Daily Archives: February 17, 2007

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Talat visits Clerides in hospital

TURKISH Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat yesterday visited former President Glafcos Clerides at the American Heart Institute in Nicosia.
“Actually Mr Clerides is very well,” said Talat after the 30-minute visit. “He has had a difficult operation but he is quite cheerful.

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Cameroonians jailed for euro forgery

TWO MEN have been jailed for nine months after being caught making counterfeit euros in a hotel room in Nicosia.

The two men Joseph Tchamen, 35, and Alex Lotti Nyame, 32, both from Cameroon, yesterday pleaded guilty to forgery and obtaining money under false pretences.

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Kleanthous new Education Minister

CYPRUS STOCK Exchange chairman Akis Kleanthous was yesterday appointed as the new Education Minister, replacing Pefkios Georgiages who died suddenly last month.
Kleanthous, a senior member of ruling DIKO, will be officially sworn in on Tuesday by President Tassos Papadopoulos.

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Yeroskippou gives go-ahead for major expansion

YEROSKIPPOU municipal Council yesterday unanimously approved the master plan for the ambitious expansion of Neapolis.

The Yeriskippou Council accepted the plans for the construction on Thursday; just two days after the plans from the ‘Paphos Plantations (S.M.K) Ltd’ were put before them.

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February 28 deadline for road tax

THE POLICE yesterday urged motorists to pay their road tax by the end of the month to avoid prosecution.

The director of the force’s Traffic Unit, Doros Achilleos, yesterday told the Mail that if the tax is not paid by February 28, “people will be taken to court, where the appropriate punishment will be meted out.”

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Woman arrested on suspicion of stealing from boyfriend

TWO WOMEN have been arrested on suspicion of stealing cheques and a credit card from one of the women’s boyfriend.

The women aged 49 and 21 and both from Nicosia, are under investigation for seven counts of theft, obtaining money under false pretences, attempting to obtain money under false pretences and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Tai Chi for a healthier life

THE CYPRUS Association of Cancer Patients and Friends has announced that it will be providing Tai Chi sessions every Friday.
The sessions are open to both children and adults and will take place at the Association’s offices (3 Makedonias Street, Paphos) from 10 until 11.30am. Admission is £3, with sessions free for cancer patients.

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New year slump bodes badly for tourism hopes

TOURISM HAS kicked off the year on a negative footing with arrivals in January down 5.5 per cent over the same month last year.
More worrying was the drop in tourism from the UK, the island’s biggest market, by 13.7 per cent, the Statistics Department said. Tourist arrivals from Germany, the second biggest market fell by 11 per cent but arrivals from Greece were up 13.3 per cent.

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