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Ports are sinking, Minister warns

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Averoff Neophytou yesterday issued a stark warning to the island’s port workers: accept change or have change forced upon you.

The Minister said local ports were "sinking" and the government was not about to let port workers’ refusal to change work practices stand in the way of its rescue package.

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New heat warning as temperatures soar

THE FORESTRY Department yesterday warned there was a high risk of forest fires because of consistent high temperatures in recent days.

In a written statement, the department urged the public to be extra careful, especially in forest areas.

The penalty for causing a fire is one year in jail, or £1,000 fine, or both.

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Market in search of a boost

THE STOCKMARKET emerged 0.7 per cent weaker yesterday on generally flat-footed trading, which chipped away points from most sectors.

The bourse lacked sparkle as it limply moved in a thin range of 10 points, settling at 492.09 and on traded value of £33.4 million pounds.

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Time for the Turkish Cypriots to make concessions

THERE was still no indication yesterday of whether Rauf Denktash would attend the Geneva talks, as the government called on the Turkish Cypriot side to make concessions.

Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told his daily press briefing that the Greek Cypriot side had made many concessions to date, while the Turkish side had maintained its position.

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Denktash calls talks into question again

AN OFF-THE-cuff remark by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash yesterday threw the future of the third round of proximity talks into doubt.

Speaking after a one-hour meeting with US presidential emissary Alfred Moses in occupied Nicosia yesterday morning, Denktash refused to confirm outright whether he would be attending the Geneva talks next week.

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