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Epiphany 2018: Mayor releases dead dove during Blessing the Waters (video)

Blessing the Waters and release white doves to symbolize the Holy Spirit? Greek religious ceremonies are nice if the doves are alive. In Kalamata, however, the mayor released one dove, a dead dove that fell like a rocket into the water instead of flying high in the sky and bring …

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T-2 aircraft of Hellenic Air Forces crashes and cut into two (video)

A T-2 training aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force crashed and broke into two south of Kalamata in Peloponnese on Wednesday noon. The two-man crew managed to save themselves abandoning the aircraft with parachute in a height of 800 ft. They were picked up by an Air Force helicopter. A …

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Mesternes Mester: Greece hosts Norway’s survivor TV show

It is called “Mesternes Mester” and breaks a record number of views in Norway’s television. The grant final of the reality show “Champions of Champions” was entirely filmed in Messinia, in south western Peloponnese in Greece with shootings in Verga, Mani, Pylos, Voidokilia, Methoni and Kalamata. What looks like Octapus …

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“Tsim Booky” : Australians angry at Greek cab driver

While thousands of tax drivers protested in Melbourne the government plans to buyback tax licenses, one cabbie decided it was a good time to prank two Australian television networks. The cab driver of Greek origin told the TV reporters that his name was “Tsim Booky”. And so he was presented …

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Heartbreaking! Stray puppy finds a warm bed in Xmas Crib

Have a heart for Greece’s strays. A puppy found a warm place to spend the night: in the public Christmas Crib in the city of Kalamata. Baby Jesus & a stray dog Please, support animal welfare associations in Greece and put a bowl of food for the strays in your …

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Kalamata: homeless sleeps under the Christmas tree…

Passersby were seriously concerned to see a homeless man sleeping under the Christmas tree in the main square of Kalamata in Southern Peloponnese.Some even called the police as the man did not react to their calls and they thought, he had fell victim of the cold night. But the whole …

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Shortage of Drugs Due to Pharma Embargo to Greek National Health Service

The never ending story of the Greek patient: While private pharmacists continue to block prescription medicine on credit, drugs have started to disappear from the pharmacies shelves of EOPYY. Patients have now to seek state pharmacies in hospitals to get life-saving medication. Gerasimos Voudouris, president of  National health Care Services EOPYY,  …

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Kalamata: Lawyers on “Strike” Due to No-Functioning A/C In Local Court

 Lawyers Union in Kalamata, SW Peloponnese, decided to abstain from the local court until the air-conditions get maintained and on duty again. “The conditions in the court building of the town are beyond descriptions” the angry and summer  heat-exhausted lawyers said in an open letter to Greek Minister of Justice. “We consider as unacceptable the conduct of …

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Greek Communist Party Prohibits Power Cuts in Households Due to Property Tax

Members of trade union PAME (Communist Party KKE) prohibited the electricity cut in ten households in Kalamata, Peloponnese, as the property owners had not paid the emergency property tax. Until now, 374 households and shops in the prefecture of Messinia are threatened with power cuts for the same reason. The …

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