The future of the Pentakomo waste treatment plant hangs in the balance due to scandals and operational issues, leading to the government ousting the operators and seeking temporary management solutions. The facility has faced challenges such as producing lowquality fuel, lack of buyers for byproducts, contractual conflicts, and operational obstacles, with potential EU fines and legal disputes looming.
Electric scooters are gaining popularity in urban areas as they provide a convenient and efficient mode of transportation. They offer a quick alternative to walking, save time during rush hour by weaving through traffic, and are costeffective compared to other transit options. Additionally, they represent a sustainable choice that contributes to the evolving landscape of city commutes.
Pension plans in Cyprus are changing as employers are shifting towards modern solutions like occupational pension plans provided by life insurers or multiemployer IORPs. These plans streamline management, reduce administrative burdens, offer tax benefits, and enhance job satisfaction. Employers are seeking professional advice to ensure their plans meet specific requirements and employee interests.
Israel played a crucial role in disrupting an alleged Iranian plot targeting Israelis in Cyprus. The Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, was instrumental in thwarting the attack. This covert operation showcases Israel’s commitment to national defense, extending its security measures to protect its citizens even in popular vacation spots like Cyprus.
The Rialto Theatre in Limassol is hosting a series of cultural events in December, including a Greek adaptation of “Wuthering Heights,” a Christmas concert by the Limassol Music School, a live broadcast of Andre Rieu’s “White Christmas” concert, an operetta called “Satanerie” by the Epilogi Cultural Movement, a preChristmas concert by Kyrenia Opera, a live broadcast of “Florencia en el Amazonas” by the MET, and a contemporary dance piece titled “Say Yes! Again and Again” by Evie Demetriou. Tickets and event details are available on the Rialto Theatre’s website.
Driving under the influence of alcohol has severe consequences on driver performance, impairing cognitive abilities, increasing risktaking behavior, slowing reaction times, and compromising vision. It is a major contributor to road fatalities in Europe, with 13.4% of fatal collisions in the past three years attributed to alcoholimpaired driving. In response, the police have implemented an extensive crackdown on drunk driving, including roundtheclock checkpoints across the road network, with the aim of enhancing road safety and reducing fatalities. Additionally, law enforcement officers will be enforcing laws against excessive speeding, distracted driving, and noncompliance with safety measures to promote safer driving practices.
In response to regional tensions, Cyprus has implemented heightened security measures for the holiday season, involving increased police presence at highrisk sites and strategic policing. The government aims to ensure public safety while maintaining a sense of normalcy for festive celebrations, utilizing both visible and covert tactics.
The ebasket platform, set to launch in Cyprus in the summer of 2024, aims to provide transparency in pricing for basic goods, empowering consumers to make costeffective decisions. The platform will require supermarkets with over €5 million turnover to report prices, ensuring accurate price comparisons, and will be accessible via web and mobile apps.
Lara Bay is a vital location for Green Turtle conservation, with efforts led by the Cyprus Turtle Conservation Project and the newer MedTRACS NGO. Key individuals like Simon, Angela Mastrogiacomo, and Andreas Pistentis work closely with communities to protect these turtles and their ecosystems from threats like habitat loss.