North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today – 31/5/2014

North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today - 1/3/2014North Cyprus News – Cyprus Today – 31/5/2014

Moves to realise Island-wide calls -Business leaders on both sides of the “green line” are working on a move that will allow mobile phone “roaming” and direct calls across the divide.Thousands rock with the legends – Tens of thousands rocked the night away as legendary British band Deep Purple took the stage at Near East University as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations. An estimated 30,000 multi national audience turned out for the free concert.‘We will take South to ECHR’ – Trade Unionists say they will take the Greek Cypriot administration to the European Court of Human Rights, amid accusations of “institutional racism” over its handling of Turkish Cypriot candidates and voting in last weekend’s European parliamentary elections.Residency rules to be ‘simplified‘ – The government is looking at ways to simplify residency rules for foreigners living in North Cyprus  – and is lending a sympathetic ear to the problem’s of the country’s expat entertainers. Interior Minister Teberrüken Uluçay said they were discussing allowing retired foreign residents to receive a white ID card signifying permanent permission to remain in the country.

Homeowners are ‘justified’ in quest – NCFP article to follow

BRS Chairman: I was target of ‘smear campaign’ – BRS chairman David Brown has said he believes he is the target of an anonymous campaign to undermine him and discredit the society

Cyprus Wildlife is under great threat – North Cyprus’s wildlife is being rapidly and almost irreversibly destroyed, the Sustainable Hunting Initiative has warned

No trace of missing GC’s at St Andrew’s church – a week long excavation in the grounds of Girne’s St Andrew’s Church has revealed no trace of several “missing” Greek Cypriots that were suspected to have been buried there 40 years ago

The island’s new phase in energy production – The TRNC has entered a new phase in energy production, with houses powered through renewable energy sources now able to “sell” their surplus capacity to the rest of the country.

Extraordinary session – Parliament is meeting in an extraordinary session today after efforts to amend the TRNC Constitution  floundered on the failure of MP’s to turn up at Parliament – one of the problems addressed by the proposed changes!

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