July 01, 2022 23:58
Beating of “Pirveli” TV cameraman highlights problem of pressure on media in Adjara
Murman Zoidze, a cameraman of the “Pirveli” TV Company, continues to work as usual. But after an attack on him, Adjarian journalists proceed with increased caution, as the local media are to cover stories that cause public outcry and its employees often face aggression, including from officials.
June 04, 2022 23:48
Rights defenders demand to simplify granting housing to IDPs in Batumi
The forced migrants (or internally displaced persons – IDPs) living in the Batumi neighbourhood "Dream City" should receive new housing according to the criteria of their social vulnerability; the emphasis on granting housing based on registration is fraught with conflicts, activists of the NGO "Centre for Social Justice" assert.
May 07, 2022 19:54
Over 20 Saakashvili supporters detained during protest in Batumi
Last night, in Batumi, clashes broke out of law enforcers with supporters of Mikheil (Mikhail) Saakashvili, the third president of Georgia, after policemen demanded to remove the tents set up by activists. As a result, more than 20 protesters were detained.
February 16, 2022 17:43
Historians report about search for remains of victims of Stalinist terror in Khelvachauri
Signs on the remains from a mass grave in Khelvachauri indicate that they belong to victims of the Stalinist repressions, scientists point out. Among the victims of terror in Adzharia were not only Georgians, but also Abkhazians, Russians, Germans, and Poles.
September 25, 2021 15:02
Georgia: 70 families cut off from outside world by landslides
Landslides caused by a heavy rainfall have blocked the road to a village in the Lanchkhuti District of Georgia, where 40 families live, and to a village in the Ozurgeti District, inhabited by 30 families.
September 24, 2021 23:46
Pandemic threatens Kobuleti hoteliers' businesses
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tourists would not visit Adjara; and the owners of small hotels suffer losses and cannot pay off their loans, entrepreneurs in the city of Kobuleti have complained, insisting that authorities should help hoteliers in solving their problems with banks.
August 28, 2021 23:58
The authorities offer Adjara hoteliers to solve their problems with banks by their own
The hotel owners, who staged a protest at the building of the Kobuleti Mayoralty, have achieved meeting with officials and asked them to help with deferring payments on bank loans. The officials advised the borrowers to solve their problems with banks by themselves.
July 27, 2021 18:33
UNESCO includes four protected areas of Georgia in World Heritage List
The tropical forests and swamps of Kolkheti are included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List, together with the Kolkheti National Park and the Mtirala National Park, the protected areas of Kobuleti and Kintrishi.
June 18, 2021 23:16
Influx of tourists from Turkey supports tourism sector in Adjara
With the resumption of overland communication with Turkey, Batumi opened casinos, which suffered significant losses during the quarantine. The border is also open for Adjarian entrepreneurs, but some of them went bankrupt before the quarantine measures were mitigated.
June 02, 2021 11:55
Georgian health resorts ready to welcome foreigners after border opening
Residents of neighbouring countries can come to Georgia for treatment and rest through the land borders that opened on June 1. Hotels are warning guests to comply with coronavirus restrictions.