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Low occupancy means hotels open in Paphos operating at a loss

Occupancy levels of hotels that are open in Paphos are not even reaching 20 per cent, president of the Paphos Hoteliers Associaion Thanos Michaelides said on Sunday. Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Michaelides said that 25 per cent of units are open at the moment in Paphos, adding that… Cyprus Mail …


Saving the wetlands

Getting the public on board is the hardest part of the project at Lady’s Mile and Akrotiri salt lake The ongoing extensive restoration work at Lady’s Mile and Akrotiri salt lake, two locations considered vital parts of the wider wetlands system in Cyprus, carries an ambitious purpose. Aside from changing… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Call for House approval of pandemic measures

The measures taken by the government to fight the pandemic ought to be approved by parliament, Diko MP Zaharias Koulias said on Wednesday, after tabling the issue for discussion before the House ethics committee. Koulias said in the past two years many problems had been created, including forcing people to… Cyprus Mail …


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 …


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 …