Sunday, 26 March 2017
Archive by 2011-03-18
Social network for Georgian expatriate community is in place 2011-03-18 20:13 The purpose of this network is the setup and development of contacts between representatives of the expatriate communities and the enhancement of their connections with Georgia.
Another Russian military camp opened in Abkhazia 2011-03-18 18:02 The fourth Russian military camp was opened in the village of Otobaya in Galsky region of Abkhazia.
Georgian parliament preparing amendments to the law on fundamentals of city building 2011-03-18 17:29 The amendments increase the powers of the Georgian president.
Tbilisi playing a “Find 10 thousand dollars” game 2011-03-18 16:25 TVS Bank that is one of the leading banks of Georgia initiated an unusual promoting action.
Tourist policy to be set up in Adzaria 2011-03-18 15:23 The government of Adzharia wants to establish a special tourist policy by the beginning of a new tourist season.
Airport in Kutaisi to be sold for 1 lari 2011-03-18 14:38 The right of managing the Kopitnari airport in Kutaisi may be transferred to the investor, which, as the Georgian government hopes, may ensure qualified and cheap servicing of the airport.
Russia and Abkhazia to define their state frontier line 2011-03-18 13:31 A Russian-Abkhaz meeting on the state frontier demarcation will take place in Moscow.
Illness too costly for a Georgian, treatment too fearful
Parliamentary opposition threatens Georgian Minister of Health, Labour and Social Protection Andriy Urushadze with “ferocious debates”. Yesterday, Christian-Democrats gave the floor to medical experts and found out that the socially oriented branch is decaying in the conditions of reforms of Mikhail Saakashvili’s government. Hospitals are put up for sale, unique centers are closed down, doctors go to study abroad and the pharmaceutical market is flooded by extremely expensive drugs that are prohibited in EU. Meanwhile, Georgians are dying even of a common flue, dreading paid medicine like fire.
Greediness turns Saakashvili into an anti-Semite
Georgian authorities love highlighting their role as implacable fighters against corruption. Still, judging by the story with the Israeli businessman, this fight is more like liquidation of competitors with the help of false accusations. The arrest of Fuks and Frenkel, two entrepreneurs, is gradually turning into a Dreyfus Case. The story has already caused aggravation in Tbilisi-Tel-Aviv relations forcing the Labor Party to accuse Saakashvili of anti-Semitism, realizing that the lawsuit brings shame on the country. Now the National Council is ready to bail the arrested businessmen out.
McCain and Saakashvili: brothers in arms
A notorious supporter of Mikhail Saakashvili’s regime in the U.S. Senate John McCain again mentioned the necessity of the American weapon supply to the Georgian army. In McCain’s opinion, Washington simply has to “defend” the small brave republic against Russia’s “aggression”. The purposes of the American senator, which he is trying to present as concern for Georgia, were discussed by GeorgiaTimes correspondent with the first vice president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Konstantin Sivkov.2011-03-18 18:38
Gal district to break language barrier
Georgia becomes concerned over a possibility that Georgians will start speaking the Abkhaz language. Mass media angrily react to the news on Abkhaz TV that the Public Chamber of Abkhazia will hold a visiting session in Gal district of the republic to discuss problems of Abkhaz and Russian language learning. Most residents of the district speak Georgian and their Abkhaz and Russian language competence is poor.
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