Josephine Koumettou

EU finds money to contain immigration, but at odds over Turkey

European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday to Greece for border policing and for humanitarian aid to Syria's Idlib in an effort to...

Kyriakou Matsi Avenue upgraded section to reopen to traffic (photos)

The second phase of upgrading works on Kyriakou Matsi Avenue is finished and will open to traffic in the coming days as scheduled, the...

Coronavirus: 1343 travellers checked, 400 in self-isolation

1343 travellers have been screened to date for coronavirus at Cyprus' airports originating from areas affected by the virus, said the Epidemiological Monitoring Unit of the...

End of an era for Debenhams: CTC Group replaces brand

In April, all Cyprus Debenhams stores will be renamed to ERA Department Stores with one Nicosia branch closing altogether, Insider reports. The Debenhams stores in...

Ayia Napa attempted murder: Police looking for weapon in Paphos dam

The Larnaca Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is focusing on the Asprokremmos dam in Paphos district in search for weapons used in the Ayia Napa...

Mother removed by police for attending school with her disabled child

A mother was removed on Tuesday morning by police from a Limassol primary school that she has been attending daily since December with one...

MoE: “Induction of migrant children in schools a priority”

Minister of Education Prodromos Prodromou said yesterday that the induction of migrant children in Cypriot schools is a priority for his ministry and is...

GDPR commissioner: ‘Children under 14 need parents’ permission to use Facebook’

The commissioner for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has reminded in an announcement today that children under 14 need the permission of their parents...

Paphos relaunches ‘Meet the locals’ free walking tours

The Paphos regional board of tourism is relaunching its free ‘meet the locals’ guided walking tours in the old part of Paphos town as...

Greens report illegal development at Baths of Aphrodite (photos)

The Green Party said on Tuesday that the illegal construction of a private camping area is underway near the Baths of Aphrodite in Akamas. Neo...

President: ‘We closed checkpoints to protect entire population’

Asked on the backlash for the temporary closure of four check points on Friday -- Ledra Street, Astromeritis, Dherynia and Lefka -- to free...

Survey: Environment and climate change important to 97% of Cypriots

Protecting the environment and the climate is important to 94% of Europeans and 97% of Cypriots according to a Eurobarometer survey published on Tuesday. The...

Paphos participates in innovative sustainable tourism consortium

The Paphos Regional Board of Tourism has joined the two-year SUSTAIN IT programme comprising eight partners from six EU countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy,...

Concert for flute and piano

Savvas Christodoulou (flute) and Manolis Neophytou (piano) meet for the first time, on Technopolis 20 stage. The two talented Cypriot musicians gave us in...

Secondary school parents: “Foreign pupils in need of Greek learning support”

The confederation of secondary school parents has submitted its suggestions for the better induction of foreign pupils in schools, including measures on more efficient...

Coral Bay to be shielded against erosion

The Environmental Authority has given the go-ahead for construction works to protect parts of Coral Bay against erosion, Phileleftheros reports. The permit was granted to...

March’s featured endemic plant: Ophrys kotschyi

The Ministry of Agriculture introduces the rare Cypriot orchid Ophrys kotschyi, commonly 'melissaki' that blooms in March and April as part of its regular...

Pupils start company to sell eco cards with endemic plant seeds

Pupils from the GC School of Careers spoke to Phileleftheros about their idea to start a company that makes greeting cards from a mix...

Forestry Department and Civil Aviation issue instructions for Green Monday

The Departments of Forestry and Civil Aviation have issued advice to the public for Green Monday, March 2. The former warns the public to refrain...

Cyprus marks Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day is marked every year on the last day of February in more than 100 countries around the world to raise awareness...

Auditor General: ‘Legislation loopholes favour tax evasion by GHS doctors’

The Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides during a sitting of the House Watchdog Committee yesterday raised concerns about legislation loopholes that GHS doctors could exploit...

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Labour Ministry: Special leave requests for parents

The Labour Minister's decision on the special allowance for parents looking after their children because schools have closed has been published in the special...

UK universities minister tells students ‘stay where you are’

Michelle Donelan, the UK's minister of state for universities, has told students at English Universities who are still in halls of residence or private...

U.S. coronavirus cases surge past 115,000; Trump mulls New York quarantine

The number of known coronavirus U.S. cases soared well past 115,000, with more than 1,900 dead, as President Donald Trump said on Saturday he...

UK will have done well if fewer than 20,000 die, NHS medical director says

The United Kingdom will have done well if it comes through the coronavirus crisis with fewer than 20,000 deaths, Stephen Powis, the national medical...

Lombardy coronavirus deaths near 6,000 as Italy mulls extending lockdown

Italy's Lombardy region, which has borne the worst of the coronavirus contagion, recorded 542 new deaths on Saturday as the national government was said...