Borjomi’s municipal council (sakrebulo) have voted to impeach council head Zaza Chachanidze, in a dispute over staff pay at the mayor’s office. The dispute between the council and the mayor’s office emerged after the council repeatedly refused to approve a staff budget for the latter that included pay rises for the top positions.
A majority of councillors from Borjomi’s municipal council (sakrebulo) have signed a request to impeach the head of the council, the only one in Georgia not controlled by the ruling Georgian Dream party. The move comes as a crisis between the council and the mayor’s office continues, over the council’s refusal to sign off on a staff budget for the mayor’s office which included pay rises for the top positions. [Read more…]
The mayor of Borjomi Municipality, in southern Georgia’s Samtskhe–Javakheti Region, refused to show up for work on 2 March, along with 90 other employees of the mayor’s office. They went on strike after not being paid for the past three months, in a disagreement between the municipal council (sakrebulo) and the mayor’s office over pay. [Read more…]
On the fourth day of fighting a wildfire in southern Georgia’s Samtskhe–Javakheti region, hundreds of firefighters along with helicopters and fire engines have managed to prevent the fire from spreading. However, it will be long before the fire is fully extinguished, officials say, as the wind occasionally gets stronger. Meanwhile, small wildfires broke out on 22 August at four other locations in the country. [Read more…]
It’s been three days since firefighters and lifeguards have been trying to contain a wildfire in southern Georgia’s Samtskhe–Javakheti region. The fire has devastated more than 12 hectares (120,000 m²) of land, leaving adjacent villages in panic. No casualties were reported. [Read more…]
A landslide and flood hit parts of Borjomi, a resort in southern Georgia, on 20 May. [Read more…]
The Former Bishop of Borjomi, Serapime Jojua, has been accused of attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The story has split the Church, but the Patriarchate and government have remained mute. [Read more…]