News Local Photiou pledges government support to Maronites hit by destructive fire in occupied...

Photiou pledges government support to Maronites hit by destructive fire in occupied north

Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou expressed regret over the destruction caused by the fire in the Turkish occupied north in the Kormakitis area over the weekend.

He told CNA “of course we are sad over the big devastation due to the fire in our occupied villages” and announced that in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, they are assessing the damage caused to enclaved Maronites and those who returned to live at Kormakitis.

He said he discussed the issue with the representative of the Maronite community at the House of Representatives, Yiannis Mousa and Kormakitis community leader, Elias Katsioloudis. The government’s assistance should be considered a fact. We are assessing the damage to carob and olive trees and the production of cereal grains, Photiou said.

“We are standing by them and together with their representative, the community and ministry we will reach to a specific plan”, he added.

(CNA)

Read more: Kormakitis fire destroys crops, age-long olive trees (photos)

Top Stories

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Monday, 25 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Monday, 25 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Lidl supermarket, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Parking place Sklavenitis supermarket, Germasoyia...

130 new cases, three deaths announced on Sunday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 186,...

-2 C on Troodos Mountain tonight

Tonight the weather will be mainly fine. Winds will be north-westerly to north-easterly, moderate, force 3 Beaufort. The sea will be slight to rough. The temperature...

Health Ministry to examine use of colchicine for COVID-19 patients

Regarding the use of colchicine to patients with COVID-19, due to relevant announcements made in Greece and Canada, the Advisory Committee of the Health...

Expert says lifting of all measures possible by March, if epidemiological figures allow it

Dr Petros Karayiannis, member of the Scientific Committee on the pandemic and Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School has...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...