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19 January, 2021
 

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Officials weigh in on Pournara brawl

Officials weigh in on Pournara brawl

Eight tenants at Pournara migration facility were placed under arrest on Tuesday, following a violent brawl on camp grounds that erupted between two groups under circumstances still unclear...

Moderna vaccine arrives in Cyprus

Moderna vaccine arrives in Cyprus

The first batch of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Republic of Cyprus on Tuesday, as part of a European vaccination programme, with officials pinning their hopes on AstraZeneca which is not far behind...

Cyprus on alert as powerful storms gather

Cyprus on alert as powerful storms gather

A yellow warning has been issued for Wednesday as multiple low pressure systems from the west are moving in bringing heavy showers and possibly hailstorms...

Your gateway to global investment opportunities

Your gateway to global investment opportunities

In the past, having resolved to ‘save for a rainy day’ financial well being, for many, took care of itself and your life’s goal was aided by interest earned on those monies, which saw your money working for you but the equation today is not so simple...

Officials investigate fatal construction incident

Officials investigate fatal construction incident

A forensic pathologist confirmed Tuesday that a foreign worker who died over the weekend, several days following a work incident in Paralimni, had suffered a severe head trauma caused falling from a height...

Minister gets memed for vaping on live TV

Minister gets memed for vaping on live TV

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou became the subject of criticism and ridicule on social media Tuesday, following a live video interview where he was seen smoking an electronic cigarette...

Legal blocking tests abroad in soldier's death

Legal blocking tests abroad in soldier's death

The clock is ticking for the family of a dead soldier, whose official manner of death in 2005 as suicide is being disputed, with the Legal department refusing to consent to any exhumed remains being sent abroad for specialized testing...

Turkey and Greece to resume talks

Turkey and Greece to resume talks

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

Violent brawl breaks out at Pournara

Violent brawl breaks out at Pournara

A large-scale violent confrontation between groups of asylum seekers erupted at Pournara camp on Monday night, with police calling for backup and two dozen ending up in the Emergency Room...

Five-party meeting within eyeshot

Five-party meeting within eyeshot

UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute on Monday got both leaders of divided Cyprus to commit to the possibility of informal talks as early as next month, with local media on both sides noting the lack of an official statement from the global organization...

Ledra substation up and running in old Nicosia

Ledra substation up and running in old Nicosia

A police substation is back up and running 24 hours a day in downtown Nicosia, with officials hoping not only to promote a sense of security in the old city but also carry out inspections to ensure compliance with the latest emergency health laws...

Cyprus’ vaccine appointments booked solid

Cyprus’ vaccine appointments booked solid

Appointment slots for the vaccine were booked solid in Nicosia after midnight, with other districts quickly following suit as Cypriots rushed to the state’s vaccine portal to reserve their shot...

Rain and cooler weather on the way

Rain and cooler weather on the way

Fair skies are expected in the early part of the week while a noticeable drop in temperature along with showers and thunderstorms will enter the picture after mid-week as a cold front from Europe heads east...

UN envoy rolls the dice on Cyprus

UN envoy rolls the dice on Cyprus

UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute is meeting separately with the leaders of divided Cyprus on Monday, in an effort by the global organization to gauge possible outcomes before committing to informal talks on the decades-long problem...

Protesters march against lockdown measures

Protesters march against lockdown measures

Two people were arrested on Saturday in connection with a demonstration downtown Nicosia, where a group of citizens gathered to protest against a partial lockdown that went into effect Sunday morning...

Health Ministry announces one death, 466 new cases

Health Ministry announces one death, 466 new cases

The Health Ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 466 new cases, raising the death toll to 141 and total cases to 26,674. ...

Travel categories of SMS system that returns Sunday

Travel categories of SMS system that returns Sunday

The SMS system that Cyprus was happy to be rid of in late spring last year will be returning on Sunday as the island grapples with the rampant spread of coronavirus that has left the healthcare system increasingly burdened....

Cyprus places vaccine rollout hopes on AstraZeneca approval

Cyprus places vaccine rollout hopes on AstraZeneca approval

A steady flow of the required number of vaccines depends on the EU’s approval of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, the Cypriot Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said Friday. ...

SMS system returns as Cyprus enters three-week lockdown

SMS system returns as Cyprus enters three-week lockdown

Cyprus Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou announced the new restrictions agreed upon by the Cabinet on Friday, which include a clampdown on unnecessary movements, and social and professional gatherings....

Boy dies after parents shot to death

Boy dies after parents shot to death

A teenager in the north died Friday morning after allegedly shooting and killing his parents before turning the gun on himself, with reports saying his older brother managed to escape from certain death...

Pfizer suggests vaccine can beat mutations

Pfizer suggests vaccine can beat mutations

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to a laboratory study conducted by the US drugmaker...

Cabinet locked into partial lockdown

Cabinet locked into partial lockdown

A partial lockdown is expected to go into effect in the Republic of Cyprus some time after Friday, when the President’s Cabinet will decide on new measures to fight further spread of the coronavirus through the end of the month...

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 427 cases

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 427 cases

The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 427 new cases, raising the death toll to 140 and total cases to 26,208....

Almost four thousand get jab as vaccine rollout presses on

Almost four thousand get jab as vaccine rollout presses on

Just under 4,000 people have so far received a coronavirus jab since Cyprus rolled out its vaccination program on December 27....

Cyprus, Portugal agree to take ties to next level

Cyprus, Portugal agree to take ties to next level

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides paid an official visit to Portugal’s capital on Thursday for a tête-à-tête with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva on the occasion of Portugal’s assumption of the presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1....

Churchgoers, verger booked after jam-packed Epiphany service

Churchgoers, verger booked after jam-packed Epiphany service

Police have booked nine churchgoers and the verger of the church who openly defied government coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday during the Epiphany service held by the controversial Morphou Bishop Neophytos, who has since the outbreak of the pandemic caused headaches to authorities by outspokenly refusing to comply with government restrictions....

EU trying to find ways around vaccine shortage

EU trying to find ways around vaccine shortage

The European drugs regulator could soon give the go ahead for an extra sixth dose to be extracted from Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine vials, an EU official told Reuters on Wednesday, lifting the number of available shots at a time when supplies are short....

Cyprus shocked over chaos in Washington

Cyprus shocked over chaos in Washington

The will of the people as freely expressed in elections must be respected, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said in the light of the siege of the Capitol Hill in Washington...

Legal experts pounce on Yiolitis case

Legal experts pounce on Yiolitis case

A well-known Cypriot lawyer, who raised questions over a home search after Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis filed a criminal complaint against a Twitter parody account, has written to the Police Chief asking to obtain public information as a concerned citizen...

Government buys time on new COVID measures

Government buys time on new COVID measures

The health, finance, and labour ministers of the Republic of Cyprus have been tasked to reconcile a number of issues before a Cabinet meeting on Friday, essentially stalling the announcement of new COVID measures which was expected on Thursday...

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