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Postby Sotos » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:47 am

Yesterday at McDonald's I've seen many people speaking Arabic. Maybe they were refugees from Lebanon. Do you think Cyprus will again host many Lebanese refugees like in the 80s? We still have a sizable Lebanese community since that time.
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Postby montreal » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:59 am

Interesting. Have any idea what kind of Lebanese were (Canadian, French etc)?
Were they buying the food or someone paid for that (official person)?

I personally doubt that those Lebanese would like to stop in Cyprus. Presumably, they have a "home" in X countries...
And, I really do not think that Cyprus really needs that right now.
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Postby Sotos » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:07 am

I am not even sure if they were Lebanese. I just seen many people at McDonald's speaking Arabic. Maybe they were just tourists or permanent residents of Cyprus. Those that have a home in another country for sure they will use Cyprus just as transit. I am talking about the Lebanese who have no second country and would like to live in Cyprus until the war in their own country is over. I think our government should help them and make it easier for them to get visa and work permits.
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Postby montreal » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:08 am

What is the unemployment rate in Cyprus?
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Postby Sotos » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:10 am

not sure ... about 4% i think.
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Postby montreal » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:12 am

Read "Distance between Beirut and Cyprus". To give you an idea about the Lebanese...
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Postby fsturbo15 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:22 am

4% is a pretty good number
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Postby JustAnAmerican » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:15 am

Yes you saw evacuees at McDonalds in Nicosia. Over 14,000 have passed through the Cyprus fairgrounds at the invitation of the Goverment of Cyprus. There now remains about 250 people.

We know that the Cypriot people do not want them to stay and we are working to get thier butts out of here as soon as possible.
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Postby cypezokyli » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:46 am

perhaos it will do as some good.
isnt our best athlete half lebanese ? :wink:
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Postby Piratis » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:39 pm

We know that the Cypriot people do not want them to stay and we are working to get thier butts out of here as soon as possible.


The Cypriot people are more than willing to welcome Lebanon refugees like they did the last time.

You are talking about citizens of other countries that are evacuated using Cyprus as a transit. Cyprus government want those people back to their countries as fast as possible otherwise it will become much harder for us to handle even more evacuees.

If any American or other citizens evacuated from Lebanon want to stay in Cyprus they can do so, no problem at all. We have apartments and hotels that can accommodate everyone that wishes to stay here.

What do the American people want JustAnAmerican? Last poll I saw (from CNN I think) showed that 50% of Americans supported the Israeli aggression along with the American government. Maybe the USA could stop supporting the ones who create refugees and evacuees?
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