Chios Residents Don’t Want New Secure Refugee Camp Built

CHIOS – Residents on the island of Chios are resisting plans by the New Democracy government to build a closed detention camp for refugees and migrants, protests including an attempt by a crowd to block the offloading of machinery at a port.

There could be politicial ramifications, said Kathimerini, as the island will most likely elect a single deputy to Parliament, according to the recent population census although Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said there won’t be early elections and he will stay in office until the 2023 polls.

Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis –an elected lawmaker who is from the island, held an online press conference trying to persuade opponents that the structure is beneficial.

The 54.8-million-euro ($62 milion) facility will replace the VIAL camp and have a capacity of 1,230 and like others being planned on four more islands near the coast of Turkey are designed to contain refugees and migrants.


For the first time, Greek voters in the homeland and the Diaspora will be able to participate in elections for the European Parliament for the first time on June 9.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


2 Germans, a Spaniard and a Senegalese Killed in Building Collapse in Spain’s Mallorca Island

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Police on Friday gave details on four people killed when a building housing a bar and restaurant club collapsed on the island of Mallorca.

NEW YORK – The New York Times has reported that “an aide to Mayor Eric Adams who served as his longtime liaison to the Turkish community has turned against him and is cooperating with the corruption investigation into Mr.

BOSTON – Crowds flocked to the Greek Festival of the St.

The news about air travel lately hasn't been pleasant.

Beyond the issues in Crete and our own in America, as we wrote in our ‘Analysis’ in last week’s edition, Patriarch Bartholomew has unfortunately ensnared himself in problems with the majority of local Orthodox Churches worldwide, with few exceptions such as those of Greece, Alexandria, and Cyprus, due to the granting of Autocephaly to Ukraine, which has proven to be ill-timed and ill-suited.

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