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Improved Communications Ministry budget for 2015

Communications Minister Marios Demetriades on Monday presented his ministry’s 2015 budget with €3.5m more than last year set aside for developmental projects.
Speaking after briefing the...
 

Sign up for Santa Run 2

Aiming to provide financial support to the Preventative Paediatrics Centre and for the newborn hearing programme in particular, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) and Limassol...
 

Cyprus commits to signing Istanbul Convention

The government is committed to signing the Istanbul Convention - a European Commission initiative to prevent and combat violence against women and girls, according to Minister of Justice Ionas...
 

Barcelona stars arrive in Nicosia for big game

Barcelona fans in Cyprus got a brief glimpse of the star players as they arrived at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia on Monday.
The Catalan giants are set to play APOEL in the Champions League on...
 

David Lidington in Cyprus on Tuesday

Britain's Minister for Europe David Lidington arrives on the island on Tuesday for a two-day visit aiming to demonstrate the strength of the UK-Cyprus relationship.
This is what a press...
 

Christmas trees on sale soon

The Forestry Department on Monday announced it would be selling Christmas trees at various points around Cyprus between Thursday, December 4 and Friday, December 19.
According to the announcement,...
 

UN Special Adviser begins visit to Cyprus

UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide expects to receive an official response to his proposal with regard to the management of the issue of hydrocarbons, during his...
 

Bulgarian remanded over 2 kilo cocaine seizure

A 44-year-old Bulgarian man was remanded for eight days in custody on Monday on suspicion of attempting to smuggle 2kg of cocaine into Cyprus through Larnaca Airport. 
The Larnaca District...
 

Paphos digs unearth pottery and coins

Pottery of different types, terracotta figurines, coins and metal objects, were found in a well excavated in the framework of the Paphos Agora Project, which aimed at exploring and studying the Agora...
 

Vergas to battle on as Paphos mayor

Paphos Mayor Savvas Vergas stayed defiant on Monday hitting back at his critics who are calling on him to step down from his post in light of the recent ‘Paphosgate’ scandals.
Vergas...