Cyprus

Cyprus takes steps to reduce plastic use, says agriculture ministry

The agriculture ministry commented on Saturday about the measures adopted to reduce plastics in Cyprus, on the occasion of International Plastic-Free Day. In a statement, the ministry noted that since 2018, a ban on the free distribution of thin plastic carrier bags and the obligation to charge for them at points of sale has been […] Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Trees planted in UK for peace in Cyprus

Olive trees are being planted in the United Kingdom “for peace and reunification” in Cyprus to mark the 50th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the island. The tree planting scheme has been organised by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, with the first three trees having been planted… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


June elections are ‘uncharted territory’

Officials are bracing for the logistical nightmare of the upcoming local and European elections, featuring a smorgasbord of as many as 20,000 candidates vying for the 3,500 public offices up for grabs. It has never been done before, and once it’s all over it will usher in the new system… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Theologian testifies in ongoing monastery scandal

Theologian Theodoros Kyriacou confirmed on Thursday that he provided testimony regarding a sexual harassment complaint filed by a former employee against the head of the beleaguered Osiou Avakoum monastery. Kyriacou said he had been called in by the police the day before to provide a statement regarding the sexual harassment… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Man tries to set fire to Limassol business

Police on Sunday were investigating an attempted arson attack against a Limassol company linked to a 51-year-old accountant. CCTV footage showed an unknown individual going to the block of apartments in Omonia where the company is based, and setting fire to the entrance. The flames did not spread and only… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Cyprus to request €152 million from Recovery and Resilience Facility

Cyprus will on Friday submit a formal request for the second and third tranche of payments from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) which once granted will bring payments up to €400 million to date, an official with the finance ministry said on Thursday. “We are just hours away… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Museum of the Moon landing in Larnaca

An upcoming event in Larnaca will be people as close to the moon as they will ever get It is a curious wonder, the moon. For centuries it has played a vital role in age-old myths and legends, tales of witches and scientific explorations. It holds a mystic, cosmic power… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Health minister steps in to union-Okypy fray

Public hospitals are the “backbone” of the national health care system (Gesy) but they must become competitive, the health minister said on Friday. Speaking on CyBC’s morning radio, Health Minister Popi Kanari said that she would be holding meetings with both the state health organisation (Okypy) and the six healthcare… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…


Cyprus views technology as cornerstone of economic vision, president says

Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides on Thursday evening underscored the pivotal role of technology and innovation in the country’s governance programme and economic vision. “The government is implementing specific actions for the branding of Cyprus in order to enhance the country’s appeal to investors and professionals,” the president said. President Christodoulides… Courtesy of Cyprus Mail | News…