THE PRESIDENT’S visit to Noble Energy’s drilling rig yesterday went hand in hand with gripes from the Journalists Union alleging a media blackout of sorts.
The president and his entourage boarded a Bell 412 chopper from a helipad at Limassol harbour. Christofias was accompanied by Commerce Minister Praxoulla Antoniadou, Agriculture Minister Sofoclis Aletraris, Government Spokesman Stefanos Stefanou, Under Secretary to the President Titos Christofides, and Noble Energy’s manager in Cyprus James Cronkite. Together with the crew of two pilots, there were eight persons on board.
The American-registered twin engine helicopter took off from the helipad at around 10am, landing on the Homer Ferrington platform some 45 minutes later.Read More