Cyprus

Yellow alert for 40C inland

Τhe met office on Sunday issued a yellow warning for high temperatures. The alert is in effect from noon until 5pm. Temperatures are expected to hit 40C inland, 34C along the coast, and 32C in the mountains. It is expected to be a little cooler on Monday and Tuesday though… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Venue owners threaten measures over SafePasses

Owners of recreation centres on Tuesday threatened to stage nationwide protests unless the government amends a decree that sees business owners checking that customers and staff have a SafePass. After multiple complaints over the impracticality of the measure by the association of owners of recreation centres (Pasika), its general secretary,… Cyprus Mail …


Elections 2021: Is it time to listen to the lone voices?

After years in the political wilderness, will independents’ day dawn at last on May 30? By Theo Panayides   No independent – i.e. non-party – candidate has ever been elected to parliament in Cyprus. “Perhaps it’s time that one did,” says Andreas Christou, one of seven men (they’re all men)… Cyprus Mail …


How green are our political parties?

In the lead up to the parliamentary elections on May 30, the Cyprus Mail’s weekly environment section has asked the main political parties for their policies on a wide range of green issues     What has your party done to tackle climate change? AKEL The phenomenon of global warming… Cyprus Mail …



Coronavirus: students to have rapid test for Pancyprian exams

An education ministry proposal on how the Pancyprian exams will be carried out is set to be presented during Wednesday’s Cabinet session. A report carried by daily Philelftheros said it specifies students will need a negative rapid test to take their exam. Students who test positive or are close contacts… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Vaccine portal crashes minutes after opening

The vaccination portal, opened for 61 to 63 year olds on Thursday morning, again crashed just minutes after it opened on Thursday. “Attempted again today to book on line for 61 to 63 year but yet again its crashed for this age group. Really annoying and frustrating as this happened… Cyprus Mail …


Grief-work performances continue with rending the cloth

Grief-Work is a new development in Helen Kirwan’s Memory Theatre series and her direct response to the poignancy of the pandemic. Currently artist in residence with the Cyprus Academy of Arts Residency Programme, Kirwan presents the fourth in her series of online performances this week. During this period of much… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: four deaths, 309 new cases announced on Thursday (Updated)

Four people died of Covid-19 on Thursday, while testing in the community yielded 309 more positives. The deceased are: a man aged 87 with underlying conditions, not record of vaccination, who expired at Limassol general hospital; a man aged 62 with underlying conditions, no record of vaccination, at Nicosia general… Cyprus Mail …


Arrests for growing cannabis

Two men were arrested on two separate occasions after cannabis plants were found in their properties, police said on Sunday. A 41-year-old man was arrested in connection with the discovery of 11 cannabis plants and quantities of cannabis and cocaine in his house in the Larnaca district. Eleven pots with… Cyprus Mail …