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Larnaca marina plans on track

The competition process to develop Larnaca marina and port are back on track and the tender documents will be delivered today (Friday) after the Transport Ministry rebutted claims that the project was beset by legal complications.

Paphos high-rise resort gets off the ground

The town planning department has approved building permit to construct two 12-storey high-rise buildings and 122 apartments at Geroskipou in Paphos as part of the Peninsula Resort project.

No tax on mortgaged property sales

Those selling their mortgaged property in Cyprus to reduce or repay their mortgage debt will be exempt from paying capital gains, income tax, special defence contributions, as well as stamp duty and transfer fees.

Passports scheme could bring Dutch disease

The Fiscal Council has warned that overreliance on the Passports for Cash Scheme aka Citizenship by Investment Scheme aka Golden Visa Program could bring ‘Dutch disease’ to Cyprus.

Rent scam suspects detained in Limassol

Two suspects in Limassol have been remanded in custody for four days on suspicion of operating a rent scam following complaints from tenants who’d been paying €800/month for the last four months.

U-turn on crocodile park

The decision by Achna council to withdraw its support for the crocodile park has been greeted with great relief by the local residents who had opposed the park according to reports.

Help needed to revalue 2 million properties

Approximately two million properties in Cyprus are to be revalued and the Department of Lands and Surveys will soon invite tenders from property appraisers to help with the task.

Reduce non-performing loans by 40% in 2018

The Finance Ministry’s ‘Stability Programme 2018 – 2021’ outlines a three-pronged strategy to address the high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the banking sector that pose a risk to the economy.

Citizenship scheme shrouded in secrecy

Transparency in the ‘Citizenship by Investment Scheme’ aka ‘Golden Visa Program’ aka ‘Passports for Cash Scheme’ will remove the veil of secrecy and silence those accusing Cyprus of trading in naturalisations.

Property for passports?

Speaking to Euronews Cypriot lawyer Dimitris Dimitriades defends the controversial Cyprus Citizenship Scheme, which has brought more than €4 billion into the Cypriot economy.

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