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Cyprus Church Considering Setting Up Own Bank

By Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi – May 17, 2017 On Tuesday, Cyprus’ Orthodox Church leader, Archbishop Chrysostomos II told state broadcaster RIK that the Church is considering setting up its own bank. The idea behind potentially setting up a bank for the Church comes as a result of the Church losing millions of euros during Cyprus’ 2013 banking crisis. The Church is ... Read More »

FORGETTING CYPRUS

“Over the course of the four decades since the invasion and occupation of Cyprus by Turkey, the nature of it has gradually been transformed” DEAN KALIMNIOU 15 July 2016 In his interesting recently published book “In Praise of Forgetting,” David Rieff questions the utility of remembering or commemorating terrible historical crimes such as genocide, ethnic cleansing or massacres. He wonders ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: The Mousetrap of Banking

By Andreas C Chrysafis April, 2015 (No 73) © Pick up a stone off the ground, turn it upside down and one soon discovers another thriving virus of corruption lurking under it. To the dismay of citizens, a fine web of dishonesty has deeply infiltrated into the social structure of the island. In the absence of Rule of Law, and ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Poverty in Cyprus

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 72) © In the absence of true democracy and justice, the misconception that people elect a government in the interest of the people is a fallacy and more so today than ever before. The ideals of direct democracy were never applied as envisioned by the great minds and forefathers of democracy. Historically, events ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Cyprus–Russian Link and IS extremism

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 70) © The geopolitical changes in the Eastern Mediterranean have become like shifting sand; land is gained and lands are lost; souls vanquish and lives perish at each day’s passing! With the Assad ‘regime change” and Jihad atrocities in Syria and Iraq, stability its shaky to say the least. Evidently, accordingly to military ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GREEK EXIT FROM EURO!

By Andreas C Chrysafis February, 2015 (No 69) There is a serious political and economic clash going on deep inside the chambers of the EU. The newly elected Tsipras government has triggered a tsunami that may not be so easily contained. The northern states dominated by Germany and braced by the ECB have now also regressed to blackmailing tactics. What ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: BROKEN PROMISES – NEW YEAR 2015

By Andreas C Chrysafis January 1, 2015 (No 67) © Many people would make New Year’s resolutions and hardly any of them will be kept or come to fruition. One may say, “so be it”. And so, life goes on full of broken promises. In fact Cypriot citizens are drowned by such promises that never materialize: The EU promised us ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GLOBAL RELIGION – RULE of LAW

By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 66) © Among the ashes of despair there is always a glimmer of hope that one day, a day will come when common sense will prevail to stop the burning of children on the alter of peoples’ hatreds and deficiencies. Today, violence seems to have mutated into barbarity; all in the name of ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: “Revolution of the Mind”

By Andreas C Chrysafis November, 2014 (No 64) © Many times people have questioned me for advocating a mythical revolution. The reality of the matter remains that nothing changes unless people speak out and I am therefore pleased to see that finally a “Revolution of the Mind” is slowly taking root! It’s happening and changing Cyprus for the better. Things ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GLORIOUS REVOLUTION of the MIND

By Andreas C Chrysafis October, 2014 (No61) ©   It all starts with one idea – the power of the mind! An idea actually never dies but blossoms into a powerful force that can make radical changes or it can equally grow into a powerful bad idea to be used for evil purposes. The world has seen both and yet ... Read More »