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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 …


Coronavirus: Cyprus braces for harsher restrictions

A three-week ‘lockdown lite’ seems the likeliest scenario today when the government announces extra curbs on movement – including a return to the SMS system –aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus and give straining hospitals some breathing space. As of Thursday evening, there were 196 people hospitalised, very… Cyprus Mail …


Our View: Increasing bed capacity, not lockdown should be government priority

After the discussions about the epidemiological situation and scientific advisory team’s proposals for additional restrictions, President Anastasiades came up with a positive point, according to deputy government spokesman, Panayiotis Sentonas. After thanking all the members of the scientific team for their cooperation and contribution to combating the pandemic, Anastasiades noted… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: High school teachers demand to work from home

High school teachers on Monday said they were being discriminated against since they were being asked to be physically present at their workplaces compared to the rest of the civil servants who were asked to work from home. In a letter, high school teachers’ union Oelmek, called on the health… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: 248 new cases takes total past 10,000 mark (updated)

The health ministry on Saturday announced 248 new coronavirus cases, including 69 cases confirmed through PCR tests after they tested positive with a rapid test in previous days. They bring the total number of cases so far to 10,231. The new cases were a result of 14,455 tests, out of… Cyprus Mail …



Coronavirus: Draconian new measures for Limassol and Paphos (Updated)

Limassol and Paphos districts will enter almost a total lockdown, beginning Thursday night and lasting until November 30, with the focus on restricting movement. The curfew in those two districts will be from 8pm to 5am and movement in or out of the districts will be prohibited with checks being… Cyprus Mail …


A day with the lacemakers of Lefkara

A Lefkara lacemaking workshop for beginners brings together history, artistry and a satisfying sense of community and achievement, Annette Chrysostomou discovered Traditional lace making in Lekfara will never be what it once was, but that does not mean it’s dying. An event I attended last week convinced me there is… Cyprus Mail …