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month pe­riod, Jan-July ar­rivals reached 1,357.890, up 7% from 1,267,830 from a year ear­lier. If this pace con­tin­ues, it will be the best year for tourism since 2000.



Hun­dreds of Ir­ish pas­sen­gers fi­nally reached Dublin af­ter be­ing stranded at Paphos air­port when He­lios can­celled their flights. This fol­lows sim­i­lar can­cel­la­tions of the Athens and Prague as the na­tion is still in shock af­ter the Au­gust 14 crash that killed 121 peo­ple as it ap­proached Athens air­port. Tourism of­fi­cials were wor­ried about a neg­a­tive im­pact for the is­land in gen­eral as all in­ter­na­tional news media re­ported the crash of “a Cypriot air­line”, rais­ing wor­ries about all traf­fic to the is­land.

More than one in ten Cypri­ots over the age of 65 is ac­tively em­ployed, and that pro­por­tion is ris­ing, ac­cord­ing to the Labour Force Sur­vey. In all, 9,512 peo­ple or 11% of the over-65s are in em­ploy­ment, although the work ranges from just one to the full 40 hours a week..

Mine clear­ing con­tin­ued in the Ayios Dhome­tios-Ker­mia area, by the EU’s Mine Ac­tion Cen­tre, with a to­tal of 30 mine­fields iden­ti­fied. So far, 13 mine­fields have been cleared in eth pro­ject funded by the EU and UNDP.

Oh, and the price of “dropped” ten years ago to $65/bar­rel as trop­i­cal weather wor­ries eased and nat­u­ral gas fu­tures sold off.

Se­nior ser­vice:


crude oil

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