Daily Archives: July 22, 2012

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Racism rampant despite EU spotlight

My friends and I recently visited Phinikoudes beach and wished to use the public facilities. The toilet attendant, on hearing we were from India, said we were forbidden to enter. How is such racism possible in a state currently holding the EU presidency?

 

Pawan Kumar,

India

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Shoplifters are exploiting management’s goodwill

I own a vintage jewellery shop in Limassol and have recently had to spend almost €500 putting perspex doors on units previously “accessible”, as shoplifting in my shop has gone up by about 50 per cent over the past year. 

I want customers to feel able to browse at will, but to some this equates to: “she can obviously afford to lose the odd item or 10”.

 

Patricia Dobson,

Commenting via the

Cyprus Mail website

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Is CBA chief finally ready to discuss lawyers’ misconduct?

On November 25, 2007 the Sunday Mail published an article, “The Problem with Lawyers” in which Cyprus Bar Association president Doros Ioannides signalled he would be willing to discuss complaints filed against lawyers under the jurisdiction of the CBA in more detail, after he had seen allegations by the Britons concerned. Not just Britons now I suspect.

That article was published nearly five years ago, but it would appear from reading the Mail and glancing at the internet that complaints against Cyprus lawyers, some repeat offenders, have increased – yet action, if any taken by the CBA against them, has failed to deliver any real safeguards to protect clients.

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Better a village idiot than city cretin

President Christofias has said many things at the wrong place at the wrong time. And his English language skills did not help him or his audiences a lot. 

However, I am sure that when he recently referred to a conspiracy of the markets he was not implying a conspiracy against Cyprus. Nonetheless there is an intense anti Christofias mania which has created a “competition” among bloggers and people posting on various forums as to who will criticise this particular president the most. 

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Gay writer’s missed opportunity for ‘fine tuning’

Last Sunday’s feature story “The Gay escape” by the self-declared homosexual Mr Ivan Massow, who flew to Minnesota to attend a course designed for turning gays back to normality at a cost of nearly $1,000 (plus flight?), was clearly a sham.

From the start, his sarcastic remarks made it clear he did not have the slightest wish or intention for any such conversion.

It was all worth it though, because this endeavour won him a two-page centre-spread in the Sunday Mail’s Lifestyle section, to advertise his non-regrettable lifestyle.

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Child psychiatrists had best be in troika line-up

To the soon-to-be-visiting members of the troika: you may be interested in having the views of a fellow monetary economist who retired to Cyprus 23 years ago.  

Since then, I have witnessed the comical antics of our various governments with ever-increasing disbelief, aghast at the carefree abandon with which they set about the destruction of this country’s economic fabric.

We have seen the progressive hollowing out of the economy, leading to its slide into bankruptcy. 

Left standing was a house of cards that has now been blown down, leaving only the dessicated skeleton of a once-promising young country that, blessed by climate and tourism, once had everything going for it.

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Clinton urges focus on RES

 

BILL Clinton, the former president of the United States, yesterday urged Cyprus to expand its renewable energy source (RES) sector to help tackle global warming, create jobs and keep energy costs down.

Referring to the discovery of natural gas reserves in the island’s exclusive economic zone, Clinton said, “Lucky you”. But he quickly advised Cyprus to make good use of its natural gas, and stressed the important role of solar and wind power, and tidal energy.

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Shoppers stunned to see former president on Ledra Street

FORMER president of the United States Bill Clinton yesterday caused quite a stir on the capital’s Ledra Street, when he visited the checkpoint and then sat to eat at a restaurant nearby, before heading off for a stroll up the pedestrianised street crowded with Saturday shoppers.

By the time the former president had finished his meal at Kathodon restaurant, the word had spread and scores of people – locals and tourists of all nationalities – started to gather outside, waiting to catch a glimpse and hopefully a snap of the famous personality.

As he started to walk along Ledra Street, crowds of onlookers with cameras gathered around him, kept at a very safe distance by his strong yet discreet security team. 

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Our View: We cannot rely on a government with no credibility

REPRESENTATIVES of the troika return to Cyprus this week to start bailout talks with the government. They will have studied the data they collected during their last visit and estimated the amount of funding required by the banks and the state. They will also have formed a general idea of the spending cuts that will need to be made to ensure the loans were repaid. 

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Archives July 22, 2012 posted by

Tales from the Coffeeshop: The New World Order sinks its claws into little Cyprus

CYPRUS did not apply to the European support mechanism for a bailout because our state is bankrupt; nor did we apply exclusively because of our banks’ exposure to Greece, as our government has been claiming ad nauseam.

There are much darker and more sinister reasons behind our reluctant appeal for help. We have been the victims of an international conspiracy and it must be the truth because our comrade president said so. He made this shocking revelation while speaking on Wednesday night to a gathering of the relatives of the missing. 

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