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CYPRUS-TO-GREECE FERRY TO BE RELAUNCHED IN MAY 2020

  Natasa Pilides, the Deputy Minister of Shipping of Cyprus, has announced to the parliament that the ferry link between Greece and the island nation is set to be reinstated with the help of a ferry service between the two countries that will reportedly begin in...

MASSIVE BLAST ON ARMY BASE LEAVES TOURISTS FLEEING

  A series of explosions at an army ammunition depot in Cyprus left at least 12 injured and several fleeing to save their lives. Tourists described what seemed like “several fireballs rising” from the Turkish military base, where a fire has been determined as the...

EMPLOYERS SEEK 6 KINDS OF TAX RELIEFS

  The  Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) General Director Michalis Antoniou has announced that the OEB has openly asked the government for six tax reliefs, that amount to €500 million annually combined. Speaking at a working breakfast, General...

ENI AND TOTAL DRILL FOR OFFSHORE GAS APPROVED BY CYPRUS

  Both France’s Total and Italy’s ENI are now approved to legally explore Block 7 of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) – and legally conduct nine different drilling operations over the following two years. EEZ Block 7’s access, which is also claimed by Turkey was...

YAVUZ TO BEGIN DRILLING OFF OF CYPRUS COAST

  A statement from Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez has revealed that that a second Turkish drillship – the Yavuz will be starting to drill for gas and oil off of Cyprus’ coast. The ship, which was sent by Turkey on the 20th of June, 2019 will be exploring up until...

WOMAN MURDERS HER CHILD AND THEN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

  A woman stabbed her 12-year-old son to death and thereafter attempted to commit suicide. The act was discovered when the woman’s husband and child’s stepfather, a Greek Cypriot man of 52 years of age, could not enter his own flat on account of the locked door...

CYPRUS TO NAME AN EXOPLANET

  In what is being considered a very interesting development in the Cypriot community, Cyprus will be getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to name an exoplanet. Coming right after the accession of the Cyprus Space Exploration Organization’s (CSEO) to the...

MAN FALLS FROM SCAFFOLDING AND DIES

  In a tragic accident that has many in Cyprus in mourning a 62-year-old man has by falling from a scaffolding in an under-construction building. According to a statement from the labor inspection department, Demitris Georgiou fell from the scaffolding on the 4th...

SUSPECT REMANDED FOR MURDER OF TURKISH BUSINESSMAN

  Crime has been on the rise in Cyprus, but the latest development proves that so has the justice system. The suspect for the murder of 52-year-old Gökhan Naim has been remanded for three days by a court in North Cyprus. The suspect, İmran Arşad - a citizen of...

AERIAL PHOTOS PART OF NEW DEAL

  In what is being considered a landmark move in the science and technology department, the Department of Land and Survey in Cyprus has partnered with signed an agreement with Erathosthenes SA from Greece and Sintegra SAS from France to take on a project taking...

2 MORE ARRESTED FOR BRAWL IN AYIA NAPA

  In addition to the ten Kuwaitis arrested for the brawl at Ayia Napa, two additional arrests have been made. The two arrested are a 30-year-old UK national and a 37-year-old South African national. Both were in connection with the incident which left the victims...

VAROSHA VISITED BY TURKISH JOURNALISTS

  In what is being considered a new development in the process of reopening of the city of Varosha (Maraş), a group of journalists from Turkey have made a visit to the closed city. The visit to the city, which has been closed to outsiders since 1974, was...

A 4TH RESEARCH VESSEL FOR TURKEY HAS SET SAIL FOR CYPRUS

  In accordance with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s announcement, a fourth research vessel from Turkey – the Oruc Reis – has set sail towards Cyprus. The vessel, which started its journey from a port in Istanbul was reportedly on its way to another in Tasucu...

Roman Shipwreck Discovered Off of Cyprus Coast

  An undisturbed Roman shipwreck has been discovered off of Cyprus’ southern coast. The antiquities department has announced that the shipwreck – the first ever discovered in Cyprus - was filled with transport amphorae, is undisturbed, and is in all possibility...

Lorry Damaged in Bomb Explosion in Limassol

  Cyprus Police have revealed that a bomb has exploded in a company vehicle in the Limassol area. The police, who are currently investigating the situation, said that the explosion took place in the early morning hours and the reason behind it was a low-level...

Missing Nigerian Man’s Body Found in Car Boot

  A missing Nigerian man’s body has been found in the boot of a car. The man, identified as Obasanjo Adeola Owoyale, went missing on the 1st of July, and was discovered more than a day later. According to initial investigations, Mr. Owoyale was probably killed...

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