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Tensions rise over Strovilia violations by Turkish military

The government said on Thursday it was in contact with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (Unficyp) regarding recent tensions in the Strovilia area, where the Turkish military is said to have further advanced its position, in violation of the status quo around the buffer zone.

Limassol land registry operating like a ‘free-for-all’

The Limassol district land registry is operating like a free-for-all, with staff frequently covering for one another by punching in coworkers’ cards – the most glaring case occurring recently where an employee punched in for a colleague who, unknown to him at the time, had died the night before.

British High Commissioner to host live Facebook QA session

Today the British High Commission in Nicosia announced that they were going to hold a live Facebook QA session on Wednesday 27th February at 17:00 (Cyprus Time)

Part of old Limassol-Paphos road to close for three months

Parts of a three-kilometre stretch of the old road from Limassol to Paphos near Petra tou Romiou will be closed for three months, from February 21 until May 21, due to a serious problem with erosion, police announced on Wednesday.

The road will be closed to traffic for about 200 metres at a time. Access from Paphos to Pissouri and Limassol will only be possible via the motorway.

Paphos Carnival 2019 has a Halloween Theme!

Pafos Municipality have just announced details of the forthcoming carnival, which is to be held on 9th March.

Three more flu-related deaths recorded

Three more people with underlying health problems have died from type A flu in the past 48 hours, raising the number of flu-linked casualties to 12.

All three patients had serious underlying health problems and were being treated in state hospitals.

Used car dealers win concessions in emissions tax bill

MPs and used car salespersons expressed satisfaction on Monday over the removal of a provision linking vehicle age with tax from a government bill which abolishes consumption taxes across the board and introduces an emission-based road tax for passenger vehicles and light vans.

Flu-linked deaths rise to nine

The flu-linked death toll has risen to nine after a man died on Monday, the health ministry has said.

The man, who had underlying health problems, had been in hospital since January 31.

3,500 drivers stopped for speeding in a week

Almost 3,500 drivers were caught speeding during a week-long police campaign carried out from last Monday until Sunday.

A total of 3,453 were caught for driving too fast while in the past 24 hours alone five people were booked for driving at speeds well over the limit.

Cyprus one of worst offenders for motorway speeding – EU report

Cyprus has one of the highest rates of speed violations on motorways in the EU, with 63 per cent violating the speed limit of 100km/h, according to a report just published by the European Transport Security Council’s Road Safety PIN (ETSC) programme.

Part of Paphos-Limassol motorway remains closed

The motorway from Paphos to Limassol will remain closed during the next few days, police announced on Monday.

Both lanes of the highway have been closed due to rock and landslides between Avdimou and Pissouri.

According to the police announcement, works will be carried out to deal with the problem which are expected to be completed next Monday.

Has Old Pafos sparrow thief struck again?

It appears that one of the recently replaced sparrows on the statue in Old Pafos has again been stolen.

Peyia concerned over developer’s request to build coastal towers

A planning application by Leptos developers to build three new towers next to a popular seaside hotel in Peyia has led the local council to request a public consultation as soon as possible.

Asprokremmos Concessions contest hotting up!

As the Asprokremmos reservoir slowly rises, the battle to get the best concession stand pitch on the top of the dam is well under way.

Australian Cypriot doctor on trial for giving daughter life-saving CPR

 

A Greek Cypriot doctor, Jack Kerry (Kyriacou), is on trial for giving life-saving CPR to his daughter after she overdosed on heroin, despite evidence her friend – who later died from the overdose – was in a worse condition a court in Australia heard.

Private power plant marks ‘new era for energy sector’

THE operation of the first power plant by a private initiative will mark the beginning of a new era in the energy sector and contribute to significantly lower electricity prices, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday after laying the foundation stone for the plant at Vassiliko.

Eight hundred booked for speeding in 24 hours

Some 800 drivers were booked for speeding over the past 24 hours, while five motorists were found to be driving under the influence of narcotics, police said on Thursday.

The police seized the driving licences of the five drivers who tested positive for drugs.

Peyia starts Facebook page to highlight illegal dumping

A new Facebook page highlighting illegal dumping and garbage discarded in the area is being started in Peyia.

The public will be encouraged to take photographs of rubbish and upload them to a Facebook page in order to raise awareness of the phenomena, said local councillor, Linda Leblanc, who is supporting the idea.

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 will be able to continue residing and enjoying the same rights as provided for in Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the EU, the government said on Wednesday.

Lower temperatures and rain expected

Rainy weather will prevail during the next few days and temperatures are expected to drop.

Showers are forecast for Wednesday which will fall as snow on the highest peaks of the mountains. Temperatures inland and on the coast will rise to a maximum of 18C.

Similar weather is predicted for Thursday, Friday and Saturday but it will not be as warm.

Yeroskipou to spend €500,000 on new asphalting

The Yeroskipou municipality will be spending €500,000 for asphalting work in view of improving road networks damaged by Paphos sewerage board works dating back almost ten years.

Warnings of further rent rises in Limassol

 

By Lizzy Ioannidou

The Limassol chamber of commerce and industry (Keve) warned this week that rents in the city will continue to spiral, ironically because of the thousands of construction workers needed to complete the many development projects underway, and all requiring housing in or near the city.

Hit and run accident in Peyia - witnesses sought

Witnesses are being sought following a hit-and-run accident that happened at approximately 12:30AM just behind Peyia Stadium.

Massive landslide blocks Old Theletra road

The road from old Theletra to the B7 has been completely blocked by a huge landslide which occurred after the winter rains.

Latest Blog Articles

Polemi Concentration Camp

As you approach Polemi from the B7, you pass the Kamanterena Winery on your right. Just beyond that, if you are paying attention, you will see a lookout tower that wouldn't look out of place on a WW2 movie. A couple of ancient armoured vehicles might also perk your interest, so pull over, and take a look at Polemi Concentration Camp.

Ayia Napa Sculpture Park

The Sculpture Park in Ayia Napa was built in 2014, and since then has been delighting tourists and locals alike with its eclectic range of art work. Last summer we visited the area and had to include it on our itinerary. What started as an orderly photo shoot soon descended into an excited clamber along the many paths that criss-cross the landscape of the park. Far too numerous to feature them all, we present some of the many weird and wonderful sculptures you can see when you visit this wonderful park.

A short walk through the countryside around Kallepia

Now that we are getting the occasional dry day again we thought it time we started our selection of blogs on walks in and around the countryside of Paphos. For our first excursion we are visiting the village of Kallepia, situated near the Ezousa Valley and Minthis Hills Golf Course.

Ezousa Estuary

A couple of years ago we stumbled across a sad little memorial at the mouth of the Ezousa River. We thought we would check it out again a few days ago, to see what the area looked like after the rains. The question was, how would we get to it?

Latest News Articles

Tensions rise over Strovilia violations by Turkish military

The government said on Thursday it was in contact with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (Unficyp) regarding recent tensions in the Strovilia area, where the Turkish military is said to have further advanced its position, in violation of the status quo around the buffer zone.

Limassol land registry operating like a ‘free-for-all’

The Limassol district land registry is operating like a free-for-all, with staff frequently covering for one another by punching in coworkers’ cards – the most glaring case occurring recently where an employee punched in for a colleague who, unknown to him at the time, had died the night before.

British High Commissioner to host live Facebook QA session

Today the British High Commission in Nicosia announced that they were going to hold a live Facebook QA session on Wednesday 27th February at 17:00 (Cyprus Time)

Part of old Limassol-Paphos road to close for three months

Parts of a three-kilometre stretch of the old road from Limassol to Paphos near Petra tou Romiou will be closed for three months, from February 21 until May 21, due to a serious problem with erosion, police announced on Wednesday.

The road will be closed to traffic for about 200 metres at a time. Access from Paphos to Pissouri and Limassol will only be possible via the motorway.