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15 June, 2024
 

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Attorney General continues testimony in Auditor General suspension hearing

Attorney General continues testimony in Auditor General suspension hearing

The biggest challenge facing the Legal Service is the continuous attacks from the Audit Service and its allies, Attorney General George Savvidis testified on Friday. ...

Frederick University is once again the best performing University in Cyprus in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Frederick University is once again the best performing University in Cyprus in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

With a total of 2,152 institutions from all over the world participating in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024, Frederick University has been placed among the top 201-300 universities for the second consecutive year....

Job vacancies in Cyprus increase by 7.3% in Q1 of 2024

Job vacancies in Cyprus increase by 7.3% in Q1 of 2024

Job vacancies in Cyprus rose by an annual 7.3% in the first quarter of 2024 whereas they rose by almost 10% compared with the fourth quarter of 2023....

Cyprus sees surge in air travel as summer season takes off

Cyprus sees surge in air travel as summer season takes off

Airplanes arriving in Cyprus were about 85% full in May, with numbers continuing to climb, according to Maria Kouroupi, Director of Aviation Development and Communication at Hermes Airports. ...

US and UK universities slip in global rankings

US and UK universities slip in global rankings

MIT continues to dominate the QS World University Rankings for the 13th year in a row. The latest rankings, which measure both job prospects and sustainability, show Imperial College London jumping to the second spot. ...

Biplanes are making a comeback

Biplanes are making a comeback

Remember those old-timey airplanes with open cockpits and big, noisy engines? Well, they're making a comeback! According to a report in the Robb Report, the DIMOR Group, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, is leading the charge by bringing back classic biplanes like the WACO and Great Lakes models....

Anti-corruption authority clears health official of allegations

Anti-corruption authority clears health official of allegations

The Anti-Corruption Authority in Cyprus has dismissed an anonymous complaint alleging misconduct against Christina Giannakis, Director General of the Ministry of Health. ...

Pournara: From 3145 to 245 migrants in two years

Pournara: From 3145 to 245 migrants in two years

The influx of irregular migrants into Cyprus has markedly declined following stringent government measures. Illustrative of this trend is the Pournara accommodation center, ...

Limassol man loses €46,900 in car sales scam

Limassol man loses €46,900 in car sales scam

A 28-year-old man reported to Limassol Police Station that he was the victim of electronic fraud after transferring €46,900 to a bank account he believed belonged to a car sales company....

EU replaces dangerous asbestos sewer pipes in Nicosia

EU replaces dangerous asbestos sewer pipes in Nicosia

The European Commission announced Thursday that work has begun to replace old asbestos pipes in the Nicosia sewer system. The project is funded by the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community and will be carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)....

Domestic dispute in Paphos ends in murder

Domestic dispute in Paphos ends in murder

A domestic dispute in Paphos ended in murder Friday morning, police said....

Outdoor work from 11am to 5pm prohibited

Outdoor work from 11am to 5pm prohibited

Both heavy and moderate work outdoors is prohibited between 11am and 5pm on Friday, according to the Labour Inspections Department, due to a red warning for extremely high temperature....

Cyprus ticket wins €100,000

Cyprus ticket wins €100,000

In Thursday night's Joker draw (13/6), a total of 3.3 million euros was up for grabs....

Russian assets to fund Ukraine's defense against Russia

Russian assets to fund Ukraine's defense against Russia

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations have struck a landmark agreement to extend a $50 billion loan to Ukraine, funded by interest earned on Russia’s immobilized central bank assets....

Fire ravages Kelokedara-Trachypedoula area

Fire ravages Kelokedara-Trachypedoula area

Firefighters battled flames through the night in the area between Kelokedara and Trachypedoula, Community Council President Marios Zachariadis said Friday....

President appoints Dr. Nicholas A. Ioannidis as Deputy Minister of Immigration

President appoints Dr. Nicholas A. Ioannidis as Deputy Minister of Immigration

President Nikos Christodoulides has appointed Dr. Nicholas A. Ioannidis as Deputy Minister of Immigration and International Protection, utilizing his constitutional powers. ...

Real estate investment opportunities by Astrobank

Real estate investment opportunities by Astrobank

Two apartment complexes, residential fields, and other properties in various areas of Cyprus that are ideal for investment have been listed for sale by AstroBank....

Stay cool or fry trying!

Stay cool or fry trying!

The Meteorological Department has issued a red warning for today, effective from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as temperatures are expected to reach a scorching 45 degrees Celsius....

What's in a name? The romantic tale of Rosebank whisky

What's in a name? The romantic tale of Rosebank whisky

Rosebank. What a romantic name, isn’t it? To me, it conjures up images of blooming roses and tranquil riverbanks. ...

Attorney General denies bias in courtroom drama

Attorney General denies bias in courtroom drama

The cross-examination of Attorney General George Savvidis continued today before the Supreme Constitutional Court. Savvidis faced intense scrutiny over his efforts to suspend Auditor General Odysseus Michaelides, which he initiated based on alleged misconduct....

Heatwave revives debate over school air conditioning

Heatwave revives debate over school air conditioning

The ongoing heatwave has reignited the debate over the installation of air conditioners in Cyprus schools....

€102.3M spent on 275,000 people trained on 30,500 programs

€102.3M spent on 275,000 people trained on 30,500 programs

In the last five years, 275,000 people participated in 30,500 training programmes of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) and the total expenditure reached to 102.3 million euro,...

Banks blame high interest rates for decline of new loans

Banks blame high interest rates for decline of new loans

Loan demand continued to fall in the first quarter of 2024, with banks blaming high interest rates for the decline. ...

Agency reports strong start to 2024, continues paying off state debt

Agency reports strong start to 2024, continues paying off state debt

KEDIPES, Cyprus' state-owned asset management agency, announced a €144 million cash inflow for the first quarter of 2024. The agency also made a €140 million repayment to the state, bringing the total repayment to €1.3 billion since it started in September 2018....

Unveiling the earliest account of Jesus Christ's childhood

Unveiling the earliest account of Jesus Christ's childhood

A recently unearthed manuscript, dating back to the 4th or 5th century, tucked away in the Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky State and University Library, has been identified by researchers as the earliest surviving account of Jesus Christ's childhood....

Fires devastate homes and solar park, communities reeling

Fires devastate homes and solar park, communities reeling

Twenty-one houses, including three completely destroyed, were among the casualties of fires that swept through the Paphos district over the last two days, Deputy Prefect George Chrysafini reported Wednesday....

''We envision transforming people's lives for the better''

''We envision transforming people's lives for the better''

The Cleanthus Foundation aims to enhance the lives of those in need and make a positive impact on society through its programs and funding initiatives. ...

Limassol Blu Marine Zeus Tower construction update

Limassol Blu Marine Zeus Tower construction update

The Leptos Group is proud to announce the ongoing construction of the highly anticipated Zeus Tower - Signature Collection, the second tower of the renowned Limassol Blu Marine development....

Schools to close early on Friday due to heatwave

Schools to close early on Friday due to heatwave

Education Minister Athina Michaelidou defended the government's decision to suspend classes early on Friday due to soaring temperatures, calling it a balanced approach despite inevitable discontent....

Ayia Napa Mayor faces trial for alleged forgery and fraud

Ayia Napa Mayor faces trial for alleged forgery and fraud

Re-elected Mayor of Ayia Napa, Christos Zanettou, is set to appear before the Criminal Appeals Court. ...

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