Category Archives: Press Cyprus

Cyprus pledges to fix deadly road (PICTURES) – in-cyprus.com

The Cyprus government has pledged €60 million to improve a stetch of road leading into Troodos which has claimed the lives of eight people since 2011.

The most recent road fatality along the 11km Astromeritis to Evrychou road occured on Friday and saw 21-year-old Astromeritis resident Pantelis Demou killed when his car overturned.

His death prompted a renewed call for action and the creation of a proper motorway (as opposed to the single carriageway) in the area between Astromeritis and Evrychou and particularly including the perilous 11km stretch between Astromeritis and Atsas.

Communications Minister Marios Demetriades on Tuesday promised residents of the area that he would by the end of this year “instruct the Finance Mnsitry to include the project in the State Budget” for 2019.

Source: Cyprus pledges to fix deadly road (PICTURES) – in-cyprus.com

Welcome expansion to citizen service centres – Cyprus Mail

An additional four citizen service centres will open by January 2018 in Kolossi, Latsia, Limassol and Larnaca, while another one is scheduled to open in Paphos later in 2018, head of the centres Maria Alexandrou said on Wednesday. Eleven years after the operation of the first centre in Nicosia, the institution has evolved significantly in […]

Source: Welcome expansion to citizen service centres – Cyprus Mail

British soldier arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run on Bases – in-cyprus.com

A British soldier has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident on Dhekelia military base in Cyprus that killed 32-year-old Corporal John Fernandez, officials said Tuesday.

“British Forces Cyprus can confirm that a member of the British military has been arrested in connection to the road traffic incident on July 29 which resulted in the death of Corporal John Fernandez,” said a British military statement on Tuesday.

“A thorough investigation is now underway and it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time,” it added.

A British Forces official said that the British soldier was arrested on Monday but give no further details to his identity or whether he would appear in court.

Fernandez, serving on Cyprus, was run down on July 29 while walking within the British military base of Dhekelia near the southern coastal town of Larnaca.

Source: British soldier arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run on Bases – in-cyprus.com

EAC receives its first six electric cars – Cyprus Mail

The Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) has received its first six electric cars to add to its fleet which it says will contribute to reducing the country’s carbon emissions by 5.52 tonnes per year, it was announced on Tuesday. The utility also said that it has set up another e-charge station in Limassol, bringing the total […]

Source: EAC receives its first six electric cars – Cyprus Mail

Five road deaths in July, police say continuing toll not changing driving habits – Cyprus Mail

Police said on Sunday that with two road deaths in the past two days, and a total of five this month, plus two more people critically injured, that it did not seem the ongoing loss of life was impacting drivers to change their ways.

“This is unfortunately the conclusion we can draw from the statistics. In just the past 24 hours, more than 500 drivers were booked for speeding, while alcohol driving controls showed that one in five drivers had alcohol in their systems beyond the permissible limit,” a statement from the force said.

Some 517 drivers were caught speeding, it added in some cases the speed reached 150kph, 154kph, 163kph and 172kph on the highway but also 100kph in a residential area where the limit was 50.

 With regard to driving under the influence of alcohol, out of the 466 drivers checked, 89 exceeded the permitted alcohol limit and were booked.

In the case of a 48-year-old driver in Limassol, his blood alcohol level reached 197mg instead of 22mg, the legal limit. The driver, police said had refused to take an initial breathalyser test and so was arrested.

In another case, in Paphos, a speeding driver tried to evade officers, who had signalled him to stop.  When they caught up with him and he was breathalysed, it showed alcohol levels of 102mg.

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Source: Five road deaths in July, police say continuing toll not changing driving habits – Cyprus Mail

British soldier killed in hit-and-run – Cyprus Mail

A British soldier from Dhekelia, 33, was killed on Saturday night in a hit-and-run. According to police, the incident happened around 8.30pm on the Famagusta-Larnaca road, 100 metres from a petrol station in Dhekelia. The unidentified driver was heading towards Larnaca. Under circumstances being examined by police, the car hit and fatally injured the solider […]

Source: British soldier killed in hit-and-run – Cyprus Mail

Teen and mother charged after he’s caught driving – Cyprus Mail

A 15-year-old boy and his mother were charged in writing on Friday after police caught the teenager driving his mother’s vehicle in Paphos.

Officers patrolling at around 3pm stopped the car for checks and found the underage boy was driving the car.

Additionally, the car had no insurance, roadworthiness certificate and the boy had no driving permit.

He and his mother were charged in writing. Stroumbi police continues investigations.

Source: Teen and mother charged after he’s caught driving – Cyprus Mail

Man killed in car crash – Cyprus Mail

A 21-year-old man from Astromeritis was killed on Friday night in a car accident, a police report said on Saturday.

The accident took place shortly before 9pm Friday in the Astromeritis to Troodos road, when 21-year-old Pantelis Dimou lost control of the car he was driving, crashing into a cement wall and overturning.

Dimou was trapped in the wrecked car and had to be freed by the Fire Service.[…]

Source: Man killed in car crash – Cyprus Mail