Daily Archives: February 27, 2007

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Education and penalties on euro committee’s agenda

EDUCATION and stricter punishments for profiteers during the euro changeover were at the forefront of discussions during yesterday’s House Finance Committee.

The Committee had re-convened to discuss the four bills submitted last week by the Finance Ministry regarding Cyprus’ introduction to the Eurozone on January 1, 2008.

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Police crack down on illegal money exchanges

A POLICE clampdown on places offering illegal money exchange services is under way on the orders of the Chief of Police.

Charalambos Koulentis said that something needs to be done to stop the flood, which has overrun both tourist and urban areas.

Kiosks and other shops are running unlicensed money exchange services, which authorities say are not controlled by the state.

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Police search dam for missing Turkish Cypriot

AUTHORITIES yesterday had still drawn a blank in the search for a Turkish Cypriot businessman who disappeared on Thursday, extending their search to the Achnas dam over the weekend.

Bases police, working in close cooperation with Cyprus police, have intensified their search for 58-year-old Ahmed Mesut Mendesie, from Pergamos, who was last seen in the Avgorou area.

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Police unsure of smoking clampdown

AUTHORITIES could not yesterday make clear whether or not a campaign to clampdown on smoking in public places had been launched.

On Sunday police told the media a national campaign was currently under way but on Monday Justice Minister Sophoclis Sophocleous said no such order had been given.

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Shower gel recalled

THE HEALTH Ministry’s Pharmaceutical Services have announced the withdrawal of a shower gel after being alerted by the Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX) that it contains substances that may be harmful to human skin.

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