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Katie Melua to Hold Charity Concert to Help Tbilisi Flood Victims

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Famous Georgian UK-based singer Katie Melua will perform a charity concert to help people affected by the devastating flood in Tbilisi. Georgian Society in the UK announced Melua will perform a charity concert in London to support the victims of the June 13 flash flood. The concert will be held …

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City Hall to Take out a 18 Million Loan to Repair Roads

Tbilisi Assembly granted the City Hall the right to take  out a loan of GEL 18 million  to repair roads damaged during the flood. According to the head of the Finance and Budget Department  of the  City Hall Levan Tevzaia, the loan recipient will be  the Municipal Development Fund. Representatives of …

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Georgia: Success And Sadness at European Games, Baku

Georgian athletes at the 2015 European Games in Baku are on a rollercoaster of highs and lows, after athletes won several medals but another was disqualified from the competition. More than a hundred Georgian athletes are competing in the inaugural competition across 17 sports from June 12-28. The Georgian athletes …

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More Rain Could Cause Future Landslides, Says Italian Geologist

The Tskneti-Betania road is currently the most dangerous place in Georgia’s capital city. World-leading specialist in environmental hazards and risk management, Italian geologist Claudio Margottini said the situation was “rather difficult” and future landslides could be repeated if heavy rainfall began again. “This was a huge landslide. Such phenomenon is very …

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Gastronomic and Tasting Shopping Center to Open in Tbilisi

Spanish businessmen are interested in opening a gastronomic and  tasting tourism shopping center. According to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the Minister George Kvirikashvili received a group of Spanish businessmen, who are visiting Georgia to be acquainted with  the county’s tourist potential. The meeting was also attended by the …

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France is Considering Making 2017 a Year Free of Income Tax

France is considering making 2017 a year free of income tax. The government wants to shift to a system of automatic withholding, similar to that in the United States and much of the rest of the world. Employees in France currently pay taxes a year after their income is earned. …

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Government’s Plans For Developing Highland Regions

The government has submitted a bill on socioeconomic and cultural development of Georgia’s highland regions to the Parliament, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili told the government meeting on June 4. The bill aims at ceasing migration from highland regions and promoting the business development. Nino Kharadze is covering the issue. A …

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June 13 Flood Caused Damage to Several Companies

Disaster-affected Georgian-American High  School asks the government to allocate the  alternative space. Deputy Director of the “School of the Future” Nutsa Koreli says  the school building and yard has been seriously affected  by the disaster. The school infrastructure is totally destroyed. “School of the Future” has functioned in river Vere gorge, …

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Israelis Helping Save Animals in Flood-Ravaged Tbilisi

An Israeli team of veterinarians has landed in the nation of Georgia, as fatal flooding earlier this week has left at least 15 people dead. The city’s zoo animals have become a major problem in the ravaged area, with few resources available at the moment to perform the necessary search …

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