Archive for March, 2009

Cyprus Dam Overflow

Monday, March 30th, 2009

A dam in Paphos Cyprus overflowed last week following the best rainfall for four years. The Mavrokolymbos Dam overflowed. The agricultural minister has also just released instructions allowing for the relaxation of the water restictions in Cyprus.

Cyprus Tourism

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The ammounts of money spent on advertising as reported are as follows. No suprises that the UK is prime contender and leads the table with advertising in UK reaching 2.7 million Euros in 2008. This reflects the fact that over 50 % of the tourists last year came from UK. Russia commands an equal advertising expense. The UK tourist contributed most last year as the prime visitor with over 50%, of the total visitors, hence the most advertising within the UK.

Tourism in Cyprus

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Cyprus and Russia have set up new Tourism procedures to promote tourism. This included a simplification of Russian entry proceedures in relation to Russian visitors into Cyprus.  A working party has been proposed at a recent meeting chaired by the Russian Ministry Of Tourism  along with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Ministry Of Commerce

Illegal Immigrants

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Early Tuesday morning police conducted an operation aimed at Illegal Immigrants in Cyprus , more so in the capital Nicosia. The operation came about mainly because of recent fighting within Nicosia. The operation rounded up 150 migrants ,of which 55 were found to be illegal

Cyprus Rally

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The world rally Championship has Cyprus as one of its competition legs, and this weekend has been running over 330 kilometres over 14 routes over Cyprus. Organised by the Cyprus Automobile Association and also featuring local Cypriot Drivers Follow all the action at FxPro Cyprus Rally official website!

Cyprus Property Report

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

A report by RICS reports a static Cyprus Property Market and that the Boom time is over. The Real estate agents also report a 40 sales reduction for coastal properties. RICS also reported that Property Registrations between Oct 07 and Oct 08 were 24 % down. However housing build levels still remain high.

Cyprus Crisis

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

A plan has been drawn up by the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Tourism to counteract the Global current financial effects upon Cyprus. The plan involves seminars and exhibitions. The plan involves promoting Cyprus as a regional service centre based on its Geo strategic position and stable banking. The plan also addresses Cyprus Investment and Tourism policies which is tough amidst the Global competition.

President Demetris Christofias

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The President after another meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Mehmet Ali Talat reported that both sides of Cyprus had common interests on the subject of property in Cyprus but the talks on the subject of property have now been suspended by the two leaders. The subect will however be discussed further by George Iacovou and Ozdil Nami and will most likely be brought back to the attention of the two leaders in due course for further discussions.

Cyprus Water Dams

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Anyone living or visiting Cyprus over the last couple of years must have discussed the Water Problem. The Dams approached empty and water has been arriving from Greece via Water Tanker and then subsequent pipeline to Germasogeia Dam in Limassol. This winter season has seen an above average rainfall and therefore the Dams now report a 22 % capacity on average, that said the major Dams are still critical and so the water restrictions will remain in place.

Cyprus Property For Sale

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Hi …This is the first Blog for this new website so introductions come later. Exciting stuff and the purpose of this Blog is to give impartial discussion on everything and anything to do with Cyprus. The Southern side that is. Yes there is a search for Properties for sale in Cyprus but we have a great infrastructure in place island wide and the best thing is that our advise is free and impartial, so ask away! Dont be shy! If we don’t know the answers then you can bet we know a some one that does know. All of us have lived and worked here in Cyprus for years and years and there is not much we have not seen or heard about, including the down sides (Yes there are some but very few!)

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