Geneva reopens more border crossings with France

GENEVA – As called for by the Swiss Federal Council, the country prepares to reopen parts of the economy on 27 April. Canton Geneva has already lifted certain border movement restrictions with the provisional reopening of five crossings with France. Authorities however, caution Swiss residents not to rush to the other side for food shopping…

Geneva police issue fines for semi-confinement violations

GENEVA – Police have reported an increase in the number of fines related to breaches of public health guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Over the 17 April weekend, Geneva police issued 97 fines for non-compliance with Covid-19 social distancing guidelines including gatherings of more than five people. Many residents…

Young man, 19, killed in first fatal accident in Geneva

Switzerland — Geneva police are looking for information or witnesses to a deadly motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday 2 January at around 17:40 on the Route des Jeunes in canton Geneva. According to authorities, the victim, identified as a Swiss male born in 1999 (19 years of age), died on the scene after hitting the…

Iconic Geneva church badly damaged by raging fire

GENEVA, Switzerland — A fire burned for nearly three hours Thursday at the Sacré-Coeur Church in Plainpalais, destroying the attic and severely damaging the nave of the iconic 1859 landmark of the city centre.

Geneva airport’s new winter routes and other changes

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport is connected for the remainder of the winter season to 107 destinations through 50 airlines. Faithful readers, as customary find below a recap on the various changes (including some for the upcoming summer).

Wife, daughter of prominent Swiss envoy killed in fire in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland — A 76-year-old woman and her 45-year-old daughter have died after a fire broke out at their roof top apartment in Grand-Saconnex on the morning of Saturday 3 June. The husband/father of the victims was not home at the time. For privacy reasons in Switzerland, the victims names cannot be revealed but All About…