Tourism reboot for 2022

The Ministry of Tourism is putting everything into boosting the island’s seasonality to salvage what’s left of another coronavirus-battered year while laying the groundwork for a strong restart in 2022. Encouraged by


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


Education Minister says book ban “fuss over nothing”

Cyprus Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou played down criticism over a decision to withdraw an English Language curriculum schoolbook for praising modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Prodromou argued: “The discussion over the

Health Minister goes undercover at hospital A&E

Health Minister Michael Hadjipantelas paid a surprise visit to Nicosia General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department to get a first-hand picture of conditions after patient organisations complained about waiting times. According to

Cypriot to become Greek government minister

In a surprise move, Greece appointed former Cypriot EU humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides as the head of its newly formed Climate and Civil Protection Ministry. Although Stylianides will


First Social Welfare Minister appointed

Cyprus’ First Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Anastasia Anthousi, was sworn in on Friday, pledging to work hard for every citizen to live in dignity in a strong state of real social

My kingdom for a minister

There we were thinking the government would turn the page on its transparency record by reshuffling the Cabinet to herald a bright new dawn in Cyprus politics. The parliamentary elections sent a


Something is rotten in the state of Cyprus

The fallout from Emily Yiolitis’ resignation as Justice Minister and her “take no prisoners” letter, accusing President Anastasiades of undermining her work, will reverberate and impact next week’s anticipated cabinet reshuffle. According


Justice Minister resigns before being pushed out

In an unprecedented show of rebellion, Emily Yiolitis has resigned as Justice Minister accusing President Nicos Anastasiades of “insulting behaviour” in trying to undermine her work as he pushes for a reshuffle.

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