The Pals Cyprus Team have worked tirelessly to develop the magazine into what it is today. Originally founded in July 2003, by Sandra Westwood, the first copy of Pals Magazine was produced in black & white, and was personally photocopied & put together by hand by Sandra herself. Not knowing where this labour of love was to go, the first few runs were hand printed at home on Sandra’s ink jet printer. With the aim of informing the ever growing expat community of Polis Chrysochous about local news & events, Sandra named her magazine PALS, which stood for the “Polis And Latchi Scene”.
In no time at all, the magazine reached new heights. It became a popular local feature and grew into an exciting community publication full of charity news, local events, useful information and amusing articles. As the expat population in the area grew, so did demand for the magazine and therefore Sandra’s time in producing it. In order to let the magazine grow, Sandra new the best decision she could make was to sell the magazine.
With the gradual evolution of Pals we saw the magazine re-launched in May 2006, with extra pages and a full colour front and back page. It was professionally set and printed and more copies were then produced. From having started out as a one man production effort, the magazine today employs a group of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals that strive to keep it moving forward. The Pals Team dedicates itself completely to the magazine and its loyal advertisers. All hard efforts work towards the smooth running of the magazine and its functionalities. At the same time the team enjoys keeping a very personal and friendly relationship with all the magazines advertisers and supporters.
The magazine was given a facelift in 2011, when the decision was made to remove the connotation “Polis and Latchi Scene”, and simply keep the friendly PALS logo. The magazines development then started to cover a much wider area, and the demand was such that it began to cover the whole of the Paphos area. Furthermore with the development of the Pals Website, Pals advertisers were offered an even wider audience, and its readers a country wide service. Access to the current and previous Pals issues became available worldwide.