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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 …



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 …


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 …