The National Bank of Georgia has ordered the shareholders of TBC Bank Group PLC, which owns their namesake Georgian bank, to remove their Chair, Mamuka Khazaradze, and Deputy Chair, Badri Japaridze, from their board within two months. The National Bank also revoked the signature authority of both.
Almost all of Georgia’s social workers are set to go on strike on 1 March, over what they say are poor working conditions and a lack of resources. [Read more…]
The head of Georgia’s Human Rights Committee, Sopo Kiladze, is facing calls for her resignation — the second time activists have demanded she go in under a year. [Read more…]
Tbilisi City Court has ruled that the Georgian State Security Service (SSG) did not violate the presumption of innocence of 19-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili, who was fatally shot in late 2017 during an anti-terror sweep in Georgia’s Pankisi Valley. [Read more…]
Selling lemons in the streets at ₾1 ($0.38) for a bag of 5, Tbilisi’s lemon vendors — almost exclusively elderly women — struggle to scrape out a living. [Read more…]
Four social workers have been fired and the head of social programmes at Georgia’s Social Services has resigned after a four-year-old was allegedly beaten to death by her mother despite a restraining order. Children’s rights groups blamed an ‘inefficient child protection system’ while social workers said they did not have enough resources. [Read more…]
Green activists and their supporters gathered in Vake Park in Tbilisi on 27 January to celebrate the end of an almost six-year battle to halt construction of a hotel in the park. [Read more…]
Air pollution is the number one environmental concern in Georgia, according to a new poll released by NDI. The poll showed a growing awareness of environmental topics in Georgia, with the capital Tbilisi leading the way. [Read more…]
A group of judges being considered for Georgia’s Supreme Court has asked parliament to disregard their nominations, citing a campaign of ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the judiciary. Their nominations had been controversial after rights groups, the opposition, the Public Defender, and several members of the ruling party accused them of being compromised and condemned the ‘rushed’ confirmation process.
An explosion in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, has left four people dead including a toddler, and eight others injured. Preliminary findings by the authorities suggest a gas leak was the cause of the blast. [Read more…]