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Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospital

A cruise ship passenger with serious health problems was airlifted by Cyprus rescue services and taken to Paphos hospital early on Monday.

The Crown Iris placed an emergency call 15 minutes after midnight, saying the 43-year-old Israeli was critically ill and needed to be taken to hospital immediately.

Cyprus marks 45th anniversary of Turkish invasion

Cypriots woke up Saturday to the sound of sirens, marking the 45

The invasion of Cyprus came only five days after the coup engineered by the military junta, then ruling Greece, that toppled the democratically-elected president of Cyprus, the late Archbishop Makarios III.

Hot weather set to return next week

While temperatures have been lower than normal this week, it is time to enjoy the last of the relief as they are set to increase over the weekend with a long spell of very hot weather expected next week.

Weather portal Kitas Weather said that temperatures inland are expected to reach 38C on Saturday, 39C on Sunday and Monday and 40C from Tuesday to Sunday.

Attempt to obstruct turtle protection programme on Polis beach (video)

There were astonishing scenes on a Polis Chrysochous  beach yesterday when the community leader and residents of Argakas attempted to prevent a team from the turtle protection programme from doing their work, Phileleftheros reports.

Two and a half years for man who killed Briton in hit-and-run

The Paphos Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced 35-year-old Demetris Ilidzides to two and a half years in prison for causing the death of father-of-two Robert James (Charlie) Birch, 39, through reckless driving last year in Peyia.

Large Hellenistic complex found in Yeroskipou

By Stefanos Marangos

A large complex from a temple of the Hellenistic period was discovered in Yeroskipou during excavations conducted by the Department of Antiquities, it was revealed on Thursday.

The Director of the Department of Antiquities said the excavations took place under the building programme submitted by the Church of Cyprus, according to daily Politis.

Short respite from July heat mid-week

July’s hot sunny days will be interrupted mid-week by isolated showers and storms mainly inland and the mountain areas the met office said on Tuesday.

Russia opposes EU measures against Turkey

Russia opposes the EU measures imposed on Turkey over its drilling activity inside Cyprus’ economic waters, a senior diplomat was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told Izvestia newspaper that Moscow opposes EU sanctions against Turkey, arguing that such steps would only aggravate the long-standing conflict in the region.

SIrens to sound tomorrow at 8:20AM

Tomorrow the Republic of Cyprus will mark the 45th anniversary of the coup against Archbishop Makarios with sirens. An annual event, the sirens will sound in every district at 8:20am, the time the coup began.
 

Beer to take over Paphos’ Medieval Castle Square

The Paphos Beer Festival returns for its 9th edition from Thursday to Saturday, featuring world beers, games, food and live music.

“Paphos Beer Festival (PBF) is the largest and longest-running festival of Paphos,” say organisers, “and it celebrates its 9th year in 2019, returning to the most amazing location at Paphos Medieval Castle Square. With great beer, live music and family entertainment, this is an event not to be missed.”

Changes approved to ease title-deeds trap

MPs have unanimously approved amendments seeking to improve a 2015 law that aimed to resolve the issue of thousands of homeowners left stranded without a title deed after having paid for the property.

Law allows Brits to live in Cyprus in case of no deal Brexit

The plenum on Friday unanimously passed legislation regulating the right of UK nationals and their families to move and reside freely in the Republic of Cyprus in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Mobile phone links established between two sides

The two leaders on Thursday announced the implementation of the interoperability of mobile phones across the island with the aim of improving the communication between the communities and bringing all Cypriots closer together.

Attempted murder case goes to criminal court after explosion

A 21-year-old from Paphos will go straight to trial before the criminal court on charges including attempted murder, theft and attempt to destroy property.

During a session at the district court on Wednesday, it was decided to refer him to criminal court on August 6, and he will remain in custody until then.

Cyprus population up +13.4‰ in 2018, fourth highest rise in EU

In 2018, Cyprus had the fourth largest population increase in the EU 28 per 1000 residents according to figures issued by Eurostat on Wednesday, just before World Population Day (July 11).

Cyprus also had the second lowest crude death rate in the EU, with births outnumbering births by 4.1 per thousand of the population.

Paphos marina study to look at option to include cruise ship facilities

The possibility of building facilities for cruise ships as part of a proposed Paphos marina at Potima was discussed at a meeting on Tuesday between the Transport Minister and the deputy tourism minister with the leadership of the Paphos Chamber of Commerce. Also participating were Paphos MPs and the town’s mayor.

Forest fire warning as heat wave grips Cyprus

The heat wave is expected to continue, with temperatures forecast to rise even further on Thursday, the director of the Met Office Kleanthis Nicolaides told CyBC radio on Wednesday morning.

US urges Turkey to halt drilling operations in waters off Cyprus

The United States has said that Turkey’s most recent dispatch of the drillship Yavuz to conduct drilling operations off the Karpas Peninsula of Cyprus is a “provocative step” and has urged Turkish authorities to halt these operations.

EU to cut assistance to Turkey over activities in Cyprus EEZ

The EU will cut its pre-accession assistance to Turkey by €145.8m next year, it emerged on Thursday when the first indications of EU sanctions against Turkey over its activities in Cyprus’ EEZ were revealed.

Interpol chief says Cyprus considered one of the ‘safest countries’

Cyprus is considered a very safe country, evidenced by the millions of tourists who choose to holiday here this year, Interpol’s Secretary-General Jurgen Stock said on Tuesday.

Suspect in Briton’s death admits to reckless driving, manslaughter and murder of

A 35-year-old man on Tuesday admitted to causing the death of a British tourist and injuring another in Peyia last year and abandoning them after prosecutors withdrew manslaughter and attempted murder charges.

Full traffic-cam system by 2022, mobile units online next year, minister says

Cyprus will have mobile traffic cameras in place by next year and a full system up and running by 2022, Transport Minister Vassiliki Anastasiadou said on Sunday.

The issue has been going on since 2006.

Dangerous Tala complex still in place despite demolition order

By Bejay Browne

Angry homeowners in Kamares village in Paphos have started a petition to demand the immediate demolition of the structurally dangerous, abandoned development that is sliding down a hillside and has forced the closure of a busy access road.

Campaign to promote Paphos as domestic tourism destination

A targeted campaign to promote Paphos as the top destination to spend summer on the island has been launched.

Aimed at domestic tourists, the Paphos regional board of tourism announced the drive which will run until August 5.

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Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospital

A cruise ship passenger with serious health problems was airlifted by Cyprus rescue services and taken to Paphos hospital early on Monday.

The Crown Iris placed an emergency call 15 minutes after midnight, saying the 43-year-old Israeli was critically ill and needed to be taken to hospital immediately.

Cyprus marks 45th anniversary of Turkish invasion

Cypriots woke up Saturday to the sound of sirens, marking the 45

The invasion of Cyprus came only five days after the coup engineered by the military junta, then ruling Greece, that toppled the democratically-elected president of Cyprus, the late Archbishop Makarios III.

Hot weather set to return next week

While temperatures have been lower than normal this week, it is time to enjoy the last of the relief as they are set to increase over the weekend with a long spell of very hot weather expected next week.

Weather portal Kitas Weather said that temperatures inland are expected to reach 38C on Saturday, 39C on Sunday and Monday and 40C from Tuesday to Sunday.

Attempt to obstruct turtle protection programme on Polis beach (video)

There were astonishing scenes on a Polis Chrysochous  beach yesterday when the community leader and residents of Argakas attempted to prevent a team from the turtle protection programme from doing their work, Phileleftheros reports.