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Compiled by Tato Gachechiladze
Thursday, November 1
8 suicides in 2 months

In the Gori region, 8 cases of suicide were reported in the last 2 months. Almost all of them were teenagers, Prime Time writes. The announcement was made by the emergency room chief Dr. Temur Taniashvili. According to the emergency service information the most frequent cases of suicide are hanging. The age range is 13 to 16 years. Taniashvili said that facts about suicide have significantly increased compared with last year. Doctors think it is necessary that psychologists get involved in teenagersí lives, as there were a few cases when it was possible to save a life, it's mostly when dealing with cases of poisoning and drugs. But it should be pointed out that there are many cases of hanging and however strange it may seem, they are 13-14 years old girls. Temur Taniashvili explains that suicides are committed while being alone in almost all cases. Doctors are alarmed by the statistics and recommend persons working in schools and in the education system to introduction special psychological lessons in schools.

Chairman of the Supreme Court asks for salary increase for judges

The court system is demanding an increase of salaries and the improvement of the judges' pension system. The issues will be considered at the Judges' 9th Conference. And it will be held at Tbilisi City Court, Rezonansi reports. The Chairman of the Supreme Court, Kote Kublashvili, spoke about the agenda of the conference: "We have brought up two issues at the conference. The first case will be the budget for the coming year. It is very important for financial independence. According to him, no officials have the right to decrease the budget of the Supreme Court. On the contrary, he asked for a 10% increase in the budget for the salaries for the judges and the employees. This will be around 2 million extra.