Mass transit systems: the answer to capital chaos?

THE Municipality of Nicosia and the Ministry of Communication and Works are gearing up to change the behaviour of commuters in the capital — through mass transit systems and new law enforcement policies.

Students remanded in fake passports case

SEVEN Chinese students arrested early on Friday morning at Larnaca Airport as they allegedly tried to leave for London using fake Japanese passports have been remanded for four days as Larnaca police search for the source of the counterfeit documents.

Sealed Roman tombs found in Paphos

WORKERS laying down a new sewer system in Paphos have discovered two more tombs while excavating.

The tombs were discovered on Friday morning on Apostolos Pavlos Avenue in Kato Paphos near the tomb that was discovered last month. Archaeologists are excited by the find, and believe the tombs to be unique in Cyprus.

Drug suspect remanded

AN IRANIAN man has been arrested in Limassol on Friday on suspicion of drug dealing.

Farokhreza Ghorpan, 37, was yesterday remanded for eight days after Limassol court heard the testimony of Farite Sakki, who was arrested trying to smuggle heroin through customs at Larnaca Airport.

Fire at car warehouse

A FIRE broke out at a used car warehouse in Larnaca at 1.50am yesterday, causing damage estimated at £150,000.

The Limassol Fire Department extinguished the fire at the warehouse of Astro Automobile Parts Ltd, belonging to Loizou Morphitis, which was insured.

Limassol CID has not ruled out arson as a cause of the blaze.

Hotel strike threat over conditions

HOTEL workers are planning a two-hour demonstration in Limassol on May 10 to protest against working conditions they say fall below trade union standards.

The unions say the Limassol strike could be the first on a series of industrial actions across the national tourism sector if hoteliers continue to ignore their demands for better treatment.

Labour calls in PASOK to woo Cypriot voters

GREEK Cypriots in north London are being wooed by a joint operation between the British Labour Party and ruling Greek Socialist party, PASOK, to keep north London constituencies voting left in Britain’s general elections, expected in June.

Crime tops agenda at Cyprus conference

AN International conference studying the true dimensions of crime in Cyprus and look at ways of combating it was opened last night at Cyprus University.

The conference, “Ways of dealing with crime in Cyprus: a comparative approach”, is organised by the Justice Ministry and the university and will finish this evening.