Geneva Police: Pedestrian killed when elderly driver jumps curb

In separate incidents: pedestrian is injured in hit-and-run, police searching for driver who hit an 11-year-old GENEVA, Switzerland — A 69-year-old man was killed on Saturday 13 May while walking near Geneva’s city hall, in the heart of the old city.

How a Polish mom can help keep Norwegian roads safe

Even strong, thick-skinned truck drivers have Moms! And they can help keep drivers safe — that’s the idea behind a safety campaign sponsored by the Norwegian Government targeting Polish truck drivers. I thought this witty video is a wonderful reminder of the power of moms. Happy Mother’s Day!

Geneva bicyclist killed in fall, Police seek witnesses

GENEVA, Switzerland —  A bicyclist crossing a wooden footbridge near Nant du Petit Saint-Loup in the commune of Versoix, died after falling to a waterway on Wednesday 10 May. Police are now seeking witnesses to determine what happened.

Geneva’s center in standstill after fire

Updated  GENEVA, Switzerland — More than a dozen firefighters responded to a fire that broke out on the top floor and roof of the Hôtel At Home on rue de Monthoux in the Paquis, Monday afternoon (see the dramatic video here).

What’s on and free in Geneva in May 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland – Events galore in May in Geneva! Get your java, take five and go through this long list of events and activities in the canton and beyond. This month keep an eye out for art and gallery events, flower markets and wine festivals, and loads of free fitness activities. Unless noted otherwise, the events take…

Geneva to boast new non-stop summer routes

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport recently announced that 2016 saw a 4.8% increase in passenger traffic, with over 16 million travelers. It should be no surprise then, that the once easy-in, easy-out affair, has now become a frequent nightmare, especially during high-traffic weekends. Construction is not making things easier, even after adding one thousand additional square meters to the…

What’s on and free in Geneva in April 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland – After two months absence I am back with my pick of top events/activities in the city and canton of Geneva. Events/activities beyond the canton’s borders are duly noted. A few favorites are highlighted in blue and those that could be of interest to kids and families are highlighted in green.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations and Activities in Geneva, Lausanne 2017

  GENEVA, Switzerland – “Kiss Me, I’m..” well, no, but I can’t deny I wear green and enjoy St Patrick’s Day celebrations as any green-blooded fella out there. Therefore, following a seven-year tradition, here’s my annual list of bars that celebrate St Paddy’s, and of other St Patrick’s Day activities in the area.