From junk to jewel

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides made a bold declaration this week, telling investors that Cyprus can be a financial hub in the eastern Mediterranean and very soon become a ‘triple A’ economy. But

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Is it better to rent or buy?

Is it best to buy or rent? Unfortunately, this is a recurring issue that most young people with limited funds and other buyers need to address from time to time. When one

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Temporary residency made harder for expats

Undoubtedly the law amendments on the registration and acquisition of a temporary residency permit in the Republic, published on the government website, will affect British nationals relocating to Cyprus post-Brexit. Those of

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Ensuring scholarships for excellence

What should have been a smooth parliamentary process this week to approve the annual budget of the Cyprus State Scholarships Foundation rekindled an old argument about what defines academic excellence and who

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Online auctions can’t be trusted

For those interested in buying real estate through electronic (or other) auctions, I keep noting various scams that surface, resulting in the unsuspecting public or buyers as the victims. Initially, an auction

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Shock and Awe in Qatar

Politics has left its debris across the World Cup in Qatar like a hurricane in a teacup as football has tried to do the talking. Human rights, diversity and inclusion have been

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Recovering minerals from mine waste

New technology can enable the economic recovery of important metals from mining waste created decades ago, improving resource efficiency, and contributing to CO2 reduction while facilitating the rehabilitation of abandoned mine sites

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