted Families Demand Meeting with Investor
Five families were evicted from the hostel of the factory for the processing of non-ore materials in Khelvachauri district. District policemen evicted them under threat and after 6:00 PM they did not let people to take their things out from the hostel.
2007-09-15
Robbery in the Name of „Culture”
Gurjaani Municipality has prepared convenient scheme for appropriating the budget funds-sometimes they apportioned money for guests who arrived in the region on trainings and then the Municipality staff arranged parties for them in cafes. Sometimes they allocated money on various state programs and then that money also disappeared. Georgian President made loud statement-“We are fighting the corruption together. Every public official, who will dare to appropriate state funds, will share the fate of Telavi district governor.” However, nobody remembers that statement now.
2007-09-13
People Might Die on “Erekle’s Bridge”
Five villages in the Aspindza Municipality might be isolated from the district centre. Iveria, Orgora, Dzveli, Sakudabeli and Chobareti are those villages which are connected to Aspindza by only one way -“Erekle’s Bridge”. Nowadays, the bridge is in bad conditions and it is dangerous to cross it.
2007-09-11
Gurjaani Governor Terrorizes Journalists
Ramaz Kerechashvili, Gurjaani Municipality Governor, abuses independent journalist. If events in the region are broadcast critically, he threatens correspondents to fire their relatives who work in public offices. The governor particularly harasses those journalists, who make unreasonable expenses, appropriation and peculation of budget funds public.
2007-09-07
Imprisonment for a Joke
Gori Criminal police detained eighty-year-old man. He is accused for a grave crime-kidnap and attempt of selling the child. On September 3, Gori District Court sentenced Giorgi Tskhovrebashvili to two-month-pretrial detention. Nana Jamaspishvili, mother of the child, cannot see any reason for the old man’s detention because she trusted the child without any problems.
2007-08-30
Go and Drink “Laghidze Waters”
„Human Rights Centre” all day long was trying to clear up, if the Ltd. “Laghidze Waters” was entered in the privatization list of the ministry of Economic Development.
2007-08-29
Garbage in the Supermarket of Akhaltsikhe
Territory of Akhaltsikhe Super Market is full of garbage. Nobody pays any attention to such situation and that is why, it is possible that in the nearest future it will turn into the place of spreading of tuberculosis.
2007-08-27
Kaspi Residents Will Soon Be Lost in “Kaspitsementi” Black Smoke
Kaspi residents could not recover from white smoke of Kaspitsementi (cement producing factory) and now they are likely to be lost in black smoke produced by the same factory. Gela Vardziashvili, general director of the Saktsmenti, said that soon their factory will use coal instead of gas as a fuel.
2007-08-24
13 - year problem from Nephew
,,It was very abusive for me, when they said, that Bebiashvili was not convicted, but it did not mean, that she was not guilty. I did not know that working in the school during 15 years is a crime. I demand to show me the documents, proving my crime”, - declared Nana Bebiashvili on the sitting of the Kutaisi court, when the representative of Prosecutor office demanded 13 years imprisonment.
2007-08-23
People Claim- “Air Cannot Be Only Food for Us”
Risen price on bread has made life expensive in Georgia. Today you can meet citizens, concerned about the situation, particularly at or near groceries. When they have not enough money to fill their consumer commodities, one part of people gets desperate while others scold their government.
2007-08-22
Tourists from Nigeria Are in Batumi Prison
Early in August, frontier police detained three Nigerian citizens. They were accused for illegal crossing the border. Nigerian citizens say that they have not violated the law. They are concerned about their spoilt holiday rather than the money they have to pay as a bail.
2007-08-22
Locals of Bakhmaro have to Leave Their Places
The place, where winter lasts for 7 months, where the snow covers the mountains till summer; where the air is always fresh and where the unique mineral springs come from the ground, is expecting the “economic development”.
2007-08-22
Newly Appointed Director in Akhalkalaki does not Know the State Language
Appointing the new director in Russian Public School #2 in Akhalkalaki caused confrontation and hot dispute. A wife of the regional deputy, who failed the tests, is appointed on the post of director.
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