Monthly Archives: March 2009

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‘We feel disgraced and ashamed’

Police officers speak out over colleagues’ acquittal for beating caught on tape

MEMBERS OF the police force have finally spoken out against the court decision to acquit ten policemen caught on camera beating two students.

A number of officers yesterday said they felt disgraced and ashamed, and called on the Police Chief to dismiss all ten policemen.

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‘We’re doing our best for Cypriot drugs suspects in Syria’

ACCUSATIONS that the state is not doing enough to help two Cypriots arrested in Syria last year on drugs charges are “unfair”, said a Foreign Ministry official yesterday.

The Cyprus Embassy in Damascus is monitoring the situation closely and even taking food to the two inmates while their parents have yet to visit them, said ministry official Phedon Anastasiou.

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Annual anti-cancer fundraising campaign in April

THE 34th annual Christodoula march of the Anti-Cancer Society kicks off in April across Cyprus to raise money for the charity.

The national fundraising campaign will take place on April 9, with a total of 54 kiosks set up at key spots of all cities and big communities, which will remain open until 7pm

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Woman elected as Green Party leader

Panayiotou’s appointment represents first female leader of political party)

IOANNA Panayiotou has been elected as the new General Secretary of the Cyprus Green Party, replacing George Perdikis who held the post for the past six years.

The party elections took place on Sunday and also determined changes in the party’s political committee.

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Blue Air begins flights from Paphos to Bucharest

LOW COST Romanian airline Blue Air inaugurated its new routes to and from Paphos airport on Sunday.

According to a press release issued by Hermes Airports, Blue Air’s new service offers the traveling community the opportunity for new scheduled flights to Bucharest, via a single stop in Thessaloniki, every Thursday and Sunday.

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