The News in Brief
Monday, May 5
Villages to have emergency medical assistance
Emergency medical assistance will soon be available to all villages in Georgia, a representative of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs announced.
New ambulances have arrived at Poti port and are due to be distributed across the country as part of the government’s medical equipment rehabilitation program, the representative added.
Burjanadze visits US
Parliamentary Speaker Nino Burjanadze will visit the US today, to meet government officials.
She will return to Georgia on May 9.
Village pupils to receive computers
Education Minister Gia Nodia will hand out computers to five young students in the village of Kurta, in a Georgian-controlled area of breakaway South Ossetia, as part of the government’s “My First Computer” program.
Some 7 200 pupils across Georgia with top grades will receive computers as part of the program.
Nodia is also scheduled to meet teachers on the trip.
Georgians rally in New York
Expatriate Georgians living in New York rallied outside the UN office on May 3 to draw international attention to recent rising tension between Russia and Georgia.
A representative of the State Ministry for Reintegration Issues said that the rally was organized by the international organization Amirani and the Georgian Culture Center in the US.
A similar rally was held outside the Russian Embassy in Turkey the same day.
Wine contest in Sighnaghi
Thirteen wines were awarded gold medals awhile 37 received silver medals at a wine competition in Sighnaghi from April 30–May 2.
The Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Georgia organized the event, which saw 27 wine companied participate.
The jury included experts from Britain, Belgium, Germany and Georgia.
(Black Sea Press)
Film about Patriarch screened
The documentary film titled “On a Visit to the Patriarch” was unveiled at Amirani cinema on May 2.
The film documented the life of the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.
“The film is good. I am grateful to everybody who participated in shooting it. They worked very hard,” the Patriarch told journalists.
(Black Sea Press)