Cyprus

Low occupancy means hotels open in Paphos operating at a loss

Occupancy levels of hotels that are open in Paphos are not even reaching 20 per cent, president of the Paphos Hoteliers Associaion Thanos Michaelides said on Sunday. Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Michaelides said that 25 per cent of units are open at the moment in Paphos, adding that… Cyprus Mail …


Bedridden patients entitled to 12 house calls a year from GP

Bedridden patients are entitled to 12 house calls from a general doctor a year under revamped rules, Gesy (general health system) clarified on Friday. In an FAQ on house calls under Gesy, who qualifies and what is covered, it said that this service had been incorporated into the system in… Cyprus Mail …


Saving the wetlands

Getting the public on board is the hardest part of the project at Lady’s Mile and Akrotiri salt lake The ongoing extensive restoration work at Lady’s Mile and Akrotiri salt lake, two locations considered vital parts of the wider wetlands system in Cyprus, carries an ambitious purpose. Aside from changing… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Call for House approval of pandemic measures

The measures taken by the government to fight the pandemic ought to be approved by parliament, Diko MP Zaharias Koulias said on Wednesday, after tabling the issue for discussion before the House ethics committee. Koulias said in the past two years many problems had been created, including forcing people to… Cyprus Mail …


Pedestrians hit at Paphos crossing, woman aged 58 killed

A 58-year-old woman was killed by a car while crossing a road in Paphos on Saturday afternoon. The man she was walking with, aged 70, was injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment in hospital. According to police, at around 2pm Saturday the couple was hit by a car… Cyprus Mail …


Boy loses leg in motorcycle accident

A 12-year-old boy lost one of his legs on Saturday after the motorcycle on which he was a passenger collided with a car in the Famagusta district. The accident occurred at around 11 am, police said, when a car collided with the motorcycle driven by a 16-year-old with the 12-year-old… Cyprus Mail …


Former footballer arrested in Greece over embezzlement charges

A 43-year-old former first division Cypriot footballer was arrested in Greece and is to be extradited to Cyprus in connection with the embezzlement of more than €200,000, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. The suspect was sought by Cypriot authorities for cases concerning circulation of fake documents and forgery and the embezzlement… Cyprus Mail …


BirdLife launches campaign to protest Akamas development projects

Environmental NGO BirdLife Cyprus has launched an email campaign to protest development projects threatening the Akamas peninsula. By following this link, participants can co-sign a letter posing a number of questions about the future of Akamas to Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis, who also holds the environment portfolio, and Interior Minister… Cyprus Mail …


Weather ‘seers’ forecast a rainy winter

By Evie Andreou If we are to believe traditional weather forecasters, it will be pouring down this winter as per their predictions based on the first days of August. Experts, however, say though tradition is respected, this is not a scientific way of forecasting the weather. Social media and news… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Three deaths, 446 new cases

Three deaths from coronavirus and 446 new cases were announced on Monday, out of 42,427 PCR and rapid tests, a positivity rate of 1.05 per cent. The deaths were two men, aged 61 and 72, and a woman aged 85. There are 278 people in hospital with the virus, of… Cyprus Mail …