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Our View: Big three’s bickering has overshadowed election campaign 

Anyone who followed the last couple of weeks of the campaign could have been mistaken in thinking we would be electing a new president today. President Anastasiades completely dominated the campaign in the last fortnight, making daily public appearances, promoting the government’s achievements, using his spokesmen to answer criticism and… 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 …


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 …


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 …



Commissioner says children should be involved in running of schools

Children’s rights commissioner Despo Michaelides has expressed concern that domestic laws in Cyprus still do not fully comply with the provisions and principles of the Convention of Rights of the Child as regards education. She also highlighted the need for better representation of children’s views in the running of schools… Cyprus Mail …