The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail

Telecare can replace regular visits to the doctor and allow you to be treated at home; the Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship explains the opportunities created by Europe's space programme; we explore the new law governing Cypriot NGOs, and hear about the Magic Table for dementia sufferers. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EST

We discuss regional politics with two of the speakers at a recent conference on "National, international and human security in the eastern Mediterranean", and hear how Cypriots have warmed to the traditional British pantomime.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:46am EST

Are you taking the right medicine, and who is checking? Making the impossible possible is easier than you think; a project to build dementia-friendly villages in our cities, and why has a bell appeared in the Nicosia buffer zone?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EST

It's European Space Week and we meet the movers and shakers in the European Space Programme to find out how space impacts our daily lives and can solve some of Earth's problems, as well as offering business opportunities and environmental solutions.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

The GERI briefcase is set to revolutionise health care for the elderly; 'Yoga Light and Shadows' is a new coffee table book with eye-catching photographs of Cyprus and philosophical text and we meet a Cypriot poet who has published his work in a bilingual book.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

United Nations Day is celebrated in the buffer zone; we join the Hindu festival of Diwali; Telehealth can prevent unnecessary hospital visits; incentives are introduced to encourage filmmakers to Cyprus; multi-morbitity in an ageing population calls for integrated care solutions

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

The EU Commissioner for the Environment visits Cyprus; the Education Minister inaugurates a unique exhibition; we talk about health: anti microbial resistance and childhood obesity, and find out why the Ambassador of Georgia is supporting rugby in Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:35am EST

We talk at length to Health Minister George Pamboridis about the state of play of the National Health system (GESY); the Interior Minister outlines plans to attract investment in audiovisual productions; Akel denies that it is against allowing pupils from private schools to enter the University of Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:27am EST

Speakers at a high level conference on energy suggest that it's not all plain sailing for Cyprus' energy aspirations; we hear about the Cyprus collection at the British Museum, and a Cypriot racing driver wraps up an impressive season at Brands Hatch.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Opposition leader Andros Kyprianou (pictured) rues the missed opportunity at Crans Montana and discusses the upcoming elections; the Nicosia Barbarians are looking for rugby coaches; banned books are on sale in Nicosia.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:18am EST

After 2 deaths in recent weeks, cyclists call for drivers to take more care; disabled children deserve better facilities in mainstream schools; a Nicosia conference bringing archaeology to citizens; Cypriot racing driver Tio Ellinas started karting aged seven. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:43am EST

The Slovak Ambassador looks back on her time in Cyprus and her role in the meetings of political party leaders from both sides of the divide; the Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) receives Europe's Grand Prix for cultural heritage.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:46am EST

Six weeks of culture - and some surprises - at the Kypria Festival; the new Maestro of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra has big plans; social outreach bringing different faiths together to help the vulnerable.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:02am EST

Political party leaders shun overseas Cypriots meeting; Cyprus ranks third in Europe in underage binge drinking and electricity prices are set to drop.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:00am EST

A landmark ruling brings an end to discrimination against privately educated students entering the University of Cyprus; why are more young people are seeking mental health support? A 3-masted sailing ship docks at Larnaca and welcomes visitors.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

The sea off Limassol continues to be seriously polluted: we discuss the possible sources of the contamination and what can be done about it, and ask why the authorities are keeping the studies done so far a secret; more of the popular and well-used Citizen Service Centres are to open across the island.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

The Fire Department warns that lighting fires is illegal and incurs heavy penalties; we talk to a writer and film-maker who was growing up in Nicosia in 1974 and documented her memories of the Greek-backed coup and subsequent Turkish invasion.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:48am EST

What next for Cyprus reunification? The Health Minister embraces the Sustainable Development Goals; a new traffic scheme is in the pipeline for Nicosia; citizens demand that Eleftheria Square (pictured) should be car-free; advice for small businesses from CSR Europe.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:51am EST

What was Napoleon Bonaparte's connection with Ireland? Was he in the Dublin Post Office in 1916? Professor Tom Bartlett (pictured) has the answers. The unions say "it's a failure", but what protection is offered to outdoor workers in Cyprus during a heatwave?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

Cypriot citizens are sceptical about the Crans Montana reunification talks. We also discuss the issues - and possible outcomes of the conference with Professor of History and Political Science Hubert Faustmann (pictured).

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

We discuss climate change and its effect on water sustainability in Cyprus; about half of the island's population have never used a computer; young people on both sides of the Green Line invite you to the Unity Fest next week.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:58am EST

Challenges for Israel in the Palestinian peace process; the Director General of ELIAMEP (pictured) thinks instability in the Eastern Mediterranean region is here to stay; June 20th is World Refugee Day

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Cyprus' leaders are under growing pressure to reach a settlement; free mini buses offer car-free access to Nicosia's old walled city; motor sport fans are gearing up for the Cyprus Rally; an unusual art exhibition in Paphos entices people to the old - and now derelict - heart of the city.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

An online petition is launched to urge the government to get a move on introducing the National Health Service; the Pharos International Chamber Music Festival (pictured) starts tonight; Cyprus' last queen, Caterina Cornaro, is travelling to New York.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Parliament is looking at ways to regulate funeral donations to charity; the Robotex exhibition aims to galvanise Cypriot creativity; the Cyprus Rugby Federation plans to introduce academies for women.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:10am EST

Cyprus' Foreign Minister (pictured) discusses the Council of Europe and the island's record on Human Rights; the EBRD launches a programme in the West Bank and Gaza; economic growth slows; the LGBTI community celebrates Gay Pride.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:23am EST

The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (pictured with Cyprus' Finance Minister) hands 50,000 euros to Peaceplayers Cyprus; Finance Minister Haris Georgiades on the significance of the EBRD holding its annual meeting on the island; a 54-year-old man reckons he can replicate the 24-hour fitness marathon he achieved 22 years ago; the EU Commission prepares to celebrate Europe Day 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Can lights on fishermen's nets prevent the death of Cyprus' endangered turtles? Nicosia Municipality's Multicultural Centre extends its activities to include even more, especially vulnerable, citizens; you can now "adopt a bird" to help fund work to save our feathered friends.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

The EU still has issues with Russia over Ukraine; See Why you should discover Cyprus' hidden gems with a new NGO; the dos and don'ts about rescuing baby birds; and after 5 years, the Cyprus Motor Show returns.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:52am EST

The slaughter of songbirds continues unabated in Cyprus; we delve into the work of the welfare services; two notorious women writers feature in a theatrical world premiere in Nicosia this weekend

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

The EU Foreign Policy chief condemns Israeli settlements the West Bank; Cyprus can improve its waste management; Cypriot MEPs discuss Brexit, energy security and illegal bird trapping.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:23am EST

Cypriot citizens are mobilising to move back to the fenced area of Famagusta and, as Europe celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we hear about the role of the European Commission.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:05am EST

We discuss gender identity and hear about an event to mark the Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV); new rules are being rolled out for recipients of the Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) which may see some of them lose their benefits if they decline to take up training offered in the government and semi-government sectors.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

We discuss EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker's options for the future of Europe with the head of the EU Commission Representation in Cyprus (pictured); MPs demand the immediate implementation of a ban on water sports at Polemidia dam due to the highly polluted water which poses a public health risk.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:55am EST

The Juncker White Paper on the future of the European Union; there's a plethora of varied events at the CVAR in March; AIPFE's Incredible Women series, and one of those women who put her job on hold to sail round the world.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 17th February 2017

Cyprus' Health Minister outlines plans to improve cancer care; the Minister of Education (pictured) talks about school reforms recently passed by Parliament; the Cyprus Red Cross inaugurates activities at the Kophinou reception centre and a new study calls for harsher penalties for motorists who break the law.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 10th February 2017

Cyprus joins One Billion Rising against violence against women; happiness guru Brian Colbert (pictured) explains how to get the most out of life; the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) outlines plans for 2017.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 3rd February 2017

The European Union reacts to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban; Health Minister George Pamborides (pictured) discusses the delays in implementing the National Health Service; and we talk to the governor of Europe's biggest prison for sex offenders

 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Cyprus News Digest 20th January 2017

Cyprus joins the global campaign demanding respect for fundamental Human Rights that marks Donald Trump's inauguration as US President; exciting new discoveries have been made by archaeologists in Kouklia, one of Paphos' ancient city states; and Paphos prepares for its own inauguration - as 2017 European Capital of Culture.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:35am EST

Cyprus News Digest 13th January 2017

As a week of reunification negotiations comes to an end in Geneva we hear citizens' hopes and fears, talk to a journalist who has followed the Cyprus issue for years and hear from a Professor of History and Politics about what, possibly, could come next.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 6th January 2017

The UN Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security: women the world over have the same desires; as Cypriot leaders head for talks in Switzerland, citizens are mobilising to encourage them to reach a solution; the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (pictured) holds a citizens dialogue in Nicosia.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:05am EST

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