Daily Archives: June 22, 2000

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Drug use stats ‘tip of the iceberg’

DRUG use in Cyprus rose by 45 per cent in the first five months of the year, Drug Squad Chief Christakis Katsikides said yesterday. And he admitted that this figure may be just the tip of the iceberg.

Speaking at a news conference to mark June 26 as ‘World Day Against Drugs’, Katsikides said the recorded increase involved users of all ages.

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Can you find a wheelchair in the hospital?

NICOSIA general hospital has fallen victim to wheelchair thieves, the hospital’s casualty department chief revealed yesterday.

Dr Costas Antoniades told the Cyprus Mail: "I had six wheel-chairs here at the department and they have all been stolen by various patients. They take them home with them."

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Limassol teenagers deny killing British tourist

TWO 18-year-old Limassol men held in connection with the murder of a British tourist yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charges they face.

Christos Christodoulou, alias Cattos (cat), and Andreas Panovic, alias Panouris, were arrested in April following the murder of 41-year-old Graham Mills from Tring in Hertfordshire.

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Cyprus to ignore EU brain ban for as long as it can

CYPRUS looks set to ignore a European Union directive calling for the banning of specific meat products by July 1, despite the government’s aim to complete the harmonisation process by the 2003 target date.

The directive bans the consumption of all animal spleens, and the brains and heads of animals older than 12 months.

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Share prices down in confused market

SHARE prices ended 0.8 per cent in the red yesterday as equities bucked a firmer open on intense intraday speculation.

The CSE benchmark lost 4.3 points to close at 510.68 points, in a band of 514.53 to 510.17, oscillations that underlined confusion among investors, traders said.

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