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Archives April 24, 2013 posted by

Restaurant review: Fiji, Ayia Napa

Miraculously, I enjoyed a new taste sensation in Ayia Napa this week. It was new for me anyway. I’m flummoxed to how I failed to notice that top notch Polynesian cuisine has been served in the resort since 2003. I blame the location, but more on that in a moment.

So, my friends, for the first time ever in this column we are off to the South Seas. 

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Archives April 24, 2013 posted by

Understanding human design

It’s a bit like astrology, it’s a bit like Kabbalah, and a bit like I Ching. It is also extremely accurate finds ALIX NORMAN intrigued by a system that shows how to approach life


As I arrive at Chalice Earth, Al is sketching a human silhouette on the whiteboard. With great precision, he adds nine boxes – some squares, some triangular – and a number of arcane squiggles, many of which I recognise as symbols of the zodiac. He’s about to give a lecture, and this is my formal introduction to the subject of human design. 

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Archives April 24, 2013 posted by

The written word

A group of keen writers in Paphos meet weekly to discuss writing in all its forms and have had a fair degree of success finds BEJAY BROWNE


In a quiet corner of Paphos every Thursday morning people of all ages and from different backgrounds gather to discuss the written word. And while this seemingly small time group may not have created many waves, its individual writers have racked up an impressive amount of success.

A total of 17 authors from the Paphos Writers Group have had their work published, some even making it on to the Amazon best sellers list, and all credit the group with providing support, knowledge and the will to continue.

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Archives April 16, 2013 posted by

Good news for public transport


THE CRISIS has proved lucrative for public transport both in Limassol and Nicosia, the cities’ respective bus companies EMEL and OSEL said yesterday, although in general it would be better if people used the buses out of preference rather than necessity, they said.

EMEL reported a 25 per cent hike in users in March and OSEL, 11 per cent since the beginning of the year.

People are looking for ways to save money and are now being forced to look at how much they spend on buying, maintaining and running cars, Giorgos Kyriakou, EMEL director said.

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Archives April 16, 2013 posted by

Probe begins into ousted DEFA boss

A PROBE is underway into possible criminal offences committed by Costas Ioannou in his previous role as head of the energy regulator.

A police spokesman said yesterday that depending on the outcome of the investigation, the force will recommend – or not – to the Attorney-general that the case warrants prosecution.

Last week the Cabinet took a political decision to sack Ioannou from his current position as head of the natural gas public company DEFA. The move followed a report submitted to the cabinet by the Attorney-general, with the government spokesman speaking of “serious misconduct.”

Ioannou, who has the right of appeal, has not been formally dismissed yet.

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Archives April 16, 2013 posted by

President responds to Draghi on Central Bank Governor

PRESIDENT NICOS Anastasiades has written a letter to European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi allegedly listing the shortcomings of Cyprus’ Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades, it was reported yesterday. 

In the initial letter, which was also sent to House President Yiannakis Omirou, Draghi reminded both men that a central bank governor could only be dismissed on grounds specified by EU law, adding that any dismissal would be subject to review by the EU’s Court of Justice. 

Speaking on Sunday, Anastasiades said he planned to inform Draghi about some incidents which he hoped would be taken to heart, hinting that had there been the proper supervision by European institutions, Cyprus wouldn’t be in the position it’s in now.  

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Archives April 16, 2013 posted by

Further relaxations on capital controls

THE FINANCE Ministry has further eased capital restrictions via an eighth decree issued late on Sunday. The new regimen will hold for a period of seven days.

Under the new decree, transfers per person are increased to €3,000 per month within the Republic, compared to €2,000 previously, whereas transfers of deposits/funds to accounts held in other credit institutions are raised to €50,000 per month per legal entity compared to €10,000. 

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Archives April 10, 2013 posted by

A minute with Angela Paleo Administrator, English Teacher at the Cyprus College of Art / Cornaro Institute and organiser of today’s Strawberry Festival

Where do you live?

Lythrodontas/Larnaca with my family and other animals!


Best childhood memory?

Picking mushrooms in Ireland with my Grandad


Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? 

I don’t have a favourite restaurant but my favourite food is pasta.


What food would you really turn your nose up to? 

I could never eat any sort of offal.


What did you have for breakfast? 

Tea and toast


Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?

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