in Cyprus Today – 14/11/2009

cyprus-todayAppeal judge told: “don’t derail peace” – Orams case outline but with little reporting of what was actually said, see NCFP for that

Cash crisis for CTA – during an emergency meeting to discuss CTA’s future there was mention of a new airport in north Cyprus. CTA are $80m in debt and are finding it difficult to pay the monthly rent for its aircraft.

Village muhtar first to die of swine flu in Cyprus – he already suffered from chronic lung disease and diabetes

Join the lifesavers – people living in İskele and Gazi Mağusa took steps towards helping their local Civil Defence Organisation, including 25 ex-pats.

Govt to decide on ‘Frankenstein food’ – discussions are taking place to decide whether genetically modified (GM) foods can be sold in north Cyprus.

‘Slow bureaucracy’ is delaying bypass work – but the stretch of road between Ezic Premier to Erener Petrol on the main Lapta road will be ready by March next year. Editor – just before the Cyprus settlement

President and ex-President in clash – in an international symposium at GAU. They disagreed on the Cyprus issue.

Embargoed! made their point – outside the Court of Appeal during the Orams case. Lord Ken was there. Marian Stokes is alleged to have suggested that Mr Apostilides should have gone after the TRNC government rather than the Orams because it was they who allowed them to buy the property in the first place.

UK offers to hand back land on Cyprus – full document in NCFP

Property stance is saddening – President Christofias is being criticised in the south for his handling of the talks and he responded by saying “Tassos Papadopolous is to blame for eveything.”

Hoteliers’ anger at cut in travel show budget – they are unhappy about the 40% cut in the budget for this years’ World Travel Market in London.

Relatives pay respect to Emergency heroes – Remembrance Sunday in Girne

Only quarter of wells granted permission – just over 5000 wells have been illegally dug – prosecution has not taken place because until new legislation is put in place this is not possible.

Author maps out UK history with troubled island – NCFP contributor David Carter, author of The Cyprus Tapes, is releasing two new books next year – Aphrodite’s Killers and an abridged version to be called Bootprints in the Sand.

Syrians top list of illegal immigrants – since 2006, 1302 Syrians have been arrested along with 156 Iraqis and 50 Georgians.

‘Racist’ findings – Cyprus European University in the south discovered in a survey that Greek Cypriots are the most racist people in Europe!

Not a blunt-nosed viper – the snake found in a cupboard was a coin snake

President’s office ‘quiet’ over Orams – a letter from Alsancak barrister Mr Avni complained about President Talat’s lack of response to this landmark case

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