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by jeba
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Poverty in Cyprus
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Poverty in Cyprus

It means, You have paid the lowest amount into the pot over the years, to be eligible for a pension.....a social grant is available to people who are on hard times for one reason or another, but the office that issues these grants, does strict checks before giving out any cash. Thanks for the info....
by jeba
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Poverty in Cyprus
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Poverty in Cyprus

I thouught the State Pension in Cyprus for pensioners was about eu 650.00 per month. Basic pension is 340 euro a month What does basic pension mean? That you have to pay into a pension pot in order to have a claim and this is the minimum? Or is it a social grant meant to secure a minimum income?
by jeba
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Financial Matters
Topic: Cyprus Tax Declaration 2019 - UPDATED 18 JUNE 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 6257

Re: Cyprus Tax Declaration 2019 - UPDATED 18 JUNE 2020

''The current year will be the last year when it will not be mandatory for a Cypriot tax resident under the tax-free annual income limit of €19500 to file a tax return. From 2019 everyone will be required to submit a tax declaration'' (Article dated October 2018). http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en...
by jeba
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Help needed, please!
Replies: 27
Views: 1258

Re: Help needed, please!

Is there anyone you know - or who she knows - who could translate your wishes to her? If not, have you tried writing what you want to tell her and have her read it via https://translate.google.com/#view=home ... l=ne&tl=de?
by jeba
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Windscreen washer problems
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Windscreen washer problems

I´m simply adding a little dishwashing liquid
by jeba
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Unbelieable
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Unbelieable

There really is no excuse for spelling mistakes when using a computer or smart phone in this day & age! There is. E. g. I'm usually to lazy to change the language settings on my tablet when switching from a German to an English speaking forum. In fact, I only recently found out how to do it. With l...
by jeba
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: I hadn't realised that things had got this bad
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: I hadn't realised that things had got this bad

What does the contract governing NATO actually say if there is a conflict Between NATO members? Don´t forget that Turkey is part of it.
by jeba
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Village Community Charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: Village Community Charge

Dont worry they will catch up with you in time, as for no street cleaning etc, you cant choose what bits of council tax, you want to pay for, some of my local taxes go towards the local library , we have never used the library, should we start complaining about that? the fact is we pay a fraction o...
by jeba
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Village Community Charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: Village Community Charge

When the bill is from the local council, for local tax, then yes We pay it without asking any questions I haven´t even heard of local taxes. Is that an island-wide phenomenon? How do you expect local councils to collect your trash twice a week, keep the streets clean, etc etc etc Well, I live in th...
by jeba
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Village Community Charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: Village Community Charge

WHL wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm
When the bill is from the local council, for local tax, then yes We pay it without asking any questions
I haven´t even heard of local taxes. Is that an island-wide phenomenon?
by jeba
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Encouraging news over Brexit.
Replies: 181
Views: 9500

Re: Encouraging news over Brexit.

Jim B wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:30 am
Did you consider we could lose healthcare in Cyprus or did you believe everything Gove and Blojo told you, that nothing would change.
From what I understand from the link nothing will change for those who have emigrated already. Only for those who will as of January 2021. Am I wrong?
by jeba
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Encouraging news over Brexit.
Replies: 181
Views: 9500

Re: Encouraging news over Brexit.

Seems the mood is turning against Brexit:
by jeba
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Room for improvement but Cyprus on track to lower polluted air emissions
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Room for improvement but Cyprus on track to lower polluted air emissions

From the article:
During the rush hours from 7am to 9am the pollutant concentrations in some situations fell up to five times below the corresponding January levels.
What does that even mean? A reduction to 20% ?
by jeba
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Room for improvement but Cyprus on track to lower polluted air emissions
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Room for improvement but Cyprus on track to lower polluted air emissions

I´m not sure it´s technically viable to increase solar production ad libidum if you feed it directly into the grid. There is a limit to how much fluctuation in production the grid can handle. In my area there seem to be problems with keeping voltage constant now already (which will shut down my PV-i...
by jeba
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: The 90 minute test
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: The 90 minute test

As Max posted last week, German hospitals are installing Canon trailers to scan lungs, as that’s the only reliable method... I´d expect even that only to be positive at a later stage of the disease, probably at least 5-6 days after infection as the virus usually needs time to spread to the lungs an...
by jeba
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Music
Topic: The great Harry Nilsson..Oh and a happy fathers day to all of us Dads.
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: The great Harry Nilsson..Oh and a happy fathers day to all of us Dads.

Isn´t that thread quite a bit delayed. Wasn´t father´s day in May already?
by jeba
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Financial Matters
Topic: Cyprus Tax Declaration 2019 - UPDATED 18 JUNE 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 6257

Re: Cyprus Tax Declaration 2019 - UPDATED 18 JUNE 2020

trevnhil wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:18 pm
All this is very strange and confusing..
Indeed! I thought as of this year everyone has to file a tax return for the preceding year, no matter whether or not your income was above the threshold or whether or not you´re tax exempt due to non-domiciled status. Is this no longer true?
by jeba
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Friends’ Hospice in Paphos faces imminent closure
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Friends’ Hospice in Paphos faces imminent closure

Shouldn´t it be part of the state´s duty to provide a hospice?
by jeba
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Complacency setting in.
Replies: 48
Views: 3086

Re: Complacency setting in.

I felt conspicuous wearing a mask and gloves, am I wrong to do so? As far as the gloves are concerned yes, you are. As I pointed out before the WHO doesn´t recommend wearing gloves. It makes more sense to disinfect your hands after touching your shopping and wash them before you eat or touch your f...
by jeba
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: They think it’s all over
Replies: 28
Views: 2632

Re: They think it’s all over

...and from now on,we will wear them on flights, because a few times we have been well getting on the flight, and then having cold/flu symptoms the following days. We won't have a choice in this matter. So far as I know, most/all airlines will for the forseeable future require passengers to wear a ...