Daily Archives: February 14, 2002

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Can you escape from the Hard Sell Café?

THERE are no timeshare operatives active in Cyprus! That may come as something of a surprise to the British holidaymakers in Paphos who have just signed up with a company called Vacation Escapes for a ‘property bond’ or a batch of holiday points which are equivalent to five weeks’ holiday for 30 years.

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Cheese makers hold firm on strike threat

THE BATTLES between cheese manufacturers and milk producers continued yesterday, with threats and counter-threats from the government over the distribution of precious milk supplies.

The Cyprus Cheese Producers’ Association held firm on their threat to suspend production today unless the Milk Marketing Board (MMB) caves in and grants them extra milk supplies.

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Abandoned girl’s mother tracked down in Colombo

THE MOTHER of a 12-year-old Sri Lankan girl found abandoned four months ago in a house in Nicosia has finally been tracked down by Interpol.

The woman, living in Colombo, is blind and dumb, but allegedly wants her daughter to come back and live with her, Phileleftheros reported yesterday.

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Hannay talks to both sides

BRITAIN’S special envoy for Cyprus Lord David Hannay yesterday held separate meetings with President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to discuss progress on the face-to-face talks. No statements were made.

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Kiosk robbers jailed for four years

TWO LIMASSOL men were yesterday sentenced to four years in prison for the armed robbery of a kiosk on New Year’s Eve.

Spyros Georgiades, 39, and Evripidis Papachristou, 42, were found guilty of robbing the Dias kiosk on Ayias Fylaxeos Street at knifepoint.

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Resign, deputy tells Klerides

DIKO deputy Zacharias Koullias yesterday called on Finance Minister Takis Klerides to resign, charging him with political responsibility for the stock exchange (CSE) fiasco.

This is the second time in a month that Koullias calls on a state official to step down in the House Finance and Watchdog Committee investigations in alleged stock market fraud.

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