THE Cyprus Mail today completes 69 years of life. On November 2, 1945, the first issue of the Cyprus Mail, which consisted of a single sheet of paper, because of war rationing, appeared on the news-stands. Almost seventy years later, the newspaper is fully digitised with its own website.
Those early first days focused on the Nuremburg trials, the demobilisation of the Cyprus regiment, and food shortages. When the Cyprus Mail was born there were only 1,800 privately-owned cars on the island and 511 taxis. Aircraft were such a novelty that no one was quite sure what to call them other than ‘machine’, and telephone numbers had only two or three digits.
You would have paid one piastre for the Cyprus Mail in 1945. The paper has been a tabloid, a broadsheet and a tabloid again. The newspaper is the first daily in Cyprus to be entering its 70th year of continuous publication and we would like to thank all of our readers over the past seven decades for their support in making that possible.