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by mike strand2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: 62 new cases today...
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: 62 new cases today...

Bit of a spike in figures today. They haven't yet fully examined each positive case, but over half of the 40 odd they have done were down to track and trace. I won't do a news article because I don't trust the autotranslate. It's ok for when it is about country categories, but medical information t...
by mike strand2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: flight and covid
Replies: 25
Views: 1508

Re: flight and covid

True, you cannot legally not allow a citizen or legal resident to return, BUT airlines are duty bound not to put their own staff (or clients) at undue risk, so it would be up to citizens etc to find a safe way to return that did not put others at risk.
by mike strand2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: I think this will put the cat amongst the pigeons
Replies: 23
Views: 2008

Re: I think this will put the cat amongst the pigeons

What this will do I hope, is to show who (if any) are without involvement in this corruption. Will Prez Nick strongly condemn his MP's involved and take the necessary measures a democratic government should take? I'm not holding my breath!
by mike strand2
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Solar panels on all our houses
Replies: 35
Views: 1767

Re: Solar panels on all our houses

Dominic wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:19 am
What on Earth are you going on about now? There's nothing wrong with Microsoft Excel.
You should check your dismissive view before posting!
by mike strand2
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Almost 2,000 traffic violations in only three days
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Almost 2,000 traffic violations in only three days

WHL, and Paulo, thanks for explaining how the system here works if people omit to pay their motoring fines. I've only had the odd parking ticket here and always go to pay it within a week or so... so was not aware of the way that motoring fines stack up if unpaid But I seem to remember that when Cy...
by mike strand2
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Vehicle documents
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Vehicle documents

Or maybe just do as you please. "This is Cyprus" As was quoted by a very senior politician on AlJezeera recently :lol: :lol:
by mike strand2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Banana Republic of Great Britain
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: The Banana Republic of Great Britain

Boris quite simply cannot be trusted!
by mike strand2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Items For Sale
Topic: Oil filled radiators
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Oil filled radiators

As confirmed Tony, just one. Will collect this afternoon.
by mike strand2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Solar panels on all our houses
Replies: 35
Views: 1767

Re: Solar panels on all our houses

johnandjen1 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am
Agree but need to watch your rows...........
Do you mean by that, to not rely on excel, as it's been known to have internal errors? My computer manager made me aware, when some of my data went missing or slipped into another cell!
by mike strand2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Joining Gesy below retirement age
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Joining Gesy below retirement age

My Filipino carer (well below retirement age!) for whom I pay Social Insurance is in GESY, so why not anyone else that lives here legally who either has a UK pension or is working and paying social insurance?
by mike strand2
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tax form 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 6381

Re: Tax form 2019

All that's left for me to do now is pay the underpayment of temp tax paid in 2018.
by mike strand2
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Almost 2,000 traffic violations in only three days
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Almost 2,000 traffic violations in only three days

What point are they making, or are they now just out to catch more (& record the same)? The number of transgressions is unlikely to be very different from last week or change any day soon. Perhaps the police think that if people read this, they might just slow down a tad or leave the phone on the ba...
by mike strand2
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Akinci leads north race with one third of votes counted
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Akinci leads north race with one third of votes counted

On final count, Akinci came 2nd. It now goes to a run-off between Tatar & Akinci next Sunday.
by mike strand2
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Car insurance

Depending on your age it can be very difficult to change insurer.. My FIL was 80 when we arrived here and no one would insure him. He had to get three letters of refusal and go on the Government scheme which was only 3rd party accident, not even fire and theft :-( That's what newly qualified driver...
by mike strand2
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Solar panels on all our houses
Replies: 35
Views: 1767

Re: Solar panels on all our houses

I think it required a copy of my deeds, not MEU3. It also requires your building permit and copies of the past 6 bills from EAC.
by mike strand2
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Car insurance

Isn't it the case that once you pass that 'magic age', it's very difficult to change insurers?
by mike strand2
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tax form 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 6381

Re: Tax form 2019

I cannot understand why there's a problem. I've been a taxpayer here since 2010 and my exemption certificate is dated 24 Sep 2020. After many 'error' notifications I took the advice of others on the forum & put 22 Sep 2020 for it to then accept. I cannot think what else you can do, other than call o...
by mike strand2
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tax form 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 6381

Re: Tax form 2019

Thanks Mike. It accepted the figures as integers on entry, it was just when trying to submit that the system said the figures weren't there. When we tried with decimals using a comma the word Nan came up in the final column of line 1 so assumed this was an error and it did not like decimals. Regard...
by mike strand2
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: North Cyprus to reopen beach
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: North Cyprus to reopen beach

Dominic wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Do you seriously think Erdogan did this so that it would result in a united Cyprus?
Did I use the word "United"? No, the word was "settlement". It will take more than just the GC & Turkey to come to some form of settlement, but a United Cyprus is just not going to happen!