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Hotel proprietor threatens to jump off roof

The proprietor of a hotel in Paphos is threatening to jump off its roof after the administration of Turkish Cypriot properties decided to take back the property, reports said on Tuesday.

The man climbed on the roof after members of the administration went to the hotel in the morning to take possession of the establishment.

Justice minister pressured to resign over mine murders

Justice minister Ionas Nicolaou was on Monday facing down calls that he step down, on the back of reports that under his watch police bungled investigations into at least two missing Filipino women – since found dead – and following revelations that he disregarded warnings about disappearing domestic workers months ago.

Weather to become warmer and sunnier

Much warmer and sunnier weather than Cyprus has experienced lately is forecast for this week, with a low-pressure system giving way to a high-pressure system by Tuesday.

Police chief: an unprecedented form of crime for Cyprus (Update 1)

Search teams returned to the Mitsero mine and the lake at Xyliatos on Monday to search for a missing six-year-old girl whose mother was found dead in a water-filled shaft with the body of another woman, as police said it would be premature to speculate on the scale of the crime.

Paphos police investigating attempted murder

Paphos police are investigating a case of attempted murder, after a 21-year-old was stabbed in the chest on Friday.

According to the police, the 21-year-old was transferred to the Paphos general hospital where he received surgery, after which doctors said his condition was stable.

British tourist dies after car veers onto pavement in Paphos

A 67-year-old Briton was killed on Friday after he was hit by a car, which reportedly veered onto the pavement on Poseidonos Avenue in Paphos.

The incident happened at around 2.20pm while the man, who was in Cyprus on holiday, was taking a walk along the main coastal road in Paphos.

‘No more mockery it’s a landslide’

RESIDENTS of Pissouri whose homes are crumbling due to a landslide, and their supporters, are continuing to press for action and are calling on the state to stop wasting time and to assume responsibility.

Rain and some storms return through the weekend

Partly cloudy weather will soon give way to rains and isolated storms on Friday, with highest temperatures around 20C in lower areas and 9C in the higher mountains.

It is back to sunny weather in the evening, when temperatures will drop to 10C in most places and 3C around Troodos where frost may occur.

New hurdle for turtles on protected beach

A big new cement and stone barbecue pit has been constructed by the forestry department on the protected sea turtle beach of the Mavralis state forest, where the department 

Dynamic action promised over Paphos cathedral

Dynamic action will be taken to oppose a decision taken by the mayor of Paphos and the municipal council on Monday evening to back a proposal to construct a cathedral in the gardens of the town hall.

Fight between farmer and tourists over off-road vehicles

Three people were injured and hospitalised after a fight between tourists and farmers in the Paphos district on Sunday.

The incident occurred around 4.30pm when 20 people travelling in 10 off-road vehicles in a rural area were approached by a 54-year-old farmer and his 23-year-old employee.

Paphos municipal council U-turn, now votes in favour of cathedral

The Paphos municipal council on Monday approved a proposal by the district’s bishopric to erect a cathedral in the gardens of the town hall despite strong protests by residents.

Man arrested for repeat thefts from car park

A 49-year-old man from the Paphos region was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the theft of items from cars parked at Tzelifos bridge in the Ayios Nikolaos area of Paphos.

According to the police on Sunday, officers from Kelokedara has placed the parking area under surveillance where theft and damage to cars had been reported.

Cypriot gymnast wins bronze at European Championship

Cypriot gymnast Marios Georgiou won bronze on Friday at the European Championship being held in Szczecin, Poland, winning the island its first medal at the competition.

Georgiou, 21, came in third scoring 84.398 points, behind Russians Nikita Nagornyy and Artur Dalaloyan.

Telecoms companies given licence to run pilot 5G programs

TELECOM companies Cyta, MTN, and Primetel have been given licensing to run pilot 5G programs, the minister of transport, communications and works, Vasiliki Anastasiadou announced.

She said: “The main objective of the Broadband Subsidy Grant Scheme is to increase the demand for ultra-high-speed connections while encouraging the market for investment in high-speed networks.”

Evretou Reservoir Overflows

Evretou Reservoir is now full! The overspill is now a small waterfall, as the rising waters finally reached the lip.

Part of B7 Collapses Near Giolou

Part of the B7 road that runs from Paphos to Polis has collapsed, near Giolou. The road is still open but the scene looks very dramatic.

Theletra Road is Being Repaired

The road from Old Theletra to the B7, which was blocked by a huge landslide back in February, is being repaired.

Fury over cabinet legalisation of disputed marina in Peyia

Officials are furious after it emerged that a request by a Paphos developer to legalise an illegal ‘limanaki’ or small marina built in Peyia in the 1990s has been granted by the council of ministers.

The decision only came to light this week but was made on January 2, according to daily Phileleftheros, which reported the move.

Fraudsters claiming to be from ‘fraud control’ take pensioner’

Police on Wednesday warned the public to be cautious of people coming to the door claiming they are from the authorities after an 81-year-old woman was fooled into handing over her cash to two women claiming to be from ‘fraud control’.

Worker crushed to death in Paphos quarry   

A foreign worker died at a quarry in Paphos district on Monday morning after being buried under a pile of rocks and soil, which fell on him.

Reports said he was crushed under some 20 tonnes. The vehicle he was operating was some 30 metres down inside the quarry when the rocks and soil fell on him.

Yearly clean-up ‘attracted more people than ever’

The yearly clean-up event of ‘Let’s do it Cyprus’ attracted more people than ever, organisers said on Monday.

While more than 46,000 volunteered in the campaign in April 2018, by Friday this year more than 47,500 people had signed up.

The main event of the campaign kicked of islandwide on Sunday, but some teams are still collecting garbage.

More rain forecast for the weekend

More rain has been forecast for Friday and Saturday, and though it will be mostly sunny on Sunday and Monday, Tuesday is forecast to be another rainy day.

Scattered showers are expected on Friday afternoon, which may fall as hail in some areas.

In the evening, temperatures will fall to 9C to 11C inland and near the coast and 3C in the higher mountains.

State to appeal pay cut reversal ‘as soon as possible’

The state will appeal three court decisions that reversed payroll reductions imposed on civil servants as part of an austerity drive in 2012, it was announced on Thursday after an interdepartmental meeting at the Legal Service.

The appeals will be filed as soon as possible, the statement said.

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Hotel proprietor threatens to jump off roof

The proprietor of a hotel in Paphos is threatening to jump off its roof after the administration of Turkish Cypriot properties decided to take back the property, reports said on Tuesday.

The man climbed on the roof after members of the administration went to the hotel in the morning to take possession of the establishment.

Justice minister pressured to resign over mine murders

Justice minister Ionas Nicolaou was on Monday facing down calls that he step down, on the back of reports that under his watch police bungled investigations into at least two missing Filipino women – since found dead – and following revelations that he disregarded warnings about disappearing domestic workers months ago.

Weather to become warmer and sunnier

Much warmer and sunnier weather than Cyprus has experienced lately is forecast for this week, with a low-pressure system giving way to a high-pressure system by Tuesday.

Police chief: an unprecedented form of crime for Cyprus (Update 1)

Search teams returned to the Mitsero mine and the lake at Xyliatos on Monday to search for a missing six-year-old girl whose mother was found dead in a water-filled shaft with the body of another woman, as police said it would be premature to speculate on the scale of the crime.