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


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


Seven to stand trial for prison killing

Four inmates and three prison officers will stand trial for the murder of 41-year-old Turkish Cypriot Tansu Cidan, who was brutally beaten to death in his cell on October 27. The Nicosia

DNA could be key to soldier’s murder

Attorney General George Savvides told the parents of murdered soldier Thanasis Nicolaou that police are looking into DNA evidence collected 17 years ago. Army conscript Nicolaou, 26, was found dead under a

Long waiting lists signal GHS failings

Long patient waiting lists have reappeared at state hospitals, with the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) conceding it has failed to make good its promise to eradicate treatment delays. The head of the

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