Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Letters on Cyprus

Mr Polys Polyviou – a true citizen of the state.

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I am absolutely humbled by an action of a great and dignified man, worthy of having as a president of this troubled island of ours; and that is Mr Polys Polyviou. Indeed he is a true citizen of the state.

Without demands or expectations, he has handed over his entire government fee received for his Mari report in the amount of 221,000 euros, to the 13 families left bereaved by the tragedy.

Divided up, this amounts to 17,000 euros per family.

How can any sensible citizen not be touched by such a gesture filled with dignity? His action has shown that there is a silent majority with a conscience and feelings for their fellow human beings, but who also, above all else, have a  genuine love for this place – without becoming sheep of the various political parties that have ruined our country.

Polyviou’s report has exposed the deeply self-serving culture of our petty politicians and the cancerous human vice of corruption, nepotism, cronyism and non-transparency that reigns supreme in a government (past and present) obsessed with secrecy and control.

I truly believe that Mr Polyviou, a dignified and a worthy man, should stand as an independent candidate in the next presidential elections, so that we may start to come out of the dirty mud the political parties and their petty politicians have sunk the country into.

If Mr Polyviou would consider taking on such a Herculean task, I – and I am sure many concerned citizens like me – will certainly call for “Polyviou for president” at the next elections.

Andreas C Chrysafis,
Author of the Vanishing Cyprus series, Paphos

Letter taken from the online newspaper.


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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