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CYPRUS SEES AN INCREASE IN BIRTH RATE

  In what is being considered as good news for the population in Cyprus, the island country has seen a record rise in birth rates. According to the Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT), as of 2016, the total fertility rate in the island country stood at 1.37...

RUSSIAN ATHLETE COMPLETES TRIP AROUND CYPRUS IN 3 DAYS

  Russian biker Sergey Severin has completed a bike-ride all around Cyprus in only 3.5 days, setting a record in his area. Covering a total distance of 600 kilometers, Sergey Severin started his Limassol at 6 am, and rode all along the island’s perimeter till he came...

CYPRIOT BASES PAY THEIR RESPECTS ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

  In what can be considered a truly moving event for veterans and their families, hundreds of British Forces Cyprus personnel commemorated Bases Remembrance Day services by personally paying their respects to troops which have fought in conflicts in different parts of...

TWO CYPRIOTS CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING IN FIJI

  In a disappointing piece of news for both Cyprus and Cyprus-Fiji relations, two Cyprus nationals have been jointly charged with 293 counts of money laundering as well as attempting to garner property by deceiving people in the island country of Fiji. FijiVillage, a...

SAIPEM DRILLSHIP LEAVES FOR MOROCCO

  Saipem 12000, the star drillship of energy giant ENI has left for Morocco, after being anchored off Limassol for refueling and equipment loading and unloading for over two days. After failing to reach Cuttlefish target in Cyprus’ offshore plot 3 to drill an...

CYPRUS ENTERS ANOTHER YEAR OF RECORD TOURISM FIGURES

  Cyprus has had a fantastic year as regards tourism arrival figures, and if Tourism Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis' words are anything to go by, this should be the third year for the island country in maintaining the coveted record. According to Lakkotrypis, after last...

DRUNK TOURIST GETS EXTRA FINE

  Disorderliness has no exception, and the latest incident has proved that the country of Cyprus intends to make that very clear to all - citizens or not. A drunk Swedish tourist was recently fined and asked to pay €400 by the Famagusta district court for being in...

HAIR SALON IN AYIA NAPA DESTROYED BY FIRE

  In a shocking news for the Ayia Napa community, a deadly fire completely gutted a local styling salon, and caused extensive damage to five shops adjacent to it. The fire has been ruled as an accidental fire, not caused by any deliberate action they can identify or...

LARNACA DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT BIDS TO BE MADE IN APRIL

  Marios Demetriades, the Transport Minister of Cyprus has announced that two of the bids for the development of the port and marina in Larnaca from Israel and China will be submitted latest by the end of April. This announcement came after a meeting between...

VOTERS IN NORTH CYPRUS LINE-UP FOR VOTING

  The people of Cyprus are very conscious of their political atmosphere, and the turnout at the latest elections only serves to prove that as true. A huge turnout at the Turkish Cypriot ‘elections’ have shown how invested its people are in who will run the country and...

CYPRUS PRESIDENT PARDONS CONVICTS

  In what is being considered as a surprising piece of news for many within the legislature and the executive, President Nicos Anastasiades has decided to release a total of sixty-six convicts through presidential pardon on the occasion of his re-confirmation as...

CASH & VALUABLES WORTH €360,000 STOLEN FROM KOUKLIA HOME

  In a news that causes nothing but worry and concern among locals and law enforcement alike, over €364,000 worth of valuables and cash have been stolen from a villa in Kouklia. Paphos Police is currently investigating the burglary, which took place early on Saturday....

HOUSE PRESIDENT HONOURS HONEST BUS DRIVER

  Honesty is indeed the best policy - and the latest incident proves that this is anything but false. Costas Tanos, the honest and brave bus driver who promptly returned an elderly man's €10,000 after the latter has left the money in his vehicle was recently honoured...

CYPRUS WILL CONTINUE TO SEE UNSETTLED COLD WEATHER

  In what is being considered a rather depressing news for all living in Cyprus, the meteorology department has reported that the island nation will be facing another week of unsettled cold weather, which will keep the coastal areas blustery. The met department said...

IRAN TO GET A NEW CYPRUS AMBASSADOR

  In what is being a considered a breath of fresh air in the Iran-Cyprus diplomatic scene, Petros T. Nacouzis, Cyprus' new ambassador to Iran has submitted his Credentials to President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. Forwarded warm greetings from the island country's...

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