Archive for March, 2015

Lack of Progress Casts Shadow on Cypriot Gas Aspirations

For the second time the last few months, energy companies have failed to find exploitable natural gas reserves off the coast of Cyprus, casting some doubt on the country’s energy aspirations.


Late last week, Italian energy company Eni and …

Groom arrested for sham marriage in Enfield Registry Office

A sham marriage was cut short by immigration officers in Enfield last week with the council warning it is working closely with the Home Office to prevent abuse of the system.

Acting on intelligence, Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers visited …

Unemployment edges slightly higher in Cyprus in February

The unemployment rate in Cyprus edged slightly higher in February 2015 compared to January 2015 and was 16,3% compared to 16,2%.

According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3% in …

Boost for Larnaca tourism from Iran

Over 1,200 tourists from Iran will have visited Cyprus by Thursday to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which is marked on March 21, according to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA).

Around 1,000 have already visited the island and the …

Further appeals for missing man last seen in Palmers Green driving BMW

Police in Haringey continue to investigate missing person Ambrose Ball and are releasing further information in the hope that new witnesses may come forward.

Ambrose (also known as Jay) Ball, 30, was last seen driving his silver coloured BMW from …

Turkish Cypriots halt own search to allow resumption of Cyprus peace talks

Hopes of a restart to talks to reunify the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus swelled Monday after breakaway Turkish Cypriots said they will halt their own search for gas off Cyprus’ coast.

Ozdil Nami, Turkish Cypriot foreign minister, told …

Three charged over gun and knife recovered from car stopped in Enfield

Officers from Enfield CID have charged three people with firearms offences following a firearm and a knife being recovered during a vehicle stop at Derby Road, Enfield on Saturday, 28 March.

All three appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ …

Withdrawal of Turkish Barbaros seismic vessel from Cyprus

Nami announced the withdrawal of Barbaros seismic vessel from the region
According to illegal Bayrak television (online, in Turkish, 30.03.15), the self-styled foreign minister Ozdil Nami has announced that the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa seismic research vessel that has been docked

Turkish Airlines diverts plane after finding a note with the word “bomb” in the toilet.

Turkish Airlines says it has diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight and is landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after finding a note with the word “bomb” in the toilet.
The airline says it is standard procedure to make an emergency landing under …

Father and son arrested after road death in Nicosia

A father and his teenage son have been arrested following a road traffic accident that left a delivery man dead on Monday night.

According to Nicosia Traffic Police Chief Philipos Papaelia, the accident occurred at 9.35pm and involved an underage …