Author Archives: Stephen Marshall

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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Chair’s NKTA Meeting Report on Recent Visit to Kutaisi

Our chair Caroline spoke at our recent October NKTA meeting about her recent visit to Kutaisi and Georgia. Caroline recently spent a few days in Tbilisi where she attended the `Start of the Season`, an event organised jointly by the British Council and … Continue reading

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Letter received from the Mayor of Kutaisi

  Dear Caroline, Our warmest greetings from Kutaisi. Many years of friendship and partnership connect our cities. As you know, during these years, Georgia has overcome many challenges to become a truly independent democratic country. Today, the country and our … Continue reading

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Model United Nations Delegates Presentation to NKTA

Our two Model United Nations Participants had shared their memories and experiences of their time in Kutaisi. It was a packed meeting, seeing His worshipful the Mayor also attend. Both participants, Edward and Libby provided excellent accounts to members present. … Continue reading

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2 Newport Young People attend Model United Nations Conference in Kutaisi

  Recently two young people in cooperation with Kutaisi City Hall Participated in a Model United Nations Event within the city. The young people were invited via the Mayor of Newport Cllr Malcolm Linton, who was asked to select two … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary Celebrations of Bristol Tbilisi Twinning Association

Report by Sylvia Mason on last nights (Saturday 17th February) Supra celebrating 30yrs of the organisation.     Members of the Newport Kutaisi Twinning Association travelled to Bristol on Saturday evening as guests of the Bristol Tbilisi Twinning Association. The … Continue reading

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New Mayor of Kutaisi

New Mayor of Kutaisi, Giorgi Chigvaria born in 1980 in Kutaisi is Associated Prof. in Akaki Tsereteli State University in the Department of Social Sciences. In 1997–2002 he finished the faculty of History, specialty: History of Eastern Countries. In 2002-2003 … Continue reading

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Mayor of Newport – Christmas Party in aid of the Mayor’s Charities

NKTA members and friends enjoyed a wonderful evening last night at the Mayor of Newport’s Christmas Party held at Junction 28 restaurant. The annual event was held in aid of the Mayor’s Charities. Those present, all had an excellent time … Continue reading

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Reviving Rugby Ties between Newport Rugby Club and Kutaisi Rugby Club

Recently Newport was visited by 2 members of the Kutaisi Rugby Club, the visit was hosted by Newport Rugby Club and saw the club members attend both a local match but also the Wales V Georgia match within the Principality … Continue reading

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