Archive for April, 2012

Pakistani plane crashes with 127 on board

A Pakistani airliner with 127 people on board crashed in bad weather as it came in to land in Islamabad on Friday, scattering wreckage and leaving no sign of survivors.

The Boeing 737, operated by local airline Bhoja Air, …

Sultan books two floors of hotel “Le Meridien in Limassol

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Sa’id arrived in Cyprus with his private jet, this time not to cut business deals but to spend some vacation time.

The Sultan booked two floors of hotel “Le Meridien” in Limassol until the end …

Athens court finds guilty defendants in Helios air crash

A Court in Athens found the defendants in the case of the 2005 Helios air disaster guilty without extenuating circumstances.

The defendants are Helios’ managing director Demetris Pantazis, flight operations manager Giorgos Kikkides, chief pilot Ianko Stoimenov and chief engineer …

Panthea beat Tripimeni

Panthea beat Tripimeni 3-0 in a first Division KOPA League game in the heavy rain at a rain soaked pitch Market Road last night Thursday. Panthea took the lead in the 30th minute with a goal from Ryan Hervel …

Dervis Ali Kavazoglou and Kostas Misiaoulis remembered

Dervis Ali Kavazoglou and Kostas Misiaoulis were proponents of peace between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities on the island of Cyprus during the period of intercommunal violence. Both were members of community party AKEL whilst Misiaolis was also a …

Demetris Mitropanos laid to rest

Thousands of fans said farewell to singer Demetris Mitropanos at the A Cemetery in Athens. People sang, cried and danced to his beloved songs, paying their respects to the famous artist who left his mark on Greek music and culture. …

George Michael’s house could be full of strange goings-on

“This is a major thing in the world of celebrities. Lady Gaga has her own team of investigators when she comes to England. Will Smith, Robbie Williams and Adele do too.”

George Michael’s pad could be full of strange goings-on, …

Cypriot completes North Pole marathon run

 CYPRIOT businessman and philanthropist Nasos Ktorides completed the world’s coolest and most northerly marathon, parking the flags of Cyprus and Greece at the Geographic North Pole. 

Ktorides, 44, battled temperatures of -26 degrees Celsius and a sprained ankle to come …

Helios Verdict

An Athens court is today due to issue a verdict in the criminal trial for the 2005 Helios air crash which killed 121 people.
Constantinos Mavroidis, the lawyer representing the families of the victims, said the defence in the trial …

Pouyioros dies

Honorary mayor of occupied Famagusta Andreas Pouyiouros died yesterday at the age of 88.
He had been hospitalised in Limassol over the past couple of months.
Pouyiouros studied law at Gray’s Inn in London and served a total of 36 …