Archive for July, 2012

Pavlos Kontides is sailing high in the Olympics

Pavlos Kontides is doing well at the moment in his second Olympics. Pavlos is representing Cyprus in the sailing laser category and is currently in second  position after the second day after finishing first in today’s two races down in …

Cypriot Skeet shooters fail at Olympics

 Cypriot skeet shooter George Achilleos has tumbled out of London 2012 after failing to make the final six despite a late surge on Tuesday.
Achilleos finished the qualifying round in 11th place while fellow Cypriot shooter Antonis Andreou came in …

Larnaca: Teenager’s burglary spree ends

Larnaca district court has remanded a 15-year-old for eight days in connection with a string of break-ins in the area spanning two weeks.

They also remanded another 15-year-old for two days as an accomplice for the break-in on Sunday.

“On …

Police investigate claim pregnant teen was raped by her stepfather

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has fallen pregnant after allegedly being raped by her stepfather. The police press office yesterday confirmed that a complaint had been filed, but added: “No further information will be given. We never comment on such cases.”

According …

Greece still chasing medals

It is the fourth day of the London Olympic Games and Greek athletes are still in the pursuit of a medal, having many difficult battles ahead! Lefteris Konsolas and Panagiotis Magdanis made it to the rowing semifinals, having the best …

President says Cyprus request for Russian loan still pending

Cyprus’ request for a multi-billion loan from the Russian Federation is still pending, President of the Republic Demetris Christofias has said, pointing out however that even if the loan is granted, it may not be enough.

Speaking during a dinner …

Citrus fruits in occupied Morfou have been drastically reduced

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (31.07.12) reports that the number of citrus fruits in occupied Morfou has been drastically reduced and writes that in 1974 there were 75 thousand donum of citrus fruit gardens at the area, while in the …

High security alert in Larnaca Airport

High security is in place at Larnaca Airport for the arrival of two men who have been extradited from Greece in connection with the murders of five people in Ayai Napa on June 23.
Police and anti-terrorist units will be …

Marcos reaches last 16 of Tennis Olympics

 Marcos Baghdatis defeated top French  tennis player Richard Gasquet by two sets 6-4 6-4 at Wimbledon to reach the last 16 of the Tennis Olympics and now goes on to play Britain’s Andy Murray who beat Jarkko Nieminen from Finland …

Christofias : Negotiations on a new basis, will lead to partition

President of the Republic Demetris Christofias reiterated that for as long as his government is still in power, it will not change its policy as regards the Cyprus problem, stressing that a change in the basis of the negotiations, will …