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The return of Famagusta: starting-point and catalyst to a solution

By Theophilos V Theophilou, George Arestis, and Demetrios H Hadjihambis We should state at the outset that we are acting as private citizens of Famagusta,...

Car crash causes electricity pole to fall

A driver smashed into an electricity pole on Sunday evening causing it to fall down. The 39-year-old resident of Dheryneia was travelling from Frenaros to...

Son sets family home on fire after argument with his dad

A house in Frenaros in the Famagusta district was extensively damaged by fire on Saturday after the son of the owner set it alight...

Audit Office concerned about ‘low rent’ for Paralimni marina

  The rent of state land for the new Paralimni marina agreed between the government and the private company constructing the project has been set...

Conservationists slam Paralimni beach alterations

Conservationists are protesting over yet another intervention on a beach by the municipality in Paralimni, which appears to have undertaken gentrification of the area’s...

Contracts signed for Paralimni marina

Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis, investor PMV Maritime Holdings and the Paralimni municipality on Monday signed contracts for the building of the Paralimni marina. The contracts...

It’s off to the theatre we go

This week the world of theatre and the theatrical offers a number of stories. There has been a lot of controversy around the play...

Police hunt confectionery thief (Updated)

A 45-year-old man believed to have robbed a confectionery in Frenaros in the Famagusta district on Thursday evening at knife point and stolen €230...

Trial opens of couple accused of deposit box thefts

  The trial of a couple suspected of stealing over €300,000 in cash and valuables from bank safety deposit boxes kicked off on Monday before...

Human rights commissioner stands up for gay play

Freedom of expression, and of art in general, cannot be subjected to censorship, ombudswoman and human rights commissioner Maria Stylianou-Lottides said on Friday, adding...

Outburst after town bans performance of ‘gay’ play

  State theatre organisation Thoc said on Wednesday it may take legal action against Sotira local authority for banning a performance of the play, Cock,...

Municipality bans staging of play with gay storyline

The municipal council of Sotira in the Famagusta district on Tuesday announced they would not allow the staging on Wednesday by the state theatre...

Turkish frigate Barbaros anchors at Famagusta port

The Turkish navy ship Barbaros has anchored in Famagusta port, media in the north reported on Tuesday. Turkish Cypriot daily Haberal Kibrisli said the Barbaros...

Man loses both hands in work accident

A 37-year-old man on Thursday lost both his hands in a horrific work-related accident. According to the police, around 10.30am the man was working in...

Extradition of Serbian hitmen to conclude gangland killing case

THE extradition of two Serbian men, thought to be involved in the gangland killing of four people in Ayia Napa last year, will conclude...

Teen caught speeding three times over the limit on village road

An 18-year-old was caught speeding almost three times over the limit on Tuesday evening in Liopetri, Famagusta. Police said that the 18-year-old was stopped at...

‘Failure to open Dherynia crossing point is deplorable’

NGO #UniteCyprusNow said on Saturday it was deplorable that the Dherynia crossing point, which the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders agreed to open...

British resident dies in moped accident

A British resident of Avgorou, Famagusta, aged 77 died on Monday evening after the moped he was driving was hit by a car. According to...

Events to celebrate Halloween

The next few days should see you getting into the spooky mood and, most importantly, putting those finishing touches to your Hallowe’en get-up. Apparently...

Paralimni Mayor stands up for tradition of bird trapping

Paralimni Mayor Theodoros Pyrillis on Thursday threw his weight behind supporters of song bird trapping, warning activists against the practice that if they continue...

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