Marion Stuart


Fantasmagoric Fundraiser by Rotary for Polio Plus

Rotary International had recently asked all worldwide Rotary Clubs to organise an event as part of World Polio Day as part of their ‘world’s greatest meal’ campaign to raise money for the eradication of Polio. The Special Projects and Foundation Committee of the Liman Rotary Club , as reported by Malcolm Mitcheson , the current President of the Club, , ” rose to this challenge, and organised an event at the Dream Castle, Ozankoy. It was attended by sixty nine people, including many of our Friends of Rotary a groupRead More


This message is advance notice of an invitation to an Evening of Musical-Hall songs, presented by the Girne Edwardian Music-hall Society, (GEMS) directed by Francine Ash on keyboard with instrumental support from Mike Redman (lately of Stringfellas) on banjo. Indeed, following the success of our first Music hall performance in January, earlier this year, we were asked by many to let them know if we will be performing a follow up. The answer is a resounding Yes. Once again you are assured of an evening of melodic and mellifluous merriment.Read More

Bowled Over by CreditWest North Cyprus Cricket

The TRNC C.C. opened the new Creditwest North Cyprus Cricket League with a commanding win over the pre-tournament favourites Moufflons from Limassol, at the Bellapais Stadium last Sunday. The visitors agreed with Team Manager Nigel Holman when he said, cricket around the World enjoys some beautiful grounds, but few could compare with the Bellapais Stadium snuggling between the green mountains and the sea. Others in the crowd were heard to say, George Ward and Keith Lloyd in their formal Umpires attire added the final touches to the scene. It wasRead More

Laden Ince – a singer to watch

Laden Ince

Laden Ince is one of what is now becoming a long line of talented Turkish C ypriots who are making a name for themselves in the world at large. Laden is a young soprano -singing colatura as well as dramatic roles – who is making a name for herself in Germany, and following her appearance at the recent Turksoy opera night at Bellapais and GAU, she flew off to Germany where on the 18th October she took part in a concert with the chamber orchestra ‘Capriccio Fridericiana’ 25th anniversary in theRead More

Incredible monies on an ‘incredible evening’


An extraordinary Quiz Night with extraordinary results was held at The Fez, Catalkoy recently. Hayal and Gary made sure it was a wonderful night for the one hundred and two people who went to this somewhat extraordinary evening, the Alternative Quiz, as the night was full of quizzing and horse racing (no real horses were harmed along the way) and a raffle which is always extremely popular, but with the most extraordinary sum raised for Kyrenia Animal Rescue. An incredible 4630tl was raised and with further donations the sum ofRead More

K.A.R. meets with other animal workers – sharing and learning

Margaret Ray and Gwen Cassell as representatives of Kyrenia Animal Rescue attended the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference held earlier in the month at the Grand Cevahir Hotel in Istanbul. This was the sixteenth conference held by The Dogs Trust, U.K. They were but two of the three hundred delegates from forty one different countries, who had the opportunity of listening over the three days of the conference to twenty seven talks on various subjects and with ten different work shops . Among the subjects covered were ‘Shelter Building’, ‘AskRead More

A new flag for Cyprus??? Do we need it, and why?


As long ago as 2003, the United Nations held an open competition for the design of a new flag for a united Cyprus.  For some strange reason, never explained, no winner was ever announced, and the entire matter disappeared. Nothing more was said at all. For designers, Jenny Stevens and Ernest Fasanya, this was an interesting challenge, and they admit that they submitted a number of entries. To them this was an important matter, especially as Ernest was born in Dhekalia. As Jenny says “Coming across this work again recentlyRead More

The pinkest of weekends is NOW – 24th, 25th and 26th October

All this month, the Golden Girls of Tulips, Carole King and Sue Tilt have been organising events to raise awareness and funds for The Help Those with Cancer charity as part of the global ‘Pink’ time as steps along the way to try to help cancer sufferers and to work towards the day when research will find an answer to eliminate this killer disease. Not only they have been organizing, but local restaurants, businesses and schools, banks, supermarkets and more have all been playing their part, and the story isRead More

Go Tom go – taekondo.

The Main competitor for the National TRNC Taekondo team this Friday is none other than Tomas Main, and proud mother Libby Main who is well known as a member of staff for Paradise holidays, says to her son ‘Go, Tom Go’. The entire family of father Alex, mother libby and sister Sasha (herself a Taekondo girl ) are joined by all their friends in wishing Tom every success. Tomas and sister Sasha joined the taekondo group in Kyrenia a few short years ago, and have both shown dedication and determinationRead More

On yer bike! Pedal power for cancer

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the KAV (the London based Cancer Research Organisation) is raising both awareness and fitness levels in Lefkosia as it advertises its ‘Pedal Power for Cancer’ day . At 9.00a.m. on Saturday 25th October in Lefkosa, in front of the Merit Hotel, Lefkosa, the event will commence and take off for a ten km guided bike ride. The organisers say that everyone of any age is invited to join the event. To say you do not have a bicycle is no excuse as bikesRead More

Jacqueline Jones is 3,635tl brave! Jumping for joy after jumping for KAR.

‘I think she is extremely brave!’ said Margaret Ray of Kyrenia Animal Rescue, of Jacqueline Jones, as she accepted 3635tl from her. The ‘bravery’ was due to Jacqueline having undertaken a paragliding experience to raise money for KAR. When Margaret was asked if she would do a similar feat the response with a smile was a definite ‘No’. In spite of requests from several people present at the time, Margaret most definitely could not be persuaded to repeat Jacqueline’s throwing herself off form a great height to raise as tallRead More

Karsiyaka Turtle Watch celebrates the end of this year’s watch

On Friday 17thOctober the ‘Friends of SPOT’ and ‘Karsiyaka Turtle Watch’ got together for their annual end of season meal at Hotel Tervetuloa, Alsancak.  After a fantastic buffet meal served by Afet and her staff, Robin Snape (SPOT – Society for the Protecton of Turtles) gave a presentation about Turtle Protection in North Cyprus including Guzelyali, the beach which the KTW monitors and which was recognised by the Ministry of the Environment in 2014, and spoke of its future reconstructions. This was particularly  informative  for the new the members ofRead More

From Drizzle to Dry at CMC for NCF President’s Cup

Last Sunday’s golf at the CMC , Yesilyurt, started with a slight drizzle, which created a bit of a ‘damper’ among the forty three players who took to the greens in the strokeplay competition, the North Cyprus Federation President’s Cup. In no time at all the weather cleared into what was described as ‘nice golfing weather’ and the Cup was won by Phillip Channings. The best gross was won by Hasan Garabli, with Gulay Garbali second and Phil Mitchell third. Brina Flanigan was second best net and David Charman wasRead More

Jessics adds more pink to Pink Month in a blushing success!

    One of the successful events for pink Month was held on Sunday 19th October at Jessics Bar in Lapta. Mus the owner provided the premises and gave 5tl for every meal sold, and put together some great prizes for a raffle, aided and abetted by Bill Hodgson and John Smith who worked extremely hard organising an auction and selling raffle tickets on the night. Karl Rugg added his talents as auctioneer encouraging people to part with their hard earned cash. The evening went with a swing largely helpedRead More

Paradise Lost -Please can we have it back?

A harmonious view

The cry from the residents of Hurma Sokak, Lapta “NIMBY, please!’, is what the residents of Hurma Sokak have been crying to the Lapta municipality for two years. Two years of having a rubbish dump in their eyes and noses and lives, two years of stinks up their noses, sounds of lumbering lorries, vile views and everything to indicate that the little patch of the Island known as Paradise, has turned out to be a very definite ‘Paradise Lost. –  hence their cry of  “Not in my back yard, please!” ToRead More

Events for you, designed by A.T.A.

For th e Anglo Turkish Association the summer is over and activities are about to begin. Activities which the current committee hope will be of interest not only to members but anyone who wishes to enjoy meeting like minded people and participating in events which will add to their lives in Northern Cyprus in a positive, informative and enjoyable way. “We are trying to find things that are different” said Pearl Mitchell, who works tirelessly for the association “And as a committee we are tyring to find some very ‘different’Read More

Tea for Seventy people equals food for seventy dogs

What makes a successful charity fund raiser? The answer lies in Sunday 12th October ‘s event at The Black Olive Restaurant and Studio at Alsancak, when Vikki Karagac arranged Tea for Seventy in aid of the animal Shelter at Lefkosa. The event was so successful that others are asking Vicki to make it an annual event. Vicki has not yet committed herself. Two days of hard labour of cooking, serving up, playing hostess  and encourager, dealing with the bookings the phone, the computer, visitors and in the morning ensuring allRead More

No Punch and Judy this, but ‘That’s the way to do it.’

The recent International Animal Welfare Conference which took place in Istanbul recently, with delegates from twenty seven countries, provided some very interesting facts on animal care globally. Representatives of Kyrenia Animal Rescue attended, and a report will (hopefully) follow later .  One of the countries where much is happening regarding animal welfare is India, Luke Gambel of W.V.S is conducting a ‘Mission Rabies’  and where 60,000 dogs were vaccinated in 28 days in 12 locations across India. Read all about it on Where for many years, and still today,Read More

‘A Good Coffee Morning’ at the sumptuous Savoy for NCCCT

“A good coffee morning!” was Angela Hasman’s understatement when sharing the results of the monthly North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust event, held on Tuesday morning at the sumptuous Ottoman style Savoy Hotel in the heart of Kyrenia. With around one hundred and sixty people raising around three thousand lira, it was one of the best in the Trust’s history. The good cakes ran out, and so did the seating, and staff of the hotel were wheeling in extra chairs just so that people could at least sit to drink theirRead More

Be Pink with us

The Golden Girls go Pink to ensure that cancer patients’ lives might be pinker. In keeping with the spirit of the month of October which is Pink for Cancer, the Golden Girls , Sue Tilt and Carole King, have topped their crowning glories with pink hair dye.  The message is clear – they don’t want to be missed, they don’t want you to miss Pink Month, and they don’t want Tulips to miss out on any monies. As they have thrown themselves into this campaign in arranging events encouraging participationRead More