October 15 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, there’s the latest on the coronavirus as booster shots for those aged 60 and above are expected. There’s also the latest on worrying reports of surging costs, while the foreign minister has discussed the Varosha developments. Finally, the independent police watchdog has recommended the launch of criminal and disciplinary procedures against police […]

October 14 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, we discuss the temporary suspension of government support to the farmers hit by the massive increase in the price of animal feed. Elsewhere, the Turkish Cypriot side began a new phase of the opening up of Varosha and MPs are considering banning fireworks in the island altogether. All this and more in […]

October 13 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, President Nicos Anastasiades said he is determined to solve all problems in the island’s public hospitals. Elsewhere, Covid-19 booster shots are now available to the over 65s and controversial MP Andreas Themistocleous said he will not give up his parliamentary seat after his expulsion from Elam. All this and more in today’s […]

October 12 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode,the state health services organisation has said “effective planning” proved decisive in ensuring the country’s low coronavirus mortality rate. In other news, police in Cyprus have arrested a so-called high value suspect as part of a European operation against an organised crime group involved in binary fraud; the state Audit Office has taken […]

October 11 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, state hospitals are facing serious issues, as patients say they are suffering the consequences of tensions between health professionals and the organisation in charge of running them. In other news, President Nicos Anastasiades said that despite pressure, the Turkish demand to recognise the occupied areas so talks on solving the Cyprus problem […]

October 8 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, we discuss the latest on the coronavirus measures as some restrictions are expected to be tweaked. There’s also the ongoing coronavirus booster shot campaign, the continued fallout for former Elam MP Andreas Themistocleous and the reopening ofthe case linked to the death of a 26-year-old soldier in 2005, which appears to have […]

October 7 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, passports take centre stage, as the Cambodian government has rejected reports that Prime Minister Hun Sen has Cypriot nationality and passports from the island ranked 15th globally in terms of ease to travel to other countries. Meanwhile, President Nicos Anastasiades denied any wrongdoing connected to the Pandora Papers and a couple is […]

Daily News Briefing October 6

In today’s episode, we take a look at the upcoming discussion on euthanasia in Cyprus. Moreover, 17 potential victims of human trafficking were identified in the island following a Europol investigation into labour exploitation and three men were remanded for allegedly hunting mouflons, a protected species. All this and more in the briefing.

October 5 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, the Cyprus presidency has said that there is nothing objectionable attributed to Anastasiades in the Pandora Papers. In other news, hundreds of people attended the funeral of prominent lawyer, businessman and owner of the Cyprus Mail, Andreas Neocleous, on Monday; Israel has accused Iran of orchestrating an attempted attack against Israelis in […]

October 4 Daily News Briefing

In today’s episode, prominent lawyer, former Eoka fighter and owner of the Cyprus Mail, Andreas Neocleous, who died on Friday, will be buried in Limassol this afternoon. In other news, Nicosia has given its consent to the appointment of Canadian Colin Stewart as the new UNSG special representative in Cyprus; despite the so-called ‘opening up’ […]