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Archives April 27, 2013 posted by

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More flights from Austrian Airlines

STARTING FROM yesterday, Austrian Airlines has expanded the range of flights on its Larnaca-Vienna route with an additional flight during the summer season until the end of November. 

This brings the total number of flights up to twelve flights a week on the route from Larnaca. With this improved offer, Austrian Airlines is continuing to build up its already significant presence in Cyprus and improve the connection of Larnaca to the Austrian network, it said.

Austrian Airlines serves a total of 130 destinations in 55 countries this summer. In Vienna, passengers can transfer between flights in just 25 minutes. 

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Archives April 14, 2013 posted by

The signs were there, we just didn’t see them

 

Cyprus has been making international headlines for all the wrong reasons, courtesy of the eurozone’s shock treatment: a raid on bank savings and an almost-overnight dramatic dip in GDP. The one-two punch – first the haircut on deposits proposed at the March 16 Eurogroup, followed by the decision to wind down Laiki Bank- left the nation reeling. Islanders still numb from the blow asked: “What the heck just happened?” Where did the bail-in, or deposits haircut, come from? And is the tiny island being used as a guinea pig? Yet for all the disbelief, we should probably have seen it coming. What took place here was neither improvised nor exceptional.

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Archives April 13, 2013 posted by

UN team on standby in Cyprus to probe Syria chemical arms

A TEAM of UN-led experts is on standby in Cyprus waiting for the go-ahead to investigate allegations of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but the mission has been held up by diplomatic wrangling over their powers and how to keep them safe.

The team of at least 15 investigators includes analytical chemists, able to collect and test suspected samples, and World Health Organisation experts on the medical effects of exposure to toxins, who could examine alleged victims. For now, the deployment is at an impasse.

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Archives March 18, 2013 posted by

ATMs working normally, says central bank

 

ATMs are working as normal and the public can use them, a statement from the Central Bank said yesterday.

Spokesperson for the Central Bank, Aliki Stylianou said that ATMs were refilled on Monday morning and that any problems that occurred were due to the fact that banks do not operate on the weekend adding that bank employees refilled them yesterday. 

Cash machines were emptied on Saturday by members of the public who panicked at the news in the morning that there was to be a haircut on deposits. 

 

 

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Archives March 5, 2013 posted by

Hospice in search of fundraising manager

A FULL TIME fundraising manager is urgently required to facilitate the opening of a new hospice due to open in Paphos.

The hospice in Mesa Chorio in Paphos is all but completed and will open its doors soon after a suitable fundraising manger is found. Currently, the only functioning hospice in the coastal town is the Paphos Friends Hospice, which is situated in a dedicated wing of the Evangelismos hospital.

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Archives March 3, 2013 posted by

Fury over airport’s boarding ‘pens’

ANGRY passengers have dubbed as ‘holding pens’ the outdoor areas at Paphos airport where they complain they have been left in all weathers, sometimes for more than an hour, before boarding their flights.
“It is disgraceful that in 2013 human beings are being treated worse than animals,” said one British lady who contacted the Sunday Mail.
“Surely this is a contravention of European law to hold people for 40-90 minutes in a pen without toilet facilities?” said the woman who did not wished to be named.
According to airport operator Hermes, many airlines have used these pre-boarding gates at Paphos airport, which frustrated customers refer to as ‘holding pens’ or ‘cattle sheds’.

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Archives February 24, 2013 posted by

Tales from the Coffeeshop: The black and white propaganda show

 

‘BLACK propaganda’ dominated the final week of the election campaign, which was no bad thing as advertising the opponent’s weaknesses is much more fun for the general public than hearing the empty promises that are misleadingly described as positive campaigning. 

We had enough positive campaigning and some good old fashioned dirt and negativity – of the type that only defeated candidate Yiorkos Lillikas and the newspapers used before last Sunday – was bound to lift things and stir the type of hatred and nastiness that make elections much more entertaining.

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Archives February 17, 2013 posted by

Anastasiades wins vote, fails to get required majority

DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades won today’s presidential vote but failed to garner the required majority and will now face off against AKEL-backed Stavros Malas in a runoff vote next Sunday.

Anastasiades won 45.46 per cent with second-place Malas gaining 26.91 per cent.

EDEK-backed Giorgos Lillikas came in third with 24.93 per cent of the vote.

Exit polls earlier suggested Anastasiades might be able to secure just over 50 per cent of the vote, which would have allowed him to avoid the runoff next Sunday.

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