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09 May, 2021
 

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Cyprus scrambles on eve of third lockdown

Cyprus scrambles on eve of third lockdown

Cyprus' Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou has announced a two-week lockdown starting Monday, including a revision for Holy Saturday midnight mass after Archbishop Chrysostomos cried foul over rules that were 'unacceptable'...

Biden says Armenian deaths were genocide

Biden says Armenian deaths were genocide

US President Joe Biden kept a campaign promise on Saturday, saying massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a move vehemently denounced by Turkey amid frayed ties between the two NATO allies...

Cyprus decides lockdown in Golgotha meeting

Cyprus decides lockdown in Golgotha meeting

After a tough debate amongst ministers over how the government ought to respond to a deteriorating pandemic situation, a proposal for a short and partial lockdown was approved at the last minute after the Cypriot health minister ascended his Calvary to secure a lockdown ahead of Orthodox Holy Week...

Flagged down car escorted to hospital

Flagged down car escorted to hospital

A car stopped by police on the highway Thursday night ended up being escorted to the hospital after officers determined the driver was rushing his wife to seek medical care...

Cabinet split as measures gain on lockdown

Cabinet split as measures gain on lockdown

The Cabinet is set to announce later on Friday a new set of measures to curb the COVID-19 spread in the community, as daily cases continue to rise with a situation in hospitals extremely alarming...

Director wants passport probe clear his name

Director wants passport probe clear his name

A civil servant, whose name was dropped by the former House speaker during a secret video recording by Al Jazeera, says he did not get involved with golden passports during his tenure as director of the interior ministry, vowing to take legal action if an investigative committee failed to clear his name...

Decisions on hold as Palace summons experts

Decisions on hold as Palace summons experts

The President’s Cabinet failed to reach a decision on pandemic measures following intense debate on Thursday afternoon, with reports saying an announcement was pushed back a day to give health experts time to visit the Palace for more consultations...

US slaps ‘do not travel’ label on Cyprus

US slaps ‘do not travel’ label on Cyprus

Health authorities in the United States have issued a “Do Not Travel” warning for Cyprus earlier this week, warning US citizens against visiting the island due to high level of COVID-19...

Cyprus halts search for sailor lost at sea

Cyprus halts search for sailor lost at sea

Cypriot authorities said a search and rescue mission for a sailor lost at sea was halted on Thursday , two days after the seafarer was last seen on a cruise ship bound for Haifa...

Holy Moly ahead of Holy Week decision

Holy Moly ahead of Holy Week decision

The President’s Cabinet is expected on Thursday to announce a way forward ahead of Greek Orthodox Holy Week, with the health minister not favoring tougher pandemic measures but also warning a lockdown was not off the table...

Experts tell government not to relax this Easter

Experts tell government not to relax this Easter

Cyprus registered a record number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, reaching 941 and the numbers are only expected to increase, according to a local health expert...

Cyprus tackles Russian Question as time flies

Cyprus tackles Russian Question as time flies

Thousands of cancelations from Russia to Cyprus in just a matter of hours are testing the island’s response to the health crisis, with companies pushing their programs later in the summer pending improvement on the pandemic front...

Cyprus adds single shot Janssen to arsenal

Cyprus adds single shot Janssen to arsenal

A single-shot vaccine against the novel coronavirus will be available alongside other vaccination options in the Republic of Cyprus, after the EU drug regulator okayed Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Janssen vaccine...

Cyprus’ famous pelican dies peacefully

Cyprus’ famous pelican dies peacefully

Cyprus’ famous pelican Kokos died of old age this week, after living a long and full life and only days before he was due to put smiles on thousands of visitors in Kato Paphos...

Dead shark spotted in Paphos

Dead shark spotted in Paphos

A dead shark possibly belonging to an endangered species was spotted on a beach along Cyprus’ western coast, with online users wondering whether the warm-blooded fish was killed or washed up dead...

Four arrested on human smuggling charges

Four arrested on human smuggling charges

Cypriot police have arrested four individuals on human smuggling charges after a number of people including a woman and two children were apprehended in the buffer zone during an attempt to cross from north to south...

Cypriot referral hospital full again

Cypriot referral hospital full again

The Famagusta referral hospital for COVID-19 has reached full capacity in the Republic of Cyprus, with reports saying hospitalizations remained on an upward trend but the number of serious cases remained low...

Man in witness protection gunned down

Man in witness protection gunned down

A man who was in the witness protection program was killed Monday night on a coastal road in Larnaca, after his vehicle was riddled with bullets in what is believed to be a mob-style hit...

Alan Duncan publishes book ahead of Geneva

Alan Duncan publishes book ahead of Geneva

Sir Alan Duncan who irritated Greek Cypriots two years ago when he said sovereignty over waters off the island was 'under dispute' has written a book, in which he says the British High Commissioner felt betrayed by President Nicos Anastasiades...

Local gov reform heads for summer freeze

Local gov reform heads for summer freeze

Interior Minister Nikos Nouris has been asked by EU officials to give the rundown of the administration’s latest efforts in local government reform, just days after a proposal for a referendum was defeated by opposition parties that cried foul over the move...

Emergency drills no cause for alarm

Emergency drills no cause for alarm

The Fire Department is warning the public over emergency preparedness drills focusing on evacuation and rescues during earthquakes, saying fire trucks rushing up and down should be no cause for alarm...

Greek Easter relaxation hopes put to rest

Greek Easter relaxation hopes put to rest

Cyprus’ current epidemiological situation is behind the government’s latest decision to freeze possible relaxation of restrictions ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter, with the administration focusing on vaccinations but also not ruling out further measures...

Cyprus expected to land UK green list

Cyprus expected to land UK green list

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said in comments published on Friday in the British press that Greece and Cyprus were expected to be among countries to enter a so-called Green List of the British Ministry of Transport as of May 17...

Interim report on golden passports delivered

Interim report on golden passports delivered

An interim report on the golden passport scandal in the Republic of Cyprus says just over half of citizenships granted by the executive branch were not approved lawfully...

S7 looking to drop Cyprus Airways

S7 looking to drop Cyprus Airways

The future of Cyprus Airways is once again up in the air following reports that its Russian private shareholder S7 is looking to sell its entire stake in the Larnaca-based Charlie Airlines...

Minister says Cyprus facing ‘fragile situation’

Minister says Cyprus facing ‘fragile situation’

Cypriot Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou is urging people to comply with health measures, saying the epidemiological outlook in the country remains fragile and the situation could get out of control...

Greek, Turkish ministers stand their ground

Greek, Turkish ministers stand their ground

Greek and Turkish foreign ministers Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu hailed the relaunch of exploratory talks between Athens and Ankara and called for a de-escalation of tension, but both stood their ground on key issues dividing the two sides in an unusually frank press conference following their meeting in Ankara on Thursday...

KPMG Announcement

KPMG Announcement

KPMG in Cyprus wishes to inform you that our partner, Antonis Rouvas has decided to accept appointment as Group CFO at Hellenic Bank...

Cypriot Cabinet gets AstraZeneca ‘group shot’

Cypriot Cabinet gets AstraZeneca ‘group shot’

Members of the President’s Cabinet got the AstraZeneca shot in front of cameras on Thursday, in a publicity stunt aimed at boosting confidence among members of the public...

Jiu Jitsu director says Cyprus losing out

Jiu Jitsu director says Cyprus losing out

The director and producers of martial arts movie Jiu Jitsu sought audience with Cyprus’ finance minister this week over delayed cash rebate payments, with reports saying the film makers are also ticked off by an unflattering audit report on the country’s Olivewood scheme...

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