In today’s episode, President Nicos Anastasiades lauded the resumption of the Cyprus-Greece ferry link after more than 20 years as “historic”, as he addressed the launch of the maiden voyage of the ferry from Limassol port on Sunday.

Elsewhere, prisons director Anna Aristotelous is expected to file a written complaint with the attorney-general today after she alleged that she was the victim of an alleged sting by a senior police officer who was trying to secure compromising information on her.

In other news, Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar is “disappointed” at being excluded from the visit to Cyprus of the Earl and the Countess of Wessex, which begins today.

All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.