Daily Archives: February 13, 2002

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Mother denies abducting her son from Cyprus

THE AMERICAN mother of a 12-year-old boy yesterday denied she had abducted the child and fled the island last July.

Karin Von Krenner, 38, who used to be married to a Cypriot man – the father of the boy — told the Cyprus Mail last night that she had not abducted her son Kristopher from the jurisdiction of the Cyprus court.

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Ministries row over airport hotel plan

THE COMMUNICATIONS and Environment ministries are at odds with each other over plans to build a hotel in the area of the Larnaca Salt Lake.

The Government has decided to appoint a strategic investor to develop the Larnaca airport by the BOT method (Build, Operate and Transfer). But the deal will also grant the investor the right to construct and operate an airport hotel.

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Helicopter reports ‘just rumours’

FOREIGN Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides yesterday denied Turkish newspaper reports that the government was planning to buy 40 attack helicopters from Russia.

“I don’t know of any helicopters. These are rumours,” Cassoulides told reporters on the sidelines of the OIC-EU summit in Istanbul.

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Litre of milk four cents dearer from today

THE PRICE of milk goes up four cents a litre in the shops today, despite protestations from trade unions and the Consumers Association that the matter was decided unfairly.

The four-cent increase came into effect for factories yesterday, hiking milk prices from 41 to 45 cents a litre.

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Drugs lessons for toddlers

KINDERGARTEN children will get five hours of drug awareness teaching this year, in a new initiative launched by Kenthea, the Drugs Rehabilitation Centre and the Pedagogical Institute.

Announced simultaneously with the results of a new study, one of the principal aims of the lessons is to teach children that smoking is a form of dependency.

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Government blasts Tory Euro MP over house in the north

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday blasted a prominent British Tory MEP for leasing a holiday home from the occupation regime for just one dollar per year for the next 49 years.

Yesterday’s Guardian reported that James Corrie, Tory MEP for the West Midlands, was last December given what the paper described as an “expropriated property” by the Turkish Cypriot administration.

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Teachers plan demo over wage reform

TEACHERS’ and students’ unions are planning a demonstration outside the Presidential Palace next week in protest at a plan to cut public sector starting salaries.

The demonstration is scheduled to take place at 3 pm next Thursday – outside school hours.

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