Cyprus

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 …



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 …