Anastasiades angered by conflict of interest allegation 

President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday angrily dismissed any connection with a planned construction of a luxury resort in Pera Pedi in Troodos, part of which will sit on land he reported in his capital statement last May as having inherited from his mother. According to local daily Haravgi, the development, for which Parnitha Developments Ltd […]

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EAC unions to consider ‘new measures’ to oppose privatisation

TRADE unions at the semi-state power company EAC will decide on Tuesday on the measures they will take to protest the government’s policy, which they claim is aimed at weakening and dismantling it, union reps announced on Friday. At a joint news conference held by the four unions, rep Marios Pappoutis lambasted the government, arguing […]

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Akel leader’s guard found dead

A policeman seconded for years to the guard of Akel leader Andros Kyprianou was found dead in the party’s headquarters, it emerged on Friday. Police were informed of a gunshot heard at Akel’s headquarters in down-town Nicosia early on Friday afternoon. At the scene, a person was found dead and police sources told the Cyprus […]

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Lebanese PM to visit, some roads to close briefly

THE Cyprus problem, bilateral relations, issues of military cooperation, relations between the European Union and Lebanon, and regional developments will be on the agenda of talks between President Nicos Anastasiades and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is scheduled to arrive in Cyprus on Saturday on an official visit, a government source told the Cyprus […]

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Rolling tobacco, fake shoes seized in Customs raid

FIFTEEN kilos of rolling tobacco and hundreds of pairs of shoes and clothing items bearing fake designer logos were seized in Famagusta and Nicosia, the customs department said on Friday. In a statement, the department said that 1,629 pairs of shoes and 474 clothing items, all bearing fake brands, were found and seized in a […]

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Wording of EP decision to channel more funds to north, angers Cypriot MEPs

The European parliament decided to increase funds channelled to the Turkish Cypriot community in order to safeguard the wellbeing of Maronites wishing to resettle and that of all enclaved persons as agreed in the 3rd Vienna Agreement, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Thursday. According to CNA, the European parliament approved an amendment to the […]

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Thousands to take part in Larnaca marathon

Around 3,000 to 4,000 people are expected to take part in the Larnaca International Marathon on November 19, the organisers told the Cyprus Mail on Thursday. The race, officially known as the 1st Radisson Blu International Marathon of Larnaca, is organised by the Larnaca municipality, with mayor Andreas Vyras saying it promotes the city to […]

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New political party mulls ways to tackle corruption

THE newly-licenced political party I, The Citizen (EOP) on Wednesday released proposals to tackle corruption, which include the creation of an anti-corruption office whose officers should be able to arrest, detain and investigate anyone suspected of engaging in corruption, without a warrant, introducing a mandatory code of conduct for civil servants and instituting name-and-shame via […]

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Government accuses Papadopoulos’ camp of spreading fake news (Updated)

A remark by presidential candidate Nicolas Papadopoulos on the campaign trail, according to which the Turkish Cypriot leader would appoint the Greek Cypriot members of parliament after a solution to the Cyprus problem, was exposed as false on Wednesday following the release of a document supposed to corroborate the claim. Speaking on Sunday at a […]

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Agricultural sector flourishing, says minister

  The latest statistics suggest a bright future not just for Cyprus’ economy but also for the local primary economic sector, which shows annual leaps of growth, Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis said on Monday. In his address to a news conference marking the start of an awareness campaign for the European Union’s common agricultural policy […]

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