Just a quiet day around locally today as Joan had to go back to the hospital in Girne for a check up on her swollen knee. Now that the swelling has gone down she also has the all clear.
We are still struggling to try to get a generator which we feel we might need as they are still threatening strikes owing to the government wanting to sensibly privatise the Kibtek Electricity operation. Guess we may have to go over to Lefkosa and try to speak to a few of our business friends over there.
It is interesting to note that there was a large Opinion Article in last Saturdays newspaper which was highly critical of the Turkish Cypriot people in general which tended to say what I have always suggested, it is time for very major change here. I quote from the article, written by a lady called Ipek Ozerim:-
“As I have repeatedly stated in this column, the answers for the country’s problems are not going to come from the current crop of politicians. The vast majority have nothing of value to add. They promise much, deliver little and when in power, squander what little resources this country has.
The same mindset permeates more widely among the “jobs for life” brigade and those who have made a tidy fortune exploiting the TRNC’s gaping loopholes. They continue to hamper efforts to usher in a new era of clean TRNC politics and compliance with with internationally recognised laws and practices.”
The whole article continues in the same vain and I for one could not fail to agree with the lady.