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Dherynia beach to reopen to Turkish citizens

Dherynia beach, by the fenced area of Famagusta in the north, will reopen to Turkish citizens and those with ‘TRNC’ papers from Friday, according...

Famagusta business group opposes Dherynia crossing

A Famagusta business group has asked the foreign minister not to open a new crossing to the Turkish-occupied north at Dheryinia because it would...

Conservation works completed on two historic churches in Famagusta

A ceremony will be held on Saturday May 26 in Famagusta in the north to mark the completion of conservation works in two historic churches,...

Woman found dead in her apartment in Paralimni

A 37-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment in Paralimni on Tuesday evening, police said. According to Famagusta police, her friends notified the authorities...

Tales from the Coffeeshop: Shafting the Famagustans

SEVERAL newspapers and television stations turned up the melodrama in their reports on the visit of a group of MEPs to the fenced area...

Our View: Local government is wasting taxpayers’ money

Auditor-General Odysseas Michaelides said nothing new or anything we did not know about the dysfunctional system of local government, the main role of which...

Dherynia checkpoint almost ready

Works on the Dherynia checkpoint are all but done from the Greek Cypriot side, head of the technical committee for checkpoints Sotos Zackheos said...

Politicians urge Famagusta refugees to join MEPs on visit

Mayor of Famagusta Alexis Galanos and MEP Takis Hadjigeorgiou on Friday urged refugees from occupied Famagusta to participate in the visit of a delegation...

Famagusta: mini model for a future Cyprus 

A short afternoon walk within the walls of Famagusta offers few clues that change is in the air yet careful scrutiny of the stone...

Authorities donate to Christodoula March

President Anastasiades, the Archbishopric and political parties all donated to the 43rd Christodoula March against cancer, which takes place on Sunday. The march is a...

Hunting art on a rock face

The name smacks of gruff geological groupies: camo-clad predators with a passion for coarse-grained schist and welded tuff. This is not, in fact, the...

€20,000 of fake items seized in Famagusta area

Customs police in the Famagusta area seized approximately €20,000 worth of imitation items from four different stores in the region on Tuesday, police said. According...

Activist striving to save Akamas ‘properly’

As environmental consciousness gathers pace on the island THEO PANAYIDES meets an activist on a mission to promote rational democratic debate and wipe out...

A-hunting we will go

For kids, it wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt, and what better place to hunt for hundreds of Easter eggs than within a maze. The...

Elderly villagers left without medical care

Pensioners in Xylophagou have been left without a doctor because the physician who visits the local clinic every week has been sick for the...

Arms and drugs seized from Paralimni home

A shoulder fired missile, loaded gun, a bullet proof vest and cocaine were found on Tuesday at the residence of a 38-year-old man in...

Easter fun around the island

Welcome to Easter fortnight! Wait, two weeks? Well yes, because while much of the world is celebrating the resurrection today (Happy Easter expats!), Orthodox...

Ayia Napa on the up

By Antonis Loizou FRICS AYIA NAPA is a very small municipality with approximately 2,700 locals and approximately 500,000 tourists during the summer season. While the...

Greek and Turkish Cypriots demand opening of Dherynia crossing

Greek and Turkish Cypriots on Saturday demanded the opening of the Dherynia crossing point in the Famagusta district to boost confidence and cooperation between...

Good Friday service in Famagusta

A liturgy at the Ayios Georgios Exorinos church in occupied Famagusta is set to take place on Good Friday next week. In an announcement on...


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