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Archives March 23, 2013 posted by

Plenty of fuel, just not enough cash

SOME petrol stations may have to close down as they do not have enough cash to pay for fuel shipments, the head of the stations’ owners said yesterday.

“We may have to temporarily close some petrol stations because they have run out of cash. This creates great concerns to those in this profession,” said the head of the petrol station owners’ association, Stefanos Stefanou. 

“Petrol stations pay for their fuel shipment only with cash and cash is running out,” Stefanou added.

“There are some petrol stations that are still accepting credit cards today, but tomorrow no petrol station will do so,” he said, asking consumers to take cash with them to carry out transactions.

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Archives November 24, 2012 posted by

Pimping arrest

A 31-YEAR-OLD man from Nicosia was arrested on Thursday to help police with their investigations into pimping and prostitution. Police are investigating claims that between August 2010 and November 2011 he forced a woman into prostitution.

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Archives August 23, 2012 posted by

Arson attack

A MOBILE canteen was destroyed completely by arson yesterday in Ormidia, causing €10,000 worth of damage. 

Arson attacks against cars, shops, offices has become a daily occurrence in Cyprus as the illegal action appears to be the popular choice for settling disputes which has now spread to mobile sandwich shops. 

Famagusta police spokesman Giorgos Economou said the mobile canteen was parked in an open space in a park in Ormidia when the fire broke out at around 4am yesterday, destroying the moving food shop completely.

“The damage has been calculated at €10,000. The mobile canteen was not insured. Police and fire service investigations conclude that the fire was started by arson,” he said. 

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Archives August 23, 2012 posted by

APOEL survive with 1-1 Neftchi tie


APOEL FC left Baku’s Dalga Arena with a 1-1 draw against Neftchi PFC, in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League play-off round on Thursday evening.

Ivan Jovanovic’s men showed great defensive solidity until the 81st minute of the game, when Francisco Zuela brought down Flavinho in the penalty area and Mahir Shukurov made no mistake sending Dionisios Chiotis the wrong way from the spot. However, the home team’s celebration lasted less than a minute as the Cypriot side levelled the score in the next possession through substitute Selim Benachour, who found himself in the middle of the area after a defensive mix up and calmly slotted the ball under Sasa Stankovic into Neftchi’s goal.

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Archives August 8, 2012 posted by

Cyprus mostly safe from jellyfish, experts say


ALTHOUGH a Scottish tourist was admitted to hospital with a severe reaction after being stung by jellyfish while swimming, the island is mostly free of dangerous jellyfish, experts said yesterday.

Kerry Sowersby was swimming in Protaras about a week ago when she ran into a group of jellyfish. She was admitted to hospital with a swollen face and difficulties breathing after suffering an allergic reaction, British newspaper The Sun reported.

She eventually responded to two adrenalin shots and is due to home today.

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Archives August 1, 2012 posted by

HSBC linked to north property deals

COURT papers filed by a group of UK investors allege that HSBC bank took part in a “fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions” in the north of Cyprus, according to the Telegraph.

The documents claim the bank supported an “illegal commercial enterprise” in the occupied areas.

“The Plaintiffs invested life savings into what they believed were vacation or retirement dwellings with valid legal title issued by the TRNC,” papers seen by the Telegraph claim.

“HSBC is involved in illegally transferring monies for the sale of these properties knowing that title to the underlying properties are illegal and/or defective because the “TRNC” lacks the sovereign power to issue or obtain title.”

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Archives July 21, 2012 posted by

Paphos follows Nicosia with culture capital bid


Paphos follows Nicosia with culture capital bid

PAPHOS MAYOR Savvas Vergas and his team submitted the town’s proposal to become the 2017 European Capital of Culture yesterday, a day after Nicosia entered its own bid.

Handing over the bid to education ministry’s permanent secretary Olympia Stylianou, he said: “We have worked hard, done a fantastic job I would say and we want to give a new breath of air to our town if we achieve this goal.”

Stylianou wished Paphos every success, adding that the ministry will congratulate whichever town wins the competition.

Paphos’ proposal is based on the idea of an “Open-Air Factory” bringing culture and the arts close to the people by mixing harmoniously viewers and creators.

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Archives June 1, 2012 posted by

Shift seen in banking deposits


TOTAL deposits held by financial institutions operating here may be up, but local banks have taken a significant hit, allowing foreign lenders to boost their market share at their expense.

Central Bank figures released this week indicate a shift of depositors away from Cypriot banks that were most heavily exposed to Greek debt, and toward foreign lenders.

According to the CB’s statistics on MFIs (Monetary Financial Institutions) loans and deposits for the reference month of April 2012, total deposits stood at €71.6 billion, compared to €70.8 billion in April last year.

During this 12-month period, however, the Popular Bank lost deposits of €1.4 billion, corresponding to 2.16 per cent of the total Cyprus market.

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Archives May 25, 2012 posted by

Talks downgrade likely to last until elections in 2013

THE CYPRUS peace talks have taken the plunge from high-level leaders’ meetings to technical level discussions and confidence-building measures as part of the UN’s efforts to keep the process afloat until the presidential elections next year. 

UN Special Adviser Alexander Downer told reporters on Wednesday that the UN did not want to see all the convergences achieved in the last three and a half years of high-level peace talks lost, noting however that the upcoming presidential elections in Cyprus added a certain “complication” to the process. 

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Archives May 24, 2012 posted by

‘Inbetweeners’ still in between on possible candidates

WITH REPORTED behind-the-scenes goings-on and the rumour mill in overdrive, the four minority parties will meet tomorrow to start discussing possible presidential candidates.

A number names have emerged in the media over the past few days, though none of the parties – DIKO, EDEK, EVROKO and the Green Party – have confirmed anything as yet; except EDEK, whose deputy Nicos Nicolaides confirmed the party’s leader would be on the list proposed in tomorrow’s meeting.

“Political personalities, like Yiannakis Omirou, can’t be excluded from the list of names of possible candidates,” said Nicolaides yesterday.

He added that the party planned to convene before tomorrow’s meeting, to analyse the current situation and conclude on a list of candidates.

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