As reported in the Cyprus Mail today, the taxi drivers of Paralimni show the rest of Cyprus that when the going gets tough, the tough commit terrorism against the people.
Having blocked the main road to present their objection to a fair and cost-effective bus service in the town, which has ruined the party for the over-charging and thuggish taxi drivers, the taxi Mafia of Paralimni have taken it upon themselves to dictate what forms of transport the people of Cyprus can and cannot use.
It is no wonder that Cyprus is 50 years behind every other country in Europe - the unions are overly militant and accustomed to getting whatever they want via threats of intimidation and sometimes even violence against the rest of the country. The rule of AKEL (the Cyprus communist party) between 2008 and 2013 gave the unions and association Mafia's in Cyprus a total free for all - the ability to unleash anarchy whenever they feel like it in order to terrorize the rest of the country into submission.
Where is this going to stop? If I am having a bad day at work, and my job is facing tough competition, do I suddenly stop my car in the road and block everyone from moving so that I can express my childish contempt for my lot in life? NO! But something tells these IDIOTS of the Paralimni Taxi Association that they can do just that - to terrorize the people of Cyprus and cry foul while doing it just because they are overpriced and outdated.
It doesn't stop there. Time and time again, the roads and ports in Cyprus have been blocked by one protesting group or another. Taxis. Lorry drivers. Goat herders. Potato farmers. Virtually anyone with a gripe against society can wage war on the country and the Police and Government choose to be powerless to stop them.
Well I say that this behaviour should STOP NOW. If you block a road, port or essential service from operating in Cyprus , for any reason - then you should be arrested immediately and charged for obstructing law and order. You should be thrown in prison - Your taxi (or other offending vehicle) should be confiscated and you should be banned from voting (invariably AKEL) at the next election.
These parasites have fed off Cyprus for long enough. It is time to move forward and compete with the rest of the world in all aspects of industry. If you are too slow, stupid or narrow-minded to keep up with the changing times, you should stay out of the way of the rest of us.
BOYCOTT PARALIMNI TAXI SERVICES! TAKE THE BUS SERVICE.