Monthly Archives: June 2000

Archives June 23, 2000 posted by

Archbishop says hairdresser was paid to accuse bishop

ARCHBISHOP Chrysostomos yesterday accused Limassol Archimandrite Andreas Constantinides and other unidentified persons of paying a Salonica hairdresser to claim in writing that he and Limassol Bishop Athanassios once had a homosexual affair.

Athanassios denies the claim, saying it is part of a plot to destroy him.

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Archives June 23, 2000 posted by

Strike threats at Cyprus Airways

TWO CYPRUS Airways (CY) workers’ unions yesterday threatened to strike over separate issues.

The branch of the Sek union representing pilots of CY’s charter flight subsidiary Eurocypria warned of strike action if a management plan to allow CY pilots to take up captain positions within Eurocypria was implemented.

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Archives June 23, 2000 posted by

Indian brothers ‘used school phone for long distance calls’

TWO Indian brothers were yesterday remanded in custody for six days on suspicion of using a primary school’s telephone to make long-distance calls.

Larnaca district court yesterday heard that Rojenden Sing, 24, and his 29-year-old brother Narinden were suspected on breaking into the primary school in Alethriko village to phone India and Malaysia.

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Archives June 22, 2000 posted by

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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Archives June 22, 2000 posted by

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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Archives June 22, 2000 posted by

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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Archives June 22, 2000 posted by

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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