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Marina issues to be resolved soon, president say

PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday that he expects the legal problem concerning the tender process for the development of the Larnaca port and marina to be overcome soon for the next phase to continue as planned.

Turkish Cypriot protesters: ‘Pain cannot be celebrated’

Turkish Cypriot activists of the citizens’ initiative Dayanisma (Solidarity) in the north demonstrated outside Mustafa Akinci’s office during a function organised by the Turkish Cypriot leader to commemorate the anniversary of the events on 20 July.

Geroskipou businessman steals municipal water

Police in Paphos are examining a case of a businessman stealing large amounts of water from the Geroskipou municipality.

Four detained in connection with Paphos burglaries

Four people arrested by police in Paphos in relation to a spate of burglaries were remanded in custody for seven days by the Paphos District Court.

Paphos facing big drought threat

Residents in Paphos face the possibility of severe water shortages if there is little rain this winter as plans to construct a new desalination plant for the district continue to move at a sluggish pace.

EU grant to fight lionfish

The University of Cyprus (UCy) has received a €630,000 EU grant to prevent lionfish from ‘invading’ the Mediterranean and to protect marine life, it announced on Tuesday.

Dherynia beach opens only for TCs and Turkish citizens

The Famagusta council has announced that the Dherynia beach which is situated at the end of the fenced off city of Varoshia, which is controlled by the Turkish Military, is to open for Turkish Cypriots and Turkish citizens at the beginning of August.

Paphos boat ordeal over for husband and wife

A Romanian man who had been lost at sea, after attempting to swim to shore to get help after his boat had broken down, has been found alive but suffering from exhaustion after being in the water for over 12 hours.

Queen Rania in Paphos for Cyprus sun

Jordan’s Queen Rania arrived in Paphos on Saturday for a short holiday sources say.

The royal jet with the Queen and her entourage landed at Paphos airport at 16:00 on Saturday and departed to an undisclosed destination under a high blanket of security.

Police in speeding clampdown this week

Traffic Police across Cyprus will get a week-long clampdown on speeding underway on Monday.

Humidity high but Cyprus temperatures will drop

Inland temperatures in Cyprus over the coming days are not anticipated to surpass the sweltering over 40°C of the past few weeks, with Monday’s forecast predicting maximum temperatures of no more than 38°C throughout the week.

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A couple of weekends ago, a big party was organised on Phinikoudes beach. The organisers secured the permits from the municipality and held the event until the early hours of the morning, with a DJ and lots of drinking and dancing.

Cyprus marks coup anniversary

Air raid sirens sounded at 8.20am on Saturday, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the coup on July 15, 1974 to overthrow president Makarios.

Serial arsonist targeting Paphos countryside

A senior Cyprus Fire Services official says they are currently on the lookout for a serial arsonist who appears to have been deliberately trying to start fires in the Paphos area.

Entire Paphos coastline wins quality award for second consecutive year

PAPHOS has won a Gold Quality Award as a top Sustainable Coastal Tourist Destination for 2017, the second consecutive year it has held the title.

Police officer accused of beating wife

A police officer in Paphos has been the subject of a criminal and disciplinary enquiry after being accused of assault by his wife.

Emergency services battle to control Paphos fire

Six aircraft have joined forces with land crews to put under control a large fire that has been raging since 2pm near Stavrokonnou, in Paphos, the fire service said on Wednesday.

Banks causing traffic chaos in Paphos

Paphos residents with homes near banks have accused branch customers of regularly causing traffic chaos with parking violations.

All eyes on southern Mediterranean as drill ship arrives

President Nicos Anastasiades says he hopes that there will not be any Turkish provocations as drill ship ‘West Capella’ arrived off the southern Cypriot coast in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Cyprus set to heat up again this week

Temperatures in Cyprus are forecast to rise to 39°C inland on Monday before soaring past 40°C on Tuesday and Wednesday in what weather officials predict will be another hot week across the island.

Food poisoning warning as temperatures soar

As temperatures increase across Cyprus so does the risk of falling victim to food poisoning, according to a leading health expert.

Paphos in Summer Fete fever

 

An annual event for cancer and animal charities will take place this weekend in Kallepia, with an impressive line-up of events on show for the whole family.

Paphos gambling establishment owner arrested

The owner of a Paphos establishment suspected of hosting illegal gambling activities tried to keep the police out by closing the door but instead found herself arrested after officers forced their way in.

Latest Blog Articles

Cap St Georges

Cap St Georges is a new commercial venture out near the Akamas. It was recently discussed on the Paphos Life forum, as people were concerned about the level of access to the beach area that non-residents would get. So we took our camera down to have a look. This is not a review of Cap St Georges, we didn't try any of the food or drink. This is more of a quick nose so you can see what the area is like.

The Abandoned Hospital at Amiantos Mines

The Cyprus Asbestos Mine is situated right in the heart of Troodos forest. Following a continuous operation of 84 years, the mine came to a sudden closure in 1988, leaving behind large volumes of waste tips, a badly designed mine pit and an unacceptable environmental scar to an otherwise heavily forested natural beauty area. It also left behind a hospital, which now stands abandoned on the other side of the valley. While environmental steps have been taken to turn the area near the mines into a nature park, the hospital has been let to nature.

Giolou

Continuing our look at Cyprus villages, we are paying a trip to Giolou, which lies on the B7 between Stroumpi and Polis. What drew us there, you may ask? Read on and find out...

Letymbou

Over the last few months, we have blogged about a number of abandoned villages in the Paphos region. As the summer holidays are approaching we thought it would be nice to change the focus to the non-abandoned villages. First up is Letymbou. We chose this first because on a recent forum discussion somebody mentioned that Letymbou was famous for having TEN churches. We felt that needed investigation, as we had only ever seen two on our travels.

Latest News Articles

Marina issues to be resolved soon, president say

PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday that he expects the legal problem concerning the tender process for the development of the Larnaca port and marina to be overcome soon for the next phase to continue as planned.

Turkish Cypriot protesters: ‘Pain cannot be celebrated’

Turkish Cypriot activists of the citizens’ initiative Dayanisma (Solidarity) in the north demonstrated outside Mustafa Akinci’s office during a function organised by the Turkish Cypriot leader to commemorate the anniversary of the events on 20 July.

Geroskipou businessman steals municipal water

Police in Paphos are examining a case of a businessman stealing large amounts of water from the Geroskipou municipality.

Four detained in connection with Paphos burglaries

Four people arrested by police in Paphos in relation to a spate of burglaries were remanded in custody for seven days by the Paphos District Court.