29 October 2015

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28 October 2015

British Forces in Cyprus Move Migrants, Deny UK Asylum Chances

Cyprus :  The 114 migrants who landed at a British air base on Cyprus last week were moved to another British military facility Tuesday, officials said, warning that the island would not become a conduit for immigration.

The migrants came ashore on two fishing boats Wednesday at the British Royal Air Force base at Akrotiri, from where British planes are carrying out bombing raids against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

The group, which included Syrians, Lebanese and Palestinians, was made up 67 men and only 19 women and 28 children.

"We can confirm that the migrants have been moved to a temporary transit facility to provide more suitable accommodation," a British Forces Cyprus spokesperson told AFP.

They were moved from a warehouse at Akrotiri to another facility at Dhekelia garrison along the coast in Larnaca.

On Saturday, the military said some of them had asked for asylum, but declined to say whether that was for settlement in Britain or in Cyprus, and their fate remains in limbo.

A spokesman said Tuesday: "The UK government has made clear it will not allow a new migrant route to open up."

9 October 2015

by Channel 4 - "A Place in the Sun" on Friday, October 09, 2015 10:00 AM

property in cyprus

Positive steps are being taken to sort out the property market in Cyprus and drawing the British buyers back.
After a rocky few years, Cyprus is putting its house in order to encourage the international investment it badly needs for its economic recovery. Despite the country’s banking crisis, the appeal of Cyprus remains strong, especially amongst British home hunters, and they are now slowly returning to the market.
Deep-rooted cultural ties with the island remain a big part of the pull – English is widely spoken, the legal system is the same and the comforting familiarity of driving on the same side of the road – coupled with 330 days of sunshine a year at the end of a four-hour flight.
It’s a small, user-friendly and hospitable island where around 70,000 British ex-pats currently reside, many of them around the hot spots of Paphos, Lanarca and Limassol. 

4 October 2015

Six Major International players bidding for the Cyprus Casino Licence

Six major firms from the USA, Malaysia, South Africa, Cambodia and France formally expressed an interest to bid for the licence to build and operate a large casino resort in Cyprus.
Government sources confirmed to the Cyprus Weekly that there is keen interest in the process.
And insiders said that five of the six companies include the Malaysian Genting, America’s Hard Rock, South Africa’s Sun International, the Cambodian NagaCorp and France’s Bouygues.
These casino operators paid €10,000 and bought the option to bid for the casino licence. The formal period for companies to express interest (EOI process) started on September 18 and ends on December 18, 2015.
The government expects more companies to come forward, although sources said that it is too early into the process to estimate the final number or the actual strength of casino operators who will submit an EOI.
The players
According to government sources, the first impression of the scope and strength of the six interested candidates is positive. The Cyprus Weekly knows five of the six players and some of them are indeed operators with global reach.