Monthly Archives: July 2001

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Heavy jail term for drug dealing tourists

TWO British tourists were yesterday jailed for three years by the Famagusta Assizes for trafficking in ecstasy tablets at the holiday resort of Ayia Napa.

Lee Mortimer, 22 and Paul Hartely, 25, both from Burnley in Lancashire, were found guilty of trafficking and possession of a class A drug, and a charge of assaulting a police office, causing actually bodily harm.

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Caviar on the menu?

CYPRUS could be on the verge of joining the caviar trade, if efforts to breed sturgeon at the government’s Fresh Water Fish Research Centre in Kalopanayiotis are successful.

The centre’s primary objective is to breed trout and a variety of other fish to re-stock dams and commercial fish farms.

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Parliament to probe claims of property sales in the north

THE HOUSE Refugee Committee yesterday launched an investigation into allegations that Cypriot businessmen were illegally exploiting properties in the occupied areas.

AKEL deputy Aristophanis Georgiou, who brought the matter to public attention last week, yesterday tabled it before the parliamentary committee that he chairs.

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