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Karpaz GAU Forest grows

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KARPAZ GAU FOREST GROWS FOR A GREEN FUTURE

By gautalk

The first attempt of tree planting in the surrounding area of Karpaz Life Campus, which was initially established for the reinforcement and Pomegranatesdevelopment of the Karpaz region and the locals, has given its fruits.

Last year over 2,000 trees were planted as the GAU Karpaz Culture Forest under the slogan of “Karpaz and GAU Hand-to-Hand for a Green…

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TRNC News Today 22nd September 2014 - President Eroğlu leaves for New York

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TRNC News Today 22nd September 2014 President Eroğlu is leaving for New York today

President Derviş Eroğlu is leaving for New York today (22nd Dervis Eroglu 8September) to meet with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and to have meetings within the framework of the General Assembly of the UN Security Council.

President Eroğlu is meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on 27 September 2014.

Presiden…

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Words of the Week 30/2014 - John Lennon

Words of the Week 30/2014 – John Lennon

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Words of the Week 30/2014 John Lennon

John LennonJohn Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980), was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the rock band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a songwriting partnership that is one of the most…

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Celebrating 15 Years at the Award Winning

Almond Holiday Village

By Andrew Tait

Andrew sings….. recently had the honour and privilege to entertain guests at the Almond Holiday Village in Alsancak when the award winning venue celebrated a double achievement.

At a special event held on Thursday 11th September, The Almond Holiday Village celebrated their 15th year of business and also their recently received award from the TRNC Tourism Ministry Hotels Commission for “Achieving Great Success In Customer Satisfaction”.  Only 2 hotels were Almond Award imagehonoured, The Almond being one, and both were set as examples and inspiration for other local hotels by the Commission.

Almost 100 people turned up for a great evening which included the presence of loyal Almond guests from the last 15 years. Andrew sings….. provided a great sing-a-long and dance set of songs to keep the party spirit going for almost 4 hours, and the dance floor was packed all night.  Ali Asik, the owner, cooked on the BBQ and the guests enjoyed fabulous food, drink and dancing till late.

The Almond also received three world-wide awards by Tripadvisor in 2013 as No.1 Best Service Hotel in Cyprus, No. 1 Top Bargain Hotel in Cyprus and No. 12 Top Bargain Hotel in Europe.  This year they have followed it up with two more awards as No. 1 Best Service Hotel in Cyprus and No. 5 Top Romantic Hotel in Cyprus.

The Almond Holiday Village was built from scratch with a tremendous amount of hard work, belief and passion by current owner and director Mr. Ali Riza Asik.  He bought the land in 1994, which was very dry and occupied with dead trees.  Only a few trees including wild almond trees survived the lack of water and attention before the land was Andrew and Glen singing for their supperpurchased.  But the beauty of the ”Flowering Almonds –  The  Eternal Symbol of Hope & Constancy”  bewildered Ali , thus giving him the inspiration for naming The Almond.

The Almond Holiday Village officially opened their doors to business on the 16th of April 1999.  Since then Ali, Dervişe and their children, Gülten, Ahmet & Ayşe have been proudly running their much loved business together.  The family see their business as welcoming guests to their own home and their aim is to make sure each and every guest has a comfortable and memorable stay and enjoy Northern Cyprus as well as Almond Holiday Village.  The family said  “Thank you to all our guests and staff for helping us achieve these awards.  It could not have been done without your loyalty and friendship over the 15 years.”

Andrew sings….. entertain guests at The Almond Holiday Village twice a month, and can next be seen performing on Thursday 25th September.

Celebrating 15 Years at the Award Winning Almond Holiday Village Celebrating 15 Years at the Award Winning Almond Holiday Village By Andrew Tait Andrew sings….. recently had the honour and privilege to entertain guests at the Almond Holiday Village in Alsancak when the award winning venue celebrated a double achievement.

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services - Golden 60’s Night at Le Chateau

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services – Golden 60’s Night at Le Chateau

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services Golden 60’s Night

By Margaret Sheard….

Auntie Plantie Productions presents…Golden 60’s Night, hosted by the Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services.

The event is on Friday 17th October starting at 7.30pm and will be held in the superb new venue of Le Chateau Lambousa in the old theatre which has been beautifully refurbished.1 friends-of-the-trnc-emergency-services-sml

Werner and his ‘Steam Machine’…

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Snakes of Cyprus

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Snakes of Cyprus

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) inform: Snakes of Cyprus

by Ralph Kratzer

In my article about “4 deadly dangers for your dog” posted on 15th March 2013, there was one paragraph about the danger of snake bites.

To remember please click here:

http://tfrnorthcyprus.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/1805/

There was quite a lot of response to this article by our readers, thank you very much!

One…

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Altin Patiler Klubu  to celebrate 2014

World Animal Day

World Animal Day is an international day of action celebrated annually on the 4th October.

The Altin Patiler Klubu will hold their  “animals day” event at the animal shelter Altin Patiler Klubu  logoin Nicosia on Sunday the 28th of September (since the 4th October is Bayram/Eid).

The event will start at around 10.00am  when members and supporters of the group will gathering and they are planning  to take the dogs out of their cages and walk and play with them and giving them that much needed love and attention for a few hours and we are showing here a few pictures from last year’s event.

For those local readers who would also like to go along and meet this group and offer support , the Animal Shelter is located near the customs building in the Nicosia Organize Sanayi area and we are showing a map for your guidance click here.

Do please go along and spend a few hours with a homeless animal.

Altin Patiler Klubu to celebrate 2014 World Animal Day Altin Patiler Klubu  to celebrate 2014 World Animal Day World Animal Day is an international day of action celebrated annually on the 4th October.

Phoenix Line Dance Club North Cyprus

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Phoenix Line Dance Club

By Margaret Sheard

All line dance enthusiasts will be delighted to know that, after the heat of the summer, the Phoenix Line Dance Club will be resuming their dancing lessons and Steve and Denise have given their schedule which is shown below.

Tuesdays – Intermediate/Improver level at Açmenya Restaurant, Alsancak, 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Wednesdays– Beginner/Improver level at…

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Will he … won’t he ? Reggie’s tale - A real life story from Kyrenia Animal Rescue

Will he … won’t he ? Reggie’s tale – A real life story from Kyrenia Animal Rescue

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Will he … won’t he ? Reggie’s tale. A  real life story from Kyrenia Animal Rescue By Kim Betts

One of our regular homing supporters, Stefe, had recently been waiting for her chosen Centre dog, Reggie, to travel on a flight to Germany. Reggie was one of the “long stay” residents at the KAR Rescue Center. He had been with KAR since 2007 after coming in from Alsancak – he was a shy dog with such…

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Bird of Paradise - In Memory of Tom

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In Memory of Tom

By Margaret Sheard

For the last 2 years the Bird of Paradise plant I have in my garden has flowered and each time it reminds me of Tom, the neighbour who gave Tom's flowerme the plant some 9 or 10 years ago.

The development where I live consisted of 15 bungalows, all owned by British ex-pats, and gradually most of the expats have moved on so we now have many Turkish Cypriot neighbours. When…

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