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Georgian cuisine festival Imereti
Lifestyle News
Imereti’s Gemo Fest: A Gastronomic Celebration of Georgian Culture
The heart of Georgia’s culinary heritage beats strong in Imereti, where the Gemo Fest unfolds in a vibrant display of gastronomy and tradition. This festival, organized by the Georgian National Tourism Administration, transforms Kutaisi’s Veriko Anjaparidze Square into a bustling hub of flavors, where over 20 local entrepreneurs and cooks showcase their culinary prowess. A Feast for the Senses The Gemo Fest is more than just a food festival; it’s…
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Mezvrishvili Calls for Justice Reform: A Return to Constitutional Governance
In a recent briefing, Natia Mezvrishvili, the deputy chairman of the Gakharia for Georgia party, made a compelling call to action. She highlighted the concerning state of justice in Georgia, where the ruling party, Georgian Dream, has been accused of subverting and halting the functions of justice bodies. Mezvrishvili’s plea is clear: it’s time for the country to adhere once again to its constitutional framework. A Cry for Constitutional Adherence…
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US Ambassador Confronts Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia
In a recent address, US Ambassador Robin Dunnigan expressed her dismay over the disinformation campaigns alleging US involvement in instigating revolutionary movements in Georgia. This statement comes amidst growing concerns over the spread of false narratives surrounding Georgia’s aspirations to join the European Union. Unraveling the Truth Ambassador Dunnigan’s speech at Ilia State University’s Soviet Memory project inauguration highlighted the US’s longstanding support for Georgia. Over 32 years, the US…
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Business News
FutureLab: Georgian Teams with Innovative Startup Ideas for the US Market to Be Funded and Supported
FutureLab, a Georgian venture fund and accelerator, is offering a unique opportunity for innovative Georgian startups to create technological products or services for the US market. This initiative aims to support and fund Georgian teams with groundbreaking ideas, providing them with the resources and guidance needed to succeed. The project is spearheaded by Irakli Kashibadze, the founder of FutureLab, who has a long history of fostering innovation and technology in…
azimuth airlines direct flights from moscow to kutaisi
Russian Azimuth to Launch Direct Flights from Moscow to Kutaisi
In a significant development for air travel between Russia and Georgia, the Russian airline Azimuth has announced the launch of direct flights from Moscow to Kutaisi. Starting from July 2, 2024, these flights will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, providing a new and convenient travel option for passengers. The flights will depart from Vnukovo Airport in Moscow at 07:10 and arrive in Kutaisi at 11:45 Georgian time.…
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Finance News
TBC Bank Exceeds 2023 Sustainable Financing Target by 57%
In a remarkable achievement, TBC Bank Group PLC, Georgia’s largest bank, has successfully exceeded its 2023 target for sustainable financing. According to the bank’s latest sustainability report, TBC’s sustainable portfolio expanded by an impressive 57% year-on-year, reaching GEL 1.2 billion (US$380 million). This milestone not only surpasses the initial goal of GEL 1 billion but also underscores the bank’s commitment to fostering sustainable development and innovation in the financial sector.…
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Georgian Defense Minister Visits Azerbaijan for Official Talks
The Minister of Defense of Georgia, Irakli Chikovani, is currently on an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. This visit aims to strengthen the defense cooperation between the two neighboring countries. During his visit, Chikovani will engage in high-level discussions with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov. The meetings will focus on enhancing bilateral military cooperation and addressing regional security challenges. This visit underscores the importance of the…
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President of Latvia: Suspending Candidate Status Sends Clear Signal to Georgia
The President of Latvia has made a significant statement regarding Georgia’s candidate status for the European Union. By suspending the candidate status, a clear signal should be sent to Georgia, emphasizing the importance of adhering to democratic principles and the rule of law. This move is seen as a crucial step in ensuring that Georgia remains committed to the values and standards expected of EU candidate countries. Latvia’s Stance on…
Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace Hotel
Business News
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Fund in Default: Ownership Shuffle at Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace Hotel
In a high-stakes financial maneuver, the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) has attempted to switch ownership of its Georgian subsidiary’s prized asset—the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace Hotel—in an apparent effort to avoid enforcement action. The hotel, managed by the Marriott Group, has become the center of attention as RAKIA grapples with financial challenges. The Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) faces financial turmoil, leading to an ownership shuffle…
Georgia economic growth statistics
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Georgia’s Robust Economic Uptick: A 9% Surge in Early 2024
Georgia’s economy has demonstrated a remarkable performance in the early months of 2024, with a reported 9% growth from January to April. This significant uptick is a testament to the country’s resilient economic strategies and diversified growth across various sectors. The Pillars of Progress The Georgian National Statistics Office (GEOSTAT) has released preliminary data indicating a robust 11.8% growth in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for April 2024 alone. This…