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2ND CAPITAL LINK INVEST IN CYPRUS FORUM TO BE HELD IN NYC

  Banking on the success of the 1st Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum, the 2nd edition of the same is all set to take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The 2nd Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum is a conference which aims to increase public awareness...

NUMBER OF VISITORS IN THE NORTH DECREASING, SAYS REPORT

  According to Halkin Sesi, a Turkish Cypriot daily, the number of visitors to northern Cyprus have continued to dwindle at an alarming rate, despite the authorities' best efforts. According to Fikri Ataoglu, Turkish Cypriot ‘minister of tourism’, the main reason for...

ANOTHER MIGRANT BOAT REACHED CYPRUS

  A boat carrying eighteen different migrants has been brought to land at Ayia Thekla, Sotira. The boat, which was in dire straits, carried a few women and children, and eleven men were brought to shore by the port authority police. Cypriot authorities have stated...

MAKARION STADIUM VANDALISED

  Cyprus' Makarion Stadium was ravaged by hooligans, who brutally vandalized the property and destroyed property extensively. According to Kleanthis Georgiades, Chairman, Cyprus Sports Organization, the vandals littered the pitch with nails, screws, and broken glass,...

US ENCOURAGED TO LIFT ARMS EXPORT BANS ON CYRPUS

  The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) has openly criticized the ongoing ban on arms sales from the US to Cyprus. The statement was made by the AHI in a new briefing on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR, which was originally signed in...

CYRPUS EXTRADITED PLANE HIJACKER, SAYS EGYPT

  According to Egypt's chief prosecutor, Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane which was diverted to the island country in 2016. Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek revealed the fact that that Egyptian police have found and taken custody of Seif...

CYPRUS TOPS EUROPE IN BANK HOLIDAY LIST

  In a surprising news for professionals and workers alike, a UK-based company's survey has revealed that Cyprus stands at the top of EU countries as regards celebrating the number of bank holidays. According to an interactive map produced by mapping software...

CYPRUS RATINGS – MARKING AN ERA OF POSITIVITY

  If Fitch Ratings' recent announcement is anything to go by, the pace of ratings for Western European countries seems to be going on the up and up. Fitch Ratings recently announced that all three of Cyprus, Greece and Andorra had upgrades in their ratings and that...

BARKER MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CYRPUS

  A man has been arrested in north Cyprus in connection to the murder of George Barker, who was stabbed to death at a gym in Bexley around two years ago. The suspect, Charles Riddington, has been identified as the guilty party and is was on the police's wanted list....

CYRPUS CREATING TECH HUB FOR BLUE GROWTH

  In what is being considered a great news for the Cypriot and the European tech scene, Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping has announced that the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) along with other projects that will form the groundwork for Larnaca...

TURKISH CYPRIOTS HEAD TO SOUTH FOR BAYRAM AS LIRA DEVALUES

  The constantly devaluing Turkish Lira has caused several Turkish Cypriots to spend their holidays celebrating the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in government-controlled areas on the island nation. According to Havadis, a Turkish Cypriot daily, Nicosia's Ayios Dhometios...

BAKERY ROBBER REMANDED

  A 20-year-old man has been remanded in connection to the trident bakery robbery. The man was remanded from Liopetri, Famagusta district on grounds of using a speargun trident to rob a prominent bakery. The suspect, who was arrested a few days prior to being...

LATE HOLIDAY BOOKINGS HIT BY WARM WEATHER

  According to Thomas Cook Group, their annual profit will scale lower than their expectations, courtesy the adverse effect on late holiday bookings caused by the sudden surge in temperature weather all over Europe. The British travel company usually makes most of its...

ROBERT BIRCH MURDER SUSPECT ACCUSED IN COURT

  The man who was charged with the murder Robert Birch, the Welsh builder who was on holiday in Cyprus has been accused in court. The 35-year-old accused, who was arrested on charges of pre-meditated murder, will be entering plea the following month. A 23-year-old...

CYPRUS’ LONGEST SERVING CONVICT RELEASED

  Panayiotis Kafkaris, the island nation's longest-serving convict has been released. The 72-year-old, who had killed a man along with his two children, was released post the parole board's approval of his repeated appeal requests. Kafkaris has served 31 years after...

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