Archive for 'Cyprus News'

Cyprus Tourism feels the recession

10 September 2009

Cyprus tourist arrivals plunged 10.9 percent during the first eight months of 2009, official figures showed on Thursday, signalling little respite for the recession-hit economy. The recession in Europe is now being felt in the Mediterranean holiday island’s tourism market with the rate of decline in arrivals accelerating in August — the peak month for […]

Cyprus Tourist arrivals down for January – April 2009

13 May 2009

NICOSIA, May 12 (Reuters) – The number of tourists visiting Cyprus — a major source of income for the island — was down 8.6 percent on the year until April, the statistics department said on Tuesday. Tourism, which accounts for about 10.9 percent of Cypriot gross domestic product, has suffered this year from the global […]

Cyprus crossing reopens

3 April 2008

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have reopened a major crossing in the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia. Ledra Street, which had come to symbolise the partition of the island, was declared open by local officials. It was split in 1964, during an outbreak of violence between the ethnic Greek and Turkish communities. Click here to read […]

Cyprus leaders to discuss reunification

21 March 2008

Leaders of Cyprus’s Greek and Turkish communities agreed on Friday to relaunch reunification talks and to open a barricaded street in Nicosia that symbolises the island’s division. It was the first meeting between Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat since Christofias was elected to the Cypriot presidency last month […]

British soldiers charged after bar brawl in Ayia Napa

4 February 2008

Nine British soldiers have been charged following a bar brawl in Ayia Napa on Friday. The men had been celebrating what is known as “millionaire’s weekend” – they had received their last pay packet before their tour of duty on the island was due to come to an end next month. Five people – three […]