Faith conquers fear

With international media focused on the papal visit, reporting on Pope Francis’ views on migration, climatic and health issues currently plaguing the planet, Cyprus basked in the attention given to the leader

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Fighting corruption takes courage

Justice Minister Stephie Drakou was in parliament this week, where she told MPs the new framework for an independent anti-corruption agency would be in place at the beginning of 2022. Naturally, MPs

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Renaissance through education

News the American University of Beirut, one of the region’s oldest and most prestigious institutions, is contemplating a Cyprus campus, more so in Paphos, proves education could play a pivotal role in

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Children of a lesser government

When the government spokesman declared that 30% of pre-school children are migrants and 16% of elementary pupils, he opened Pandora’s Box on an issue this administration seems to tolerate, under pressure from

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Cyprus forex needs clean sweep

The Cyprus forex industry is going through another round of soul-searching in response to recent investigations by Israeli authorities and the FBI into fraudulent trading methods. Already, the financial regulator and watchdog

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Living in Pandora’s Box

Cyprus in the 1960s was synonymous with ‘Makarios’. Then came the 1974 war and destruction, with the restructure of the tourist industry creating a new brand name in the 1980s, ‘Ayia Napa’.

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Wrong-way to keep costs down

There is a love-hate relationship between the government and the business community. On the one hand, the government needs business to pay taxes and contribute to national growth to maintain its payroll;

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Flickering flame of education

Society, culture, and education face a serious crisis when the younger generation is not encouraged to embrace critical thinking. Or when they do not challenge the establishment and tolerate all the ills

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Hotel institute must stay

The business community of Nicosia has embarked on a campaign to keep the Higher Hotel Institute in the capital. But for all the wrong reasons. There are many arguments for and against

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