Pupils of Public Schools visited Samtkhe-Javakheti Base of the Special Tasks Department
The Ministry of Internal Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science initiated and organized visit of the 10th grade pupils of Aspindza Public Schools to the base of Samtkhe-Javakheti Regional Special Tasks Division of the Special Tasks Department of the MIA Special and Emergency Measures Center within the framework of the informative-educational project “Maintenance of law and crime prevention program for public schools".
The representatives of Samtkhe-Javakheti Regional Special Tasks Division of the Special Tasks Department introduced to the pupils daily routine of the conscripts and showed them around their accommodation, classrooms, gymnasium, library and training area. The pupils attended the marching and theoretical/practical trainings of the conscripts: breaking barriers, wall climbing, martial techniques and shooting.
The armored vehicles, various kind of weapons and equipment located at the base of the Division were especially exhibited for the pupils. The meeting was delivered in a Q&A format. The representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs provided comprehensive answers to the questions of the pupils.
USA handed over hand-held speed radars to Patrol Police Department
The Bureau of Antl Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the US Department of State handed over 9 speed measuring radars to the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
For effective use of new radars, 18 employees of the Patrol Police Department completed 4-day training conducted by American instructors.The training included practical and theoretical exercises.
From December 2018, the retrained patrol-inspectors will apply hand-held radars in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Municipality, in particular, in Dariali gorge and on Kobi-Gudauri road section of Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi highway.
The Patrol Police will introduce hand-held radars in road sections not covered by the s.c. "smart" cameras and in sections where the risk of road accidents is high.
The purpose of introduction of speed measuring hand radars is to prevent traffic accidents and increase the level of traffic safety.
Police arrest three members of criminal underworld
As a result of the effective cooperation with the Europol, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has detained three members of the “criminal world” in Tbilisi and Kakheti region. As Mamuka Chelidze, Head of Organized Crime Department of Central Criminal Police of Ministry of Internal Affairs, said on Thursday the detainees have ties with so-called Georgian “thieves in law” living in Europe.
Mamuka Chelidze said that the detainees had active connection with the so-called Georgian “thieves in law”, took instructions from them and acted in accordance with the rules established by the "thieves' world".
The investigation is in progress under Prima Article 223 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, pertaining to the membership of the criminal underworld. The crime committed by the detainees envisages from 5 to 8 years of imprisonment.
We have a very ambitious plan to make Georgian police more efficient, says Interior Minister
We have a very ambitious plan at the Ministry of Internal Affairs to make Georgian police more efficient, - Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia said at the event, where the agency was handed over new vehicles.
As the Minister noted, the Ministry has a specific plan which envisages further reforming of the Patrol Police, complex reforming of the Criminal Police and integrated management of the borders.
"Some of these reforms have already begun. We can already say that the first steps have been taken for structural reforms in the Patrol Police.
At the same time, I would like to point out that the number of pedestrian patrol inspectors is growing on Tbilisi streets," said Giorgi Gakharia.
emergency.lu Re-establishes Critical Connectivity in the Caribbean Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Luxembourg, 26 September 2017 - The emergency.lu Rapid Response Kit has been deployed by the Government of Luxembourg to provide vital satellite-enabled connectivity to the coordination center in Dominica, following the devastation brought by the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, announced SES and its partners today. The connectivity provided on an SES satellite is used for broadband and voice communication, to ensure that emergency services and first responders can stay informed and connected, and are able to act quickly, where they are most needed. The solution has been deployed upon the request of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) to support the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and installed by Luxembourg Civil Protection volunteers.
Another emergency.lu Rapid Response Kit was deployed earlier in the island of Saint Martin to re-establish connectivity to the airport of Sint Maarten, after the Category 5 Hurricane Irma made landfall in the North East Caribbean islands, severely damaging terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure.
The Government of Luxembourg sent emergency.lu Rapid Deployment Kits to the region earlier this month, to support the establishment of humanitarian hubs and to provide vital communication links for first responders.
In addition to the already-available satellite capacity for emergency.lu services, SES has donated additional satellite capacity to support the high demand for connectivity for relief actions.
“When a hurricane strikes, communication infrastructures are often badly damaged or destroyed, and the situation can get even worse if first responders, emergency services and hospitals have no access to connectivity,” said Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director of SES Techcom Services. “Thanks to satellite technology, communication networks can be rapidly restored, enabling effective and coordinated assistance and aid in the most affected areas.”
Emergency.lu is a rapid communications solution for global disaster relief and humanitarian missions, developed and implemented as a public-private partnership by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg in collaboration with a consortium of Luxembourg companies and organisations: SES TechCom, Hitec and Luxembourg Air Rescue. It is designed to help the humanitarian and civil protection community in the field to (re-) establish telecommunication services and support effective communication and coordination of first responders. Emergency.lu can be deployed by the Government of Luxembourg anywhere in the world within hours of a natural catastrophe or man-made crisis.
The emergency.lu solution consists of satellite infrastructure and capacity, communication and coordination services, and satellite ground terminals as well as transportation of equipment to disaster areas all over the world. Since its inception in 2013, the solution has been deployed dozens of times in various parts of the world, and has provided connectivity for relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and in many more crisis situations.
“Emergency airplanes and helicopters will enter the territory of Georgia already in the second half of the day” – Mikheil Janelidze
Speaking on the air of Imedi TV, Georgian Vice Premier, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze commented on the assistance of partner countries in fire control works in Abastumani.
“The emergency headquarters, as well as other government agencies are working very actively, in close coordination with each other. We already communicated with our neighbours, at the instruction of the Prime Minister. Through our embassies, we remain in direct contact with our partners possessing respective equipment. Emergency airplanes and helicopters will enter the territory of Georgia already in the second half of the day. Airplanes will be provided by Ukraine and Turkey, and helicopters – by Azerbaijan. We also expect assistance from Iran which is ready to provide helicopters”.
At this stage Georgia has enough manpower. There is a need for aviation support and the request of Georgia, respectively, was sent to receive such kind of support, according to the Vice Premier. Mikheil Janelidze said that with the manpower available in the country and the aircraft due to enter Georgia soon, Georgia will overcome the crisis.
Mikheil Janelidze wished success to the firefighters and emergency workers dealing with the disaster in Abastumani.