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Pharma residues on fresh produce on the rise

The State Laboratory in Cyprus says it is concerned with the increase in multi-pharmacy levels in both local and imported fresh and dried produce.

Cop rescues British expat in sea off Paphos

An police officer rushed to the aid of a British woman in distress on Tuesday afternoon off Paphos’ Public Baths beach.

Attempted murder at Polis camping ground

Police in Polis Chrysochous, Paphos are investigating the attempted murder of a 36-year-old man in Polis Chrysochous camping ground just after midnight on Sunday.

Initial police reports indicate that the victim is a 36-year-old Larnaca man who was stabbed in the back.

Cyprus marks second Turkish invasion

Most of Cyprus was on Monday marking 43 years since the second invasion of the island by Turkish Armed Forces.

Health minister ensures treatment for cancer patient

By Bejay Browne

 

THE health minister has stepped in to grant a British expat resident in Peyia a ‘special circumstances’ medical card which will grant him access to essential cancer treatment to save his life.

More cats than people in Cyprus

The National Committee for the Protection of Animals expects to meet by next month to decide how a one-off €75,000 state grant can be best used to help control Cyprus’ out of control cat population.

Cyprus among best turtle protection programmes in EU

The turtle protection and management programme in Cyprus is recognised as one of the best in Europe and was short-listed for a Natura Award.

Cyprus is nesting ground for the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

Environmental concerns prompted Pafos2017 venue change

Pafos2017 event organisers have had to alter the location of an upcoming play after the authorities turned down a request for the work to be performed by the Pegeia Sea Caves.

Original plans had, amongst other things, also seen organisers hoping to set up a platform above the sea.

Cyprus-UK bases property development deal moving ahead

A historical agreement signed three years ago between the UK and Cyprus on the development of private property in the British bases has now reached the stage where an environmental impact evaluation is carried out.

Truth emerges over Paphos turtle ‘killing’

The Green Party’s outrage—and resulting social media storm—over what appeared to have been the cruel killing of a sea turtle appears to have been misguided.

Traditional Cypriot weathermen predict a very wet autumn

Traditional meteorologists have forecast for an unprecedented wet autumn according to the traditional weather forecasting known as the ‘minalayia’.

Fire burns wild vegetation in Pafos district

A man was arrested in connection with a fire that broke out in an agricultural area between Stavrokonnou and Kelokedara communities in Paphos on Saturday.

The fire that broke out early afternoon, burned around seven decares of wild vegetation.

Red moon to grace Cyprus on Monday

Cyprus will witness a partial lunar eclipse on Monday night which will be the first astronomical phenomenon of the summer and will see the moon turn red.

British tourist dies while swimming off Kato Paphos

A 59-year-old British tourist, Carl Leach has died while swimming in the sea off Kato Paphos.

According to police, the 59-year-old and his wife were swimming in the sea in front of the Annabelle Hotel in Kato Paphos where they were staying when the man lost consciousness.

Aphrodite’s Rock concerts raise environmental concern

The construction of a grandstand and stage by the Pafos 2017 organisers at Aphrodite’s Rock (Petra Tou Romiou) for concerts this weekend has raised concern among environmental groups.

Stores closed on August 15

All general stores must stay closed on Tuesday, August 15, announced the Labour Ministry, due to it being the day of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (“Dekapentavgoustos”).

Tenders for traffic cameras to be announced

Problems surrounding the invitation to submit tenders for traffic cameras have been overcome and the procedure is now expected to take place in October.

Police out to catch phone and traffic light violators

A traffic police official in Cyprus says officers will be out in force on the island’s roads this week during a major clampdown on mobile phone and traffic light violations.

New police radar set to end speeding disputes

Traffic Police in Cyprus will soon be using a new generation of radar camera technology to better track

According to media reports on Friday, the new radar equipment will include built-in cameras to rule out any doubt over which vehicle had committed an offence.

Polis fire under control (PHOTOS)

A fire in Polis Chrysochous has been brought under control and the authorities remain on careful watch due to the blaze’s vicinity to a residential area. The fire was brought under control late on Friday afternoon as announced by the Cyprus Fire Department.

Paphos airport cabbies ‘ripping off punters’

Taxi drivers at Paphos airport are getting a bad rap after being accused of profiteering by overpricing tourists and elderly residents.

Delays keep new Cyprus truckers off the road

Romanian nationals living in Cyprus wishing to become professional truck drivers can start work within a month whereas their Cypriot counterparts need to wait a year to complete the process.

In Cyprus, the Road Transport Department (RTD) holds truck examinations twice a year.

Cyprus heatwave goes up a few notches

Inland temperatures in Cyprus will hover above 40°C inland at least until Friday with the Meteorological Department issues extending Tuesday’s Yellow Warning to at least Wednesday.

Paphos-Polis road improvement on track

Final preparations are under way before the invitation of tenders for improvement works on the Paphos-Polis Chrysochous road.

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Vretsia Tavern Revisited

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about the abandoned village of Vretsia. I also did a supplementary blog about Vretsia Taven which, until last summer had still been open seasonally, for hunters and the like. In that blog, I reported that it had obviously had a nasty fire, as it was very badly burned. Well yesterday we were giving some guests a tour of the area, and we popped in to see the tavern. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found...

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Latest News Articles

Pharma residues on fresh produce on the rise

The State Laboratory in Cyprus says it is concerned with the increase in multi-pharmacy levels in both local and imported fresh and dried produce.

Cop rescues British expat in sea off Paphos

An police officer rushed to the aid of a British woman in distress on Tuesday afternoon off Paphos’ Public Baths beach.

Attempted murder at Polis camping ground

Police in Polis Chrysochous, Paphos are investigating the attempted murder of a 36-year-old man in Polis Chrysochous camping ground just after midnight on Sunday.

Initial police reports indicate that the victim is a 36-year-old Larnaca man who was stabbed in the back.

Cyprus marks second Turkish invasion

Most of Cyprus was on Monday marking 43 years since the second invasion of the island by Turkish Armed Forces.