Monthly Archives: October 2000

Archives October 21, 2000 posted by

Same story new song

IF READERS of this column have that ‘here we go again’ feeling, please remember that our editorial writers also have to tread the same road time and again, because one of the continuing difficulties in Cyprus is, it seems, endemic. We are talking of enforcement of the law – or rather, the lack of it.

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Archives October 21, 2000 posted by

Can politicians really force the market up?

ECONOMISTS yesterday voiced concern at measures passed by parliament in an attempt to refloat the sinking stock market.

With the market hammered by investor panic over recent weeks, the House of Representatives on Thursday announced a package of measures that many yesterday dismissed as a short-term bid to fiddle the market

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Archives October 21, 2000 posted by

Union anger at plan to scrap siesta time

SHOPKEEPERS’ Union POVEK hopes to scupper government plans to allow Saturday and Wednesday afternoon shopping and abolish the traditional afternoon siesta, warning it will bring its members out on strike against the measures, which it says will drive small shops out of business.

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Archives October 20, 2000 posted by

Same story new song

IF READERS of this column have that ‘here we go again’ feeling, please remember that our editorial writers also have to tread the same road time and again, because one of the continuing difficulties in Cyprus is, it seems, endemic. We are talking of enforcement of the law – or rather, the lack of it.

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Archives October 20, 2000 posted by

Nikiforos: Greek planes blast targets outside Nicosia

GREEK air-force planes yesterday hit targets on the ground with live fire, playing out a scenario in the Nikiforos military exercise.

Two A-7 Corsair bombers flew over the exercise area at an undisclosed location in the Nicosia district, attacking ground targets while artillery and mortars were used to support a tank attack.

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Bank robber probably bought knife from shop next door

A MAN who robbed a Limassol bank on Wednesday probably bought the knife used in the raid from a neighbouring shop two days earlier, police said yesterday.

The robber, who wore a wig and fake beard, entered the Amathus Avenue branch of Alpha Bank just before 9am, wielding a diver’s knife with a serrated blade.

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