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Archive by 2009-09-08
Earthquake in Georgia everal dozens of houses 2009-09-08 18:31 "Since the moment of earthquake Georgian authorities receive information from all localities, in particular from Oni region and Imereti. The earthquake was large. Several dozens of houses were damaged. Special group aimed to rendered aid to aggrieved population, was established ", Tkeshelashvili informed.
Iakobashvili: another meeting on Gali brought no results 2009-09-08 17:39 Today’s meeting in the framework of incident prevention and response mechanism held in Gali [Abkhazia] finished without any specific results, commented Temur Iakobashvili, the State Minister for Reintegration issues of Georgia – Georgia Times reporter.
Cage won’t shoot a film about August war 2009-09-08 17:13 Earlier Georgian mass media stated that the actor was heading for Georgia to shoot film about August war of 2008, in which he would act Saakashvili. The filming was allegedly to begin on September 21st and last for 2 months.
Bagaturia proposed to investigate President’s activities 2009-09-08 16:32 According to Bagaturia, Mikheil Saakashvili claimed that in the course of his presidency some ministers enriched themselves illegally.
Iakobashvili: Tbilisi doesn’t consider recognition of Armenian language in Georgia 2009-09-08 16:28 On September 1st the President of Armenia Serzh Sarsyan proposed Tbilisi to recognize Arnenian language as regional in Javakheti region. "I believe that recognition of Armenian language as regional in Georgia, registration of the Eparchy of Armenian Apostolic Church, maintenance of Armenian monuments will only favor strengthening of Armenian-Georgian friendship and deepening of mutual trust
Georgian MPs to go to Oni 2009-09-08 15:24 In the light of earthquake with epicentrum in Oni several deputies of the Georgian Parliament decided to go to Oni and study the situation on site.
50 houses in Oni damaged in earthquake 2009-09-08 14:20 "Damage, the earthquake made to Oni and other regions, is being estimated now" he said. "According to tentative data, there is no large-scale destruction, inventory of damaged object is being conducted", the deputy Minister added.
Mass media: Mamuka Kurashvili was appointed military attaché to Ukraine 2009-09-08 12:54 According to the Alia, the appointment was made in the course of personnel changes in the Ministry of Defense after the appointment of new Minister – Bacho Akhalaya.
Georgian-Abkhaz meeting on incident prevention to be held today in Gali 2009-09-08 12:27 Previously Abkhazia stated that at the meeting, in the presence of international intermediates, will condemn Georgia’s piracy in sea.
Tefft finishes work in Georgia 2009-09-08 11:49 Today the 4-year term of U.S. ambassador to Georgia John Tefft expires - GHN. Tefft leaves Georgia on September 9th.
Parliament of Georgia to continue guest sittings in regions 2009-09-08 11:24 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the parliament of Georgia, believes that the guest sitting of bureau held last week, was successful as many questions were discussed – GeorgiaTimes reporter.
Earthquake in Georgia - 8 September, 2009 2009-09-08 10:30 Last night, at appr. 2:42 a/m/ [local time] an earthquake took place in Georgia - GeorgiaTimes reporter. According to Tbilisi seismologist station, the epicentrum was appr. 86 miles away from Tbilisi, in West Georgia, not so far from Oni [Racha-Lechkhumi region].
PACE bureaucrats in Strasbourg have a lot to think about
Among other European structures the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly is particularly tough on Russia. This special attitude is understood as most PACE votes are represented by Europe’s minor countries with their current complexes and constant advising from overseas. Russia whatever one may say is a big accomplished Eurasian state with its own standpoint. At the current PACE autumn session the Georgian delegation is going to raise the issue of divesting Russia of the voting right at the Assembly. The final term of the issue presentation is September 14.
Who benefits from problems in Gal district
Alarming news was reported from Gal district of Abkhazia last weekend - a shootout between policemen patrolling the near-border zone and criminals resulting in two deaths. It seems the criminal elements in the unquiet district are not going to stop: over the past year it’s not the first assault on law-enforcement officers.
Ombudsman to stand as mayoral candidate?
Georgia’s Ombudsman Sozar Subari has long positioned himself as the defender of the opposition. However until recently he was discreet about his future. Journalists were left to guess. His ombudsman’s powers expire on September 16. Now it’s already clear that the ranks of the opposition have got reinforcements. Sozari is joining the opposition.
Is it Patriarch’s time?
Last week, the Georgian Patriarchy found itself in the center of two scandals. A number of Georgian media that are close to the government informed that Patriarch’s authority may be used for “whitening” the Russian interests, for Ilia II blessed activity of the Georgian-Russian public committee for conflict settlement in the Caucasus. After that, the media reported that the Patriarch has allegedly ordered the murderers of Sandro Girgvliani, who had been freed on parole, to reside in a monastery for one year. Well-known oppositionist Nino Burjanadze called upon the public to protect the Church against Saakashvili.
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