The man responsible for the 2017 maritime accident near Ayia Napa has been sentenced to nine months in prison by the Famagusta district court. This verdict highlights the consequences of negligence at sea and emphasizes the importance of following maritime laws to ensure safety on the water.
As the festive season approaches in Cyprus, it is important to remember the legal requirements for possessing and using fireworks. To legally use fireworks, you must obtain a permit from the Explosives Inspector of the Mines Service, ensure they are CE marked, purchase from legal sellers, adhere to age restrictions, and only use them for permitted events. Noncompliance may result in fines or imprisonment. The Cyprus Police have made efforts to crack down on illegal fireworks, and by following the regulations, residents and visitors can enjoy a safe and legally compliant celebration.