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Pomos villagers fighting to keep community alive

Local residents in the Paphos village of Pomos claim that they are in a battle to keep their community alive and that even the local school is close to closing down.

Youths trash police car in Paphos

Three youngsters have been arrested in Paphos for vandalising a police patrol car and then posting their drunk-fuelled act on Facebook.

Cyprus beaches modestly priced compared to other countries

If you think food, drink and sunscreen are expensive on Cyprus beaches, you probably have not travelled to Huk Beach in Norway, or West Palm Beach in Florida.

Cyprus beaches are modestly priced compared to some popular retreats.

Hefty fines for illegal bird trappers by Bases court

 

“In the past 10 days the Bases court in Dhekelia has issued fines to 13 bird trappers, many of whom, who were caught in the act by hidden surveillance cameras on the Cape Pyla ranges,” the Bases said.

Fire sweeps through Paphos car allotment (PICTURES)

A fire ripped through an allotment of abandoned cars near the community of Ayia Varvara in Paphos on Monday causing extensive damage before the blaze was finally extinguished.

Smart City plans for Paphos

Paphos Municipality has joined forces with European Union energy-conservation project ‘Sinfonia’ at a mini-­conference ‘Low Carbon Cities for Better Living’.

‘Inattentive’ motorist jailed for causing road death

A Greek Cypriot man has been sentenced to 12 months in Her Majesty’s Prison in Dhekelia after he was found guilty of causing death by a reckless act on the motorway leading to Protoras in 2015.

Audit reports expose corruption

 

Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA) and the Land Redistribution Department have been taken to task by Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides in two separate reports detailing corruption and possible business ethics violations.

Three in hospital after Paphos traffic incidents

Three army conscripts and an elderly British man were injured in two separate traffic incidents in Paphos on Wednesday night.

Guidelines on how to best enjoy Cyprus beaches

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) on Wednesday advised beachgoers to follow a series of rules and regulations to best and most safely enjoy Cyprus’ envied coastline.

Cyprus warned again over plastic-bag usage

Cyprus has infringed two EU directives and may face legal action for it if it does not take the necessary steps, the EU commission said on Wednesday.

Blast reported at British base in Cyprus (PICTURES)

Police have confirmed that an explosion occured at the entrance of the British Sovereign Base Area (SBA) in Dhekelia in the early hours of Tuesday morning, injuring a police officer.

Stormy weather set to return across Cyprus

Isolated showers and even storms in some areas of Cyprus have been forecast this week despite the return of the hot summer.

Paphos notes: Cypriot kindness

 

The kitten, about eight weeks old, was in a sorry state. It was lying in the nook of the curb and was motionless.

Two sentenced in landfill scandal

Christakis Petrou and Engineer Imad Baqle were each handed a ten-month suspended prison sentence for their involvement in the Kosi (Chyty) and Paphos (Chyta) landfill scandals.

Three new ‘Blue Flag’ beaches for Paphos

Seventeen beaches in the Paphos district have been awarded ‘Blue Flags’ which highlights the quality and of the beaches and pushes the number up by three from last year.

The new ‘Blue Flag’ beaches are;

Jazz finds a home in Paphos

Paphos is preparing to get all jazzed up once more with an evening of jazz compositions by Michael Messios, as performed by the Michael Messios Symmetry band.

Man remanded for car arson attack

A 24-year-old man was remanded for five days by Paphos district court on Wednesday in connection with an arson attack on two vehicles.

The fire broke out at 4.25 am on Saturday in two cars, owned by a 45-year-old and a 21-year-old.

Two families assaulted in home invasions

Police in Cyprus are looking into two serious home invasion incidents in which terrorised families were assaulted in their own homes by gangs.

Cyprus to be sued over ‘dangerous’ ride (PICTURES)

The parents of a toddler that suffered injuries on a rusty merry-go-round in Nicosia have stated that they will take the Forestry Department to court.

Israeli commandos land in Cyprus

A large number of Israeli Special Forces soldiers have landed in Cyprus to take part in a joint exercise with the country’s National Guard. The exercise is to take place on Sunday and is expected to be the biggest in scale, joint exercise of the two countries.

Two arrested following sea sports accident

Two persons were arrested after an accident which left two tourists injured, one of them seriously, in the sea off Paphos on Monday.

Kazanti owners under fire over animal prizes

Animal Party Cyprus (APC) has appealed to the public to report any cases where small animals, goldfish or birds are offered as prizes by owners of traditional Kazanti games.

Greek Cypriot side satisfied with Geneva II decision

Greek-Cypriot diplomatic sources have expressed their satisfaction with the result of the three-hour meeting between the two Cyprus leaders and UNSG Antonio Guterres.