Author Archives: Stephen Marshall

LUXURY HOTEL NEWPORT OPENS IN KUTAISI

The 4 star Hotel Newport, formally opened by the Georgian Prime Minister in June last year, finally opened it’s door to the public this autumn after a 16 month delay due to the covid pandemic. Situated on Newport Street, the … Continue reading

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GEORGIAN RUGBY and the link between Newport RFC and AIA Kutaisi RFC

Davit Nemsadze Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Georgian National Rugby TeamHead of Strength and Conditioning at AIA Kutaisi Rugby Football Club My good friend and fellow Kutaisi rugby coach Dimitri Pularia and I will never forget our visit to … Continue reading

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FAREWELL MADONNA

Members of the Association, and her many friends around the world, will be greatly saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend Professor Madonna Megrelishvili, until recently Chair of our sister organisation the Kutaisi Newport International Association. Madonna … Continue reading

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BRITISH AMBASSADOR HOLDS TALKS WITH KNIA MEMBERS

On Wednesday 21st April members of the NKTA’s sister organisation, the Kutaisi Newport International Association, held a meeting with HE Mark Clayton the British Ambassador to Georgia. The meeting was held at the request of the Ambassador and it was … Continue reading

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A Message to NKTA Members from the New Georgian Ambassador to the UK – Sophiko Katsarava MBE

It has been almost one year since my arrival in the UK. It has been a challenging period due to the Covid pandemic, but at the same time we learned how to adjust ourselves to new realities and new type … Continue reading

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NKTA Joins in Congratulating Professor Madonna Megrelishvili

The NKTA is delighted to join our friends in Kutaisi in congratulating Professor Madonna Megrelishvili, the recently retired Chair of the Kutaisi Newport International Association, on being honoured for her outstanding service in the field of philology by the National … Continue reading

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SCHOOL LINKS BETWEEN OUR TWINNNED CITIES

Caerleon Lodge Hill Primary School, Newport In 2019, Caerleon Lodge Primary School was  introduced to the fascinating country of Georgia by Caroline McLachlan, the School’s Chair of Governors who is also the Chair of the Newport Kutaisi Twinning Association. As a … Continue reading

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NATIONAL TRUST OF GEORGIA

A group of Georgian citizens together with Englishman Peter Nasmyth, a  strong supporter of the NKTA, has recently established the Georgian National Trust. It has been set up in association with the National Trust of Great Britain’s international branch INTO … Continue reading

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GEORGIAN PRIME MINISTER OPENS NEW 4 STAR NEWPORT HOTEL IN KUTAISI

This June the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, formally opened a stylish four star hotel in central Kutaisi named the Newport Hotel. One of Kutas main streets in named Newport Street and the naming of the hotel, formerly a … Continue reading

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NKTA CELEBRATES GEORGIAN CHRISTMAS DAY 2020

Written by Derek Butler NKTA (Newport Kutaisi Twinning Association)  members celebrated Georgia’s Orthodox Christmas Day with a `Christmas Dinner` at The Priory Hotel, Caerleon.  Support for the event surpassed all expectations and those of us who attended enjoyed it so … Continue reading

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