• nami mavroyiannis juncker
    in: Politics  | 

    Cypriot Reunification Negotiators Meet with Juncker in Brussels

    In what is being hailed as a historic meeting, Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot negotiators Özdil Nami and Andreas Mavroyiannis have met with Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels to brief EU ambassadors about the progress in reunification talks between the island’s largest – and most alienated – communities. Reunification talks are at an advanced level, but no final agreement […]

  • Princess Anne visits troops in Cyprus
    in: News  | 

    Princess Anne Visits UK Troops in Cyprus

    Princess Anne made a whistle-stop visit to British Forces Cyprus and the United Nations on February 4th, and spent time with British troops serving on the island, said an SBA spokeswoman. As the Royal Colonel of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion the princess inspected a Guard of Honour before undertaking a tour of the […]

  • cyprus swine flu
    in: Health, News  | 

    Swine Flu Claims Woman’s Life

    A 51-year-old woman died of swine flu in the first such case of the winter season, said medical authorities. Petros Matsas, the head of the medical services, said that there are 19 cases of H1N1 virus being monitored by the authorities, in comments reported by Phileleftheros newspaper. Thirteen patients have already been discharged and the […]

  • cyprus economy
    in: Economy, Money  | 

    Economic Weaknesses Continue – Unemployment, Deflation

    Weaknesses are continuing to trend in Cyprus’ economy, starting with the number of unemployed, which reached 45,969 persons in January. This is slightly down compared to December 2015, the Cyprus Statistical Service estimates there was an 8.1 percent decrease in the number of unemployed, but it is still close to the highest level since the […]

  • world economy
    in: Economy  | 

    Striking Bus Drivers Won’t Get Raise in 2016 – Minister

    Larnaca bus drivers who have declared an indefinite strike will not receive pay rises in 2016 because the country has just come through an economic crisis and salaries are frozen until 2017, said Transport Minister Marios Demetriades in comments to state radio. There is a law in effect preventing wage increases in the public sector […]

  • parental abduction
    in: Crime  | 

    Suspected Norwegian Child Abductors Claim Innocence

    Three Norwegians who were arrested at Ayios Dometios checkpoint have denied accusations that they intended to kidnap a four-year-old girl living with her Cypriot mother in Nicosia. The men were taken into custody earlier this week on the basis of a warning from Norwegian police, and were caught with maps to the child’s home and […]

  • cyprus airports
    in: News  | 

    Private Security Company to Work with Cyprus Airports – Minister

    The government has decided to outsource part of the Cyprus airports security to private security companies after a feasibility study showed it would boost security and lower costs to the state, said Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou. The costs of hiring the security company would not be passed onto passengers, he said. The Council of Ministers […]

  • holistic
    in: Holistic  | 

    Holistic Thought – Make this World a Better Place

    When you think about all that you have lost and the people you miss in your life, realize that it’s also a blessing to know what you really appreciate and who you find important in your life. When someone can make you upset or hurt it simply means that you find their opinion important. When […]

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