Pedalo rider drowns in Ayia Napa


A 21-year-old British tourist drowned yesterday after he and three friends were tossed from a hired pedalo in choppy seas off Ayia Napa’s popular Nissi Beach.

De Soto has second meeting with Clerides


U.N. SPECIAL Envoy to Cyprus Alvaro de Soto met President Glafcos Clerides yesterday morning for the second time since flying in to the island on Wednesday.

Opposition working to squeeze DISY at local elections

PARTIES have already started to jostle for position ahead of the upcoming municipal elections in December, with an emerging opposition alliance between AKEL, DIKO and KISOS looking to squeeze governing DISY out of the running.

AKEL and DIKO have unofficially proposed to back KISOS heavyweight Takis Hadjidemetriou as candidate for Nicosia Mayor.

School inspectors protest


SECONDARY school inspectors yesterday announced they would not submit all evaluation reports to teachers concerning the last academic year in protest at an Education Ministry plan, which they think undermines them.

Leaking pipe was to blame for supermarket puddle

CHARALAMBIDES supermarket has discovered that the large puddle that had accumulated over the last month on the road leading to its store in Engomi was caused by a leak in a water pipe, not overflow from its air-conditioning system as initially believed.

Bank robbery arrest made


POLICE yesterday arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a £170,000 raid on the Protaras branch of the Arab Bank on August 7.