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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
Local News May 12, 2014

Famagusta at the centre of Biden’s visit (updated)

By Elias Hazou

US VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden is due on the island next week, the government confirmed on Monday.

Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said Biden was visiting at the invitation of President Nicos Anastasiades.

The visit was confirmed by the White House, who issued a press release on Monday saying that the vice president will visit Cyprus on May 21, following a visit to Romania. Biden will be escorted by his wife, Dr Jill Biden. The US vice president…

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Famagusta at the centre of Biden’s visit (updated)
Local News May 10, 2014

Call for return of Varosha is not a slogan, Anastasiades says

PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades said last night the return of the fenced area of Famagusta (Varosha) was a priority and not a slogan, and is perhaps “the knife that will cut the Gordian Knot” of the Cyprus problem.

The President made the remark in a speech at the 4th Clergy-Laity Congress of the Diocese of Constantia-Ammochostos at Paralimni.

In his speech, Anastasiades said the economic situation on the island did not lessen the desire for a solution. “The Cyprus problem was,…

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Call for return of Varosha is not a slogan, Anastasiades says
Local News April 18, 2014

Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

By Constantinos Psillides

THOUSANDS of Greek Cypriots, most refugees, flocked to the Ayios Giorgos Exorinos church in Famagusta where they attended a Good Friday service at their historical place of worship for the first time in decades.

The service, the first since 1957 at the church in the medieval town, should send a message of hope and reunification, said leaders of both major parties AKEL and DISY on their way to the thronged church and its courtyard.

More than 4,000…

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Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

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