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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: Turkey’s Neo-Ottomanism

By Andreas C Chrysafis January, 2015 (No 68) © Turkey’s Erdogan/Davudoglu leadership in its ambition to establish an imperial Turkish Empire have courted Sunni Hamas to set up its headquarters in Ankara. In return, Turkey will obtain a unique geopolitical opportunity and a base to be at a breath’s distance from Israel. Since no other country in the region trusts ... 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 »

Reflections of an Orthodox Pilgrim

By Fr Brendan Pelphery Converts to Orthodoxy are frequently asked why we became Orthodox. Since my wife and I were chrismated in 1995 we have answered this question hundreds of times, but often it is difficult to know exactly what to say. It is not that our story changes each time, but that the reason for asking can be different ... 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: “Bellows for Justice in Cyprus”

By Andreas C Chrysafis November, 2014 (No62) © No one seems to hear the bellowing echoes for justice in Cyprus. Ever since the Turkish military invasion of the island (1974) trapped citizens keep asking why and what is happening to their country…! Why has this elusive justice evaded the island for so many years? Is it because Justice is selective ... 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 »

VANISHING CYPRUS: CAN TURKEY BE TRUSTED?

By Andreas C Chrysafis October, 2014 (No61) © Dressed in black and with faces hidden, a dark evil force has arrived in our midst to instill fear and brutality the world has not experienced since medieval times. It is purely driven by a religious frenzy brainwashed and consumed by an insatiable anti-western hatred. Seeing the brutalities committed, one could say ... Read More »