Daily Archives: June 23, 2000

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Five per cent of the population has tried marijuana

A NATIONAL committee headed by President Glafcos Clerides and financed by the state budget will be set up to fight drugs, Health Minister Frixos Savvides said yesterday.

He made the announcement at a news conference held to present the preliminary results of the first general population study on addictive substances.

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Archbishop says hairdresser was paid to accuse bishop

ARCHBISHOP Chrysostomos yesterday accused Limassol Archimandrite Andreas Constantinides and other unidentified persons of paying a Salonica hairdresser to claim in writing that he and Limassol Bishop Athanassios once had a homosexual affair.

Athanassios denies the claim, saying it is part of a plot to destroy him.

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Strike threats at Cyprus Airways

TWO CYPRUS Airways (CY) workers’ unions yesterday threatened to strike over separate issues.

The branch of the Sek union representing pilots of CY’s charter flight subsidiary Eurocypria warned of strike action if a management plan to allow CY pilots to take up captain positions within Eurocypria was implemented.

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Indian brothers ‘used school phone for long distance calls’

TWO Indian brothers were yesterday remanded in custody for six days on suspicion of using a primary school’s telephone to make long-distance calls.

Larnaca district court yesterday heard that Rojenden Sing, 24, and his 29-year-old brother Narinden were suspected on breaking into the primary school in Alethriko village to phone India and Malaysia.

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