Maria Bitar

Employers – clients determine working time of 74% of workforce in Cyprus

In 2019, the employer, organisation or clients mainly decided on the working time of almost 118 million of the 194 million employed people aged...

Syllouris expresses solidarity and support to the Armenian people

Cyprus House President Demetris Syllouris expressed feelings of sincere solidarity and fraternal support to the Armenian people during a telephone conversation he had on...

Total petroleum product sales record 24.6% decrease in August this year

In August 2020, the total sales of petroleum products amounted to 94,951 tonnes, recording a decrease of 24.6% compared to August 2019. According to the...

Industrial Production Index records 5.4% decrease in July this year

The Index of Industrial Production for July 2020 reached 144.2 units (base 2015=100), recording a decrease of 5.4% compared to July 2019. According to the...

Revenue from tourism drops by 89.9% in July this year

Revenue from tourism in July 2020 reached €42.5 million compared to €422.0 million in the corresponding month of the previous year, recording a decrease...

Recovery of EU Economic Sentiment continues at slower speed

In September 2020, the recovery of the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) continued, albeit at a somewhat slower speed. Registering still noticeable increases in the euro...

Vehicle engulfed in flames in Griva Digeni (video)

A car was engulfed in flames on Griva Digeni Avenue, along the Pediaios river, causing traffic jams in the area. Two fire trucks from the...

Russian scientist behind COVID-19 vaccine defends ‘wartime’ roll-out

Russia plans to share preliminary results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial based on the first six weeks of monitoring participants, raising the tempo in...

Greece-US relations have never been so close and productive, Greek PM says

"I corroborate the statement made by Pompeo that relations between our two countries have never been as close and productive as they are...

EAC warns customers of fraudulent visits by strangers posing as their staff

Recently, EAC customers have informed the Organisation that they have been receiving visits from persons posing as EAC employees to check their electricity meters. These...

UPDATED – Drunk man entered café in Larnaca and pulled out knife

A drunk man entered a well-known café-restaurant in the centre of Larnaca and pulled out a knife. According to initial information, the man asked for...

European bee-eaters, other protected species illegally killed in Meneou

Images of dead protected species in Meneou area, Larnaca, were published on Facebook by BirdLife Cyprus and have caused anger and disgust, Philenews reported...

Larnaca Municipality appeal for immediate cat sterilisation

Larnaca Municipality on Tuesday appealed to cat owners to neuter their pets immediately so that the population of strays and free-roaming ones across the...

Young man in custody for breaking and entering in Paphos

A 22-year-old foreign man on Monday was remanded in custody for a recent breaking and entering in Paphos, police said. The young man entered the...

Higher penalties for traffic violations come in effect on Thursday

New, higher penalties for traffic violations in Cyprus come in effect on Thursday, October 1, and the police are calling for compliance. The revised penalties...

Woman run down on pedestrian crossing near University of Cyprus

A young woman early on Tuesday was run down by a car on a pedestrian’s crossing near the University of Cyprus in Aglantzia, Nicosia. She...

Mainly fine on Tuesday, yellow alert for very high temperatures

Tuesday will be mainly fine with temperatures rising to 40°C inland, around 35°C in all coasts, and 32°C in the mountains, according to the...

Seventeen new coronavirus cases detected out of 2,465 tests

The Ministry of Health has announced that 17 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out...

Doctors stop mid-operation, dress patient in operating theatre and discharge him

Unbelievable and yet a now quintessentially Cypriot thing to happen. The incident in question is that doctors at a private hospital in Nicosia stopped...

Economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly this September

In September 2020, economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly as the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI-CypERC) decreased by 1.0 point compared to August 2020. According to...

Jiu Jitsu – Distribution for US and Canada set for November

Jiu Jitsu, the first Hollywood movie to be filmed in Cyprus under the incentive plan to promote the audiovisual industry starring Nicolas Cage, Alain...

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181 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced 181 new COVID-19 cases on 27 October, out of 3,589 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,817. The break-down of new...

President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader to hold first informal meeting next Tuesday

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar will hold their first informal meeting on the 3rd of...

FM: Turkey’s actions not conducive to Guterres’ efforts over Cyprus

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Tuesday that Turkey’s illegal actions undermine peace and stability in the region and are not conducive to...

State Health Services Organization confirms hiring of nurses

The State Health Services Organization confirmed today to the nurses’ trade unions that the decision for the hiring of new nurses to man Hospitals...

200,000 rapid COVID-19 tests ordered

The Health Ministry announced that 200,000 antigen rapid COVID-19 tests have been ordered within the framework of the measures taken to manage the new...