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Saddled with waste from new plant

Unable so far to find takers for the by-products generated at the municipal waste treatment plant at Pentakomo, the government has resorted to a temporary fix, allowing the by-products to be buried in a basin near the facility.

 

 

Animal Party urges vigilance after dog thefts

The Cyprus Animal Party warned all dog owners to be vigilant and called on the authorities to monitor checkpoints after hunting dogs stolen in Kolossi were discovered in the north this week.

Call for review of Hermes deal with the state on Tymbou compensation

SINCE 2006, the state has paid €46m to airport operator Hermes as compensation for loss of revenue due to the operation of an airport in Tymbou (Ercan), in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the island, MPs heard Thursday.

Corruption case to go ahead despite destroyed evidence

The Nicosia criminal court ruled on Wednesday that destroyed evidence in a waste management corruption trial will be replaced by copies held by the court, rejecting the defence’s request to reexamine witnesses.

Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder

The Antiquities Department said on Wednesday that cleaning the delicate mosaics in Kato Paphos with a metal dust pan had been an ‘unfortunate event’ and contrary to instructions.

EU commission responds to enquiry into Peyia sea caves

EU commission has responded to Green Party MP Giorgos Perdikis, who earlier this year submitted a formal complaint regarding the construction of six mansions in the area near the Peyia sea caves.

2018 tourism continues to smash records

Tourist arrivals during the first three months of 2018 were up 29.3 per cent over the same period last year, according to data from the Passengers Survey.

From January to March, a total of 369,438 people visited Cyprus, compared to 285,693 during the first quarter of 2017.

Women across Cyprus satisfied with life

Violence, both physical and psychological is of primary concern to women across the divide in Cyprus, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the National Mechanism for the Rights of Women.

High pressure system brings warm weather

A high pressure system is in the area for the next few days, bringing with it sunshine and high temperatures.

From Monday until Thursday, the skies will be clear and temperatures will remain the same, reaching around 30C inland, 25C along the coast and 22C in Troodos.

Hundreds turned out for Akamas demo

Around 500 people took part in a demonstration to save the nature of the Akamas peninsula from being destroyed in Nicosia on Sunday afternoon.

Week-long speeding campaign from Monday

Police will launch a speeding clampdown from Monday until April 22, they announced on Sunday.

Tax department sends online details to payers

The tax department said on Friday it has mailed taxpayers their individual numbers necessary to register online to pay income and defence tax. All tax returns starting from 2017 will have to be submitted online through TAXISnet.

U.S., Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

U.S., British and French forces pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Greek Cypriot side aims at resumption of talks, spokesman says

The Greek Cypriot side will go to Monday’s dinner with the Turkish Cypriot leader with the aim of resuming the reunification talks, the government spokesman said on Friday.

Temperatures set to rise

The skies will be clear on Friday, while dust levels are just a little higher than normal. Temperatures which are poised to rise gradually today and on Saturday are forecast to rise to 29C on the central plain, 25C along the coast and 22C in the higher mountains.

Special welcome for cruise season’s first passengers

Passengers on the first cruise ship of the season will be treated to a special welcome when it docks at Limassol port on Wednesday evening.

Bright and sunny again

Tuesday’s rain was likely to be the last at least for this week, though there is a slight chance of rain in the mountains around noon on Wednesday.

Man arrested in Paphos

A man who on Tuesday injured a police officer while resisting arrest was caught with a large amount of jewellery and burglary tools in his car.

After a tip off members of the police force stopped a car driven by a 47-year-old man in the Paphos region at around 11am.

US warship leaves from Larnaca, sparking rumours (Updated)

Speculation was rife in the media about the deployment of the US Navy Destroyer USS Donald Cook in possible military operations against Syria, a day after the ship departed from the port of Larnaca.

Weather expected to clear late Tuesday

Cyprus woke up to bad weather on Tuesday though it is expected to improve late in the afternoon, the Met office said.

Rain, storms, and hail were forecast for the morning, but by late afternoon the weather will change.

Concerns over erosion caused by illegal Peyia ‘marina’

CONCERNS have been raised over coastline erosion which appears to be linked to an illegal ‘liminaki’ or small marina built in Peyia in the 1990s.

Paphos stages passion play

The community leader of Kathikas, in Paphos re-enacted on Good Friday the passion of the Christ, a custom that has been observed in the village the past 50 years.

Global audience for inspiring 94-year-old scuba diver

AN inspiring nonagenarian living in Limassol has gained global attention after appearing on TV in both Cyprus and the UK and is now featuring in a documentary film about his life.

Paphos braces for bumper weekend

Hotels in Paphos said on Wednesday they were 85 per cent full for the Easter weekend. Head of the Paphos branch of the association Thanos Michaelides said almost all establishments were operating at the moment, and all would be by the end of April, he said.

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Saddled with waste from new plant

Unable so far to find takers for the by-products generated at the municipal waste treatment plant at Pentakomo, the government has resorted to a temporary fix, allowing the by-products to be buried in a basin near the facility.

 

 

Animal Party urges vigilance after dog thefts

The Cyprus Animal Party warned all dog owners to be vigilant and called on the authorities to monitor checkpoints after hunting dogs stolen in Kolossi were discovered in the north this week.

Call for review of Hermes deal with the state on Tymbou compensation

SINCE 2006, the state has paid €46m to airport operator Hermes as compensation for loss of revenue due to the operation of an airport in Tymbou (Ercan), in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the island, MPs heard Thursday.

Corruption case to go ahead despite destroyed evidence

The Nicosia criminal court ruled on Wednesday that destroyed evidence in a waste management corruption trial will be replaced by copies held by the court, rejecting the defence’s request to reexamine witnesses.