John Bass to Become Diplomat of the Year 2011
16 December, 2011
John Bass to Become Diplomat of the Year 2011

 

The first diplomat award ceremony in Georgian media space took  place yesterday. Weekly English-language newspaper “Georgian Journal” along with the publishing house “Palitra” identified the Diplomat of the Year. The winner is the Ambassador of the US to Georgia Mr. John Bass. Prior to the event, Media Palitra has conducted a three-month poll involving local politicians, political analysts and political scientists. Accordingly, several candidates have been elicited. The winner was granted an award, exclusively designed for the ceremony. Special diplomas and prizes have been established for the participants of the ceremony by the sponsors and partners of the project, who happen to be Duty Free Alliance, Nemiroff, Glasses Store “Safilo”, Clinic “Total Charm”, Radisson Blu Iveria hotel, Jewellery Store “Christal”, book store network “Biblusi”, Hotel Tbilisi Marriot, Courtyard Marriot, etc. These prizes were granted to the representatives of different companies and embassies, who won in the competitions taking place during the event.

The primary purpose of the project is to make the Diplomatic Corps more active in promoting Georgia and further development of democracy in the country. Moreover, Georgian Journal intends to revitalize the relations between the Georgian media and the Diplomatic Corps.
Within the scope of the project, representatives of diplomatic corps, international as well as local non-government organizations, politicians, experts and businessmen have attended the event. Journalists of printed and electronic media, along with the employees of “Media Palitra Publishers” have been invited to the final event to cover the ceremony and its results.
From this year on, “Georgian Journal” and Media-house Palitra will establish Diplomat Award Ceremony as an annual tradition.

 

Other Stories
BIBLUSI GALLERY AND ITALIAN CAFÉ CI GUSTA!
After six years of existence, the most popular and beloved book shop Biblusi that has some 45 branches throughout Georgia, is going to introduce a totally new kind of shop to its consumers
GJ Contributor on Stage
GJ Contributor on Stage
Eva Bolkvadze has been writing for the Georgian Journal in the last couple of years – mostly about art – and she has already attracted a great deal of attention of our readers.
“There are 50 thousand stray dogs in Tbilisi”
Several days ago a small child died of rabies after getting bitten by a dog. Many people claim that killing stray dogs will have positive results, preventing them from posing
A Gem of the Georgian Car Industry – A Yellow “Jeiran” and its Creator
During my visit to Meskheti, I noticed a strange-looking car at Akhaltsikhe Street: Painted yellow, it was a model I’ve never seen before, but it looked beautiful.
Tiffany’s bar officially opens in Georgia
One can hardly find someone who has not seen the famous American movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s or has not heard the song “Moon River.”
Rugby union tackles both violence and injuries
Nodar “Nono” Andghuladze, a former player of Georgian National Rugby Team and now the director of the new medical center Sports Medicine Clinic, speaks about
4 Georgian victims of Babushara airport tragedy laid to rest with military honors
4 Georgian warriors having died in the Babushara airport tragedy have been buried with military honors at the Dighomi Brothers’ cemetery.
Will we have 24-hour electricity this winter? - Bright Lights, Dark City
Prolonged power outage due to regular systemic breakdown of the ninth block made the citizens of Tbilisi indignant. The regions are accustomed to it.
What products can we buy in advance before New Year’s Eve
There is very little time left before the New Year, and preparations are already underway. If you are mired in work and constantly end up doing last-minute purchases before the holiday, we hardly
Snow is expected in Tbilisi tonight
Severe wind will continue till the end of the day in Tbilisi and it will snow at night. As Monitoring and Forecast Center of the National Environment Agency
“My 29-year-old daughter currently weighs 22 kilos”
Lali Mekokishvili tells her daughters story, a girl who at the age of twenty-nine weighs 22 kilos.
“The domestic violence problem needs a process of fundamental changes” - Exclusive interview with Johanna Nelles
On November 25th, protests aimed to stop violence against women, were held in 22 Georgian cities, including Tbilisi. The demonstration started everywhere at the same time
It will snow in eastern Georgia tomorrow
Snow is expected in eastern Georgia tonight and tomorrow.
Valery Meladze - From a phone technician to a millionaire
According to Russian Forbes, Valeri Meladze who was born in Georgia and made his singer career in Moscow, is seventh on the list of 20 richest Russian singers.
Orthodox Christendom marks St. George Day
Georgia’s Orthodox Church marks the day of Saint George’s torture on a wheel on November 23. As His Holiness Ilia II conducted a special service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral today.
NGO The Marshal of Society has passed petition to the Prime Minister (R)
On November 20th, a group of several NGOs guided by nongovernmental organization The Marshal of Society held a demonstration in front of the State Chancellery.
The joyful and simultaneously sad story of the Georgian mountain climber, who conquered Everest twice
Mountain climbing has always been a popular sport in Georgia. Our country had numerous professional mountain climbers and the tradition lasts even today.
“GINGER GENERAL” ASSASSINATED? (Exclusive)
A controversial message appeared on Ramzan Kadyrov’s Instagram page several days ago claiming: “The enemy of Islam Tarkhan Batirashvili who called himself Omar al-Shishani is dead.
Could the Lanzarote Convention be a solution for Georgia’s increased Child Abuse Problem? (Exclusive)
Twenty-five years ago, on 20 November 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) that the world has benefited
Who will inherit Kakha Bendukidze’s wealth
Property of Kakha Bendukidze, Georgia’s former Minister of Economy, who has recently met with an untimely death, has always been surrounded by rumors and legends.
Father of the Great Privatization
Kakha Bendukidze, Georgia’s former Minister of Economy, founder of “Knowledge Fund” and chairman of the Observatory Council of Free and Agrarian universities, died of heart surgery complications
Kakha Bendukidze dies at 58 in London hotel
Kakha Bendukidze, former Minister of Economy and founder of the Free University, died shortly after heart surgery.
The anchor of Palitra TV is the first Georgian to fly into space
Arsen Gvenetadze, a gynecologist, will likely be the first Georgian in space. The fifty-one-year-old Georgian doctor was rewarded with an astronaut’s certificate in the US on October 31st.
Georgia - Birthplace of cheese as well?
On November 8th, Expo-Georgia hosted a cheese exhibition. Georgian cheese is one of the oldest food products in the world. Nobody argues anymore that Georgia is the birthplace