Josephine Koumettou

Greek Premier in Nicosia for a working visit

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis is flying to Cyprus on Monday for a working visit. According to a press release by the Presidency, Mitsotakis will have...

Cyprus in second phase of lockdown easing with schools, shops opening

Cyprus on Monday entered the second phase of Covid measures relaxations with the reopening of schools for elementary pupils and third graders of high...

One dies, 115 test positive to Covid-19 on Sunday

The Health Ministry said on Sunday that one man aged 94 with underlying conditions has died of Covid-19 at the Famagusta Referral Hospital. This brings...

Where to get a rapid test on Monday, February 8

The Health Ministry has announced the rapid testing locations for Monday, February 8, for the general population and employees. It also reminded employers/managers that they...

UPDATE-Himalayan glacier breaks in India, around 125 missing in floods

Around 125 people were missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods...

Nicosia gallery launches virtual mini series inviting public to engage with art (video)

The A.G. Leventis Gallery in Nicosia released on Saturday the first episode of its new free educational mini series for children and adults titled...

Back to school on Monday for 60,000 pupils

Schools and teachers are ready to welcome on Monday approximately 60,000 pupils who return to classes as Cyprus enters the second phase of lockdown...

Pope Francis appoints more women to Vatican posts

Pope Francis has appointed two women to Vatican posts previously held only by men, in back-to-back moves giving women more empowerment in the male-dominated...

Pistacia terebinthus, the Forestry Department’s Tree of the Year

Pistacia terebinthus (terebinth) is the Forestry Department's Tree of the Year for 2021. Terebinth is a deciduous shrub or small tree up to six metres...

Pay gap improved but still work to be done, says MoL in Equal Pay Day message

The percentage of the pay gap in Cyprus has improved over time, said Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou in her message marking Equal Pay Day...

Himalayan glacier bursts in India, 100-150 feared dead in floods

As many as 150 people were feared dead in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into a dam early on Sunday,...

13,000 police checks for Covid violations in last 24 hours, 210 people booked

Police reported 210 citizens and 4 establishments' owners out of 12,773 checks performed island-wide in the last 24 hours for violations of COVID measures. A...

Biggest protests in Myanmar since 2007 draw tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of people marched for a second day in Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday, and thousands more assembled across the country to...

Mainly fine, temperature at 22 C

Today sparse fog and low clouds will be observed initially on a local level but as the day progresses the weather will be mainly...

One death, 132 new Covid cases on Saturday

The Health Ministry said on Saturday that one man aged 63 with underlying conditions has died of Covid-19 in the ICU of Nicosia Hospital. This...

Municipality agrees to allow Archbishop to rebuild demolished listed buildings amid public outcry

The Nicosia Municipal Council has voted on Saturday to allow Archbishop Chrysostomos to restore three listed buildings in the Nicosia old city which he...

Where to get a rapid test on Sunday 7 February

The Health Ministry has announced the rapid testing locations for Sunday, 7 February, for all employees going back to work on Monday as well...

Epidemiological picture better but risk remains, says MoH ahead of easing of restrictions

Minister of Health Constantinos Ioannou told CNA on Saturday that the epidemiological picture regarding the coronavirus is clearly better, but the danger still remains. In...

Tractors, trucks block India’s roads as farm protests widen

Thousands of farmers across India blocked roads on Saturday with makeshift tents, tractors, trucks and boulders to pressure the government to roll back agricultural...

President sends message to T/Cs to work in meeting concerns of all Cypriots and not Ankara’s

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday sent a message to the Turkish Cypriot side to work in order for concerns of all Cypriots...

Shops to reopen with bargains on Monday to ‘get rid of’ stock, says Cyprus Retail Association

Retailers intend to offer large discounts upon reopening on Monday to attract customers as they were left with large quantities of unsold stock following...

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272 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 272 new Coronavirus cases out of 43,958 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Friday, 26 February, taking confirmed infections to...

Where to get a rapid test on Saturday, 27 February

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees...

Veterinary services deny they refused assistance to ship with cattle

Christodoulos Pipis, director of the Veterinary Services denied claims that the Republic of Cyprus refused assistance to “Elbeik” ship which is carrying 1,776 cows...

250 scholarships to Cypriot students from Bolton University

During a news conference today, the Education Minister announced that the British University of Bolton will give 250 scholarships to Cypriot students within the...

Theologians request immediate withdrawal of Cyprus’s song for Eurovision

The OELMEL Theologians Association is requesting the immediate withdrawal of the song that is going to represent Cyprus to the 65th song competition of...