On the day after an enormous fire engulfed the Bavshvta Samyaro shopping centre in central Tbilisi on 31 January, the hundreds of vendors affected have received a small ray of hope. Gold and silver jewelry, which had been kept in safes in the building’s basement, have survived the fire. [Read more…]
Former workers at a nitrogen factory in Rustavi, in southeast Georgia, who were recently fired by the company’s new management, staged a protest in front of the factory on 30 January. [Read more…]
The de facto republic of South Ossetia is considering opening up trade with the rest of Georgia. However, the proposals are meeting resistance from those opposed to trading with their ‘enemy’.
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…]
Between 2013 and August 2016, Tbilisi City Hall issued 583 permits to cut down 3,552 trees in the city, according to a report from the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). The findings raise questions about the integrity of the city hall's processes for examining trees and assessing damage. [Read more…]
The local municipality of Kazbegi, a mountain town in the north of Georgia popular with tourists, plans to dismantle the mosaic from a viewpoint on the road leading to the town from Tbilisi, where tourists often stop. [Read more…]
Salafi imam of Pankisi, Bekkhan Pareulidze, sat down with OC Media for an exclusive interview, in which he discussed the region’s religious divisions, the outflow of young Kists to Syria, and the role civil society has to play in the valley. [Read more…]