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February 7 Daily News Briefing
February 7 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, DISY leader Averof Neophytou met the two remaining candidates on Monday as the party continued to deliberate on its course in the presidential election following Neophytou’s exclusion from the final round, a decision that is expected today. In other news, the Cyprus government on Monday said it was saddened by the fatal earthquakes in Turkey and said it is ready to send help. Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, its spokesman Demetris Demetriou said: “It is a humanitarian issue and there is no room for politics in these cases.” And a 23-year-old man found guilty in a drug trafficking case involving around 13 kilograms of cannabis was sentenced to nine years in jail on Monday by the Larnaca criminal court. All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news updates, visit www.cyprus-mail.com
04:44
February 07, 2023
February 6 Daily News Briefing
February 6 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, presidential hopefuls Nikos Christodoulides and Andreas Mavroyiannis will fight it out in the runoff this week after a tough battle on Sunday, which has left out DISY leader Averof Neophytou. Elsewhere, a number of voters have reported they received text messages from presidential candidates calling on them to go vote. Meanwhile, Archbishop Georgios voted in Paphos, singling out the Cyprus problem as his main concern. And an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale at a depth of 10km was recorded in the early hours of Monday in southern Turkey, which was felt all over Cyprus. All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news updates, visit www.cyprus-mail.com
05:24
February 06, 2023
February 3 Daily News Briefing
February 3 Daily News Briefing
In today's episode, Energy Minister Natasa Pilides announced that another €35 million is being allocated in subsidies for people to upgrade their homes to be more energy efficient following the success of the previous round of grants. Meanwhile, Cyprus has been classed as a ‘flawed democracy’, ranking 37th in the list of countries analysed by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2022 Democracy Index. Elsewhere, reservoirs in Cyprus are less full than last year despite frequent rain over the past week, with total reserves standing at 67 per cent compared with 76 per cent this time last year. All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
04:46
February 03, 2023
February 2 Daily News Briefing
February 2 Daily News Briefing
In today's episode, with independent candidate Achilleas Demetriades being the latest to publish his detailed funding for the election campaign, presidential hopeful Nikos Christodoulides is left as one of the ‘bigger’ candidates that has yet to reveal any details as to the source of his election funds. Meanwhile, the children’s specially designated accidents and emergencies department has started operating at Nicosia general hospital, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela announced on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the state appears to be in no rush to set up and launch more traffic cameras as 35,000 fines remain unpaid. All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
04:38
February 02, 2023
February 1 Daily News Briefing
February 1 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, AKEL-backed presidential candidate Andreas Mavroyiannis on Tuesday accused his rival Nikos Christodoulides of stealing one of his ideas – for the third time. In other news, the head of the fledgling deputy ministry for research and innovation on Tuesday, Kyriakos Kokkinos, said the digital journey of the government has started. And Cyprus Airways will start three weekly flights to Dubai in March, it announced yesterday. All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news updates, visit www.cyprus-mail.com
04:49
February 01, 2023
January 31 Daily News Briefing
January 31 Daily News Briefing
In today's episode, Wind Energy Association Secretary Christos Tsingis said yesterday that the state must immediately install a centralised renewable energy storage system, and that it was unacceptable for the public to be encouraged to continue with residential photovoltaic installations. In other news, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris admitted mistakes in the management of the citizenship-by-investment scheme, but said that by late 2020 – when the programme was nixed – many flaws had been corrected compared to the situation at its inception in 2007. And hundreds of animals are being poisoned daily, and the stray dog crisis is worse than ever, according to the Cyprus Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA). All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news updates, visit www.cyprus-mail.com 
05:01
January 31, 2023
January 30 Daily News Briefing
January 30 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (Unficyp) will be extended for a period of one year instead of the usual six months. Elsewhere, the final step in removing oil and gas facilities from Larnaca’s beachfront has taken place, opening the way for its development. There’s also the theft of a bronze statue in Paphos and the agriculture ministry’s clarification that there is no move to forbid anyone from feeding stray cats in public places. All these and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
03:57
January 30, 2023
January 27 Daily News Briefing
January 27 Daily News Briefing
In today's episode, Cyprus came to a standstill yesterday as thousands of workers across all sectors went on a three-hour, island-wide strike over an impasse between the government and unions on the full restoration of the cost-of-living allowance. Meanwhile, President Nicos Anastasiades ‘challenged’ UN Special Representative Colin Stewart to set the record straight by either denying or confirming negative comments the latter allegedly made about the Greek Cypriot side. Elsewhere, two ancient Cypriot coins and a part of a wall mural were turned over to the government at the embassy in Washington DC, after they were illegally imported to the US seven years ago, the antiquities department announced. All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
04:26
January 27, 2023
January 26 Daily News Briefing
January 26 Daily News Briefing
In today's episode, Cyprus will go into an effective standstill for three hours on Thursday, disrupting everything from schools, airlines, court cases and public transport and other sectors. The nationwide strike set to begin at 12pm and end at 3pm is linked to demands for the cost-of-living allowance. Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man suspected of beating to death a 16-year-old girl in the north surrendered himself to the Greek Cypriot police. Elsewhere, the UN in Cyprus has pointed the finger at the Greek Cypriot side for only complaining over the Cyprus stalemate and doing nothing to rectify it. All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
04:13
January 26, 2023
January 25 Daily News Briefing
January 25 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, the transport ministry has warned that a general strike being held around the island on Thursday is set to affect travellers as airlines operating at Larnaca and Paphos airports are scrambling to reschedule flights. Elsewhere, Lycavitos police station in Nicosia appears to have been among the targets of a criminal organisation based in Greece. There’s also the announcement that a second dog park is set to open in Strovolos and is designed for small dogs, while the non-commissioned officer who called homosexuality unnatural in a TikTok video may face criminal charges, police said after completing investigations. All these and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
04:33
January 25, 2023
January 24 Daily News Briefing
January 24 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, police on Monday rejected claims of “amateur handling” of anti-riot operations during violent incidents on Sunday during the memorial for EOKA leader Grivas Digenis in Limassol. In other news, presidential candidate Averof Neophytou unveiled his income tax proposal, dubbing it "the most radical reform ever in Cyprus" and claiming it would generate major savings for nearly 130,000 families. And a record €21,000 fine has been imposed for the killing of rare wild birds using poison baits, BirdLife Cyprus said on Monday. All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news updates, visit www.cyprus-mail.com
05:02
January 24, 2023
January 23 Daily News Briefing
January 23 Daily News Briefing
In today’s episode, an investigation team has been set up to identify those involved in throwing stones and Molotov cocktails on Sunday during a fight that broke out in Limassol during a memorial service for Eoka leader Georgios Grivas Digenis. In other news, “One of the priorities of the existing government was to create the conditions for the provision of high quality medical and pharmaceutical services to society,” President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday opening a new wing at Famagusta hospital. And the foundation stone of a “cutting edge” project to transform the picturesque Liopetri harbour has been laid. All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news updates, visit www.cyprus-mail.com
04:20
January 23, 2023
January 20 Daily News Briefing
January 20 Daily News Briefing
In today's episode, Russia could not have expected Cyprus to disagree with Europe's collective decisions and ought to engage in a little self-criticism, President Nicos Anastasiades said. His comments came as a response to statements made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who said that Moscow had noted the transformation of Cyprus’ leadership. Meanwhile, Health Minster Michalis Hadjipantela said that over 300 children will be examined by orthopaedic doctors visiting Cyprus from the Shriners Hospital in the US. Elsewhere, the price of holidays from Britain to Cyprus has risen by 15 per cent in the last year. The average cost of a seven-day package holiday this summer in Cyprus is estimated to be £809 compared with £705 last year. All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.
04:01
January 20, 2023
January 19 Daily News Briefing