Monthly Archives: July 2000

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Government aims to reduce inequality

THE government has outlined further steps it intends to take to improve women’s rights in line with the 1995 ‘Beijing Platform for Action’, which created worldwide standards and suggestions for governments to reduce gender discrimination.

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Drug prices ‘could be cut in half’

HIGH-PRICED drugs charges in Cyprus could be cut by up to 50 per cent if Health Minister Frixos Savvides gets a bill through the House to break the legal ‘stranglehold’ drug importers have had for years.

He aims to introduce the law change this autumn, opening up the market to help drive down prices.

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Man held over ‘Egypt drugs girl’ case

POLICE said yesterday they have detained a 21-year-old Nicosia man thought to be connected with the case of a 19-year-old woman arrested in Egypt last week for allegedly possessing 3.5 kilos of drugs.

The man was up in court yesterday but the judge adjourned the hearing after his defence lawyer claimed his client had been abused by police while in custody.

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