Thursday, October 9th, 2014



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Is Anastasiades using an excuse for his unilateral withdrawal from talks?


Does RoC president still think he governs the whole island? Is he saying that he will not talk to Eroğlu until Turkey obeys him? It was announced earlier this week by Cyprus News Agency [CAN] and Cyprus Mail that the Greek Cypriot President of the Republic of Cyprus [RoC], Nicos Anastasiades, has pulled out of talks with the Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu for the time being. The announcement was made by AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou after a meeting at the palace with South Cyprus political party leaders. The island’sRead More

Famagusta Pati Paws: “Imagine sleeping outside in your pyjamas on a cold night on a cold floor”

Cold dogs in Famagusta kennels.

Who and what is Pati Paws? As one can well imagine it is connected with our four legged friends, and a full article on who they are, why they started and what are their aims will be given next week. But for them the 1st October came with gifts galore for the group of friends in Famagusta who care for strays in a compound in Famagusta. An appeal for help had been put out asking for anything to keep the animals warm, fed and happy. The call was answered by peopleRead More

You couldn’t make it up…………


says Claire Lamb as she tells of a made up make up day for the CESV……………….. Actually if you had joined in with the latest course held by members of the Civil Emergency Service Volunteers (CESV) you probably could make it up! The new training year got off to a great start for the CESV with a makeup course headed by Terry Carter.  It was a refresher for some and a new experience for others, opening up a world of make believe.  As many of our followers will know we likeRead More

Random Ramblings

This part of this week’s ramble is dedicated to “the plastic age”.  The plastics in this case are not the thin rectangular debit and/or credit cards issued by banks, financial institutions or stores that cause instant gratification, leading to (in some cases) ultimate misery.  No, the plastics in question are the plastic shopping bags, water bottles and many other “everyday” objects and items that have made their way into our seas and oceans. It has been reported that there are at least 5 immense “floating islands” of plastic detritus inRead More

A must for all art lovers – ATA Exhibition. Take part, go see – but don’t miss it.

THE ANGLO-TURKISH ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CYPRUS Painting and Photography Exhibition 2014 To be held at Girne Public Library From 4th November to 8th November 2014 Exhibition Opening 5th November 6.30pm OPENING OF EXHIBITION (AÇILIŞ) The exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday 6th November at 10am Exhibits Should be left by exhibitors at the Library, on Tuesday 4th November 10 am -2 pm and collected by Exhibitors on Saturday 8th November between 4 pm -5 pm Notes for exhibitors Artists must label each entry as follows – artist’sRead More

Food for (eternal) thought

A publication recently carried this article of proof of life after death. This is shared with KibKom readers to challenge their thinking. Comments on this and thoughts would be happily received to share. Just what DOES happen at death? Is that the end, or is there something beyond the grace that goes on, has a life and maybe even plays a role on a different plane of being.   Here is what is reported: “In Berlin, a team of psychologists and medical doctors associated with the Technische Universität , have announced recently thatRead More

Lady Captain sinks winning putt to win the President’s Putter 2014

Sunday 5th October saw Korineum Golf Club’s General Manger Umut Gürtunç welcome members once again to this annual tournament now in its 8th year. Over 50 members played in the 2 Ball better ball format on the course which was in fabulous condition and the weather superb. After the Tournament a cocktail Reception was held in the newly opened lobby and Reception area. Alan Law the current Vice Captain welcomed players and guests and later together with Umut Gürtunç presented the prizes and President’s Putter to the worthy winners. ThisRead More

Treasure Island – Cyprus

The 26th September saw the opening of the project ‘Treasure Island’, which will continue with various presentations until the 8th November. This project is a joint venture with The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre – Associated with the Pierides Foundation [NiMAC] and the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services, in collaboration with AHDR (Association for Historical Dialogue and Research) and SIDESTREETS Initiative and features visual works, performances, public discussions, interventions and other events selected through an Open Call, next to a number of preselected works. Treasure Island seeks toRead More

The Dogankoy Community Association Doing Credible Activities

Keeping the Dogankoy community in the news  is the work of the association which was born out of the small group who ‘saved’ the small orthodox church building from ruin and had it reborn as a useful, central point for use by the village for the village and surrounding area. Small in size, it offers an atmosphere of beauty and history. September and October have been busy months for the church as talks, exhibitions, and more have been organised. Already a photo exhibition of works by Richard Chamberlain, all ofRead More

Tulips Caring Coffee Face

The Golden Girls of Tulips – Carole King and Sue Tilt report that on Monday 6th October, another of their very special Cancer Coffee Mornings was held. These are for cancer patients and their friends and families. These events are held at the very warm and welcoming Food Lodge at Catalkoy, where  these two lovely ladies always go the extra mile to help and support all charity functions and on this particular morning they donated all the tea, coffee and cakes free, gratis and for nothing. This particular morning, whichRead More

Never too early to start your Tulips Christmas

There are those who would rather Christmas began on 24th December, but for the practical and for the fund raisers it has to begin earlier, and as part of being Pink! Last year Tulips had some Card Making Days which were extremely successful and the charity was able to sell a huge number of cards to boost funds for them and also to provide many people with unique cards, none of which could be found anywhere else. This year, Wednesday 15th October will be the first session of the year,Read More

‘Letters to Cyprus’

Latest short film ‘Letters to Cyprus‘ will be screened at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus in Limassol on October 15th, 2014. Please come join us! Please share this event and invite your friends to the screening and to the page. It is incredibly important to us to share this film with as many people as possible. From Cyprus with Love! Plot Outline: Cyprus 2016 – Cyprus has come to peace and is reunited. A Cypriot woman returns back to her home that she was forced to leave alongsideRead More

Foreign Minister Nami appears on Voice of America

On the last day of his Washington contacts, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami was hosted by Alsparslan Esmer at the studios of Voice of America, one of the most prominent broadcasting institutions of the United States. During the program, Foreign Minister Nami conveyed information pertaining to the Cyprus issue, the negotiation process, the role of the U.S. in the region and the impact of hydrocarbon reserves around the Island on the Cyprus issue. Also within the framework of his Washington contacts, Foreign Minister Nami participated  in a panel discussion and madeRead More

Greek side has decided to withdraw from negotiations

The RoC has decided to withdraw from the negotiations after Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades reached a consensus with the Greek Cypriot political parties. It will be recalled that the Greek Cypriot side took the decision to start and continue natural gas explorations unilaterally and rejected the Turkish Cypriot side’s proposal of setting up a joint committee on hydrocarbons. Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades who left the negotiation table some time ago upon getting angry with the proposals put forward by the Turkish Cypriot side this time withdrew from the negotiations claiming  TurkishRead More

Can you give blood? Can you save a life? If you are under 67, you might?

Claire Morley, who is assistant to Prue Lundie of the BRS Blood Donation service appeals to all who might be eligible to give blood to do so on Saturday 11th October at the Black Olive Bar Cafe and Studio, Alsancak from to 1p.m. As she says, the blood bank is currently very low on all blood groups. Only this week an ex pat of long standing on the island who is A negative urgently needed blood for an operation. Fortunately the Army was able to come up trumps andRead More

Run for the hounds

On the 19th October, Nicosia is running and all donations and proceeds from the event will be used for the Nicosia Animal Shelter. ‘The Nicosia Marathon’ is being organised for the fourth time on 19th October 2014, with the cooperation of the Nicosia Turkish Municipality Sports Club and TRNC Athletic Federation. The income of the Marathon which has three different categories, 4 km, 8 km and 21 km will be used for the refurbishment of the Nicosia Animal Shelter. The Nicosia Marathon will take place 09:00am. and registration for the eventRead More

It’s Coffee Time, it’s Savoy Time

Tuesday 14th October is Savoy time for North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust and its supporters as this sumptuous Ottoman style hotel opens its doors to help raise money for this organisation which purchases equipment for the hospitals to help cancer patients.Angela Hasman and her ‘team’ hopes that all friends of the Trust will come and meet them and help raise money for the next piece of equipment.  The last piece of equipment , an Endoscope costing 8,000 euros has arrived at Girne Hospital, been put through tests to ensure itRead More

Fancy a Cuppa? Want to help a bow-wow? Then it is Black Olive for you!

If you start feeling hungry on a Sunday afternoon when the lunch has disappeared , and if you feel the only thing to satisfy the hunger is a good piece of cake, with a cuppa (and maybe some of those specially cut tea-time sandwiches,) and if it is this Sunday coming, the 12th October, then there is an answer to hand. The Black Olive Cafe at Alsancak, is holding an ‘Afternoon High Tea’ which will feature what Vicki (the proprietor) describes as ‘triangle’ sandwiches, cakes and tea, all to takeRead More

KAR Kennel’s Happy Tails

This week’s happy tale/tail from Kyrenia Animal Rescue is the story of Carla and straight from the pen of Kim Betts is the success story which was two years in the making. It would seem that two of the things that KAR and its workers has had to acquire over the years is hope and patience. They always are full of hope that these gorgeous animals will find homes and families, and exercise the patience to believe it will all happen at the appointed hour!  And so here is Carla’sRead More