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UN warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea

UN warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea
A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides
of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the U.N. Food and Agriculture
Org ...



Man pulls a fast one at an army checkpoint

Man pulls a fast one at an army checkpoint
Nicosia police and the military are investigating an incident close to the
buffer zone, where a driver broke through an army checkpoint and
disappeared into th ...

Drink Drive

A few months ago there was a post, regarding a lady that was arrested in Litsas supermarket car park, I cant remember who posted it, but does anyone know what the outcome was. ...

Customs seize 19 kilos of smuggled tobacco intended for UK

Customs seize 19 kilos of smuggled tobacco intended for UK
Customs have seized a large quantity of tobacco smuggled from the Turkish
occupied north and intended for the UK, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

Fred Olsen launches Limassol cruises

Fred Olsen launches Limassol cruises
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines have instructed Century Travel as their
representative in Cyprus for sales of their Worldwide cruises.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines prides itself o ...

Brexit - Open letter to British citizens in Cyprus

Brexit - Open letter to British citizens in Cyprus
Over the last few months my team and I at the British High Commission
have had the pleasure to meet many of the British citizens who have
made Cyprus t ...

Minister in court over delay in Mackenzie venue demolition

Minister in court over delay in Mackenzie venue demolition
Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides will appear at the Larnaca district
court on Friday to provide explanations as to why the court ruling to

Cypriot UK bases court jails man for people trafficking bid

Cypriot UK bases court jails man for people trafficking bid
NICOSIA, Cyprus — A court within the two British military bases in Cyprus
has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in prison after finding him < ...





Plasterer required

Does anyone have a number for a Plasterer, I need a complete bungalow rendered in and out. 99777146 Thanks in advance, Regards ...

802 drivers booked for speeding in 24 hours

802 drivers booked for speeding in 24 hours
Police said on Thursday that they have booked 802 drivers for speeding in
the past 24 hours.
Another five drivers were caught driving under the influence of dr ...

Cyprus under storm watch

Cyprus under storm watch
Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Thursday due to intense
rainfall, as a cold front is on the move over Crete towards the wider area
around Cyprus.
A yell ...

Bishopric says ‘monk’ trying to scam money from faithful

Bishopric says ‘monk’ trying to scam money from faithful
A man saying he is a Mount Athos monk has been knocking on doors in the
free Famagusta district asking for money, the Bishopric of Constantia-Ammochosto ...

Barking mad

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47216387 Maybe we should invite this mayor to Cyprus? ...

British woman sought for unpaid hotel bills

British woman sought for unpaid hotel bills
Police are looking for a 52 year old British woman who stayed at a Paphos
Hotel for 10 days, ran up a bill of 1430 and then vanished without paying,
philenews ...

Rights of UK expats in Cyprus assured in case of no-deal Bre

Rights of UK expats in Cyprus assured in case of no-deal Brexit
In the case of a no-deal Brexit, British citizens currently residing in Cyprus
and until March 29, 2019 will be able to continue residing and enj ...



Procedures for traffic cameras moving at snail’s pace

Procedures for traffic cameras moving at snail’s pace
Procedures to reintroduce traffic cameras are once again behind schedule,
with the end of 2019 target date proving elusive.
Twelve years on, the issu ...

Speeder gets speedy trial in Larnaca

Speeder gets speedy trial in Larnaca
A young man ended up spending some time in jail before getting a 30 day
suspended sentence for driving three times the limit on a Larnaca road.
A European male, aged ...

Radisson -Sunnyseeker aim for six hotels in Cyprus by 2025

Radisson -Sunnyseeker aim for six hotels in Cyprus by 2025
International hotel group Radisson Hotel Group has announced an
agreement with Cyprus’ Sunnyseeker Hotels in Cyprus which will see it grow
to ...

Carlsberg rolls out the smart barrel

Carlsberg rolls out the smart barrel
It is almost a barman’s dream – a keg that can monitor beer levels and alert
the brewery for more supplies when stocks are running low, cutting the risk
of running o ...

Ayia Napa eyes ‘green roofs’ to hide ugly water tanks

Ayia Napa eyes ‘green roofs’ to hide ugly water tanks
Ayia Napa municipality is looking for volunteers for a pilot programme to
camouflage rooftop water tanks with shrubbery... []
Cheers
Steve ...

Licence of 5,075 drivers suspended in three years

Licence of 5,075 drivers suspended in three years
A total of 5,075 drivers have had their driving licence suspended by the
courts for periods ranging from 10 days to 30 months over the three year
period ...

Banks flooded with seized properties

Banks flooded with seized properties
Banks in Cyprus have seized over 14,000 properties from businesses and
households either against debts or through foreclosures or through a partial
sale to a fund.


Larnaca protection racket moves to trial

Blossom wrote: Jacs wrote: Blossom wrote: Jacs wrote:Off subject but something I've often wondered.
Do the Courts in Cyprus have the equivalent of Magistrates Court and Crown Court? Also do the have juries?
http ...

They find an injustice and do nothing..........

This is why I hate this EU oligarchy............ http://www.newsincyprus.com/news/166314/eu-anti-corruption-panel-backs-off-cyprus-court-probe ...

January 2019: Only seven days without rain

January 2019: Only seven days without rain
The Met office recorded rainfall, which most of the times was accompanied
by storms in 24 out of 31 days in January, it said in an announcement on
Tuesday.

Magnetic flamingos ?

I am beginning to wonder if Flamingos are magnetic.
The reason i say this is simple, on Thursday night there was a big thunderstorm dumping a lot of water in the Salt Lakes.
The next morning we saw about 200 fla ...

Refugees walk into a police station

Refugees walk into a police station

Seven Syrian refugees, who made it to Cyprus after a long journey, went to
a local police station in Larnaca to report their arrival.
According to Cyprus News A ...

NPEs increase by €87 million in October

NPEs increase by €87 million in October
Non-performing exposures (NPEs) in Cyprus banks recorded an increase of
€87 million in October 2018 compared with September 2018, despite the
fact that they remai ...

Cyprus Rally Championships kick off on Saturday

Cyprus Rally Championships kick off on Saturday
The Cyprus Rally Championships kicks off with the East Safari Rally in
Paralimni this Saturday 16th February 2019.
The two-day event includes special stage ...



Total ‘discussing extension’ to Cyprus drilling

Total ‘discussing extension’ to Cyprus drilling
Total is committed to continuing its exploration work in Cyprus, chief
executive Patrick Pouyanne told Reuters on Monday, part of a major
exploration camp ...

Third country nationals make up 7% of population

Third country nationals make up 7% of population
There were around 71,797 Third Country Nationals (TNCs) legally residing in
Cyprus on January 1, 2018, representing 7% of the total population,
according ...

Emergency number in Cyprus receives around 828 calls a day

Emergency number in Cyprus receives around 828 calls a day
On February 11, the European Union raises awareness of the single
European emergency number 112.
In Cyprus, the emergency line receives 828 call ...

Nearly 1300 drivers booked by police in three days

Nearly 1300 drivers booked by police in two days
A total of 1,299 drivers were reported for various traffic offences over three
days as police continue measures to prevent and reduce serious and
fatal r ...

Fears of reckless spending as gas fund bill heads for vote

Fears of reckless spending as gas fund bill heads for vote
A bill establishing a national investment fund, to manage future revenues
from hydrocarbons, will be going to the House floor this week, some two

Anyone lost a collie in Avgorou?


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Mainly fine today, more rain forecast on Wednesday

Mainly fine today, more rain forecast on Wednesday
Monday will be mainly fine as high pressure affects the area, with a new low
pressure system expected from Wednesday evening.
Today will be mainly fine ...





Health Ministry: No new serious flu cases since Friday

Health Ministry: No new serious flu cases since Friday
There have been no new serious cases of influenza A at the island’s
hospitals since last Friday, a senior Health Ministry official said on Monday.
M ...

Does anyone understand the Road Tax?

I've been hoping to bring a used car to Cyprus this year. I know the Brexit thing may change any import duty but the Road Tax worries me more as its on-going. I understand the part relating to emissions. The part of it ...

No let up in dangerous driving clampdown, police warn

No let up in dangerous driving clampdown, police warn
Police on Saturday said they would continue daily traffic checks and show
zero tolerance of irresponsible and careless driving after more than 2,500
...

Amendments underway for Cyprus Investment Programme

Amendments underway for Cyprus Investment Programme
The government has decided on amendments in the criteria for acquiring a
Cypriot passport under the Cyprus Investment Programme, Insider reports.
Accor ...

Rain and storms to continue through the weekend

Rain and storms to continue through the weekend
A mix of rain, storms and sunny intervals has been forecast for Friday and
the weekend, while warmer and mostly sunny weather will return on Monday.
Due to ...

Daxi Business Awards - Live stream link

Daxi Business Awards - Live stream link
Good luck to all the nominated businesses & local charities at the Daxi
Business Awards Cyprus tonight - hope you have a great night!
You can follow the action ...

Water levels at dams rise to 60%

Water levels at dams rise to 60%
Water reserves at the island’s dams have hit 60% of total capacity after one
of the best winters in recent memory while Kourris dam — by far the island’s
biggest is near ...

Police officer suspended over extortion claims

Police officer suspended over extortion claims
A policeman, one of three people arrested on Thursday for attempted
extortion and threatening a member of the public, has been suspended on
instructions of ...

Post-mortem confirms 34 year old Larnaca man had influenza A

Post-mortem confirms 34 year old Larnaca man had influenza A
A postmortem on Friday confirmed that 34 year old Stavros Georgiou, who
died at Nicosia Hospital’s intensive care unit on Wednesday morning,
...

Naval base buzz builds as French ambassador visits Mari

Naval base buzz builds as French ambassador visits Mari
French ambassador to Cyprus Rene Troccaz has visited the Mari naval base
on the back of reports that Paris in interested in acquiring permanent naval

Ayia Napa golf resort will have irreversible consequences on

Ayia Napa golf resort will have irreversible consequences on environment,
study says
The construction of a golf resort, part of which will be located inside the
Natura 2000-protected area of Cape Greco ...

Cyprus says EU asylum policies failing frontline countries

Cyprus says EU asylum policies failing frontline countries
Cyprus cannot accept the EU’s Legislative Package on Asylum without
provisions for redistribution of migrants across the bloc, Interior Minister

Our View: Prospects for implementing Gesy in June look grim

Our View: Prospects for implementing Gesy in June look grim
FROM NEXT month people will start contributing to Gesy, the first phase of
which, primary care, is set to be introduced on June 1, but the obstacles ...

Pensioner found charred after fire in his bedroom

Pensioner found charred after fire in his bedroom
An elderly man, Giorgos Mavrommatis, 76, was found charred in his Larnaca
home on Sunday morning after a fire in his bedroom.
Mavrommatis, who was living ...


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