All nine of Georgia’s regional governors claimed state funding for fuel far higher than they could possibly have used, a new report by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has revealed. [Read more…]
Moscow has banned the import of fruits, nuts, and vegetables from Abkhazia, citing the need to prevent the spread of the brown marmorated stink bug, an agricultural pest, to Russia. They later blamed Georgia for spreading the pest, saying it ‘may be a part of biological sabotage’. Georgia has dismissed the claims.
For over two weeks, people living in western Georgia have been asking the authorities to help them amidst a large-scale invasion of a dangerous agricultural pest. The bug has devastated hazelnut crops which are the main source of income of many farmers in the region. [Read more…]
A fire broke out in a market in Poti, a town in western Georgia, in the morning of 10 July. Up to 70 of the market’s 150 stalls were destroyed. The cause of the fire, which has now been contained, is still unknown. [Read more…]