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Turtles showing up at Makenzy Beach, Larnaca

Swimmers, lifeguards and regular guests of Makenzy beach in Larnaca witnessed a rare sight of a sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach!

The competent authorities were informed in order to locate a hatchery fence on the beach, which provides protection of the sea turtle nests.

Cyprus ranks 26th globally in access to and quality of health services

Cyprus is ranked 26th in the world in terms of access to health services and Iceland is ranked first before Norway and the Netherlands. At the bottom of the list of 195 countries and territories are Guinea Bissau, Somalia and the Central African Republic.

Illegal Bar still open at Lara Bay, Akamas

A revealing report conducted by Phileleftheros newspaper on the 4th of September 2017, brought under the spotlight the illegal interventions and developments in the Akamas peninsula and more specifically at Lara Bay, home to loggerhead and green turtles.

Paphos mayor, minister and police chief to battle it out

As Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonas showed no signs of relenting in his accusations against police, the House legal committee decided on Wednesday that next week’s session should put the prime targets of the debate face to face.

Over 70 per cent of rubbish still dumped in landfills

The amount of rubbish thrown into landfills is unacceptable and the practice threatens to burden the state with large fines by the European authorities, Environment Minister Costas Kadis said on Wednesday morning.

New finds show importance of Troodos in prehistory

New finds including stone tools, pictographs, jewellery and animal feed have been uncovered during the latest excavations at a Neolithic site in the Troodos mountains by a research team from the department of history and archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT).

‘Rights for Britons to live in Cyprus as they do now secured’

We have secured the right for UK nationals to continue living their life in Cyprus as they do now, new UK High Commissioner Stephen Lillie said in an open letter to UK nationals living on the island on Tuesday, strongly urging those who have not yet done so, to register as residents with the Cypriot authorities, if they wish to continue to live in Cyprus.

Unsettled weather to continue most of this week

It will be mostly cloudy on Tuesday with the possibility of rain, the Met office reported.

Temperatures will top 38C inland, 32C in coastal areas and 27C in the mountains. At night they will fall to 19C around the island and 15C in Troodos.

Yeronisos digs are destroying rare plant, official warns

The forestry department raised the alarm on Monday over the need to preserve a rare plant on the islet of Yeronisos.

Paphos bar manager arrested for third time over ambiguous noise-level rules

A popular wine bar in Paphos old town is appealing to the authorities to give them clear guidance on acceptable noise levels after the manager was arrested this week for the third time in a year.

Three remanded on suspicion of bombing car of mayor’s mother

Three men were remanded in custody on Thursday suspected of being behind a bomb that destroyed a car belonging to Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos’ mother at Christmas last year.

Cyprus on EU radar over failure to transpose environment directives

By Andria Kades

Cyprus may be referred to the European Court of Justice over its failure to adapt its legislation on environmental impact assessments, the EU Commission said on Thursday.

Man jailed 15 days for speeding

A 27-year-old man from Paphos was jailed for 15 days on Thursday after he was caught driving almost three times higher the speed limit in a residential area.

The man also had his licence suspended for three months and was given five penalty points.

Despite delays Paphos mosque open for Ramadan

The department of public works has announced that the small building that has long been used as the mosque in Paphos will be open for use during Ramadan which started on Wednesday.

Club 18-30 closure welcomed in Ayia Napa

The mayor and tourism board of Ayia Napa on Tuesday welcomed news that Thomas Cook will axe its once popular Club 18-30 holidays, describing as a positive move that the holidays for young clubbers may soon be a thing of the past.

Free rein for looters and grave robbers profiting from ancient heritage

Within the last 5 years, the Department of Antiquities reported 67 cases of grave robbing and looting of archaeological sites, confirming, thus, the uncontrolled operation of criminal organisations selling antiquities in the black market.

Cyprus to forge ahead with natural gas plans, govt. spokesman says

The Republic of Cyprus will forge ahead with natural gas plans, having international law and the international community on its side, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Tuesday.

Temperature set to rise as more rain to come

More stormy weather is expected on Monday after storms and torrential rain caused power cuts in 13 communities across the Limassol district on Sunday.

Police warn motorists of torrential rain on highway

Police warned on Sunday of torrential rains on the Nicosia-Limassol highway just outside the capital in the Latsia area.

Foureira prepares to set Eurovision final ablaze

With betting agencies still placing Eleni Foureira as the sure favourite to win Saturday’s Eurovision song final, there was no doubt how Cypriots were planning to spend their evening: in front of the television.

Traffic changes due to works on Limassol-Paphos motorway

Due to road works the two lanes of the motorway from Limassol to Paphos will be closed to traffic this weekend from the Limassol general hospital, with the lanes in the other direction being used for traffic in both directions,  the department of works of the transport ministry announced on Friday.

Phedonos says he knows who’s making underworld’s bombs

Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos continued his tirade against the police force on Wednesday, when he again accused authorities of not acting on information he had given them about circles in the underworld.

Contractor corruption watchdog unable to carry out duties

The government has failed to properly support a committee it had set up to review cases of contractors suspected of bribery or misconduct forcing its chairman to resign, MPs said on Wednesday.

Cyprus heads to Eurovision Final

After a fiery performance at Tuesday night’s semi-final in Lisbon, Cyprus will be heading to the Eurovision Grand Final on Saturday.

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Turtles showing up at Makenzy Beach, Larnaca

Swimmers, lifeguards and regular guests of Makenzy beach in Larnaca witnessed a rare sight of a sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach!

The competent authorities were informed in order to locate a hatchery fence on the beach, which provides protection of the sea turtle nests.

Cyprus ranks 26th globally in access to and quality of health services

Cyprus is ranked 26th in the world in terms of access to health services and Iceland is ranked first before Norway and the Netherlands. At the bottom of the list of 195 countries and territories are Guinea Bissau, Somalia and the Central African Republic.

Illegal Bar still open at Lara Bay, Akamas

A revealing report conducted by Phileleftheros newspaper on the 4th of September 2017, brought under the spotlight the illegal interventions and developments in the Akamas peninsula and more specifically at Lara Bay, home to loggerhead and green turtles.

Paphos mayor, minister and police chief to battle it out

As Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonas showed no signs of relenting in his accusations against police, the House legal committee decided on Wednesday that next week’s session should put the prime targets of the debate face to face.