Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

Farmers urge people to buy Cypriot produce

FARMERS’ organisations protested yesterday against the purchase of types of imported goods Cyprus already produces, saying people should opt to buy local.

“During these troubled times it is a patriotic act to support Cypriot goods,” General-secretary of Farmers’ union EKA, Panicos Chambas said.

They said while importers were being paid in cash by supermarkets, Cypriot suppliers, who are owed millions, have been left unpaid. They said this was blow to the farming sector.

“We are appealing on the public, when they go shopping, to buy Cypriot goods,” Chambas said. 

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

Stuff-the-bus food drive

A PAPHOS radio station is asking the public to aid a charity drive by helping fill a bus with food this weekend and next.

‘Stuff the Bus’ will take place in both Paphos and Larnaca and will help the Paphos based charity Solidarity as well as the Larnaca community market.

The drive is being organised by Rock FM Cyprus. The station’s Agapios Georgiou said: “Radio has the power to ask people for help and many families in Cyprus are facing tough times at the moment because of the financial crisis. We wanted to actively do something to help.”

Rock FM broadcasts in Paphos, Polis and Latchi and nine months ago, the station commenced broadcasting in Larnaca.

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

‘Children who play together can learn to live together’

A TEAM of 12 young basketball players, six Greek-Cypriot and six Turkish-Cypriots from PeacePlayers-Cyprus will visit Norway on April 23-30 to participate in a national youth basketball tournament in Bergen – the Hansa Cup, in a continuous effort to bring together youths from different backgrounds to learn from one another and contribute to a better future in Cyprus.

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

Push to resume Cyprus talks

NEWLY-ELECTED President Nicos Anastasiades is “certainly committed” to a Cyprus solution, said UN Special Representative here Lisa Buttenheim yesterday. 

Speaking outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia after her first meeting with Anastasiades in his capacity as president, the UNFICYP head said: “Of course the need for a settlement is there and I am quite persuaded that Mr Anastasiades is committed to a solution, he certainly is.”

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

‘Hair grows back, your life savings won’t’ [WITH VIDEO]

 

AS THE air of discontent grows on the island more and more disgruntled Cypriots are taking to social media to voice their objections over the way the country is being governed.

A Facebook group has been created called ‘EU Citizens Haircut Protest – You’re next!’ that expresses its contempt for the decision to ‘haircut’ deposits.

On Tuesday April 9, a Cypriot businessman attended an event at the European Parliament entitled ‘European Year of Citizens 2013 and the Importance of Participative Democracy’ and gave a short speech which expressed the thoughts and views of many of his peers and then calmly shaved the side of his head to make a point about the Cypriot haircut (see video below). 

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

Doctors argued over who would operate on patient

A MALE and female doctor had an argument in an operating theatre in the Limassol General Hospital on Tuesday about who was going to perform a gallbladder operation, it emerged yesterday. 

The two doctors had a heated argument in front of the patient who had yet to be put under anesthesia, and other hospital staff. They both claimed that they had been assigned to perform the operation. 

“The female patient went to both doctors individually and asked them to perform her operation when she was told that she had to have it done. Both doctors agreed and that is why they were confused when they saw each other in the operating theatre and started arguing about who was responsible for the patient,” Limassol hospital director Chrysostomos Andronikou said.

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

Cyprus Today

Flooding 

CONSTINOUPOLEOS Street off Tseriou Avenue, Spyros Kyprianou Street in Strovolos and the underground roads below Metro Supermarket and Archangelos roundabouts flooded yesterday after heavy rain, police said. The Nicosia – Limassol highway was also deemed dangerous due to torrential rain as visibility was low. In those circumstances, police recommend that drivers use slow speeds, keep a safe distance and have their lights turned on.

 

Robberies 

POLICE are investigating two cases of robbery at knifepoint in two bakeries in Nicosia during the early hours yesterday.

Read More
Archives April 18, 2013 posted by

Man United held at West Ham, City beat Wigan

Champions-elect Manchester United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at West Ham United on Wednesday and move a step closer to their 20th league title.

Although second-placed Manchester City won 1-0 at relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic to close the gap on United to 13 points, United only need six points from their last five games to secure top spot. City have six matches to play.

Read More

Archives Calendar

Archives List