The three people who were arrested in connection with unauthorised digging at an archaeological site in Kouklia, Paphos are expected to be charged and released on Monday afternoon after an investigation by the antiquities department concluded they had not stolen anything from the site.
An ‘all Peyia public meeting’ will be held in the centre of the village on Sunday afternoon to present an official briefing to the public concerning a proposed ‘white zone’ suggested by Green party MP George Perdikis and opposed by most of the council.
Peyia mayor Marinos Lambrou told MPs on Wednesday that his area was under attack over its development projects, as he later revealed that as a civil engineer he had done work for one of the companies developing land there.
A proposed development of a five-star hotel and luxury villas in the environmentally sensitive area near the sea caves in Peyia has been given the nod of approval to go ahead by the environment department, it emerged on Tuesday.
Acting on a study prepared in 2016, the government is poised to approve legislation introducing stricter penalties for traffic offences, which could include on-the-spot suspension of driver’s licences in a bid to curb road violations that often lead to serious accidents, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said on Monday.
Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos has written a letter to British media and tour operators saying ‘low-quality’ tourists from the UK such as ‘lads-style’ holidaymakers were undesirable at the popular resort.
The 27-year-old owner of dogs suspected in the mauling of a woman to death will remain in custody until Monday when he will reappear before a Paphos court, which will decide whether to refer him to trial in connection with manslaughter.
The House watchdog committee has asked the auditor-general to investigate how it was made possible for a developer to acquire land at the environmentally sensitive sea caves in Peyia and gain permission to build villas, it emerged on Thursday.
The Greek Turkish Forum (GTF) began its work in 1998, two years after the incident in the Aegean that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of a war. With regular contacts even during the most challenging times and with concrete ideas and proposals, the GTF has contributed to a gradual rapprochement between the two countries. In recognition of the importance of the Cyprus issue, two Cyprus chapters were set up and remained active.
Yeroskipou beaches are set to receive an upgrade worth €668,000, with the addition of three snack bars and facilities for beach-goers after the awarding of contracts, the municipality announced on Tuesday.
A leading criminologist has called for an urgent overview of the state coroner service after the announcement on Monday that a fifth post-mortem will be carried out on the body of the 46-year-old Bulgarian woman, who died after being found in a field in Yeroskipou on February 22.
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The other day we set off to find the Enclosure of Agios Neophytos. We had seen a video of it and it looked interesting. A remote monastery in a cliff? That ticks all the right boxes. However, there wasn't much to see when we found the enclosure. We had neglected to pick the key up, and our view through the gate didn't reveal much. Fortunately, the journey to and from the place was so much fun that yet again I find myself having to cherry pick the best pictures rather than pad an article out. So enjoy our journey, and with the map at the end to guide you, why not plan your own route...?
We have visitors at the moment, so have been showing them the sights. In between times I have taken the occasional photo, which put together paints a nice picture of Kato Paphos in the Springtime. It is busy getting ready for the forthcoming season, but still manages to maintain it's beauty...
If you only visit in the heat of summer, you could be forgiven for thinking that a lot of Cyprus is like a desert; brown and arid. However, the truth is somewhat different. During Spring, most of Cyprus is green, as recent blogs will have shown. Not only that, but spring flowers come out to bloom, painting the hills and valleys with a sea of colour. If you are lucky, or you know where to look, you will also come across fields of orchids...
THE gloves are off in Peyia following an ‘all Peyia meeting’ held in the municipality on Sunday organised by officials angered by the public’s opposition to development of the sea caves coastline.
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