Monthly Archives: February 2000

Archives February 29, 2000 posted by

Man dies in restaurant blaze

A FILIPINO man died yesterday in a blaze that broke out in a Limassol restaurant shortly after midnight.

Police said they found 45-year-old Hilario Gamid unconscious in the bathroom, apparently from smoke inhalation.

He was rushed to Limassol hospital but to no avail as doctors pronounced him dead.

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Archives February 29, 2000 posted by

Investors hesitant ahead of new wave of company results

THE CYPRUS stock exchange headed south yesterday on thin volumes that kept buyers and sellers at bay, with the market trading rangebound for the near-term.

The benchmark index trimmed 6.58 points from Friday’s close to settle at 608.43 on a traded value of £17.3 million, £2.5 million higher than Friday but still comparatively low.

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Archives February 27, 2000 posted by

Protest to US over human rights report

THE government yesterday said it had protested to the United States about certain aspects of the latest State Department human rights report section on Cyprus.

The protest was conveyed to US ambassador in Cyprus Donald Bandler by Foreign Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides at a meeting yesterday.

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Attempt to curb media spy frenzy

IN AN attempt to play down media hysteria about alleged British spying against Cyprus, Foreign Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides yesterday reminded reporters that “Cyprus is not the epicentre of this issue, nor is it the centre of the Earth”.

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