Daily Archives: February 2, 2007

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Warships spark jitters over oil

Authorities play down Turkish navy moves

TURKISH warships were moving along the island’s southern coast in international waters yesterday in what was seen as a show of force over Greek Cypriot plans for oil and gas exploration.

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‘Lillikas is a liar’

Former Commerce Minister lashes out at claims he made a secret deal with Bush family

FOREIGN MINISTER George Lillikas yesterday left the media with the impression that former Commerce Minister Nicos Rolandis had signed away the island’s oil and gas wealth in a secret deal with the Bush family.

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Cocaine dealer gets 20 years

A LIMASSOL man was yesterday jailed for 20 years by a Larnaca Criminal Court after been found guilty of importing around five kilos of cocaine into the island in June last year.

Soteris Athini, 51, had been charged with attempting to import Class A drugs onto the island and being possession of cocaine with intention to sell but had denied all the charges.

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How long is a life sentence?

Man seeks ECHR’s clarification four years after he was supposed to be released
A CYPRIOT sentenced to life behind bars is looking to the European Court of Human Rights as a last resort for some sort of reprieve.

Panayiotis Agapiou Panayi, alias Kafkaris, has been held at Nicosia’s Central Prison since 1989 after having been found guilty on three counts of premeditated murder.

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Minister pledges to reduce Limassol heart patients

THE HEALTH Ministry yesterday promised to drastically reduce Limassol hospital’s heart patient waiting list within the next two weeks.

The assurance was given at the House Health Committee after deputies were told of the hundreds of heart patients from the Limassol and Paphos districts who have waited months to have routine tests.

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House passes residency law

PEOPLE applying for long-term residency will not have to pass a Greek language exam, according to a law passed by Plenum yesterday evening.

The new law will regulate the rights of third country nationals to long-term residency in Cyprus.

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Men fined after Nicosia brawl

A NICOSIA COURT has found two men guilty of creating a public disturbance, following a brawl in 2004.

Jordanian national Feres Alsadek Hamzeh and Palestinian national Jihad Abdoi Samer had been charged by State Prosecutor Margarita Avraamidou of brawling and causing public affray after they were arrested back in March 2004 in central Nicosia.

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