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Archives February 16, 2013 posted by

Toddler back with parents after abduction

 

POLICE ARE on the hunt for those responsible for kidnapping an 18-month-old child from his grandmother’s verandah  in Limassol yesterday, triggering a massive search for the missing toddler until he was found abandoned near a cemetery almost eight hours later. 

At around 8am, the 18-month-old Stavros Styllis went missing from his grandmother’s balcony on Karaoli Street in Ypsonas in the Limassol district. 

According to reports, his mother, a teacher, dropped both Stavros and his twin sister off at their grandmother’s in the morning before going to work. While his grandmother was changing the nappy of his sister in another room, Stavros was playing outside on the verandah. 

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Archives January 10, 2013 posted by

Restaurant review: Lambros Fish & Chips, Dhekelia

 

There’s nothing more British than a generous portion of fish and chips saturated in salt and Sarsons vinegar and for that reason Lambros Restaurant has become something of an institution in the south east, especially for expats seeking a taste of home.

For longer than I can remember it has been serving up a variety of quintessentially British traditional meals, with the most notable being its famed cod and chips. But, if you fancy a nicely battered sausage or a Steak and Kidney pie, you’ll be alright here.

Located on the Dhekelia beach, along from the local sailing club, it sits on the eastern edge of the sweeping Larnaca bay and offers fantastic views of the Mediterranean.

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Archives December 12, 2012 posted by

Trying to unify football in Cyprus

THE CYPRUS Football Association (KOP) and the Turkish Cypriot football association met yesterday in an attempt to unify football on the island. 

Chairman of KOP, Costakis Koutsokoumnis and his Turkish-Cypriot counterpart Hasan Sertoglou met officially for the first time at KOP’s offices in Nicosia.

“The presence of the media shows that the footballing community of Cyprus wants a solution to the ‘football’ problem,” Koutsokoumnis said.

He also underlined that the two sides must move quickly and that talks should not be prolonged although there is common ground in the desire to unify football on the island. The two sides will meet again on January 17 in the north at the offices of the Turkish Cypriot association..

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Archives November 13, 2012 posted by

Car torched

A car was completely destroyed by a fire in Latsia early yesterday morning. The fire started at 1.40am and was later extinguished by the fire service, police said. The value of the car is estimated at €10,000. Police suspect arson.

 

 

 

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Archives October 3, 2012 posted by

Fishermen released

THE four fishermen, who were arrested by Turkish Cypriot ‘police’ last Wednesday fishing off Apostolos Andreas in the north, were released yesterday after each paying a 1,000 Turkish lira fine (approximately €435). 

The men – two Greek Cypriots and two Egyptian nationals – had been fishing off Apostolos Andreas in the Karpas peninsula when they were arrested. The boat’s owner, Socratis Phani, said that while the four were on the boat fishing, they were approached by two Turkish military boats, which ordered them to follow them to land. Phani informed the fisheries department through the boat’s radio. The department then contacted the foreign ministry, which then immediately informed police headquarters and the National Guard.

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Archives September 28, 2012 posted by

FIFA 2013 at Public

‘PUBLIC’ tech stores yesterday launched the sale of the popular footie video game FIFA 2013, offering fans a €5 voucher with every purchase, to be used on their next buy.

The game, played by people of all ages, features a more realistic control of the ball – making it even harder for the player who receives the ball to control it – a renewed player impact engine and first touch control for quick pass exchanges.

FIFA 2013 also features a new system of dribbling, tactical free kicks and attack options.

New artificial intelligence allows players to create, curve, or alter runs, possibly pulling defenders out of position to open passing channels for teammates.

Its dimensional imaging software provides better visuals and facial animation.

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Archives September 27, 2012 posted by

Defence takes aim at key Mari prosecution witness

PROSECUTION witness Colonel George Georgiades yesterday admitted in court that it had been his idea to offload the deadly munitions cargo at the Evangelos Florakis naval base in Mari over three years ago.

The colonel said he had proposed the base because it had had the available storage space. However, he said he had only suggested the spot as a temporary storage site for one month, and denied recommending the Mari naval base be used for the munitions’ permanent storage. He also said he had not been involved in any decision or asked where the cargo should be moved to once it was relocated from Mari.

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Archives September 21, 2012 posted by

Shed for deadly munitions was never built

A PROSECUTION witness against whom charges were dropped in connection with last summer’s naval base blast, which killed 13, yesterday related details of high-level meetings concerning the munitions Cyprus confiscated in 2009.

Colonel Georgios Georgiades was among eight people, indicted in relation to deaths at Evangelos Florakis naval base in Mari in July 11 last year. The deaths were the result of an explosion caused by munitions stored in 98 containers on site for over two years.

The prosecution dropped charges against Georgiades in June because he did not “strictly speaking” have the responsibility to issue instructions to those on the base to move away from the site on the day of the blast.

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Archives September 11, 2012 posted by

Court stunned by sex abuse claims

THE GRIEVING family of the pregnant mother and her three-year-old child murdered last December in Paphos heard yesterday in court that the toddler may have been sexually abused before her death.
Greek pathologist Sotiris Tsantilis made the claim yesterday after being invited to give testimony on behalf of the legal team defending the 30-year-old Paphos hairdresser on trial for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend and her daughter.
Julia Oborok, 24, was shot and her three-year-old daughter Victoria strangled almost to death and then drowned last December in Yeroskipou by the sea. The 30-year-old denies the charges.

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Archives September 5, 2012 posted by

‘Cut off free power to Pyla and Pergamos’

OPPOSITION parties DISY, DIKO and EDEK yesterday called for the political decision to supply mixed villages Pyla and Pergamos with free electricity to be reviewed.

After a House Commerce Committee meeting, Chairman Lefteris Christoforou said since the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) started providing free power to Turkish Cypriots in Pyla and Pergamos in 1964, the average household has contributed around €2,000.

He proposed the €267 million spent so far on supplying Pyla and Pergamos were offset with cuts in the benefits Turkish Cypriots were receiving from the state.

“We will no longer tolerate the excessive privileges offered to Turkish Cypriots,” said Christoforou.

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