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Further arrests in Paphos poaching case

Two people, aged 35 and 46, have been arrested in Paphos in connection with a case of attempted poaching.

They were arrested on Thursday after a 43-year-old man arrested for the same

The 43-year-old is accused of injuring a game warden on Tuesday.

Gamekeepers attacked by poachers ‘wearing helmets’

Scenes out of a movie unfolded at 10pm last night in the rural village of Lysos, in the Polis Chrysochous district, with the gamekeepers as protagonists who were tasked to fight poachers wearing helmets on quad bikes.

Fire in Akamas burns around six hectares

A fire in the Akamas peninsula burned around six hectares of wild shrub

The blaze broke out at around 8am in the area of Lara, on the edge of the state forest.

It was put out some three hours later after burning around six hectares of wild shrub, and olive trees.

British tourist remanded after waitress had plates thrown in her face

A British woman, 23, was remanded for one day by the Paphos district court on Monday after she was arrested for allegedly using violence against a 42-year-old hotel restaurant waitress.

According to police, the waitress filed a report against the British woman, claiming that the 23-year-old had thrown plates at her, hitting her in the face.

Bicommunal start-up leading the way

“Entrepreneurs find solutions where politicians stop at a roadblock,” says Steven Stavrou, co-founder of Cyprusinno.

He was talking about the success story of the bicommunal startup which he founded together with Turkish Cypriot Burak Doluay, which is about bringing together entrepreneurs across the divide.

Two hunters fined €500 each

Two hunters were fined €500 euro by the Game Service working in co-operation with the Kouklia police station for using prohibited methods of hunting.

According to the police, the two men were seen on Sunday morning in the area of Mandria using a recording mimicking the sounds of animals, which is prohibited.

Police continue to examine the case.

Fasten your seat belt! – Police launch campaign

Οn Monday police launch an all island seat belt and child seat campaign as part of efforts to stem the bloodshed on the roads.

The aim of the campaign, which begins on Monday 12 and end on Sunday 18 November, is to raise awareness among drivers and passengers so that they put on their seat belts on getting into a car.

Scattered showers, possible thunderstorms expected

Clouds gathering on Sunday afternoon are expected to lead to scattered showers and/or isolated thunderstorms, mainly in the northern and eastern coasts.

Sporadic clouds on Monday and Tuesday may bring rain and/or thunderstorms. Temperatures will rise to 23 C inland and 13 C in the mountains.

Restaurateur detains suspected burglar

A restaurant owner in Paphos caught a man who had allegedly burgled his business in the early hours of Saturday.

Police said the restaurant’s alarm went off at around 12.50am, alerting the owner who rushed to his business.

There, he found that the cash machine’s drawer was missing, along with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cyprus is the country with the lowest fertility rate in the world

Cyprus was the country with the lowest total fertility rate in the world in 2017, an Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Total fertility rates (TFR), measure the average number of children a woman would deliver over her lifetime.

According to the study, a woman in Cyprus had one child on average in 2017.

Police warn of exercise at Larnaca airport

Police announced that an emergency and preparedness exercise will take place early on Friday at Larnaca airport.

The exercise is organised by the Cyprus Police (Airport Security Division) and the Israeli Air Safety Service, with the support of Hermes Airports, Civil Aviation, Customs and Private Security Company ICTS.

EC forecasts strong economic growth set to continue

The Cypriot economy is expected to maintain its strong growth rates in the next couple of years though risks linked with the banking sector remain, the European Commission’s autumn forecasts project.

Anastasiades says decentralised powers create feeling of security for T/C

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades explained on Tuesday that decentralized powers in a Cyprus settlement create a feeling of security for Turkish Cypriots, put an end to Turkey’s excuses to maintain guarantor and intervention rights and addresses the concerns of

Greek Cypriots for functionality and viability of a solution.

Russian tourist dies in sea off Kissonerga

A 67-year-old woman died after being spotted floating unconscious in the sea off Kissonerga  on Wednesday.

The woman, a Russian national, was spotted floating unconscious by swimmers in the Kissonerga area in Paphos, where she had gone swimming with her friends, police said.

She was transported by ambulance to the Paphos general hospital, where her death was determined.

Church bells to ring out on Remembrance Day

By ringing their bells, Anglican and Catholic churches on the island will join other nations in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday.

The British High Commission in collaboration with the German embassy have arranged for the bells to be rang for a few minutes starting at 12.30pm to coincide when they will chime in the UK where it will be 10.30am.

Paphos A&E strike ends after ministry staffing pledge

Doctors at Paphos hospital’s accident and emergency department have postponed their strike for 15 days to give time to the health ministry to follow up on assurances that two doctors will be assigned to the understaffed department.

Showers predicted for Monday, levels of dust to decrease by Tuesday

Increased clouds on Monday may lead to scattered showers in the afternoon, mainly in the mountains and coasts.

Temperatures will be 26 C inland and in the coasts and 16 C in the mountains.

The weather will be about the same on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with increased cloud at intervals which may led to scattered showers.

Police launch traffic light campaign

Police launched a week-long campaign on Monday on traffic lights, to stamp down on those driving through red lights and creeping over lines.

This will be the sixth such campaign this year, police said, as part of efforts for the prevention and reduction of road accidents, but also raise road safety awareness among drivers.

The campaign will continue until Sunday.

Customs confiscate more than 8,000 litres of diesel purchased in north

The Customs Department on Friday said that in the past two weeks it has confiscated more than 8,000 litres of diesel believed to have been purchased in the north.

This quantity concerns three separate cases for which €45,000 in fines in total was imposed.

Fine weather on Friday and Saturday, possible showers on Sunday

The fine weather will continue on Friday and Saturday with temperatures above average for the time of year, but showers are possible on Sunday, the met office said.

Friday will be mainly fine with temperatures at 30 C inland, 28 C on the coast and 22 C in the mountains. Temperatures will edge down on Saturday, but will remain above average for the time of year.

First meeting of schoolchildren from both communities to take place on November

The first meeting between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot schoolchildren during the new school year, in the framework of “Imagine” programme that aims to promote a culture of peace and anti-racism, will take place on November 8. The project runs under the auspices of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Education.

Customs seize smuggled koupes

Officers at the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint customs department have seized and destroyed 200 frozen koupes, a meaty falafel, which were being smuggled from the north.

The 200 koupes were found on Wednesday by checkpoint officers in the boot of the rental car driven by a resident of the Republic.

Christmas present promise for trapped property owners

Parties on Wednesday said they intend to resolve the title deeds mess by Christmas, as ruling Disy chief Averof Neophytou warned banks not to go back on a pledge they had given in July or he will come down on them hard.

1,282 drivers booked for parking in spots reserved for disabled

A total of 1,282 drivers were fined for parking in spots reserved for the disabled in the first nine months of the year, Phileleftheros reported on Wednesday.

This is an improvement on corresponding figures for 2017 (1,914) and 2016 (2,761), but  shows police and organised groups representing the disabled face an uphill task to persuade drivers to  comply with the law.

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Further arrests in Paphos poaching case

Two people, aged 35 and 46, have been arrested in Paphos in connection with a case of attempted poaching.

They were arrested on Thursday after a 43-year-old man arrested for the same

The 43-year-old is accused of injuring a game warden on Tuesday.

Gamekeepers attacked by poachers ‘wearing helmets’

Scenes out of a movie unfolded at 10pm last night in the rural village of Lysos, in the Polis Chrysochous district, with the gamekeepers as protagonists who were tasked to fight poachers wearing helmets on quad bikes.

Fire in Akamas burns around six hectares

A fire in the Akamas peninsula burned around six hectares of wild shrub

The blaze broke out at around 8am in the area of Lara, on the edge of the state forest.

It was put out some three hours later after burning around six hectares of wild shrub, and olive trees.

British tourist remanded after waitress had plates thrown in her face

A British woman, 23, was remanded for one day by the Paphos district court on Monday after she was arrested for allegedly using violence against a 42-year-old hotel restaurant waitress.

According to police, the waitress filed a report against the British woman, claiming that the 23-year-old had thrown plates at her, hitting her in the face.