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reporting


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Message Posted:
02/02/2012 09:28

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Do members think the annual screening ( for residence ) of under 60s in trnc is Genuine Health screening OR just a scam ?



Tb most if not all were inoculated against this at school and catty the scar to prove it !



Hiv ??? If it were genuine health screening then all non ingenious persons regardless of age are at risk !



Hep c ! hep a and b are more dangerous and spread more easier.



The scam is 40 tl private for hep c test @ hospital 80 tl private result same day hospital 1 week



A private riba test 280 tl hospital 400 tl ! private result 3day hospital 2 weeks !



How many people have been tested in the last year ?



HOW many tested positive ?



How many got test results back from turkey negative ?



I do not suppose there is a freedom of information act in TRNC ?



newscoop


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02/02/2012 09:52

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Why not test all foreigners regardless of age.



I fully understand that locals cannot get these nasty diseases which is why you see all those cars outside



'night clubs'



Tenakoutou



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02/02/2012 10:39

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newscoop/Msg 2:



Re. locals - this has been my contention since this controversial subject has been raised. Of course it's a scam - a very insulting and shabby one.



If the government really cared about the population's health, then why isn't EVERYONE [tourists included] to enter TRNC subject to these ridiculous medicals, including all locals.



If the government wants to 'swell its coffers', it should have simply upped the residence permit fee, instead of them insisting on the glaring anomaly of this 'medical test' farce and futile rigmarole.



Of course, the continuing allowance of people trafficking for the 'night club' trade seems to be considered perfectly legal by successive goverments - just as legal and morally acceptable as the Kulaksiz 5 scandalous episode!



cyprusairsoft



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Message Posted:
02/02/2012 15:12

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well said tenak



fiendishpaul


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02/02/2012 15:25

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Tenakoutou



I couldn't agree more.



Jeannie


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Message Posted:
02/02/2012 15:37

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Yes, very well said Tenakoutou. I'd have thought a blind man could see that it's yet another scam to con yet more money from ex-pats.



It's good to see you posting again, too. Hope you're well on the road to recovery?



blade


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Message Posted:
02/02/2012 18:41

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I do actually find it offensive big style.



I have been married to the same person for 25 years this year. Why the hell do i need an aids test? What are they calling me ? Cheat? Slapper? or just a dirty Brit?



I was vaccinated at school for TB so why do i need a test?



Just another way to treat us worse than the dog. Do the decent honest thing and thats how far it gets you here.



birdman



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02/02/2012 22:21

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Isn't it obvious to everyone that once you are over 60 you cannot get all these nasty diseases' That's why we don't need any further medical checks !



Gerry



Marion


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03/02/2012 00:15

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And why message 1 ? Are you doing research for an article in Cyprus Today??????? I think we all have to accept what the government wants when we choose to come to a country outside of the land of our birth. all countries have their rules and regulations, and you know what they say'If you don't like the heat in the kitchen, then.....................' . Lots of things here are different to, say, U.K, but I find most of them more than acceptable and are hardly Big Brother as cmpared to what other 'advanced societies' represent.



philbailey


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Message Posted:
03/02/2012 00:22

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Well said msg 9

keep those gays out



teatime


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03/02/2012 02:46

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Marion, if you had had these mistakes happen to you, might you feel a bit different?



newscoop


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03/02/2012 08:37

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Marion;



I doubt you would be saying this is you weren't on the right side of sixty.



Look forward to reading about this subject in depth in your piece in the paper.



reporting


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03/02/2012 08:58

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Message 9 would you dare say that to immigrants in the uk , you would be in deep do do if you did. raising awareness to injustice and scams is everyone's duty,



.......................... Stop racism in TRNC TODAY!



deputydawg


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03/02/2012 13:44

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It seems to me that the best way to have a balanced view is to have been around here when aged under and over 60. I have no problem with countries which wish to examine the health of immigrants, of any age, on first entry and, if the UK did so, perhaps, for example, the current TB rates there would be under control. That said, a disorganised system which causes great inconvenience to people and is selective in favouring some groups and nationalities more than others is bound to cause dissent and will not achieve the aim of improving things generally. It is akin to the tax collected for road fund licences not being fully spent on roads and road safety. It must be highly unlikely that the current policies would be allowed to continue if the TRNC had to answer to the EU. Does anyone know the system in S Cyprus ?



spider


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Message Posted:
03/02/2012 19:55

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message 14.



Yes it would be interesting to know what the south do.



JMHO but I do feel its all a bit of a joke on us here ! the way some are treated. ! Terrible the stress it can cause too.



Its no wonder people are leaving the place they now dislike and yet were once happy to stay. lets hope they '' WAKE UP '' !



Spider,X



stockiefan


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Message Posted:
03/02/2012 20:03

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Spider,

I agree, we know a lot of people who are leaving here, some of our best friends, the idiots who run this country will never learn.



Jeannie


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Message Posted:
03/02/2012 20:04

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Personally, I think this could be the last straw for many. It's really a p..s take too far.



Jonholmes


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03/02/2012 20:05

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When Iwas staying in Paphos (albiet only 6 months) nothing was needed and I met lots are people who lived there permanently, no need for blood tests,lots of ex-pat owned bars .The only people who needed health checks were those opening food places,once a year(?), and if you want to work there was no problem as long as your boss paid your NI, if you wanted to work for yourself you just went to the labour exchange and they gave you a paper.I just imformed them I was only there for the season and they were not interested .The main problem I had was the noise police coming along to tell the bar/place to turn it down .



spider


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Message Posted:
03/02/2012 21:06

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Hmm. Interesting link here with regards to research ! And after all people are moving here from all over the world and it seems there is a bigger problem in this younger age group.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2095668/Number-sex-infections-45s-doubles-10-years-rising-divorce-rates.html



screening has to be thorough.



Spider,X



carian


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Message Posted:
03/02/2012 22:45

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We lived in Paphos before S.Cyprus went into the EU, at that time you had to apply for residency but it was just a matter of proving your income. There were no health tests involved and it wasn't expensive ( something like 20 each ). We were given 4 years residency immediately and then, of course after they went in the EU, it was no longer needed.



blade


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Message Posted:
04/02/2012 18:20

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Marion,

When i first came here i knew what was expected and did exactly that.

The goal posts have changed and i find it offensive simple as that. I don't visit nightclubs, do drugs or sleep around, i don't need to be tested!



hattikins


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Message Posted:
04/02/2012 18:56

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Well said Blade, all we expect is to be treated with a little respect, I don't mind following the rules, but I don't know one day from the next what they actually are !



newscoop


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Message Posted:
04/02/2012 21:10

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Marion seems to have gone a bit quiet on this;



Probably doing some research for her column



Don't hold your breath!



munchkin


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Message Posted:
04/02/2012 23:58

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This degrading health screening is arguably one of the single most damaging policies this government has brought in, it will damage the economy in a big way in months to come.



Tenakoutou



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Message Posted:
05/02/2012 10:16

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The government has suddenly decided that my wife has become a 'bed-hopping slut' and as for me [over 60] , they've just categorised me as a 'terminally rooted unit'!



What other explanation is there?



It seems the TRNC's determination to maintain their 'status quo' of non recognition knows no bounds.



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