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FIRE DESTROYS KITI VEGETATION

  A massive fire burned more than 2½ hectares worth of vegetation in Cyprus’ Softades area. The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning on the road from Kiti to Mazotos. The vegetation it destroyed included olive and eucalyptus trees, reeds and other wild plants and vegetation. It took over 2 hours …

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HOEGH CONFIRMS INSTALLATION PROPOSAL OF FRSU IN CYPRUS

  Rumors have finally been put to rest as Norwegian energy company Hoegh LNG has finally confirmed that it had indeed submitted a proposal to install of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FRSU) in Cyprus. According to a statement from the company itself, officials sent letters to President Nicos Anastasiades along with finance and energy …

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EXPORTS IN CYPRUS FALLEN BY 40% IN JANUARY-FEBRUARY

  In news that indicates hard time for the Cypriot economy, a Eurostat report has revealed that over 40% of exports have dropped in the period of January to February in 2020. According to the report, the value of exported goods reached around €0.4 billion – around €0.1 billion less than the average €0.3 billion. …

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80 ARRESTED OVERNIGHT FOR DISOBEYING CURFEW

  The coronavirus pandemic and its resulting lockdown have kept many on the edge, and many are resisting and violating the law. In the latest incident, over 80 persons were arrested within 12 hours in the space of Saturday night and Sunday morning during the Easter weekend. The police, who carried out over 4,000 during …

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CYPRUS HAS EUROPE’S LOWEST BIRTH RATES, SAYS STUDY

  In a news that reveals much about Cyprus’ demographics, a Eurostat study has shown that Cyprus some of Europe’s lowest birth rates. According to data obtained from the study, countries with the lowest birth rates in Europe included Luxembourg (at 1.38 births per woman), Greece (1.35), Cyprus (1.32), Italy (1.29), Spain (1.26) and Malta …

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TURKISH NAVY CONDUCTS MILITARY EXERCISES AMIDST TENSIONS WITH CYPRUS AND GREECE

  Amidst severe tensions with Cyprus and Greece, and the coronavirus pandemic to boot, the Turkish Navy was seen carrying out operational readiness exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean seas. The military exercise included several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters, a maritime patrol aircraft, and 27 warships participated actively in the training. The …

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NO NEW COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN TURKISH CYPRUS IN A WEEK

  In what is being considered great news amidst the looming pandemic, The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has not reported any new COVID-19 cases in the last week. In a statement to the media, Turkish Cypriot Health Minister Ali Pilli revealed that in 2,868 conducted in the last few weeks, not a single sample …

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CYPRUS RECEIVES A 5TH BATCH OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES FROM CHINA

  Cyprus has been receiving medical supplies to combat the coronavirus crisis – the island nation is currently accepting its fifth consignment of medicines and supplies from China. In a statement to the press, Health Ministry of Cyprus announced that the consignment will contain shoe covers, protective masks, and testing swabs – all of which …

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BRITISH TOURISTS STRANDED ON CYPRUS TO BE FLOWN HOME

  The lockdowns put in place have inconvenienced many, and tourists are no exception. In Cyprus alone, hundreds of tourists have been left stranded. British tourists standred here, however, are about to get a reprieve, the British government is making arrangement to fly them out of the island nation. In one of the biggest repatriation …

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LIDL TO DONATE €40,000 TO CYPRUS RED CROSS SOCIETY

  In what is being considered a breather for the frontline fighters in the novel coronavirus pandemic, retail giant Lidl has collected €40,000 to be donated to the Cyprus Red Cross Society. The amount, which was collected through the Favorina initiative, was sourced from selling Favorina products at 17 Lidl stores on the island nation …

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TOURISM IN CYPRUS DOWN BY 67%

  The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the death of several industries and business, and the Cyprus tourism industry is no exception. As a result of the nationwide lockdown that been put in place to curb the spread of the pandemic, tourist arrivals in the island nation has fallen manifold. According to statistics, the percentage …

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BOAT WITH MIGRANTS HAS BEEN FOUND OFF OF CAPE GRECO

  In the latest instance of migrants seeking asylum, a boat with around a hundred migrants reached the southern part of Cape Greco. The Cypriot Coast Guard is currently on the way to offer them necessary supplies but will not be able to allow them to enter the country due to the lockdown in place …

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EXPLOSION AT CYPRUS TIME OFFICES

  A pipe bomb has exploded right outside MC Digital Media Group’s office building. The building currently houses the Cyprus Times along with other media outlets that the group owns. The offices are located in Limassol in south Cyprus. The windows were cracked, and some minor damage was sustained by the building. No one was …

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LIDL OUTLETS TO OPEN EVERY MORNING EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADULTS

  In order to assist the needs of the elderly without exposing them to the coronavirus, Lidl outlets in Cyprus will open in the country for the early hours exclusively for the elderly and the disabled. All of the 17 Lidl stores on the island nation will be open daily from Mondays through Saturday s …

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AC MILAN PARTNERING WITH CYPRUS-BASED ‘ROInvesting’

  Popular sports team AC Milan has secured a sponsorship from ROInvesting, a popular Cyprus-based trading platform. ROInvesting, which is keen to feature AC Milan’s logo and showcase their services to a global audience, is yet to reveal the exact details of the partnerships. It does, however, seem like it is one of the many …

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24 PUNISHED FOR PARTYING AGAINST CURFEW ORDERS

  In the latest case of curfew violation, 24 persons were arrested for violating curfew by holding a house party. The party in question was held in an apartment in the first few hours of the curfew in Larnaca. An anonymous tip led the police to the gathering, which clearly ignored the decree of having …

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CURFEW DECLARED IN TURKISH CYPRUS

  In a new move to curb the deadly disease, Turkish Cyprus’ government has declared a full curfew to keep itself out of community transmission. The curfew, which will come in action from March 31 and remain till April 5, will remain in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. These curfews will not …

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HIGH VOLUME OF DUST SETTLES OVER CYPRUS SKIES

  S high blanket made of dust was recorded across Cyprus skies. This affected those with pre-exiting conditions and allergies more serious. The Air Quality Monitoring Network, which is monitoring the situation from the ground, has warned the public to keep themselves and especially those in vulnerable groups ( such as sick persons, older persons, …

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BILL FOR “QUARANTINE-BREAKERS” APPROVED BY CABINET

  The  Cypriot cabinet has approved a bill that amends the spot fines law to fine all “quarantine-breakers” a 150 Euro fine. The health minister has stated that the police will impose said fine to any patient who violate the rule on quarantining for the coronavirus by not adhering to circulation restrictions and bans issued …

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“MAN OF WAR” CONTINUES CYPRUS FILMING SCHEDULE AMIDST CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

  The movie, directed by Greek-American movie director Dimitris Logothetis is continuing despite the outbreak, even as the Cypriot government is shutting down most businesses and setting up as many quarantine facilities as is possible. According to Mr. Logothetis, they are being patient, but they understand that their work must continue regardless of the circumstance. …

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NON-PAYING TENANTS’ EVICTIONS FROZEN DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS

  To maintain law and order amidst the crisis posed by the novel coronavirus, the government of Cyprus has frozen the pending eviction of all tenants who are unable to pay their rent till May 2020. The executive order was made after the rapid passed of a bill by the Cabinet. Said bill amends the …

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NAVY FRIGATE FROM ITALY CODUCTS JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES WITH CYPRUS

  In an ongoing chain of events promoting better military cooperation between countries in the Mediterranean, Italy and Cyprus have recently conducted joint military exercises of the course of Larnaca. The Cyprus Navy participated in various drills along with the” Virginio Fasan” as Italian Navy Frigate. The Fasan was docked at Larnaca port for this …

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WOMAN SUSTAINS BURNS IN MASSIVE HOUSE FIRE

  A massive house fire that broke out in Konia has led to its occupant – a woman, being hospitalized with severe burns. According to a report by The Cyprus News Agency, the fire, which broke out at approximately 11.30 am in the morning, originated in the kitchen from cookware that was left unattended on …

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CYPRUS HAS SOME OF THE LOWEST OVERCROWDING RATES IN THE EU, SAYS STUDY

  A newly published study has revealed that Cyprus has the second lowest rate overcrowded households populated by non-EU citizens among all countries of the European Union. The study, which was conducted and published by Eurostat, revealed that the island nation stands second only to Ireland, which has the lowest rate of non-EU citizens who …

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CYPRUS OFFICIALLY EXECUTES PHONE TAPPING LAW

  In what is touted as one of Cyprus’ most groundbreaking laws, the island nation is finally bringing the law of phone tapping into force. The development, which happened after a three-member committee was appointed, will serve to submit requests for removing telecommunications data confidentialities. According to a report by Phileleftheros, the requests will be …

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SYRIAN REFUGEE GROUP PICKED UP IN ATHIENOU

  The migrant crisis has left several countries in Europe in a scurry to manage the situation, and Cyprus is no exception. In the latest incident involving migrants, 14 of them who had arrived from Syria were picked up in the buffer-zone village of Athienou in Larnaca district. The migrants, all of whom were found …

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MAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF ASSAULTING HIS OWN MOTHER

  In the latest incident, a 34-year-old in Limassol was arrested on suspicion of physically assaulting his own mother. The man, who was sitting in the passenger seat in a car that was being driven by his mother, allegedly made her stop, got out of his seat, removed his clothing and began to hit his …

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CYPRUS HAS A SHORTAGE OF SURGICAL MASKS, SAYS REPORTS

  News outlet Philenews has reported that pharmacies all over Cyprus have a severe shortage of surgical masks after they were all sold out due to coronavirus fears. While the island nation has not seen any cases of the rapidly spreading coronavirus so far, the panic related to the global crisis has surely overtaken it. …

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4th CYRPUS SATELLITE CASINO OPENED BY MELCO RESORTS

  In under a week after the progress of the €550m City of Dreams Mediterranean project, popular entertainment company Melco Resorts and Entertainment has launched its 4th satellite casino in the island nation. The casino, named Cyprus Casinos Paphos has already begun to welcome guests. As mentioned earlier, it is the fourth of its kind …

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A MOTORCYCLIST WAS INJURED IN THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREA

  A head-on collision between a car and a motorcyclist has left the latter in serious condition and hospitalized. The accident, which happened in Dasaki Achnas in the British base area of Dhekelia, led to the closure of the main Achnas road for investigation purposes. The motorcyclist, who was described as about 27-28 years old, …

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CYPRUS CHECKPOINTS SHUT DOWN AMIDST CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

  The spread of coronavirus disease has caused panic all over the world, and Cyprus is no exception. The island nation has closed four of its checkpoints for a weeklong period for the first time. Closed for the first time since 2003, the decision for the closure was made despite the fact that it would …

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CYPRUS HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF LATE BILL PAYERS, SAYS STUDY

  Over 12.2% of people in Cyprus are unable to pay their utility bills within the stipulated time, making the island nation to have one of the highest number of individuals in the EU in this position. A study by Eurostat has revealed that as of 2018, over 7% of households could not pay their …

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HELLENIC AND BANK OF CYPRUS OFFLOADING €4 BLN WORTH OF “TOXIC” LOANS

  In a bid to improve their financial status, the Hellenic Bank and the Bank of Cyprus will be selling-off their bad loans worth a combined total value of €4 Billion. Constantinos Herodotou, the governor of Central Bank of Cyprus recently announced in a brief to the House Financial and Budgetary Affairs Committee that the …

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FOREIGN MINISTER CHRISTODOULIDES SAYS THAT CYPRUS AND SAUDI ARABIA HAVE STEADY RELATIONS

  Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulide and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud met in Riyadh and discussed various topics pertaining to the improvement of relations between the two countries they represent. Furthermore, they discussed how they could boost co-operation in other areas where mutual cooperation was needed – this included defense, …

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CYPRUS JOINS ‘THE MARS SOCIETY’

  Cyprus joins the international organization “The Mars Society”. The Cyprus Space Exploration Organization (CSEO) will become a member of The Mars Society after the Cyprus chapter of the latter organization will be established. This will serve to help promote Mars-related research on a domestic level and increase cooperation with other countries working domestically. The …

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TWO MEN WANTED FOR ROBBING A BAKERY

  The Police are on the hunt for two men for reportedly conducting a robbery at a bakery in Larnaca. Two men with their faces covered in masks entered the bakery at around 0.45am and demanded money from one of the employees at knifepoint. The men managed to steal €300 from the scene before they …

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GREENS PARTY REPORTS ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ON SODAP BEACH

  The Cyprus Greens party heavily criticized the Paphos Municipality for building an illegal building in Sodap beach. According to the Green Party’s announcement, the municipal authorities of Paphos removed the rocks to have a canteen built illegally, violating the Barcelona protocol regarding the protection of the coastal Mediterranean region. Despite outraged and angry messages …

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ROAD ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF 24-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

  In the latest incident – the fourth one this year, a 24-year-old woman died in a car accident that happened on the Avgorou-Liopetri. The woman, Rafaella Pattichi, resided in Avgorou but was originally from Achna. She was on her way from Avgorou to Liopetri reportedly lost control of her vehicle, veered off the road, …

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TURKEY HAS BANNED GREEK CYPRUS FROM FORUM ON DISARMAMENT

  Turkey has vetoed Greek Cyprus’ request to participate in the capacity of an observer at Conference on Disarmament in Geneva later this year. According to a source who refused to be named, this happened during the General Assembly meeting of the conference, which was held on 21st January. Despite a well-made application made by …

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POMPEO CANCELS CYRPUS TRIP

  United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his upcoming trip to Cyprus. According to the announcement made by the US State Department, Secretary Pompeo will not visit Cyprus as per his schedule in light of the ongoing tensions with Iraq that ensured after the attacks on the American Embassy. The announcement further …

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MOSCOW DENIES PLANS TO RECOGNISE TURKISH CYPRUS

  Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry of Russia has denied all rumors of Moscow having any plans and considerations to recognize Turkish Cyprus. According to several reports, Russia had allegedly planned to recognize the “nation” in exchange for the recognition of Abkhazia by Turkey. Ms. Zakharova quashed all reports and rumors, however, …

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ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOOD IN XYLOPHAGOU

  Flash floods have been a recurring problem all over Europe, and Cyprus is no exception. The island nation has been suffering the effects of flash floods, and the latest of developments is the closure of part of the Larnaca-to-Paralimni road that lies near Sotira. The move was made to mitigate damage and ensure public …

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STATE DOCTORS HAVE CONFIRMED HOSPITAL STRIKES

  The union of State doctors, popularly known as Pasyki has confirmed that its members would be going on a three-hour strike, during which they will not be working. The protest in question is against the lack of change in stance of Okypy (the state health services organization) on the matter of making incentives for …

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GDP HAS GROWN BY 3.4% IN THE 3RD QUARTER, SAY GDP RECORDS

  The records have revealed that the island nation’s GDP has increased quite a bit since the last quarter. According to the Cyprus Statistical Service’s data, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fiscal year’s third quarter has increased by 3.4 percent since the last one. In a statement, the Statistical Service revealed the figures, …

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2 ARRESTED FOR SHAM MARRIAGE

  The police has arrested two more men in its investigation into a spate of fake marriages that help third-country citizens stay on the island illegally. The men, aged 32 and 43, were the latest among the 27 people who were found guilty in connection to the investigation, and against whom was found compelling evidence. …

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CYPRUS TO INTRODUCE MORE MEASURES TO REDUCE THE INFLUX OF MIGRANTS

  Nicos Nouris, the country’s Interior Minister recently announced that authorities would be introducing additional security measures in order to regulate migrant influx. Measures to be introduced will include 24-hour-long patrols along the 185-kilometer long buffer zone by both soldiers and the police. Said buffer zone is very strategic since it is what separates Greek …

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THE US TO LIFT THE ARMS BAN ON CYPRUS

  The American Congress will be sitting to approve the lifting of ban of arms on Cyprus – one that was originally instated 1987. The move comes as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act for the financial year of 2020, in the aftermath of an agreement between Democrats and Republicans on the bill’s …

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ARTIFICIAL REEF CREATED BY SINKING A CARGO SHIP

  Cyprus has begun the creation of what will be the country’s first ever artificial reef by sinking a 63-meter cargo ship off of its coast. The move comes after the island country’s concerns of coral reefs being endangered due to climate change; authorities and scientist believe that the latest attempt will help combat the …

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THE HILTON PARK HOTEL HAS BEEN RENAMED HILTON NICOSIA

  The Hilton Park hotel in Nicosia has been renamed as simply ‘Hilton Nicosia.’ This makes it the single-most hotel of that brand in all of Cyprus. Located in Engomi, the Hilton Nicosia has made renovations to match its change in names – the owners of the property Louis Hotels announced how the hotel had …

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CYPRUS INTERIOR MINISTER IS NOW THE COUNTRY’S FINANCE MINISTER

  The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has announced that he will be reshuffling his cabinet in order to make up for the absence of his long-serving finance minister. Outgoing Finance Minister, who is credited for overseeing the rebound of the Cypriot economy from its debilitating financial crisis will be replaced in his post by …

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2 WOMEN WITH FAKE IDS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

  Two women were arrested in Paphos for staying on the island illegally, in addition to forging documents as well as circulating forged ones. The police revealed in a statement that the immigration police, while carrying out a search in a Coral Bay hotel found two women from Georgia staying illegally. The women, aged 49 …

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MAN AND WOMAN REMANDED FOR TRYING TO LEAVE CYPRUS WITH FALSE DOCUMENTS

  A man and a pregnant woman – both Congo nationals were arrested at Larnaca airport after they were caught trying to travel to Munich with false IDs and passports. While the man was remanded for 4 days post-court appearance, the woman was released and places in a hotel. The police said in a statement …

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OVER TWO DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR WORKING IN CYPRUS ILLEGALLY

  The island nation’s authorities have arrested and charged over two dozen individuals for living and working in Cyprus illegally. The arrests were made in the aftermath of a raid conducted at a construction site in the city of Larnaca. Where the police arrested 25 nationals from outside the European Union for working on the …

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CYPRUS MUST CLARIFY ITS CITIZENSHIP SCHEME, SAYS EU

  The European Commission is seeking clarification from Cypriot authorities regarding the granting of citizenship to 26 individuals under its newly minted investor scheme. While there were no spokesmen available from the Cyprus government, the European Commission did send a to Nicosia asking if it would be investigating what could a possible misconduct when it …

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POLICE CONDUCT CHECKS AT ENGOMI NIGHTCLUB

  The police rushed to an Engomi nightclub after being alerted of a victim’s relative of an attempted murder being present at the nightclub. According to a statement by the police, officers reached the night club upon being alerted another 30 people besides the relative was present. Meanwhile the relative himself was accompanied by a …

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THE MAN WHO ADMITTED TO 11 BURGLARIES HAS BEEN REMANDED

  The Larnaca district court has remanded a 30-year-old man who was arrested in for conducting multiple burglaries in the Larnaca and Nicosia region. The man is one out of two suspects who were arrested after the police found that the jewelry in their possession was in fact not theirs. The men, aged 33 and …

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CYPRIOT CHILDREN ARE BELOW AVEAGE AT MATHS, SCIENCE AND READING, SAYS STUDY

  A surprisingly concerning statistic has revealed that children in Cyprus fall below the average line when it comes to math, science and reading. According to a report that was published by the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) after studying scores by comparing those of 2018 with those of 2015, the organization found that …

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CYPRUS TO HOLD A SPECIAL CAREER FAIR FOR REFUGEES

  The Cyprus Refugee Council will be organizing the first ever careers fair meant exclusively for refugees, International Protection candidates and asylum-seekers. Known as the ‘Refugees@Work Career Fair,’ the event, which will bring employers and the aforementioned category of jobseekers under the same roof, will be held at the Nicosia Multipurpose Centre. As of now, …

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BURGER KING OFFICIALLY OPENS IN TURKISH CYPRUS

  Well-known Burger King will now operate in Turkish Cyprus under its own name in an official capacity, marking the end of the years-long blockade posed by its Greek counterparts. Whilst Burger King has been operating there for as long as 20 years, it has been doing so under wraps and using the name “Burger …

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CYPRUS WILL BE LAUNCHING A COURT CASE IN THE HAGUE OVER FORCED GAS DRILLING BY TURKEY

  The Cypriot president has said that the island nation’s authorities is all set to launch legal action against Turkey at the Hague’s International Court of Justice. In a statement to the press, President Nicos Anastasiades explained how the Cypriot government has its full intentions to utilize every legal mean that it possibly can in …

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CYPRUS GOES TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL FOR THE VAROSHA ISSUE

  Compounding the Cyprus issue of separation and reunification is the fact that Cyprus has now approached the UN Security Council to help reach an agreement on the issue of Varosha. The Security Council will begin planning of the discussion of the threat of Turkey to settle in the fenced town of Varosha in Famagusta. …

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CYPRUS HONEY WINS ACCOLADES AT LONDON HONEY AWARDS

  3 honey-producers from the country have won huge accolades at the London Honey Awards in 2019. Winner include – Ayii Anargyri’s Thyme Blossom Honey, which won the Gold Honey Award, and Mount Machairas and Thries Honey, which each won the Silver Award. Ayii Anargyri was founded in 1975, and besides the Thyme Blossom Honey, …

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12 MIGRANTS WERE PICKED UP IN PERISTERONA

  The migrant crisis has been going on a head-to-head level, and circumstances do prove that there is very little to alleviate it. According to the Cyprus News Agency, 12 irregular migrants have been picked up wandering around in Peristerona early in the morning. The migrants – consisting of 10 grown men and 2 youths, …

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IRISH PRESIDENT TO VISIT CYPRUS

  Michael Higgins, the President of Ireland will be visiting Cyprus in in response to an invitation from Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The first such visit in Cyprus by Irish president since 2006 following President Anastasiades’ official Ireland visit in 2016. Said visit will include the discussion of the issue of the violation of the …

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3 KILLED AND 2 INJURED IN ACCIDENT IN TURKISH CYPRUS

  In the case of a tragic accident, three people were killed and two were injured in a massive traffic collision on Turkish Cyprus’ Strongilos-Marathovounos road. According to a statement from the Turkish Cypriot media, the accident involved a direct collision between two cars during the evening. One of these cars were carrying a family …

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FOUR SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED IN LARNACA ON SUSPICION OF A SHAM MARRIAGE

  4 people were arrested in Larnaca for trying to orchestrate a false marriage. The four people in question include a 23-Year-Old woman and three men of ages 22, 23 and 41. They were arrested early morning right outside the municipality of Larnaca. According to the police, the 23-year-old woman had arrived in Cyprus for …

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DOCTORS FROM ISRAEL FLEW TO CYPRUS TO SAVE A WOMAN IN MEDICAL EMERGENCY

A team of four doctors – heart specialists from Israel arrived at the Cypriot hospital with the technology to save a woman in medical distress. The patient in question was a 29-year-old woman resident of Nicosia who was suffering from childbirth-induced cardiac issues. With the lack of time and the appropriate technology to save her …

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THE MINISTER FOR EUROPE HAS MADE HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO CYPRUS

  Christopher Pincher, the Minister for Europe and the Americas has arrived in order to meet with the Foreign Minister and the President of Cyprus. Aside from meeting President Nicos Anastasiades, the Minister will be discussing Brexit will be welcoming the latter Government’s offer that will be guaranteeing UK nationals’ rights to live in Cyprus. …

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THE CYPRUS CANNABIS ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED

  The Cyprus Cannabis Association has been established with the blessings of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, popularly known as Keve. The first ever meeting of the newly minted organization was held at the Chamber’s offices, where the main aims were discussed. These were – representing the interested organizations and stakeholders which will …

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A LARNACA BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING

  A British Airways airplane that had taken off from Larnaca in Cyprus made an emergency landing in Athens in Greece due to smoke being detected in its cabin. The media in Greece has reported that the flight, that was originally intended to land in London in the UK instead ending up making an emergency …

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PRESIDENT ANASTASIADES TO MEET WITH FINANCE MINISTERS OF CHINA AND RUSSIA IN NEW YORK

  It has been found that Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is all set to meet with the finance ministers of China and Russia in New York. Arriving to New York to attend and address the UN General Assembly, President Anastasiades will be meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres on September 27, along with …

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CYPRUS HAS THE FIFTH LOWEST CIRCULARITY RATE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

  The EU’s circularity rate in 2016 was 11.7% – therefore, 11.7% of materials used within the EU were sourced from recycled and recovered items, leaving behind a similar percentage of primary raw materials from being used. The circularity percentage of various countries varies from one to another –Cyprus, for example stood at the fifth …

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12 RESCUED FROM BOAT FROM LARNACA COAST

  After a successful operation by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), over 10 people on a small boat off of the Cyprus coastline were rescued by a commercial ship nearby. According to the JRCC, a total of 12 people had been rescued – 10 of whom were on the boats and 2 of whom …

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CYPRUS HOME TO THE 3RD HIGHEST SHARE OF PART-TIME WORKERS

  Cyprus has been found to have the 3rd highest share of workers who work part-time due to the unavailability of a full-time job. According to a study by Eurostat, over 70 percent of the 65 percent people of the total population who worked part time jobs was because they simply could not find a …

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MPs SEEKING HEALTH HAZARD REPORT BEFORE APPROVING 5G

  Legislators all over the island nation have asked for an independent study to be made to research the potential health hazards of 5G before it is actually approved. Akel MP Adamos Adamou announced to reporters that before issuing 5G licenses, a thorough account of the health of people must be taken into account. He …

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YOUTH PROTEST AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE TO TAKE PLACE

  The youth in Cyprus are set to gather outside the House of Representatives to demand active participation to combat climate change. According to the organizers of the event, the threat of climate change is no more a future one – rather it is as present as it can get. They emphasized on how scores …

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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 May 2020. With the establishment of this line, an …

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CYPRUS RECALLS ALL DRUGS CONTAINING RANITIDINE OVER POSSIBLE RISK OF CANCER

  Cyprus’ pharmaceutical services have recalled all medications that contain ranitidine due to concerns that It has possible links with cancer. The measure has been taken in response to FDA’s announcement of the detection of low levels of NDMA – a carcinogen that is probably present in ranitidine. Tests done on animals have shown that …

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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 cause for the blasts. According to several witnesses who were …

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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 Director Antoniou explained to journalists how said proposed tax reliefs will help increase state revenue by …

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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 finalized in a cabinet meeting – the companies had originally …

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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 the Karpasian peninsula. The Yavuz …

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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 and no answers on knocking. A traffic policeman …

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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 International Astronomical Union (IAU), the process of naming will start with a crowd-based campaign. A press …

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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 floor – at a height of 10 meters from a building in …

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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 Pakistan, was transferred by the Greek …

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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 aerial photos of Cyprus that are more enhanced and accurate. …

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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 seriously injured. The incident involved a group of people – …

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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 organized by the Foreign Ministry as well …

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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 opposite to Cyprus’ northern coast, where it will be refueling …

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President Anastasiades To Undergo Surgery for Repairing Thighbone Fracture

  A spokesman for the Cyprus’ government has announced that President Nicos Anastasiades will be undergoing surgery to repair the femur fracture, otherwise known as a thighbone fracture, that he has sustained on his right leg. The Spokesman, Mr. Prodromos Prodromou made a written statement saying that the procedure was completely safe and sound and …

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Cyprus Makes Effort to Establish Itself as a Desirable Filming Destination

  After seeing the considerable impact filming has on a country’s perception and economy, Cyprus too is making its own set of efforts to establish itself as a filming destination for film makers far and wide. Branding their work as Olivewood, the island nation has decided to offer lucrative incentives to film makers who choose …

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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 from Cilicia and Syria. Originally spotted near the Protaras beach resort by volunteer divers …

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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 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was placed on a lorry …

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Cyprus Is One of the Safest Countries, Says Interpol Chief

  Jurgen Stock, Secretary-General of Interpol has publicly praised of Cyprus and called it a “very safe” country. According to Mr. Stock, the fact that millions of tourists choose the island nation as their ideal holiday destination is itself testament to the fact that it is safer than many. He further added that the level …

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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 elsewhere, wrapped in a blanket, and then stuffed in …

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Yellow Alert Issued in Cyprus Due to Sweltering Heat

  The Meteorological Office of Cyprus has issued its second another yellow alert, warning residents of the sudden and ongoing rise in temperature. According to the Met Office, the maximum temperature is set to hit 32 C near the Troodos’ peaks area, and 41 C in the inland area. Said warning shall remain in full …

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USA Requests Turkey to Cease Drilling Off of Cyprus Coast

  In the ongoing case of Turkey drilling on the Cyprus coast, the USA’s government has urged Turkey to cease its oil-drilling operations. In a statement, the State Department condemned the act, calling it a “provocative step” that would increase tension in the region. They further said that the island’s reserves should be shared between …

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Cyprus Criticizes Turkey’s Second Attempt to Drill Offshore

  The Cyprus has criticized Turkeys second attempt to drill on their offshore areas in search of gas sources. The island country has condemned the act as an escalation of breach of international law and will take any measures necessary to protect its legal and diplomatic rights. In response to the above, Turkey has replied …

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