Saturday, December 15, 2018


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The Chinese embassy in Cyprus, via ambassador Huang Xingyuan, donated €30,000 to Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos to cover part of the cost of the construction of the “China Park” in the city.
The park will be located at the city centre, near the OPAP park and is estimated to cost €100,000 in total.
The embassy will also cover the cost for the park’s equipment, worth around €20,000. The rest of the amount will be covered by the municipality of Paphos.
The park will be a meeting point for the Chinese community of Paphos as well as a pleasant and relaxing environment for Cypriots, Phedonos said.
Construction will start in January and is expected to last around three months.

STREET LIGHTING - TALA - Replacement of sodium high pressure lights with LED fixtures

December 2018  - Update to the post in November:

The Electricity Board have advised that the project for replacement of the 600 sodium high pressure lights in Tala with modern LED light fixtures will start in January 2019 and should be completed by the end of March 2019.   Pending replacement, maintenance work will not be carried out on the sodium high pressure lights.

For the time being please continue to ring 1800 with a note of the pole no and street name, for the swan neck type fittings only.

November 2018 - update to the post in September:

Tala Council have agreed to the proposal by the Electricity Board that over 600 sodium high pressure lights will be replaced with modern LED light fixtures.   This results in a considerable sum to be paid by Tala Council, but this cost will be reduced as these will be cheaper to operate, and the EAC are offering an 8 year warranty for the fixtures so they will be maintenance-free for 8 years, except for any costs arising due to malicious damage or traffic accidents.

Tala Council are still awaiting a schedule for when the works will be carried out.  In the meantime, maintenance work on the existing sodium high pressure lights will not be carried out given that they will be replaced 'shortly'.   If the dates provided in due course mean a lengthy delay, then this position will be reviewed, assuming the EAC can supply the necessary parts/bulbs.

Regarding the 'swan neck' type lights, of which there are over 800 in Tala, these will remain unchanged, and the EAC will carry out maintenance on these as standard.

For the time being please continue to ring 1800 with a note of the pole no and street name, for the swan neck type fittings only.

September post:

Regarding street lighting, the Electricity Board have been cataloguing the various light fittings used in each area and it appears that repairs in the meantime have been put on the back burner.   Tala Council has now been presented with a proposal to replace over 600 sodium high pressure lights and this is being considered.

Pending a decision by the Council, the Electricity Board are not carrying out repairs or replacement of street light fittings if they are of the Sodium type [there are in excess of 800 ‘swan neck’ fitting lights in addition to the Sodium ones].   If you have a street light bulb that needs replacing or is faulty, could you please email me on in the first instance instead of ringing 1800.   Tala Council have found a ‘work round’ solution in the short term and will endeavour to get lighting issues resolved via this route.

As previously please supply the number from the pole, and the street name.


St Michael's Hospice invite you to join the St Michael's Hospice Charity Team in the 5km fun walk at the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon in Paphos on Sunday 17 March 2019.

All funds raised will go to the SPAN, support a nurse initiative, to pay for training and recruitment of nurses and general running costs of €250,000 at the great St Michael's Hospice in Mesa Chorio, with its nine state of the art suites with sea views and a lovely garden.

Join Simone Swift and Colin Wright, the 'Walking Sax Man' and having fielded the second largest team ever at the 20th Cyprus marathon and raised over €20,000, let us try and do even better this year, with YOUR help!

Free running shirt, medallion and individual timing, be cheered on by large crowds and a great feeling as you cross the finishing line having walked the flat 5kms ending up along the coastal path, taking less than an hour and with free beer at the end!  Minimum €35 sponsorship required from each walker please.

Or . . .  run the 10km half marathon, or full marathon as some of our supporters are already committed to doing.  Whatever you achieve, be a hero for a morning and do something really great for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Ask at any of the five St Michael's Hospice Charity shops for a walker form or a sponsorship form, or email: 



PM press statement at European Council: 14 December 2018

Prime Minister’s press conference statement at the European Council.
PM Theresa May press statement at European Council
At this Council meeting, I have held a series of discussions with my fellow leaders on the Brexit deal and I was crystal clear about the assurances which are needed on the backstop having heard the views of MPs in the House of Commons.
I reiterated that it is in the interests of the EU as well as the UK to get this over the line. A disorderly Brexit would be good for no-one.
At 27 level, the EU have published a series of conclusions.
The EU made clear:

Friday, December 14, 2018



12/12/2018 10:57:00

The Police is looking for the following person, to facilitate investigations, on an investigated case of jewellry and theft 
that was committed on September 19, 2018 in Limassol.  

Anyone who knows anything that can help locate him / her, can contact the TAE of Limassol at 25805057, or 
with the nearest Police Station, or the Citizen's Contact Line at 1460. 

13/12/2018 10:41:00

The Police seeks the following persons, to facilitate investigations, on investigated cases of burglary and theft committed
 between 2017-2018 in Limassol. 

Anyone who knows anything that can help locate them, contact the TAE of Limassol at 25805057 or the nearest 
Police Station, or the Citizen's Contact Line at 1460, is requested.

14/12/2018 09:58:00

Police seek 47-year-old Stelios Hadjimitsis from Larnaca to investigate theft of a motor vehicle on 28/11/2018 in the 
Larnaca province. 

Anyone who knows anything that can help to locate it can contact the Larnaca TARA at 24804060/22804020, or 
with the nearest Police Station or the Citizen's Communication Line at number 1460 or electronically through 
the "Crime Complaint" in the application of the Cyprus Police.

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Cyprus Mail - 13 December 2018 - article by Staff Reporter

Police on Thursday published the photos of 12 men wanted in connection with burglary and theft offences committed in Limassol between 2017 and 2018.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact Limassol CID on 25805057, or their nearest police station or the public hotline 1460.