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Government pledges uniform water rates

THE government yesterday promised to end the “unsatisfactory” pattern of different districts paying different amounts for their tap water.

Agriculture Minister Costas Themistocleous also said water consumption had shot up since the government had ended the water cuts regime.

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Government pledges Akamas verdict ‘this year’

OVER a year after a final decision on the future of Akamas was promised, Agriculture Minister Costas Themistocleous yesterday said a verdict on the remote peninsula’s future would come “this year”.

The minister also dismissed a Euro-MP’s warning that failure to protect Akamas could jeopardise Cyprus’ accession to the EU.

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Arson attack guts warehouse

POLICE were yesterday looking into an arson attack which gutted a furniture factory in the Aradhippou industrial estate in Larnaca.

The fire at the Andreas Prokopiou furniture factory started at around 8.30pm on Monday night, but damages have not yet been estimated.

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‘Account closed’ in Co-op probe

A GOVERNMENT probe into overdrafts by several Co-operative members has accounted for almost all irregularities in their accounts, Industry Minister Nicos Rolandis announced yesterday.

From the £1,106,767 discovered missing, the investigation has traced back £1,005,437 in the scandal that has led to the resignation of five officials.

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