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North Cyprus – The most successful Year-End Dinner of the TFR in the Opinion of the Guests

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR)

The most successful Year-End Dinner of the TFR

in the Opinion of the Guests

By Ralph Kratzer

I believe that I have participated in about 8 or 9 year-end dinners of the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (short TFR) since my membership in the club.

Some were good, others gave some cause to complain.

This year most of the guests agreed at the end of the event: This was the best dinner on the occasion of the festive ending of the year, the TFR ever had.

Once again, the Dinner party was held in the Deniz Kizi Hotel in Alsancak.

the festively decorated room

the festively decorated room

The Events Manager Pamela Tschersich, together with the Treasurer Horst Gutowski and the hotel management, had chosen a balanced 3-course menu, the decoration of the hall was festively and fondly arranged, even details like a fitting placing of the guests at the tables were carefully considered and planned.

After a welcome glass of sparkling wine, the numerous guests took their seats at the tables. The DJ of the evening, once again the fabulous Pete Murray, provided the audience from the beginning with a mixed selection of partly festive, partly timeless vibrant songs and therefore provided a positive mood amongst those present.

Local drinks were included in the price of the meal, perhaps also one of the reasons that the evening became increasingly sweeping and cheerful.

Lively conversations were held and after the tasty meal, many of the guests were no longer able to hold themselves back from entering the dance floor.

the raffle prizes

the raffle prizes

The raffle of many beautiful prizes, the cheery performance of Santa Claus (Horst Gutowski) and the comic sketch about the „12 days of Christmas“, performed by Beverly Westbrook and Paul Abel, further aroused the good mood among the guests.

Many comments of the participants of the event reached the organizers, some of them in writing. I would like to add these comments to this post. What can be better for those who have organized this dinner as a positive feedback and praise!

I would like to personally thank Pamela, Horst and all their volunteers. An additional thanks to the management of the Deniz Kizi Hotel and the service crew of the evening, which gave – from my opinion – no reason to complain. Well done!

Comments from guests of the event:

“Just a quick email to say ‘thank you’ for the tremendous effort you all put into the organisation of the end of year celebration.

It went off very well and everyone seemed to have a great time.

I am sorry but if anyone else was involved in helping – other than the 4 emailed above – please pass on my thanks as I don’t have any other email addresses.

Have a great Christmas,

Love Jill x” …….  Continue reading

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Reviews – Kirk Douglas – 100 Years old, my Tribute to a Legend – 9th Dec 16 – By Ismail Veli

Kirk Douglas

100 Years old, my Tribute to a Legend

By Ismail Veli…….

Many of us cannot even imagine living to be a hundred years old. The great screen actor and Hollywood legend will be exactly that on 9 December. Born Issur Danielovich in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916 to a very poor immigrant family he made his film debut in the film ”The Strange Love of Martha”, in 1946, he went on to become an iconic film actor, and starred in at least 90 films. Among my favourite  films he starred in were The Detective story (nominated for best actor), Ace in the Hole, Lust for life (won the best actor award), Last Train from Gun Hill, Cast a Giant Shadow, and of course Spartacus based on the true story of a slave Gladiator fighting against all the odds against the power of the Roman empire. These are just a few.


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North Cyprus – Magazine of the Anglican Church of St Andrew Kyrenia – December 2016

Magazine of the Anglican Church of St Andrew

December 2016


Why not “sign up” on the St Andrew’s web site and automatically receive news, magazines, pew sheets in your in-box? – Click here…..  Continue reading

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North Cyprus – Entertainment – Starlux Cinema presents Week commencing 9th December 2016

Starlux Cinema presents

Week commencing 9th December 2016

We give below details of the films which are being shown at the Starlux Cinema, Karaoğlanoğlu for week commencing Friday 9th December until Thursday 15th December 2016 (excluding those dates shown in red).


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North Cyprus – TRNC News Today – 8.12.2016

TRNC News Today

Akıncı continues his official visit to Brussels

President Mustafa Akıncı met with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the last day of his official visit to Brussels. Making a statement to the press following the meeting, President Akıncı said that they assessed the work which has been done up until now regarding the resolution of the Cyprus problem. Akıncı also indicated that the President of the European Commission will continue to support the process to reach a solution.


Akıncı said that January will be a turning point for Cyprus, and that “We hope to link this to a positive outcome and to lead the development of a new understanding in the region. Let us focus on the bigger picture – if the natural gas around Cyprus is combined with Israeli gas, I think it can be used to meet the needs of both Turkey and the EU, via Cyprus and Turkey. It will create a great opportunity for cooperation. This is not just a personal assessment; I believe that the EU and Turkey think in the same way.”

As part of his ongoing meetings in Brussels, President Mustafa Akıncı also met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier yesterday at a working breakfast. Akıncı and Steinmeier exchanged views on the Cyprus negotiations, Mont Pèlerin summit and the new schedule ahead of the multi-party conference…….  Continue reading

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North Cyprus – Animal Care – Kyrenia Animal Rescue – Roxy, Pixie and Monkey

Kyrenia Animal Rescue

Roxy, Pixie and Monkey

By Kim Betts, KAR Pet Travel…

Many readers and supporters will recall back in October we shared the horrific tale of Roxy. Many people were so moved by her sad story that they donated money towards her vet bills and care costs.

Roxy when she was found

Roxy when she was found

As you know Roxy was adopted by Emma and her family and last month she had recovered sufficiently to go home and live with them.

Just the other week Roxy paid the KAR office a visit – she brought along Emma, Pixie (Emma’s daughter) and Roxys favourite toy – a little monkey.

What a difference a month – or two – makes !!! The photos say it all.

Roxy today

Roxy today – with Emma, Pixie and the monkey

There is no doubt that Roxy is coming on in leaps and bounds – she no doubt keeps her new family on their toes and is probably a bigger version of her favourite toy – a proper little monkey!

KAR had been contacted by Rod Packer who had set up an online fund to raise money for Roxy – many donations were lodged in the fund – some were from Visla UK supporters – and the money was recently released to KAR. An amazing £624 was raised.

From this money £120 went towards Roxy’s vet bills and care costs. A warm winter coat has also been purchased for her as Roxy’s hair is still quite fine. We have also got her a few treats as we all think, and are sure that you agree, that she deserves a little spoiling now and then.

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North Cyprus – Events – St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia – Nativity Service on Christmas Eve

St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia

Nativity Service on Christmas Eve

By Margaret Sheard…….

This is a busy time of the year for St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia and the children have not been forgotten with a Nativity Service with a difference this year.   Maybe there are grandparents visiting who would like to bring their grandchildren to the service which will start at 3pm on Saturday 24th December. This is a fun event and will appeal to all children no matter what religion or culture, the story is the same.


This is to be a “chocolate” nativity and the Rev’d Wendy Hough has let us into a little secret that she hopes the children will have “sharp ears” and be ready to call out when they hear the name of a chocolate or chocolate bar as the story is being told.  Just as an example – the wise men looked out to the “MILKY WAY” and Rev’d Wendy’s favourite – Herod was up to his old “TWIX” again.

All of the children are invited to come dressed as their favourite nativity character and there will be prizes for the best costume as well as lots of chocolate when the names come up in the story and the children call it out. So pay attention children and see how much chocolate you can collect.


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