Daily Archives: June 15, 2001

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One big adrenalin rush

IT WAS KIND of ironic; there I was flying Emirates to Dubai to attend the regional launch of Microsoft’s new OfficeXP, when I suddenly switched channels to find the movie Antitrust was a possible option. The cabin crew must have wondered why I suddenly burst out into hysterical laughter.

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Police to introduce speed trap warnings

FOLLOWING public outcry over the punitive use of speed traps, police chief Andreas Angelides has ordered warning signs to tell motorists they are approaching a radar, Politis reported yesterday.

Chief of traffic police George Voutounos has confirmed that his department intends to tip off motorists to upcoming speed traps with permanent signs reading ‘radar’.

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Nicos Moushiouttas in intensive care after heart surgery

FORMER DIKO deputy Nicos Moushiouttas was recovering in intensive care at London’s St.Mary’s hospital yesterday after undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday.

The chain-smoking ex deputy, 70, was in a slightly more stable condition than on Wednesday, when doctors described his condition as critical following the development of complications during the surgical procedure.

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Development Bank staff to go on indefinite strike

DEVELOPMENT Bank employees yesterday vowed to stage an indefinite strike starting next Monday in protest at a government decision to sell off a chunk of their bank.

The employees, members of bank workers union ETYK, had already stayed away from work yesterday and on Wednesday. In a meeting yesterday, they decided to take further industrial action.

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Cyprus airports hit by work stoppage

LARNACA and Paphos airports were forced to a standstill yesterday evening by a two hour work stoppage by airport employees protesting government privatisation plans.

A total of 24 flights, many of them carrying holidaymakers, were cancelled.

Airport workers ignored last minute appeals from the government to drop their industrial action which started at 6pm.

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US report sees settlement spurring economic growth

AN INDEPENDENT American report has cited economic growth, better employment opportunities and Turkish Cypriot prosperity in a post-solution Cyprus as powerful incentives to concluding a settlement.

It predicts rapid private sector growth in tourism, finance and construction, accompanied by a shrinking public administration, manufacturing and agriculture, all over Cyprus.

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