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Thousands of Cyprus property workers face job losses

AS MANY as 3,000 construction workers in Paphos could lose their jobs in the coming months if there is no turnaround in the real-estate slump, a survey of companies in the area has found. The survey was carried out by ACMA Consultants on behalf of the Paphos Building Contractors Association. It found that out of […]

British pensioners in Cyprus feel the squeeze

THE GLOBAL economic downturn and the collapse of the British pound are having an enormous impact on the retired population of Brits in Paphos. David Cornthwaite, the Chairman of the UKCA in Paphos told the Sunday Mail that the biggest topic of conversation among expats at the moment is the financial crisis. “The government of […]

Cyprus developers ‘strangled by red tape’

PAPHOS property developers are pleading with the government to cut through the tangle of red tape that they say is suffocating their business, causing delays in the issue of building permits and title deeds, in some cases for years. The president of the Paphos developers, George Mais, was speaking yesterday following a meeting with Interior […]

Briton loses half a million in property fraud

TWO men were remanded in custody in Paphos yesterday on suspicion of defrauding a British resident of Peyia out of nearly half a million euros in a bogus property transaction. Police had arrested three men in connection with the case on Monday night. The three are understood to have been the middleman in the transaction, […]

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