Monthly Archives: April 2020

Former chief of Georgian patrol police detained, sentenced for domestic violence

By | April 30th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , |

Davit Tsinaridze (Facebook.) Tbilisi court sentenced Georgian patrol police former chief Davit Tsinaridze to two months of pretrial detention for domestic violence on Thursday. Tsinaridze was detained Tuesday after he reportedly physically assaulted his wife and shot a pistol. “The investigation established that on the night of April 27, 2020, drunk [Davit Tsinaridze] verbally [...]

Tskhinvali regime revives the city’s Soviet-era name, Stalinir

By | April 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Stalin's monument in central Tskhinvali (formerly Stalinir) in early 1950s. (Facebook.) The head of South Ossetia puppet regime Anatoly Bibilov seems to revive Soviet-era name of Tskhinvali. The city, which was a capital of South Ossetia Autonomous Oblast, between 1934-1961 bore the name of Soviet leader Josef Stalin- Staliniri or Stalinir in Ossetian. It [...]

Farmers took to the streets, blocked major highway protesting strict quarantine measures

By | April 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Imedinews.) Dozens of farmers took to the streets in Marneuli municipality Wednesday protesting strict quarantine regime and appealing to the authorities for assistance. Farmers, mostly ethnic Azerbaijani from nearby settlements, assembled at Shulaveri, a village five km south from Marneuli, an administrative center in Kvemo Kartli region, and blocked traffic on a road leading [...]

Georgia extends state of emergency, vows to ease some restrictions in May

By | April 21st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Salome Zurabishvili (Newposts.ge) Georgia extends state of emergency by one month till May 22. “This decision will allow us to prepare for the lifting of restrictions,” said President Salome Zurabishvili on Tuesday, after announcing the decree. “The measures undertaken during this month helped us to control and check the spread and scale of the [...]

Ex-defense minister sentenced for participating in Gavrilov Night clashes

By | April 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Irakli Okruashvili. (1tv.ge) Irakli Okruashvili, who served for various important offices under President Mikheil Saakashvili in early 2000s, was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for taking part in the Gavrilov Night clashes with police. Initially he was accused of attempting coup d’état but later was charged with organizing of and participating [...]

Prominent Georgian doctor says the country will overcome pandemic with minimal losses

By | April 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tengiz Tsertsvadze (TV Pirveli.) The peak of covid19 pandemic in Georgia will come in two or three weeks, a prominent medical doctor of infectious diseases said on Tuesday, adding that he predicts total number of cases at about 1,000. “Georgia will overcome this harshest challenge with minimal losses," said Dr. Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Director of [...]

Additional flights designated to evacuate stranded Georgians, but much more still needed

By | April 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Georgian Airways crew for emergency flight to Rome in March 10. (Facebook/GA.) Georgia designates additional emergency flights to evacuate its nationals from abroad due to covid19 pandemic. However, the demand is so high the carrier's sales portal was virtually flooded and broken in few minutes after sales started for the first flight. Up to [...]

Campaigners deliver 1,500 flowers to medics fighting covid19 in Georgia

By | April 5th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , |

(Facebook/Ketevan.Lortkipanidze.) Volunteers have delivered 1,500 home-grown tulips to medics fighting covid19 after a campaign in social media to raise money to support a stranded farmer. Kako Jeiranashvili is a 63 y/o resident of one of Kakheti village. He’s been growing tulips for years and usually sell them to Tbilisi markets. However, the coronavirus pandemic [...]

Georgia sets up 600 million dollar stimulus package

By | April 1st, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , |

Giorgi Gakharia (Imedinews photo). Georgian government puts forward two billion GEL (USD 605 million) stimulus package to respond coronavirus and diminish damage, PM Giorgi Gakharia said on Wednesday. “According to the government decision, GEL 2 billion has been allocated for direct assistance to the economy. This is the assistance that will be directed to [...]