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Archives March 12, 2013 posted by

Cyprus Airways’ deal with Virgin will ease travel within UK

CYPRUS Airways will begin co-operating with Virgin Atlantic from the end of this month, offering short-haul flights between Heathrow and Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports in an attempt to cater to Cypriot students studying abroad. 

Flights to Manchester will begin from March 31, to Edinburgh from April 5 and Aberdeen from April 9 and will be coded as CY-VS flights, according to a Cyprus Airways statement.

“The frequency of Virgin Atlantic flights to all three cities will definitely pleasantly surprise the travelling public,” the statement said. Those travelling to the three cities will also have the choice to prolong their stay in London if they wish, without having to buy two separate tickets.

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Archives January 6, 2013 posted by

Efforts to reduce polling expenses in forthcoming Presidential elections

A TOTAL of 1,100 polling stations will operate across Cyprus for the upcoming Presidential elections, scheduled for February 17, Chief Returning Officer Andreas Assiotis said yesterday.
Assiotis also said that efforts are underway to reduce expenses, in light of the financial crisis. “Everything is proceeding smoothly,” concerning preparations for the election day, the Chief Returning Officer said. According to Assiotis, savings will incur from the full employment of embassy personnel in the polling procedure, to reduce spending from the dispatch of personnel to polling stations abroad.

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Archives January 1, 2013 posted by

Turkey’s watching with new satellite


THE FIRST images beamed back to earth from Turkey’s Gokturk-2 satellite were of the Turkish flag on the Pendadaktylos mountains.

According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, during a ceremony marking the 49th anniversary of the establishment of Ankara’s Chamber of Industry, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the first images of the satellite were the flags of Turkey and the breakaway regime on the mountain range.

The paper’s columnist cited diplomatic sources as saying Erdogan’s statement was a message to Israel but also to Cyprus.

The same sources interpreted Erdogan’s message to Israel as saying: “With Gokturk-2 we are dominant over the eastern Mediterranean, we are watching you as well.”

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Archives September 22, 2012 posted by

'Lives could be saved' if ICU patients had better aftercare

LIVES could be saved each year by creating a specialised rehabilitation centre for patients who need a longer recovery time, the head of Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit, Theodoros Kyprianou said yesterday.
“When we’re talking about health, every time funding is cut or frozen the cost is human life,” Kyprianou said.
He was referring to budget cuts across the public sector affecting hiring of staff.
About 800 patients are treated in intensive care each year, Kyprianou said.
However he said around 80 per cent, some 640 people – make it through but “a large proportion of them need specialised aftercare”, he said.

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Archives August 14, 2012 posted by

Indian independence

THE INDIAN High Commission will be holding a flag-hoisting ceremony tomorrow to celebrate the 65th anniversary of India’s independence.

The ceremony starts at 8.30am and following the hoisting of the flag, the address to the nation by the country’s president will be read out.

All Indian nationals along with their families are invited to join the celebrations and kindly asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the starting time.

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Archives July 11, 2012 posted by

Shots fired

SHOTS were fired early yesterday morning outside the residence of a 33-year-old in Limassol, causing damage to the entrance.

According to a police spokesman, at 4.30 the 33-year-old reported he had heard gunshots and that his front door had been damaged. Police arrived and cordoned off the area while preliminary tests showed the shots had been fired using a hunting rifle aimed at the man’s front door.

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Archives June 16, 2012 posted by

Pensioner duped in Nigerian scam 'to help nun's charity'

A 37-YEAR-OLD Nigerian man was remanded yesterday by the Larnaca district court for six days in connection with allegedly defrauding a pensioner out of around €8,000.  

According to Larnaca police spokesman Christos Andreou, police received a complaint on Thursday from a 72-year-old Greek Cypriot from Nicosia that he had been duped into making money to help a ‘nun’ carry out her charity work. 

Last February, the 72-year-old received an email from a ‘nun’ claiming to have $5.3 million in a safety box in a security firm in London, which she wanted to give to charity. 

The ‘nun’ offered him a 25 per cent cut to help ‘her’ distribute the money.  

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Archives May 13, 2012 posted by

A night at the museum

THERE’S something quite special about being in a museum after hours, and only one night do it, legally at least. 

With museums around Europe now busy organising an exciting line up of nocturnal activities in celebration of the European Night of Museums on May 18, Cyprus is also following suit with various events islandwide this week. Of particular interest is the opening of a new exhibit named ‘Anthropos: Faces of Cyprus’ at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia this Friday when the museum will stay open until 11pm. 

The opening will commemorate not only International Museum Day but also mark Cyprus’ upcoming EU presidency. 

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Archives April 5, 2012 posted by

Four on remand for army TNT theft

LARNACA District Court remanded four people in custody for three days yesterday in connection with the theft of army explosives from a controlled destruction of ammunitions site at the National Guard’s (NG) firing range in Kalo Chorio. 

On Tuesday morning, the four suspects were seen speeding away from the Kalo Chorio firing range in a jeep, the court heard. They were chased by a NG car, with which they collided. Two of the suspects – two men aged 23 and 35 – got out of the car and were arrested, but the other two sped off and the car was found abandoned later in the afternoon in Larnaca suburb Klavdia.

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