Articles Anti-trafficking Efforts in Armenia
Articles Low Quality Seeds Cause Losses
23:59 | October 31, 2005
101 farmers in the Bambakashat and Janfida villages of the Armavir province harvested a smaller-than- expected tomato crop this year, bearing an average loss of 52 million drams.
23:31 | October 24, 2005
"Several days ago we held a demonstration to persuade government officials to stop the construction of a café in front of the Chamber Music Hall, but instead of an appropriate response, the construction work intensified," said singer Arax Davtyan angrily.
00:23 | October 17, 2005
On October 18 the musicians who gathered near the Yerevan Chamber Music House demanded the immediate termination of the constructions of a cafe which stretches from the entrance of the Chamber Music House to Abovyan street, because it is disturbing their work.
Articles Flash's Good Reputation is in Danger
01:46 | September 26, 2005
Ararat Tsovyan feeds his family by repairing eyeglasses. His shop at 15 Pushkin Street was demolished on government orders, as part of the work on Hyusisayin (Northern) Avenue. He was given the dram equivalent of US$ 8200 as compensation, as well as the right to rent a 20-square-meter property adjacent to 15a Pushkin, in order to open another shop.
00:50 | September 19, 2005
The Armenian justice system has failed George and Carolann Najarian once again. On August 30, 2005, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia ended proceedings of the criminal case, citing the absence of any fraud on the part of Grigor Igityan. The Armenian-American couple had accused Igityan of the fraudulent misappropriation of their property.
Articles No Payback for the Pimp
17:56 | July 18, 2005
On July 8, the court completed its review of the case against well-known Dubai pimp Aisha, whose real name is Lusine Hakobyan. (See Also “ Another pimp in Court”). Judge Vazgen Lalayan of the Court of First Instance of Yerevan’s Nork Marash and Kentron Districts sentenced Aisha to a one-year probation. She is now free to get back to business.
Articles Another pimp in court
17:32 | July 4, 2005
On June 20th, in the Court of First Instance of Yerevan’s Nork Marash and Kentron districts, with Judge Vazgen Lalayan presiding, the case of notorious Dubai pimp Lusine Hakobyan (aka Aisha) began.
00:47 | May 18, 2005
"They sold everything man made, and now they are going for what God has created. This is God's work and God will definitely punish us if we let this wonder of nature disappear," said Karen Manvelyan, both as the director of the Armenian office of the World Wildlife Fund and as a citizen of Armenia.
01:26 | April 6, 2005
"We demand that free frequencies be immediately made public and that a public, transparent, and open tender be declared," read a statement by the organizers of a protest marking the third anniversary of A1+ TV's being taken off the air.
Articles Love Thy Neighbor
15:24 | March 9, 2005
"Just some kind of shelter, that's all I need; I can go on living like I do now," Alla said. " If they just give me a hut or something, I can sit inside it and know I have a roof over my head, I won't be outside in the rain and the cold."
Investigation Endangered species for sale
00:55 | February 23, 2005
The Armenian mouflon, the Bezoarian goat and the Caucasian bear are all in the Red Book (Armenia 's list of endangered species). But with Safari International, you can hunt them for a few thousand Euro.
Articles Children have to work
19:03 | September 29, 2004
"The only thing about our classroom that makes it like a classroom is the size. Everything is falling apart. There is no glass in the windows-they're covered with plastic. There's barely a ceiling - it leaks when it rains. It doesn't look like a school; you come into the room and everything - from floor to ceiling-is in ruins," says Mariam Mkrtchyan, a graduate of the elementary school in Ltsen.
Articles Villagers dream of a new school
16:22 | September 1, 2004
"My only dream is to see a school in Salvard; then I can die in peace. That's it, that's all I want," says Armik Asatryan, a math teacher in the village for fifty-four years.
15:49 | August 25, 2004
The lane of trees planted in memory the 131 Catholics of the Armenian Apostolic Church on the grounds of the Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Illuminator no longer exists, having dried up or disappeared over the course of two weeks.
Articles More trees cut down in Yerevan
13:27 | August 4, 2004
"400 square meters of our yard has disappeared. We don't have a courtyard anymore, they just left a narrow path between the garages," complain residents of Yerevan 's # 27A Mashtots Avenue. There are now eleven garages made of stone and two of metal between the buildings at 27A and 29 Mashtots Ave.
18:10 | June 22, 2004
AGBU London is pleased to host a presentation on poverty in the republic of Armenia. The speaker, Onnik Krikorian is a British photojournalist living in Armenia for the past five years. He identifies some of the crippling poverty and its probably long term consequences in Armenia today.
12:50 | June 4, 2004
"I stood here for two days from sunrise to sunset to prevent them from destroying my land. They promised that they wouldn't, but they destroyed it at night when I went home. I came the next morning and saw that my green garden had been bulldozed. I almost had a heart attack," says Anik Ohanyan, who lives at # 14 David Anhaght Street.
16:51 | March 24, 2004
"Before a final solution is found, it is necessary to fence in the dump, to dig gutters and to study the body of the landslide. In order to carry all this out, we will need 10 million drams (about $18,000)," says Ludwig Nazaryan, the head of the Division of Technological Disasters of the Department for Emergency Situations (DES).
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