Monthly Archives: August 2004

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‘Let’s resolve this problem’

Forensic experts called upon to exhumations of missing

THE RED Cross is being asked to recommend a list of forensic experts that could help carry out exhumation work at sites all over the island, the tri-partite Committee for Missing Persons (CMP) announced yesterday.

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Paphos dump raises a stench

Authorities and locals helpless as smell of burning refuse infests surrounding villages

THE SMELL of burning rubbish at a dump site in Tera in Paphos has become unbearable for residents in nearby villages, but the Paphos District Office says little can be done to combat the problem.

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Bank of Cyprus announces massive profits

THE BANK of Cyprus (BoC) yesterday announced first-half after-tax profits of £16.2 million, a 90 per cent increase over the same period last year.

“It is expected that the increased profitability of the group will continue for the rest of the year 2004,” the bank said in a statement.

Core profit from activities in Cyprus rose by 49 per cent to £34.2 million.

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Tractor threat from grape growers

DISGRUNTLED grape growers say they will descend on the Presidential Palace with their tractors unless measures are taken to alleviate their financial woes.

The growers have been at loggerheads with both the government and the wineries since the beginning of the month over surplus supply.

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Bi-communal rally to raise money for hospitals

Driving route crosses island’s divide

GREEK and Turkish Cypriots are organising a bi-communal car rally that will start in Kyrenia and finish in Limassol.

According to a news release, the Mercedes Club Cyprus, the Classic & Sports Car Club in the north and the Paphos Classic Vehicle Club will organise the rally on September 17-19.

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