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UKCA Club in the news

Post by galexinda » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:02 pm

The UK Citizens’ Association club has been an integral part of the lives of many British residents in Cyprus for the last 21 years and like its elderly member Ivy has been especially badly hit by the lockdown measures.

Unless it’s allowed to reopen its doors in the next couple of weeks, it will struggle to remain in operation at all, club officials have warned.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/02/22/club ... -collapse/

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Post by Wensbry » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:22 pm

Sadly they are no different to many other businesses that have been starved of revenue in recent months.

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Post by Dominic » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:10 pm

Not only that, but the rest of Cyprus is locking down for the benefit of people in that age group.
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Post by Kili01 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:33 pm

Not everyone who belongs to the UKCA is that old! But Debbie is a good cook and we enjoy her roast dinners! Its fortunate for old people that the Govt thinks that elderly residents are important and need the vaccine.
Currently, it isn't elderly people who are responsible for the lock down being extended for now. A glance at the results of all the Rapid Antigen and PCR tests, which are given on the In Cyprus website each evening will tell you where the people are who are spreading the virus are located. It's mainly Limassol where there are still multiple new cases. Last night there were 44, compared with 20 cases in Nicosia.Paphos had none. Larnaca had a few cases, while Famagusta also had none.
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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:04 pm

We understand that Dee, but the general point Dominic was making was that young people, who by and large aren't too severely affected by the virus, have endured lockdowns in order that more vulnerable age groups (like us) don't come a cropper. I agree with his sentiment.

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Post by youngrw » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm

What a shame for the young people having to give up some elements of freedom for the sake of older residents. My heart bleeds for them - not.

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Post by The Aquila » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:46 pm

What a prick

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Post by youngrw » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:51 pm

Thank you for your illuminating comment.

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Post by WHL » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:08 pm

youngrw wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
What a shame for the young people having to give up some elements of freedom for the sake of older residents. My heart bleeds for them - not.
Most of the older lot have pensions to live on, im guessing its alot harder for younger people trying to provide for a young family etc, many have lost their jobs

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Post by Jim B » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:35 pm

The Aquila wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:46 pm
What a prick
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It's not often we agree but I wholeheartedly concur with your comment which is succinct and to the point.

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Post by galexinda » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm

UKCA was great when we moved here - but that was some years ago and the people of today have a different lifestyle. Not saying there isn't a need for the club but, as people have mentioned in previous comments, many businesses have been affected in the past twelve months or so and are struggling.

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Post by Dominic » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:31 pm

Youngrw has left the building. I tolerate a lot of differing opinions on this site, as it would be boring if we all thought the same. However, a prick is a prick.
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Post by The Aquila » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:12 pm

Dominic wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:31 pm
Youngrw has left the building. I tolerate a lot of differing opinions on this site, as it would be boring if we all thought the same. However, a prick is a prick.
:lol: :lol:

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Post by Aargent » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:33 am

The UKCA is different from other ‘ businesses’ in that it has a membership. Some of the members are quite wealthy although by no means all. Many years ago , back in UK I was a member of an organisation which ran into a financial problem and the members helped out, with gifts of money, interest free loans etc. - perhaps this is the way for the UKCA to survive this crisis.
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Post by Uncle D » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:07 am

Aargent wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:33 am
The UKCA is different from other ‘ businesses’ in that it has a membership.
That's an interesting point, maybe they could ask for donations and/or raise the membership fees, something most restaurants and bars cannot do.
Who knows, maybe if it works some other places will start up a membership scheme, like Mario's in Tala for example.
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Post by merchant_banker » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:37 pm

Never been a member, but one year we went to the pantomime.

One of the best I have ever seen.

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Post by Jimgym » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:42 pm

merchant_banker wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:37 pm
Never been a member, but one year we went to the pantomime.

One of the best I have ever seen.
You very probably saw me strutting my stuff then! You really do have my sympathies! :lol:

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Post by Dominic » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:56 pm

Oh no he doesn't!
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Post by galexinda » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:37 pm

Aargent wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:33 am
The UKCA is different from other ‘ businesses’ in that it has a membership. Some of the members are quite wealthy although by no means all. Many years ago , back in UK I was a member of an organisation which ran into a financial problem and the members helped out, with gifts of money, interest free loans etc. - perhaps this is the way for the UKCA to survive this crisis.
If we were discussing Kamares Club then perhaps this would be a viable proposition.

In recent years UKCA has been welcoming outsiders to many events, requesting an additional door fee to the ticket price and so broadening its market, particularly in the tourist sector.

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Post by Jimgym » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:50 pm

Dominic wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:56 pm
Oh no he doesn't!
:lol:

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