Current Events

MAN DETAINED FOR SMUGGLING CANNABIS

  In a recent spate of drug-related arrests, A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a case that dealt with the alleged smuggling of over 25 Kgs of cannabis. The drugs were in a woman’s luggage. The 34-year-old woman had arrived at Paphos airport...

ITEM FOUND AT KOKKINI LIMNI IDENTIFIED AS A FILM PROP

  The item found at Kokkini Limni in Mitsero – the site of the mass dumping of killed women – has been determined as completely unconnected to the case. The item, which consists of several of sponges that are tied to a piece of wood, which are wrapped in a...

THE BANK OF CYPRUS HAS APPOINTED ITS NEW CEO

  The Bank of Cyprus has appointed Panicos Nicolaou its new CEO. According to the board of directors, who made the announcement, Mr. Nicolaou, would be succeeding John Patrick Hourican. Mr. Nicolaou’s appointment as a serving CEO remains subject to the approval...

COALITION GOVERNMENT COLLAPSES IN NORTHERN CYPRUS

  The coalition government in Cyprus has collapsed, courtesy of the withdrawal of centrist HP leader, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay, along with his party from. According to the minister, the withdrawal was being made due to the...

CYPRUS AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC INCREASES BY 3.7%

  The airports on the island nation have observed an increase in passenger traffic by 3.7 percent – which gives everyone working in the sector – workers and stakeholders alike - some much-needed hope 2019 too would go on to reach last year’s record four million...

FIFTH VICTIM OF SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER FOUND

  On behalf of the Cyprus Police and Justice system, the new police chief in Cyprus has apologized over the “rather negligent” handling of the serial killing case that shook the morals of the people all over the island nation. Cyprus Police Chief Kypros...

TURKEY TO BEGIN DRILLING OFF OF THE COAST OF CYPRUS

  The police are investigating the incident of a possible serial killer on the loose after the discovery of two women were murdered and later dumped in a mine shaft. A third victim, a child of 6 years of age, continues to be missing. The victims, who were...

GREEK OPPOSITION LEADER VISITS CYPRUS FOR TWO DAYS

  The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus – a breakaway nation that is recognized exclusively by Turkey, has announced to the UN that it would begin its drilling activities in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The two entities, namely Turkish-occupied Cyprus...

RAFALE JETS FROM FRANCE ENTER CYPRUS SKY SPACE

  Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on a visit to Cyprus for a duration of 2 days, where he is said to hold talks with the Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The Greek opposition leader and conservative leader was welcomed by Averof Neofytou, the Cyprus' Democratic Rally...

LOCAL COMPETITION HONOURS CYPRIOT WINES

  Former Ambassador Andreas Mavrommatis has passed away at the age of 86. The foreign ministry has expressed grief over the death of the Ambassador on Saturday, hailing the man as one of the leading figures in the Cyprus diplomacy scene and a relentless advocate...

CYPRUS SHOWS INTEREST IN IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION

  A prominent local competition has made the gesture of honoring local wines of Cyprus. Speaking at the 12th Cyprus Wine Competition, Costas Kadis the Agriculture Minister of Cyprus praised the Cyprus wine industry’s efforts to restore the island country’s...

CYPRUS RANKED 28TH IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2019

  Cyprus, the island country has made its intentions known for participating in the bid to help in the reconstruction of Iraq. This happened during the recent trilateral meeting in Jordan, where the Iraqi foreign was present. While the actual level of inclusion...

BAG AND VALUABLES OF A TOURIST STOLEN

  The island nation has been ranked 28th out of the 180 countries which are part of the International Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF)-compiled 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The country has gone down three spots from being the 25th in 2018, and four...

OUTGOING RUSSIAN DEPOSITS AMOUNTING TO €5 BILLION

  Michalakis Zampelas, the former mayor of Nicosia died, aged 82. Mr. Zampelas was known to have founded the famous accounting and consulting firm - Coopers & Lybrand in Athens, Greece and in Cyprus, which opened doors for trade and development in accounting...

BUTTERFLIES SWARM THROUGH CYPRUS

  The coalition government in Cyprus has collapsed, courtesy of the withdrawal of centrist HP leader, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay, along with his party from. According to the minister, the withdrawal was being made due to the...

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