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Jellyfish off north and northwest coasts

Jellyfish of the species Pelagia noctiluca were spotted off the north and north-west coasts of Cyprus, the Fisheries Department said on Friday. The appearance of...

Cabinet moves to raise penalties for breaking quarantine law

  Saying it was essential to ensure compliance with hygiene rules as restrictive measures are relaxed, Cabinet on Friday approved bills introducing tougher penalties for...

House upholds bill that allows issuing of vouchers for cancelled holiday bookings

MPs passed on Friday a bill that enables travel businesses to provide vouchers instead of refunds for cancelled bookings to help the tourism sector...

Access to picnic sites allowed for max 10 people, Forestry Department says

The Forestry Department said on Friday that access to picnic sites is allowed for maximum 10 people per group (underage children inclusive) under Phase...

Three flights on May 24 to take students back to Greece

  The Ministry of Transport has reached agreement with Cyprus Airways to conduct three flights from Larnaca to Athens, on Sunday, May 24, to take...

Ministry unveils beach rules ahead of tomorrow’s opening

With organised beaches set to open tomorrow, the Health Ministry on Friday published its protocol with the new rules. 1. Staff Personnel offering services at the...

Police patrols on beaches, parks and squares

  Police are continuing to check compliance with public health protection measures throughout phase two of the relaxation of the lockdown, police spokesman Christos Andreas...

Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

*Only one person tested positive to Covid-19 after 2647 diagnostic tests on Thursday – first day of phase two of the easing of the...

House approves tax credits for temporary rent cuts

  The House of Representatives on Friday adopted legislation giving tax incentives to landlords to reduce their rent. The government bill was adopted by 47 votes...

Education Ministry slammed for exclusion of disabled pupils

The Education Ministry was heavily criticised on Thursday following its decision for non-return to classes in primary and lower secondary schools with their peers...

Three arrested in connection with theft of €12,000 from parked car

  Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of €12,000 from a parked car in Paphos on May 11, CNA reports. It said...

Health Ministry protocol for churches

  With attendance of religious services permitted from Saturday, May 23, the Health Ministry has set out health protocols for churches of the Orthodox church of...

Cabinet to decide on airports, hotels today

The Council of Ministers meets on Friday morning to decide on the opening of the airports and of hotels. The meeting is scheduled to start...

29% of Cyprus land is Natura 2000 protected territory

In 2019, nearly 764,000 km2 of EU’s 27 Member States’ land area was designated for the preservation of biodiversity as Natura 2000 sites, proposed...

New dust warning, fifth in as many days

  The Labour Inspection Department has issued yet another alert, warning of high concentrations of dust -- the fifth in as many days. It said the...

UNFICYP welcomes leaders’ decision to ease restrictions at crossing points

  The United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has welcomed the decision taken by President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to...

Man found dead in Moutallos area

  A 36 year old man was found dead in the Moutallos neighbouhood in Paphos, CNA reports. Police said they were notified around 10 pm on...

Fine and less warm than previous days, cooler weekend ahead

  It will be mainly fine and warm today, although some 8 C  cooler than the extreme heat of previous days, while the dust will...

Inspectors fine supermarket, close 3 construction sites

Labour inspectors on Thursday issued a fine to a supermarket manager because staff members were not wearing masks. In addition, they closed down three construction...

Just one Covid-19 case as Cyprus enters phase two of lockdown exit

Only one person tested positive to Covid-19 after 2647 diagnostic tests on Thursday – first day of phase two of the easing of the...

90,619 Covid-19 tests conducted in Cyprus until May 19 – weekly report

According to the Thursday report of the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Health Ministry, as of May 19 a total of 90,619 Coronavirus tests...

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EU sets up financial crime unit as pandemic poses new risks

    The European Union on Friday set up a unit of investigators to tackle an expected surge in finanial crime in the economic downturn triggered...

Higher risk of serious Covid-19 infection for A+ blood type, new study finds

People with A+ blood type are at increased risk compared to other blood types for respiratory failure and death due to a severe Covid-19...

BirdLife Cyprus invites pubic to join swallow monitoring programme

  BirdLife Cyprus is inviting the public to help their programme to record the island's swallow population. In a post on Facebook, the NGO asked members...

Article that found risks in hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 retracted

  An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to controversy around...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Latest update: 05/06/2020 08:16 The U.S. government is working with drugmakers to maximize availability of influenza vaccines, worried that a substantial flu season on top...

Taste

Poulles (Υoung kolokassi)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Remove the edges...

Pork cooked in wine

Crush the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar or pulse-blend in a blender, taking care not to over-grind. Put the meat in bowl (not...

Lefkaritikos tavas – O ‘protinos’

Wash and dry the meat and rice separately. In a ‘tava’ (oven proof deep clay pot) first put a layer of five-six pieces of meat...

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...