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Monday, November 27, 2017, #232 (4024)

Batumi Hotel Fire Kills 11

11 people died and more than 20 were injured when a fire broke out late Friday at a five-star hotel in Georgia’s Black Sea coastal resort Batumi. (more)

Georgian Ruling Party Names “not Loyal” Candidate for Public Defender

The ruling Georgian Dream (GD) ruling party has broken with its own established practice of nominating party loyalists for key government positions by submitting Nino Lomjaria’s name as its candidate to be the country’s next public defender. (more)

Georgian President Speaks Out on Violence Against Women


Georgia-UK PMs Meet in Brussels, Discuss Economic Cooperation


The News in Brief

"Questions Remain After Tbilisi Shootout" (more)

Opinion & Analysis

Ombudsman appeals to Gov’t to strictly monitor fire safety

The Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili has expressed sorrow over the fire broken out at the Leogrand hotel in the city of Batumi on November 24, 2017, claiming 11 lives, and demanded strict fire regulations. (more)

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