Monthly Archives: June 2001

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Sex education programme to be tested

THE Ministry of Education yesterday announced plans to introduce a pilot programme at a school to teach sex education.

After meeting with House Education Committee, Education Minister Ouranios Ioannides said the pilot programme will be tested at one school only, and depending on the results it will either be dropped or introduced as part of the syllabus in all schools.

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Prison warden remanded in bombing case

A PRISON warden was yesterday remanded in custody for six days in connection with the bombing in March of the Nicosia home of another warden.

The court heard that a 31-year-old suspect held in connection with two bombings and causing malicious damage had named the warden.

Two more suspects are being held for the same cases.

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Bishop argues against the Church paying tax

PAPHOS Bishop Chrysostomos yesterday said it would not be to anyone’s benefit if the six bishops of the Church of Cyprus were taxed by the state because the amount paid would be very small.

Reacting to recent discussion on the issue, Chrysostomos said that bishops were not paid wages, rather they were given grants by the Church which are used to help the poor and needy.

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Markides lashes ‘unacceptable’ leaks of documents

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Alecos Markides yesterday lashed out over leaks from the Foreign Ministry which are being investigated by the police.

Speaking after a meeting of the National Council, Markides told reporters that such leaks coming from the Foreign Ministry were unacceptable and compromised the government’s position in negotiations on important national issues.

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