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“Thanasis [Spanos] embodied filotimo”

A man known for his ‘larger than life personality’, Thanasis Spanos passed peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday. But his loss is mourned not only by relatives, but also …

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Vale Thanasis Spanos of Medallion and Vanilla

Thanasis Spanos passed away on 31 July, surrounded by families and friends. The news spread throughout the Greek community of Melbourne where Mr Spanos was well known for writing history …

Young entrepreneur Fotios Tsiouklas meets with young Greek Australians from Dandenong

Fotios Tsiouklas is known to Neos Kosmos readers for his money-making talents. At the age of 20, he already shares a portfolio worth $5 million with his partner school  nemesis-come-business …

Greek community proves it takes a village to raise a child as it rushes to the aid of the Charalambous children

The Greek community of Australia showed its generosity to the three children of Eric and Vicky Charalambous. The death of Vicky from cancer at 48 years of age and Eric, …

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Grandkids in distress during COVID-19 lockdown, but sticking it down for yiayia and pappou’s benefit

The Greek community of Australia has been saddened by the news of the deaths of our elders due to COVID-19. During these increasingly stressful times, it is difficult not to …

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‘My father died in hospital and St. Basil’s kept telling me he’s in his room’

Apostolis Barbousas, a resident in St. Basil’s Melbourne nursing home passed away on Sunday, aged 79. His son, Nikolas, called Neos Kosmos to report the chaotic circumstances at the aged …

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Apostolis Bourbousas, yet another COVID-19 casualty in our community

Apostolis Barbousas is the most recent victim of the Covid-19 tragedy that has hit our community. The 79-year-old died on Sunday noon from coronavirus complications at St. Basil’s according to …

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Metaxia Tsihlakis: ‘My mother died because they did not protect her’

Metaxia Tsihlakis is determined to get answers from anyone responsible regarding her mother’s passing, whilst in St. Basil’s care. The Greek Australian who is mourning the death of her mother …

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Spiros Vasilakis who lost his mother to COVID-19 speaks to Neos Kosmos

Maria Vasilakis, 81, recently celebrated her birthday in isolation, at St Basil’s Home for the Aged. A few days later, she tested positive for Coronavirus and within a week she …

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St Basil’s coronavirus cluster weighs heavily on Greek Australian community

One of the most recent coronavirus infection clusters in Victoria has been recently linked to St Basil’s aged care facility, home to many Greek-Australian elders. As of Saturday, the total …