Archive for December, 2011

New Year’s Eve 2012: Celebrations start

Revellers around the world are celebrating the end of 2011 and starting to see in 2012. Sydney heralded the new year with a 15-minute multi-million dollar firework display at midnight (13:00 GMT). Thousands of people in Tokyo released balloons carrying …

President expresses hope that 2012 will be a better year for Cyprus

President of the Republic, Demetris Christofias, wished on Friday that 2012 will bring better times for Cyprus, along with a proper solution of the Cyprus problem and economic recovery.
Christofias noted that 2011 has been one of the most difficult …

Joy Philippou awarded MBE in the New Years Honour List

Also in the new years honours list is Joy Philipppou who was awarded the MBE  Dr Joy Philippou, from Bickley, has appeared on X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent as well as held rap competitions for youths at the House …

Friend of Cyprus is knighted in New Year’s honours list

Friend of Cyprus Thanet North MP Roger Gale has received a knightbhood in the New Year Honours List, he has since 1974 spent a great deal of time seeking to promote an honourable and fair solution to the problems of …

Barnet’s parking problems continue into new year

TRADERS across Barnet have vowed to continue to fight the council’s pay-by-phone parking scheme into the new year.

North Finchley trader Helen Michaels and High Barnet Trader’s Association chair Gail Laser met over the Christmas break to discuss the next …

Turkish Cypriots have also rights on Cyprus’s natural gas

Eroglu describes as “nonsense” President Christofias’ statement that the Turkish Cypriots have also rights on Cyprus’s natural gasTurkish Cypriot daily Gunes (30.12.11) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu has described as “nonsense” the statement made the day before …

60 year old woman attacked and robbed in Nicosia

 THREE UNKNOWN men and a woman attacked and stole €10,310 worth of jewellery, a mobile phone and around €2,000 in cash from a 60-year-old woman in Nicosia on Thursday night, but missed a further €16,000 they could have stolen.

According …

Fraudsters could profit from switch to digital

ENFIELD Council has warned that con artists could scam and steal from vulnerable residents by posing as TV engineers as the borough prepares for the digital TV switchover this April.

Enfield’s Trading Standards team are urging people to be extra …

Cyprus international footballer jailed

A FORMER Cyprus international footballer was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment yesterday after he was found in possession of 19 grammes of cocaine last year.

Costas Constantinou, now 43, played for Cyprus football heavyweights APOEL, Omonia and AEL, and was …

Facebook popular in Cyprus where 69% of the population is hooked

Social networking site Facebook has grown to become the biggest social networking site in the world with more than 800 million active users, but just how popular is it with users living around the globe?

“Facebook currently has more than