Georgia vs Ukraine in FIBA World Cup qualifier

Georgian and Ukrainian basketball teams will hold a qualifier match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on July 1.Ukraine chose Riga as the host city of the match due to the ongoing war in the country.The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) First Channel will live broadcast the match at 8 pm local time.


Wizz Air resumes direct flights to Paris, Tallinn

Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air will resume direct flights to Paris and Tallinn, Kutaisi International Airport reported on Thursday.Effective August 1, direct regular flights to Tallinn will be operated twice a week, while once a week to Paris from August 4.The flight frequency will increase to Athens, Berlin, Barcelona, ​​Riga, Dortmund, Meiningen, Milan, Prague, Thessaloniki and Wroclaw, the statement reads.


The winners were revealed at the XXII Business Rating Ceremony of Media Holding Georgian Times

The XXII solemn ceremony of the business rating of the Georgian Times Media Holding was held in the complex of Sevsamora Resort and Spa in Saguramo.The gala evening will traditionally be chosen among the winners, winning the Grand Prix of the National Business Award based on voting. The competent jury will reveal the best investor of the year, the largest payer in the budget, the best employer, the CSR of the year, the largest exporter and importer. The media will name the preferred business, and the business will name the preferred media.The aim of the project is to identify the most successful sectors in national business, to support dialogue between business - government and society.The winner of the XXII award of today's business rating, "Petroca Energy" became the owner of the Grand Prix.Ivane Nakaidze, the winner of the Grand Prix of the National Business Award on the basis of voting, became the winner of the National Business Award on the basis of voting.


Tbilisi Pride Week will open today

Tbilisi Pride" week will officially start today. The week will open with the screening of Georgian director Elene Naverian's stone film "Wet Sand".LGBTQ people, supporters, the diplomatic corps, representatives of international and local organizations will gather at the opening event of the week.Mariam Kvaratskhelia and Anna Subeliani, co-directors of Tbilisi Pride, as well as Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Human Rights;After the screening, a question-and-answer session is scheduled with the director and the film crew.


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Citizens trapped in Mtskheta-Mtianeti due to heavy rain are taken out by helicopters

A special event is underway for the safe evacuation of citizens from Mtskheta-Mtianeti.In Mtskheta-Mtianeti Municipality, the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has started the process of evacuating citizens by Border Police helicopters in order to help the citizens stranded in the region due to heavy traffic due to heavy rains.Citizens are evacuated from the villages of Korsha, Roshka, Barisakho and Chargli.In order to evacuate the citizens of the region to a safe place, the employees of the Fire and Rescue Department were immediately involved in the process, and this morning, a Border Police helicopter was involved in the rescue operation.


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Kazbegi Customs checkpoint temporarily closed due to bad weather

The Kazbegi Customs checkpoint at the Georgia-Russia border has temporarily halted all operations due to bad weather conditions, the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance reported on Monday.The flooded rivers, led by heavy rainfall, damaged the 165th km section of Dariali-Larsi road, near the Georgia-Russia border.“The checkpoint will resume operation once the weather is cleared and rehabilitation works are done,” the agency noted.


The action "Home to Europe" will be held in Tbilisi today

Today, on Rustaveli Avenue, the action "Home to Europe" will be held. - The action is organized by "Shame" and other civil organizations.According to the organizers of the rally, on June 24, demands will be announced for the de-oligarchization of Georgia and the action plan will be announced to the public. The society will also get acquainted with a wide group of people who will "lead Georgia home to Europe"."No matter what promises the government makes, we do not believe that it will be faithful to its word, because for years it has only proved its allegiance to the oligarch. "The agreement reached with the participation of Charles Michel. Therefore, we, the Georgian people, must take responsibility for the implementation of reforms.This process started with an unprecedented rally on June 20, which turned out to be historic - the will of Bidzina Ivanishvili and the Georgian people was separated, which was clearly seen by the world. "Nevertheless, we have no means of complacency - the Georgian people must defend Georgia 's European choice," the rally organizers said in a statement.


Tbilisi City Hall starts Melikishvili street rehabilitation

The Tbilisi City Hall’s Infrastructure Development Municipal Service kicked off the entire rehabilitation of Melikishvili street in downtown Tbilisi.Funded from the Tbilisi city budget, the project worth of GEL 6,388,000 envisages complete refurbishment of underground communications systems, a replacement of lighting and the arrangement of bus and bicycle routes.Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and his deputy Andria Basilaia inspected the ongoing works planned to be completed in November 2022.


SpaceX to provide internet in Georgia

Georgian National Communication Commission members Tuesday met with a SpaceX representative to discuss the launch of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service in Georgia, National Communication Commission reported.The meeting reviewed the current situation and prospects in the Georgian telecommunications sector and the digital economy development in the country.SpaceX representative briefed the Commission officials on SpaceX’s plans in Georgia.The introduction of Starlink will ensure access to high-speed internet for Georgian mountainous regions.Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe, including at locations where the internet is expensive, unreliable, or entirely unavailable. So far, SpaceX has launched more than 2,700 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO).


Home to Europe rally underway on Rustaveli Avenue

Organized by the civic organization Shame Movement, a rally called “Home to Europe” is being held in front of the Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue. Citizens who support Georgia’s European future have gathered on the spot, joined by representatives of various opposition parties.A stage is set up in front of the parliament for the speakers at today’s rally. MEPs will hear an address from rally organizers, while politicians are not expected to make any statements from the tribune based on the information available.The police are mobilized on the spot, and traffic is halted.


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At the initiative of the President, a rally in support of the European course will be held in Tbilisi today

A rally in support of the European course announced by the President of Georgia will be held in Tbilisi. Citizens will gather at Europe Square today, at 19:00.The President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili called for the rally at a briefing on June 14. He called on citizens to gather in Rike to "see each other and show Europe our head, our unity.""It will be a society, a population standing together, where everyone will be an ordinary citizen. Me, you and members of any political party, or government officials, but everyone will come as an ordinary citizen, there will be no words, no announcements, no posters, if anyone should be able to sing, the rest will be just standing, we want for our children, the future "Europe for a generation," Salome Zurabishvili said at a briefing on June 14.At the same time, Salome Zurabishvili called on the EU Ambassador and the Ambassadors of the EU member states to join the June 16 event. He also addressed the organizers of the June 20 rally, noting that "if they think about it, this speech may be postponed."According to reports at the moment, the rally will be joined by the heads of several diplomatic missions, including the ambassadors of Germany and France.


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Georgia eases entry rules for foreign citizens

Effective today, citizens of any foreign countries, traveling to Georgia via any route (air, land, sea) are no longer obliged to present either Covid-vaccination certificate or PCR-examination negative result report.The Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili signed the relevant decree on June 14.