By Chris Elliott…….
Summer came this year with a vengeance and at the start of the autumn we are still sweltering here in Northern Cyprus and many expat swallows are returning to their home from home plus increasing numbers of tourists are arriving.
Night life has long been a thing to be enjoyed, from just enjoying a nice cool drink and chatting with friends or even enjoying a nice meal.
Some folk just love entertainment and we have seen a flood of venues and entertainers reaching out to promote their events in newspapers and other media this year and in view of the problems entertainers faced last year, perhaps we will soon learn more of the new arrangements that may have been made for expatriate entertainers to perform in Northern Cyprus than was available to them in 2015.
Last year in the Cyprus Today newspaper it was reported as shown below that a new entertainment agency “Elite Entertainment” was being formed by Dave Griffiths much to the delight of musicians Gavin Simons and Barry “Snakes” Steward but since then nothing has been heard of this agency.
The good news reported in the Cyprus Today newspaper of 3rd September 2016 is that Gavin Simons plus Alan Bartholomew have now started an agency A-Chord Entertainment Ltd which will provide multi venue work permits for expat entertainers to perform legally in Northern Cyprus.
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We wish them all well and hope that those expat entertainers who take up this opportunity of working legally by obtaining multi venue work permit from A-Chord Entertainment Ltd do not find their efforts undercut by the illegal entertainers, many from outside the TRNC.
The only way of preventing this is for the TRNC authorities to enforce the rules regarding employment which would see those who have registered to work as entertainers being supported by the suppression of illegal entertainers and those that employ them but sadly that does not seem to have been done very successfully during 2016.
Northern Cyprus- Expats Back in business
It’s goodbye from some and hello from others
By Chris Elliott…….
The beloved remaining expat entertainers of ASAP have now set course for their individual futures and at the end of this month All Stars Agency Promotions will cease operation.
Who knows, perhaps the agency will be mothballed until such times as the employment laws are changed to make it easier for expat entertainers to perform legally and more economically.
The good news is that the Cyprus Today newspaper of 7/11/2015 reported this past weekend that a new company “Elite Entertainment” is being formed and should commence operations at the end of this month. It is reported that they will not be operating as an agency but rather helping expat entertainers gain multi-venue permits, although the question of full time work permits has not been clearly reported.
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