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CYPRUS RANKED THIRD MOST POPULAR ON FAMILY BEACH INDEX

  In addition to the series of accolades the island country has been receiving, it has now been declared as the third most sought-after family beach destinations on a new ‘Family Beach Index.’ The index, which ranks 50 family beach destinations across eight...

TWO MEN WHO ‘BOUGHT’ BABY REPORTED MISSING

  Cypriot police have announced that they are on the hunt for the two men who were trying to adopt a baby girl they originally purchased from Philippines through a domestic worker. Both the two men and the baby girl are currently missing. The two men - who are...

CYPRUS’ GREEN CAPITAL DECLARED

  The municipality of Strovolos has been declared as the "green capital" of Cyprus after receiving the Green Moufflon Award during the 2018 edition of the Environmental Awards. The high-profile event saw a twenty-eight different awards being given by the...

CYPRUS POST TO USE DRONES FOR DELIVERING PACKAGES

  The organization, which has of recent been trying to find ways to make its services more effective and efficient, has found a way to incorporate modern technology into its practice. According to an statement made by Andreas Gregoriou, Director of the Department...

MISSING RETIREE FOUND DEAD IN AKAMAS

  A retired pensioner, who had been missing for close to two weeks has been found dead. Eleni Plakidi, 69, was discovered dead in the Akamas region after being missing from her home in Argaka since January 10. According to reports, her body was found at a...

DOG SHOOTER RELEASED

  The 62-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday for shooting a dog dead has been released after being charged. The man was arrested following a complaint from the owner of the dog, another 53-year-old from Paphos, who had seen the older man shooting both his...

MAN DRIVING TWO TIMES THE SPEED LIMIT ARRESTED

  In a spree of traffic arrests made by the police, a 28-year-old man who was driving on a speed that was twice of the prescribed limit was stopped near Latsia. The man was seen to have been driving on the Limassol Nicosia highway at a speed of 214km/hour, which...

LARNACA AIRPORT SEES THE LAUNCH OF LATEST CASINO

  After the launch of casinos in Nicosia and Limassol, Larnaca sees the launch of its first casino. The casino, which is launched by Cyprus Casinos (C2), is located at the Larnaca airport, features forty-two high-end slot machines that stand across in two...

AGE OF MARRIAGE HAS SHIFTED IN CYPRUS, SAYS STUDY

  According to a study conducted by the national agency for demographic and family policy, the average age for marriage in the island country has shifted to 30 years old. Statistics have revealed that men in Cyprus enter their first marriage at age of 31.2 years...

CYPRUS VOTED BEST DESTINATION FOR BRITONS IN 2019

  According to a survey, Cyprus has been found as the best and most popular winter destination for Britons in 2019, followed by Canary Islands Lanzarote and Tenerife. The research, which was conducted by the UK Post Office's Travel Money team, considered factors...

AT LEAST FIVE INJURED FROM TANKER EXPLOSION OFF CYPRUS

  An explosion on a product tanker off Cyprus' southern coast had started a massive fire that has at least five crewmembers injured. The explosion took place on Athlos, a 7,000 dwt product tanker that has left the port of Larnaca on a ballast voyage. The blast...

FIRST EVER TOURISM MINISTER APPOINTED IN CYPRUS

  In a move that will serve to bring in more economic revenue to Cyprus, the island nation has appointed its first ever tourism minister. Savvas Perdios, former hotel executive is all set to be sworn in as the first ever deputy minister for tourism. The move is...

PIZZA DELIVERY MAN PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED

  A 27-year-old pizza delivery man was physically assaulted in Limassol as he was delivering pizza. The robbery took place at 7.30pm in Limassol's Neapolis area as three men surrounded the delivery worker and stole €300 worth of restaurant takings from him. They...

AN AVERAGE CYRPIOT’S EARNS 1,827 EUROS, SAYS STATISTICS

  An eye-opening statistic on the earning trends in Cyprus has revealed that the average Cypriot employee earns 1,827 euros every month. According to provisional statistics put forward by the Cyprus Statistical Service (Cystat), the figure has increased by over...

CYPRUS TO BREAK TOURIST ARRIVAL RECORDS

  Cyprus has always been a well-known and popular tourist spot, and in the last two years has managed to secure a record number of tourist visits. The island nation is yet again on its way to break records as official figures have revealed that the number of...

UK ALLOWS CYPRUS REFUGEES ENTRY AFTER 20 YEARS

  The refugees, who included over 75 people from Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Ethiopia, had previously abruptly landed in Cyprus after the boat they were traveling to (with Italy as their intended destination) capsized in 1998. While these individuals were recognized...

‘SAY NO TO PLASTIC STRAWS’ TV SPOT LAUNCHED

  In a bid to join the global battle against plastic use and subsequent pollution, a TV slot for ‘Cyprus says no to plastic straws’ has been launched. Said slot featured ‘Salina the flamingo,' who symbolizes the animals whose existence has been threatened by the...

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