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Memories of past CyWineFests on the week we would have been celebrating the 38th such event

For nearly four decades, the Cypriot Wine Festival & Business Expo (CyWineFest) with Parikiaki, has prided itself on bringing the community together in celebration of Cypriot culture here in the UK.
What originally started out as a bazaar, has today …

Well done to 9 year old UK Cypriot Alicia Karaolou raising money to help MSF save people from Corona virus in over 70 countries

Her  name is Alicia Karaolou and she is nine years old.And she has always wanted to do something important in her childhood and this is her  chance. A lot of people are in danger she says “that I know and …

US Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elpidophoros Marches in Brooklyn

New York, NY – At the invitation of the Borough President of Brooklyn, Eric Leroy Adams, and State Senator Andrew Gounardes (New York’s 22nd State Senate District), His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros attended a peaceful protest and march today in Crown …

England to make face coverings compulsory on public transport

Since the lockdown began on March 23, the government has told people to avoid non-essential use of public transport. While car traffic is back to almost three quarters of pre-lockdown levels, trains are currently only 10% full and buses outside …

Cyprus enters third phase of relaxation in COVID-19 measures, swimming pools open Friday 

Cyprus enters Friday the third phase of a plan to ease restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
Today swimming pools open for the public with a very strict protocol in place related to the quality of the water, the disinfection of …

MED7 Ministers call for ambitious EU recovery plan based on solidarity 

European Affairs Ministers of the Southern European Union countries (MED7) underlined the need for an ambitious EU recovery plan, based on solidarity, during a videoconference on Thursday, that was also attended by Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides.
 
Regarding the situation …

Social-distancing Greek style: shimmy and sing from your car

Hundreds of Greeks danced and sang from their cars at a drive-in music concert, the first such event since the country banned mass gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Emerging from sunroofs or sitting on the hood of …

20-odd airlines to resume flights to and from Cyprus

NICOSIA, June 4 (Xinhua) — About 20 airlines have included Cyprus in their updated flight schedules, an official of the Cypriot airport operator Hermes Airports said on Thursday.

Maria Kouroupi, Press and Marketing Director of Hermes Airports which operates Larnaca …

Cyprus study shows big pollutant drop during lockdown

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Researchers in Cyprus offered more evidence on Thursday that a two-month lockdown benefited the Mediterranean island nation’s environment.

Preliminary results showed significantly reduced levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides along a normally busy street and …

Temporary changes to Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60-plus Oyster card

“These temporary changes to the Older Person’s