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Shops expect yuletide boom as economy improves

Christmas 2017 is expected to see a retail boom, with people’s thirteenth salaries alone pumping around 90 million euros into the local economy.

Don’t give Christmas tips to dustmen

Municipalities have urged members of the public not to offer Christmas tips to dustmen or other members of their staff this year.

Report highlights environmental wrongdoings

 

An audit office report on the department of the environment has been highly critical of its handling of Natura 2000 areas and landfills and listed a host of other violations.

Cyprus to tap an additional €81m in EU funds

Funds drawn by Cyprus under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (Efsi) reached €45m in November, as the island was set to receive an additional €81m, the European Commission said.

Paphos old town shop-keepers angered over tax bills

Shop keepers in Paphos old town whose businesses have suffered during the ongoing upgrading works are angry over annual municipal tax bills which have to be paid before the end on the month.

Bucket list biker dies in Paphos

Billy Hardy, a larger than life Paphos resident who died on Thursday after a short stay at Archangel Michael hospice in Mesa Chorio will be given a bikers send-off on Wednesday.

Paphos benefits from authorities’ good management

Addressing the celebrations held at Kennedy Square, he said that the five projects, along with others that are underway and those that have been scheduled for the near future, completely change and reshape the image of the city.

Police issue Xmas warning to drivers

Fortunately, police said, there were no serious injuries.

Mountain roads closed by snow

Due to heavy snowfall in the Troodos area, the roads from Platres to Troodos, Karvounas to Troodos and Prodromos to Troodos are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles and those equipped with snow chains.

Paphos readies for presidential inauguration of projects

President Nicos Anastasiades will inaugurate five urban regeneration projects in Paphos this weekend, according to Paphos municipality.

A spokesman said that Anastasiades would visit Paphos on Sunday and that celebrations would be held at Kennedy Square.

Municipality bans staging of play with gay storyline

The municipal council of Sotira in the Famagusta district on Tuesday announced they would not allow the staging on Wednesday by the state theatre organisation Thoc of a play on the story of a gay couple.

Paphos bus strike called off

Paphos buses will start running normally on Wednesday after the indefinite strike the company’s drivers started on Tuesday over unpaid salaries ended later in the day when the company reached an agreement with the transport ministry.

State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says

By Bejay Browne

THE community leader of Kouklia village in Paphos is appealing to the government to step in to halt the ongoing practice of illegal excavations and theft of antiquities in the area.

Unanswered questions over mountain project

While two reports are pending over the controversial Pera Pedi development project, it is unlikely either of them will provide answers to many of the questions that have arisen since allegations of its links with President Nicos Anastasiades repeatedly hit the headlines this past month.

Living from what nature provides

Becoming self-sufficient is no easy task. “It sounds a lot easier than it is,” says Sofia Matsi, “especially in Cyprus. The first time I had to make my own deodorant, I totally panicked!”

Police rebuked for going too easy on smoking ban

 

THE Auditor-general has admonished the police for carrying out fewer checks last year on places defying the smoking ban than they did the year before.

Co-op robbed in Peyia, 20,000 euros taken

A co-op bank was robbed at 8.30am in Peyia in Paphos early Tuesday.

Police said they were immediately notified and rushed to the scene.

Two hooded persons reportedly entered the building, threatened the staff, and got away with 20,000 euros in cash and left in a car.

Government to take another stab at resolving title deeds mess

The government will take another swing at fixing the problem of ‘trapped’ property buyers, after a law passed in 2015 failed to adequately address the title deeds mess.

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Shops expect yuletide boom as economy improves

Christmas 2017 is expected to see a retail boom, with people’s thirteenth salaries alone pumping around 90 million euros into the local economy.

Don’t give Christmas tips to dustmen

Municipalities have urged members of the public not to offer Christmas tips to dustmen or other members of their staff this year.

Report highlights environmental wrongdoings

 

An audit office report on the department of the environment has been highly critical of its handling of Natura 2000 areas and landfills and listed a host of other violations.