Category Archives: Technology

TECHNOLOGY: Cyprus workforce lacks basic digital skills

Cyprus employers have identified deficiencies in the basic digital skills of their workforce which is holding back progress, according to PwC's '2018 Global Digital IQ Survey', on the worldwide effort in the business sector to catch up with the digital...

CYPRUS: Parliament approves EUR 68.7 mln budget for health scheme

Parliament has approved the EUR 68.7 mln budget for the body that will run the Cyprus General Health Scheme, with EUR 55 mln being allocated for wages of hospital staff and officials of State Health Services Organisation OKYPY.While the House

CYPRUS: Two arrested for operating illegal casino

The owner of an illegal casino raided in Ypsonas and his receptionist are scheduled to appear in a British Bases Court in Episkopi on February 21 after they were bailed on a combined total of Euros 13,000 Thursday.The man, whose

ECONOMY: Cyprus GDP grew by 3.9% in Q4 2018

Cyprus' economy expanded by 3.9% GDP in the fourth quarter of 2018 on an annual basis, racking up 16 quarters of consecutive growth, official data showed Thursday.Compared with the previous quarter, GDP grew by 1.1% in Q4 2018, up from

CYPRUS: Cypriot lawyer targeted in murky Israeli undercover op

A Cyprus lawyer is embroiled in a legal battle with an Israeli high-tech firm that produces smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens.When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at lu...

ENERGY: Israel says EastMed gas pipeline could be world’s ‘greatest underwater project’

Plans to build a $7 billion, 2,200-kilometre EastMed gas pipeline from Cyprus to Italy could be one of the greatest underwater projects in the world, visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Tuesday.Leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel, in Dece...