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Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:33 pm
by Paphos Life
The government on Saturday declared four days of mourning following the death of former president Demetris Christofias on Friday.Following a meeting of the cabinet, during which ministers stood for a minute's silence, an announcement said that the state funeral for Christofias will be held on Tuesday June 25 at 5pm, at the church of Ayia Sophia in Nicosia....

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Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:32 pm
by Kili01
Well wonder what other posters think of 4 days mourning, and another public holiday on the 25th June? My main remembrances of this President are his apparent lack of knowledge about any of the events which led up to the disastrous explosion at Mari near the main power station, which in turn led to the deaths of 13 people. Soldiers and emergency service members.
Plus the way his Government handled the countries finances which contributed to the financial collapse in 2013.
May he rest in peace.
Dee

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:51 pm
by Dominic
The public holiday is only for Government workers.

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:52 pm
by memory man
Dominic wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:51 pm
The public holiday is only for Government workers.

Does that include "Banks?"

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:25 pm
by mike strand2
Was there 4 days of public mourning for the unfortunates who were 'murdered' by him due to his stupid & inadequate governance!?

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:19 pm
by Jimgym
mike strand2 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Was there 4 days of public mourning for the unfortunates who were 'murdered' by him due to his stupid & inadequate governance!?
I was wondering the same thing.

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:50 pm
by WHL
He wasn't my cup of tea, but neither was he Hitler R I P

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:14 am
by mike strand2
WHL wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:50 pm
He wasn't my cup of tea, but neither was he Hitler R I P
I most certainly do not hope he rests in peace! He got away with a crime.

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:29 am
by Dominic
memory man wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Dominic wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:51 pm
The public holiday is only for Government workers.

Does that include "Banks?"
Don't know I'm afraid. The article doesn't say.

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:30 am
by Dominic
mike strand2 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:14 am
WHL wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:50 pm
He wasn't my cup of tea, but neither was he Hitler R I P
I most certainly do not hope he rests in peace! He got away with a crime.
Nobody is telling you to hope he rests in peace.

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:03 am
by merchant_banker
I was in mourning when he was president. RIP the Mari victims

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:42 pm
by mike strand2
Dominic wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:30 am
mike strand2 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:14 am
WHL wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:50 pm
He wasn't my cup of tea, but neither was he Hitler R I P
I most certainly do not hope he rests in peace! He got away with a crime.
Nobody is telling you to hope he rests in peace.
See above. RIP means rest in peace Dominic

Re: Four-days of mourning declared for Demetris Christofias

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:10 pm
by Dominic
I know what it means. WHL was saying he hoped the map rested in peace. He wasn't telling you to do anything.