News Local Mayor canvasses for sculptures at Ayia Napa marina

Mayor canvasses for sculptures at Ayia Napa marina

Ayia Napa mayor Yiannis Karousos has appealed to President Nicos Anastasiades to intercede in favour of an application to install two 25 metre sculptures by Costis Georgiou at the coastal resort’s marina which is currently under construction.

He said that investors wanted to build the best marina in the Mediterranean and make it into a world landmark.

However the committee on monuments has ruled against the two giant sculptures. “Turning down the proposal of Ayia Napa marina would create a negative impression in artistic circles and to investors round the world,” the mayor said.

Karousos said many world famous landmarks had initially ran into opposition such as the Eiffel Tower, the pyramid at the Louvre, EuroDisney  and elsewhere, however authorities had decided to go ahead with them.

The marina’s application to install the two sculptures is pending before the Town Planning Department which is not obligated to take into consideration the view of the committee of monuments which has an advisory role, the mayor added.

He urged the president to take the initiative so that the sculptures will be approved adding that the future of a country cannot depend on the personal artistic choices of a given committee.

 

Top Stories

Just three Covid-19 patients at Famagusta Hospital

  There are currently only three coronavirus patients at Famagusta General Hospital, which is the referral hospital for Covid-19, CNA reports. Their condition is described as...

Child allowance paid to 50,695 families

  Child allowance has been paid to 50,695 families who have received a total of €29 million, the Labour Ministry has announced. It said that an allowance...

Third British scientist warns over rush to lift lockdown

  A third member of a scientific advisory body to the British government has warned that it is too soon to lift the COVID-19 lockdown...

Unrest flares in U.S. cities despite arrest of Minneapolis policeman

The white former Minneapolis police officer shown in video footage using his knee to pin an unarmed black man's neck to the street was...

MPs set to approve tougher penalties to crack down on traffic offenders

  Traffic offenders will need to dig deep into their pockets under long-awaited tougher penalties set to be approved by the House of Representatives by...

Taste

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...

Spiced lamb with beetroot salad and scented yoghurt

Lay the lamb on a tray, skin side down. Rub with crushed garlic, sprinkle with spices and ground pistachios, wrap in plastic wrap and...

Easy seafood pasta with white wine sauce

Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream 1/3 cup white wine 300g spaghetti, roughly broken 300-400g of...

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...