A DAY IN THIS LIFE
THE Greek Cypriots have turned another bunch of Israeli tourists away because they were travelling to the TRNC. This has sparked loads of expat speculation online as to what will happen to Brit expats, resident in the TRNC, if they return here via Larnaca airport after Brexit. Good question. Who knows? Exercise caution, is my advice. One interesting consequence follows: how come the Greek Cypriots are stopping non-EU citizens crossing a border they deny exists?
Up and down
THE TRNC government have announced that a new “multitariff” charging system “could reduce electricity bills”. Will it cancel out the effects of their decision to raise charges for everything from residency to driving licences by 30 per cent? I wouldn’t bank on it.
I SEE that reportedly, there were just 18 legally registered TRNC estate agents in 1987, while there are “over 1,000” today. The Cyprus Turkish Estate Agents’ Union claim that half of them are “foreign nationals legally barred from working in the profession”. The union want to be “empowered” to oversee enforcement. I see. Why? To ensure the law is upheld, or remove the competition? Just a thought.
DID you notice that at the recent Golden Globe Awards, songstress Lady Gaga wore $5 million-worth of Tiffany diamonds? If that’s not enough to make anybody go gaga, I don’t know what is.
Chinese on dark side
I SEE the Chinese have landed a space craft on the dark side of the moon — an outstanding achievement. The first takeaway orders from the International Space Station for Chicken Chow Moon are expected shortly.