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27 October, 2021
 

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Less red tape for asylum seekers but no new options

Less red tape for asylum seekers but no new options

Labor minister Zeta Emilianidou says her office has simplified paperwork for the hiring of asylum seekers, but the country's chamber of commerce says cutting red tape and shuffling less paper does not solve staff shortages in fields that are still inaccessible to those applicants...

Mini earthquake shakes Cyprus

Mini earthquake shakes Cyprus

A mini earthquake was recorded in Limassol district on Wednesday morning, with reports suggesting tremors were felt in other districts too...

Afghanistan: Selling their daughters to avoid starvation

Afghanistan: Selling their daughters to avoid starvation

When her husband told her that they would have to sell their two little girls so that their family would not starve to death after being displaced by the drought in western Afghanistan, Fahima "cried a lot"....

US will require foreign travellers to get WHO-authorised vaccines

US will require foreign travellers to get WHO-authorised vaccines

The Biden administration will allow all international travellers to enter the US as long as they have received any vaccine authorised by the World Health Organization...

Government issues decree to allow employment of asylum seekers

Government issues decree to allow employment of asylum seekers

The Cyprus government has issued a decree making it easier for companies to hire political asylum seekers in Cyprus....

The cost of Erdogan’s behavior

The cost of Erdogan’s behavior

Driven by arrogance and his neo-Ottoman ambitions, Recep Tayyip Erdogan behaves as if Turkey is some sort of unbound superpower which is immune to criticism...

Investigation into toxic substance found in nasal swabs

Investigation into toxic substance found in nasal swabs

The Minister of Health is in contact with the Attorney General and the Chief of Police to investigate reports that a toxic substance was found in the swabs used to perform rapid tests....

The international festival of Nicosia

The international festival of Nicosia

On Saturday, October 30, the Nicosia International Festival raises the curtain with 21 productions, 26 performances and dozens of artists....

Bicycle subsidies for Cyprus

Bicycle subsidies for Cyprus

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces that on November 1, 2021 it will launch the first electronic platform through which citizens can apply for a subsidy to purchase a new non-electric bicycle....

Calls to end uncontrolled garbage disposal

Calls to end uncontrolled garbage disposal

Cypriot citizens will once again be burdened with financial sanctions imposed by the EU if regulations against uncontrolled garbage disposal are not implemented....

More suspects swept up in plot against Israelis

More suspects swept up in plot against Israelis

A total of five men are in custody in Cyprus in connection with an alleged plot against Israeli businessmen on the island, with local police using phone records to identify suspects but still keeping a very tight lid on the case...

Massimo Dutti Launches its online store in Cyprus

Massimo Dutti Launches its online store in Cyprus

Massimo Dutti is pleased to announce the launch of its online store in Cyprus. The launch is scheduled on the 26th from 12am. Through www.massimodutti.com.cy and its mobile app (available on Google Play and the Apple App Store), the brand makes it easy for its customers to discover all the Massimo Dutti collections....

Cops bust marijuana grow in Limassol

Cops bust marijuana grow in Limassol

Three persons in Limassol have been arrested following a raid at an abandoned shop where drug squad officers uncovered an elaborate grow operation of illegal marijuana...

A billionaire two times over

A billionaire two times over

Sarah Blakely is a billionaire again. The woman who built a business empire giving a rather simple solution to a daily problem of women, went through several ups and downs...

No side effects from vaccine 'mix and match'

No side effects from vaccine 'mix and match'

No side effects have been recorded in Cyprus from the mixing of different vaccines, according to Dr. Elena Panagiotopoulou,...

New measures to attract new businesses and property purchases

New measures to attract new businesses and property purchases

The day before yesterday, YPOIK announced a new support package aimed at attracting foreign companies to operate in Cyprus....

Approximately 490 violations as of 11am Monday morning

Approximately 490 violations as of 11am Monday morning

As of 11am Monday morning, about 490 violations were recorded by mobile and street cameras around Cyprus,...

Hertz orders 100,000 Tesla cars

Hertz orders 100,000 Tesla cars

Hertz Global Holdings Inc., placed an order for 100,000 Teslas in the first step of an ambitious plan to electrify its rental-car fleet,...

Consumer Association calls on Consumer Protection Service to assume responsibilities

Consumer Association calls on Consumer Protection Service to assume responsibilities

The Cyprus Consumer's Association calls on the Consumer Protection Service of the Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry "to assume its responsibilities...

New types of COVID vaccines and alternative therapies

New types of COVID vaccines and alternative therapies

It's only a matter of time before Cyprus finalizes orders of new COVID vaccines and therapies. ...

Cyprus airs migration grievances at divided Europe

Cyprus airs migration grievances at divided Europe

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris wants strong EU awareness on external borders to be shown in Cyprus as well, in remarks he made near the buffer zone on Sunday, just two days after the European Commission president signaled there would be no funding for barbed wire and walls...

Zara Home’s online store in Cyprus goes live today

Zara Home’s online store in Cyprus goes live today

Zara Home launches online sales in Cyprus today. With this launch, Zara Home is marking a new milestone in the steady expansion of its fully integrated store and online model across the universe of markets in which the Inditex Group does business....

State launches speed cameras again

State launches speed cameras again

Law enforcement authorities in the Republic of Cyprus relaunched on Monday a number of mobile and fixed cameras to monitor traffic and catch violators, but fines through the controversial system won’t start being issued until January 1 next year...

Doubts raised in another suicide case in Cyprus

Doubts raised in another suicide case in Cyprus

An investigative TV show is raising questions over the death of a Greek commissioned officer in Cyprus, a case initially treated as suicide but experts believe police glossed over facts that could point to a premeditated crime...

Cyprus frets ‘pandoramonium’ overshadowing good work

Cyprus frets ‘pandoramonium’ overshadowing good work

The Cypriot finance ministry says a European Parliament resolution on Pandora Papers and subsequent criticism by local opposition is overshadowing the amount of good work that has been done on the island against illegal activities, as some parties are calling on the president to step down...

Mistrust results in a rise in COVID cases in Eastern Europe

Mistrust results in a rise in COVID cases in Eastern Europe

Latvia imposed a new lockdown on Thursday, with hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania struggling to cope with an increase in patients with covid-19, while Poland is selling extra doses of vaccine....

Electronic ankle bracelets in lieu of incarceration

Electronic ankle bracelets in lieu of incarceration

Stefi Drakou, Minister of Justice and Public Order, announced today that she is in favor of introducing legislation that allows the use of ankle bracelets to monitor prisoners in lieu of incarceration...

Cyprus aims for Mars with X-Ray rock dating instrument

Cyprus aims for Mars with X-Ray rock dating instrument

Cyprus aims to join the global space exploration drive by developing a compact, X-Ray instrument capable of dating Martian soil and rock samples...

Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus

Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus

It seems a strange place to pitch a tent. Plump in the middle of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone that has divided Cyprus along ethnic lines since 1974,...

Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots and kills woman cinematographer

Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots and kills woman cinematographer

Alec Baldwin is devastated after a tragic accident on the set of his new movie "Rust". ...

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