The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail (news and politics)

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_18th_August_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_11th_August_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_14th_July_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

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?

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_7th_July_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

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).

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_30th_June_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_23rd_June_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:58am EDT

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

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_16th_June_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_9th_June_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_2nd_June_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_26th_May_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:10am EDT