Cyprus

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 …


Anti-racism rally to be staged in Nicosia on Sunday

Parties and unions are set to march from the interior ministry to Eleftheria Square in Nicosia on Sunday to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Participants include representatives of Akel, the United Democratic Youth Organisation (Edon), left-wing umbrella union Peo, student union Prodeftiki and NGO Kisa. “We… Cyprus Mail …


Local farmers condemn placement of barbed wire in buffer zone

The installation of barbed wire along the Green Line in rural Nicosia to prevent irregular migration from the north has caused concern among residents, community leaders said on Monday. The government is currently erecting the barbed wire, set to cover areas along the buffer zone near Astromeritis, Peristerona and Akaki,… Cyprus Mail …


In four years, more than 400,000 passengers have used Limassol port

Establishing Limassol as the main port of choice in the Eastern Mediterranean remains the vision of DP World Limassol port, its CEO Nawaf Adbulla said on Friday. Speaking four years to the day since the start of the port’s operation, Abdulla said the results in terms of passenger and cargo… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Limassol’s King Carnival in morale-boosting tour of city

Limassol’s Carnival King has urged his co-citizens to remain positive and to smile during what he believes is a difficult and testing time for the city. Limassol municipality announced months ago there would be no carnival parade this year because of the pandemic, but it would organise alternative celebrations such… Cyprus Mail …