in Cyprus Today – 30/1/2010

Our next President? – A jubilant Dervis Eroglu greeted supporters after the National Unity Party (UBP) announced he is their candidate in April’s presidential elections

Fightback – see NCFP article about TC amicably settling their property case in the south and hopes that Mr Apostolides’ case was a one off and that future cases will be settled in similar ways to the TC one.

‘We won’t obey the decision on Orams’ – The Presidency says GC Apostolides will have to apply to the TRNC’s Immovable Property Commission if he wants his land in Lapta back. It is prepared to ignore the ECJ ruling. The TRNC government is currently challenging the £1.5 million bill for court costs that it has agreed to foot. It is also going to pay the Oramses compensation demand and offer them a new house in north Cyprus.

Charity vows to keep fighting for pet passports – KAR has vowed to keep fighting for pet passports despite being knocked back by the British government. Downing Street has responded negatively to  petition calling for pet passports to be re-introduced in the TRNC

Aga victims get up to date report a year on from Gary Robb’s unfinished business – A private meeting of Aga construction victims was being held today in Girne.

TRNC is behind ex-pats, says BRS – The TRNC government will support ex-pats with title deeds if faced with court action by Greek Cypriots, the BRS claims it has been assured.

Interim agreement hope over Ban’s visit – The second round of intensive talks between the two Cypriot leaders has been extended, an extra day yesterday and another planned for Monday when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is also expected to take part.

17 million tl – Bill for flood damage keeps rising as government urges more help for victims. The government says the losses sustained by the floods in  the Guzelyurt area is nearing 17 million tl

Reservoirs measure up – Heavy downpours see water levels more than double over two months.

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