Archive for May, 2011

Laiki Bank (Australia) becomes the Bank of Beirut

Following the acquisition of a majority shareholding of Laiki Bank (Australia) Limited by the Bank of Beirut in February 2011, the bank announced it will be known as Beirut Hellenic Bank. Customers are able to experience the new branding in …

Cypriot promoted to high spot in new Canadian Government

President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario is Cypriot Tony Clement.

Parry Sound–Muskoka (Ontario)

Tony Clement whose Father is from Liopetri Cyprus was first elected to the House of Commons in …

Paphos hotline

PAPHOS police have issued special hotlines where locals and tourists can anonymously report public nuisances such as touts, bad drivers and noise pollution.

Nassos Hadjigeorgiou, the tourist manager of the Paphos regional board of tourism said he had promised months …

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UN Developments on Cyprus

Permanent Secretary of Cyprus` Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nicos Emiliou met on Friday in New York with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, with whom he discussed developments in the ongoing negotiations aiming to solve the problem of Cyprus, …

EU Presidency

Next three EU Presidencies concluded negotiations on the presidency framework, during a meeting held Friday in Nicosia. The Coordinators of Poland, Denmark and Cyprus reached an agreement in principle on the text of their 18-month Programme, which will have to …

Peacekeepers in Cyprus

UNFICYP launched a photo exhibition on Friday in the buffer zone at Ledra Street Crossing in Nicosia, on the occasion of the 9th annual International Day of UN Peacekeepers, which this year has the theme “Rule of Law”. UNFICYP Chief …

Interference from occupied area on Cyprus radio spectrum

Minister of Communications and Works Erato Kozakou Markoullis represented Cyprus at an EU Telecommunications Council in Brussels Friday, where she raised the issue of interference from the Turkish occupied areas in the coordination of Cyprus radio spectrum. The Council adopted …

Turkish Cypriot FM – solution can be reached by end of the year

Ozgurgun repeats the positions of the Turkish Cypriot sideTurkish Cypriot daily Gunes (26.05.11) reports that Huseyin Ozgurgun, self styled foreign minister of the breakaway regime, gave yesterday a lecture on the Cyprus problem titled: ‘The Cyprus problem and the latest …

Rauf Denktash ill

Rauf Denktas’ condition has improved but still criticalTurkish Cypriot daily Gunes (26.05.11) and the majority of the Turkish Cypriot newspapers report on the condition of Rauf Denktas. Although the former Turkish Cypriot leader’s condition has slightly improved, it is still …