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Local News January 27, 2015

Survey reveals change in Turkish Cypriot attitudes

By Angelos Anastasiou

UNDER THE headline “Turkish Cypriots have changed”, Halkin Sesi newspaper on Monday reported the findings of a survey among 600 Turkish Cypriot voters, which showed a significant shift in attitudes over the last 10 years concerning the Cyprus problem.

Views have moved away from a common, peaceful homeland and the concept of brotherhood, and towards “more pragmatic solutions”.

Announcing the results of the survey, conducted in December 2014 in 600 households using paper questionnaires in face-to-face interviews,…

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Survey reveals change in Turkish Cypriot attitudes
Local News January 3, 2015

Barbaros waiting further instructions

The Turkish seismic vessel Barbaros will remain anchored in Famagusta awaiting instructions on whether to resume exploration in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or return to Turkey, which will depend on the UN special envoy’s Espen Barth Eide’s efforts to bring the Greek Cypriot side back to the negotiating table, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Saturday.
Citing sources in Turkey, the CNA refuted reports in Turkish Cypriot press that the Barbaros would be dispatched for further research in…

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Barbaros waiting further instructions
Football Local News Sport January 2, 2015

Anorthosis calls on CFA brass to resign

One of the island’s biggest football clubs on Friday called for the immediate resignation of the football association’s leadership, citing, among others, match-fixing, lack of transparency, and unequal treatment of teams.

The announcement from Anorthosis Famagusta came in the wake of recent revelations by a referee concerning widespread match-fixing in the island’s top division.

Anorthosis accused CFA chairman Costakis Koutsokoumnis of double standards concerning the handling of clubs’ finances. The club said he intervened in favour of ‘friendly’ sides in…

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Anorthosis calls on CFA brass to resign
Business Local News December 18, 2014

Famagusta bus drivers call of strike (Updated)

BUS DRIVERS in Famagusta called, then called off, a strike on Thursday over pay-related grievances.

In a statement released in the evening, OSEA said they were calling off the strike as a goodwill gesture, anticipating that their employer would pay their Christmas bonus before Christmas.

They would resume work normally as of Friday morning.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience to the travelling public due to the strike action, for which the workers are not at all responsible,”…

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Famagusta bus drivers call of strike (Updated)
Local News October 30, 2014

Bi-communal Famagusta visit postponed

A scheduled visit to Famagusta monuments by delegations of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties on Friday has been postponed “due to differing views of the political parties,” the embassy of Slovakia said.

The reason was Turkey’s action to dispatch a research vessel to carry out seismic surveys inside Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.

The act prompted President Nicos Anastasiades to pull out of reunification talks.

“Due to differing views of the political parties and under the circumstances, I have decided…

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Bi-communal Famagusta visit postponed
Local News September 10, 2014

Free dental checks on Friday

The health ministry is offering all-day free dental checks in selected areas on Friday in the context of European Day of Oral Health.

The ministry said four mobile dental units would be set up outside the hospitals in Nicosia, Limassol, Famagusta and Polis. There will also be an information campaign.

This year’s theme is ‘Oral health and diabetes’. The ministry said diabetic patients had increased risk of suffering from periodontal disease and also dry mouth and impairment of salivary glands….

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Free dental checks on Friday
Local News August 26, 2014

Famagusta food bank gears up for busy autumn and winter

The number of families who have been receiving supplies from the food bank in the diocese of Constantias-Famagusta dropped from 500 to one quarter of that over the summer, Archimandrite Avgoustinos Karras said on Tuesday.

He put the drop in figures down to the fact that many people had managed to secure some form of employment in the tourism industry over the summer and said they no longer needed handouts.

However, the Archimandrite expects families to come calling again as…

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Famagusta food bank gears up for busy autumn and winter
News in Brief August 25, 2014

Suspected Ebola case in north was typhus

A Nigerian woman in the north suspected of having Ebola has tested negative.

According to Turkish Cypriot press reports, the woman, aged 21, had gone to a hospital in Famagusta on Sunday complaining of a high fever. She was placed in quarantine after it was suspected she might have Ebola.

However it was established later on Monday that the young woman had contracted typhus and tested negative for Ebola.

 

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Suspected Ebola case in north was typhus
Comment Local News July 6, 2014

Beach regulations blatantly ignored

By Maria Hadjimichael

PARALIMNI and Sotira municipalities, which have illegally destroyed sections of their beaches, have recently been forced to defend their actions in parliament.

But these discussions at the House environment committee, which evolved over the past month, were full of contradictions and irrational conversations among the different participants. It goes without saying that the outcomes of these meetings stand as typical examples of justice (environmental justice in particular) in Cyprus.

In the Ayia Thekla area, Sotira municipality disturbed…

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Beach regulations blatantly ignored
Local News May 16, 2014

Full speed ahead for Biden visit

By Elias Hazou

A FLURRY of diplomatic activity is underway ahead of the visit next week of US Vice President Joe Biden to the island followed by the expected visit of Secretary of State John Kerry.

This week US Ambassador to Cyprus John Koenig has been seeing leaders of Greek Cypriot parties, including of main opposition AKEL.

He has also reportedly met six times with Kudret Ozersay, the chief Turkish Cypriot negotiator. Ozersay told Kibris newspaper that the Turkish Cypriots…

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Full speed ahead for Biden visit

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