Josephine Koumettou

Cyprus’ rare nocturnal butterfly and endemic beetle (photos)

The Department of Forests took to social media to introduce the public to two rare and protected insect species that visitors to Cyprus' forests...

Greece reveals more measures to shield jobs, firms from COVID-19 impact

Greece's economy performed better than others in the eurozone in the first quarter but the hit from coronavirus restrictions in the second and third...

UK in Category B from August 1

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Friday that based on the current epidemiological situation, the UK will be incorporated in Category B of travellers...

77% of Covid cases reported in the last 14 days were imported – report

By June 30th, a total of 998 Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths (case fatality rate: 2.6%) have been reported in the Republic of Cyprus,...

Beaches beckon as England to end quarantine for more than 50 countries

England's coronavirus quarantine rules for more than 50 countries including Germany, France, Spain and Italy is to end, the British government said on Friday,...

Akamas: Couple injured after car falls off cliff

A couple residing in Paphos fell off a cliff and into the sea in Lara after they stopped in their car to see the...

KEDIPES proceeds plunge by 35.6% due to coronavirus pandemic

Revenue of KEDIPES, the state-owned asset management company plunged by 35.6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared with Q4 of 2019, due to...

Inflation plunged by an annual 2% in June affected by Covid-19

Inflation in Cyprus plunged by an annual 2% in June, marking the highest yearly drop since July 2015, as prices continue to decline affected...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 03/07/2020 08:19 The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic,...

Temperatures up to 40 C, yellow warning in effect

Today will be mainly fine with increased cloud to be observed locally in the afternoon in the mountains and inland that may bring isolated...

Industrial producer prices in Europe and Cyprus decrease in May

In May 2020, industrial producer prices fell, compared with April 2020, by 0.6% in the euro area by 0.5% in the EU and by...

Another yellow warning for extreme high temperatures

  The Department of Meteorology issued on Thursday another yellow alert for extremely high temperatures on Friday. The alert is in force from 11 am until...

At least 126 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 126 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a...

One off payments to small businesses, self-employed kick off

The ministries of Labour and Finance said on Thursday that they have initiated payments of the special one-off grant to small and very small...

Fisheries Department urges beach-goers to comply with rules to protect turtles

Visitors to turtle nesting beaches in Akamas should comply with rules to ensure the protection of endangered sea turtles, the Department of Fisheries and...

Euro area unemployment at 7.4%, 10.2% in Cyprus

In May 2020, a third month marked by COVID-19 containment measures in most Member States, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4%, up...

Epipactis condensate: Troodos’ rare orchid

The Agriculture Ministry has picked the beautiful Epipactis condensate as its flower for July, the rare Troodos orchid that blooms in July and August...

Near zero domestic bookings on weekdays, says hotel association

By Demetra Landou Hotels which have or will open in the coming days mostly count on Cypriot residents for business this year. However, these are...

Limassol: Two arrests for robbery, beating of 66-year-old woman

Police have arrested two people to facilitate investigations in a case of robbery and the critical injury of a 66-year-old woman in Limassol on Sunday...

Property sales recover following lockdown easing

Property sales island-wide are back to February levels in June following the lockdown brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak, Insider reports. According to data from...

First imported case in occupied areas

Turkish Cypriot authorities confirmed on Wednesday night the first imported case in the Turkish-held occupied areas, an arrival from Turkey found from 434 tests...

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New Covid-19 case from repatriations, total now 1004

  One person, a repatriating Cypriot who travelled from the US, has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1004, the...

Lakkotrypis: Moratorium in EEZ would signal end of Cyprus’ energy prospects

    A moratorium on hydrocarbon activities in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus, due to Cyprus settlement efforts or ongoing Turkish...

Israel reimposes series of restrictions after coronavirus spike

    Israel reimposed on Monday a series of restrictions to fight a spike in coronavirus infections, including the immediate closure of bars, night clubs, gyms...

Moody’s: Payment holidays shield banks in 2020, deterioration very likely in 2021

    The high level of loan payment holiday in Cyprus may shield the banks in 2020 but suggests that asset quality deterioration is “still very...

New property general manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean, Cyprus Casinos

    Melco has announced the promotion of Grant Johnson as Senior Vice President, Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos “C2”. With...