Monthly Archives: February 2002

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Oz union visit ‘a sensation’

A VISIT to Australia by two trade union leaders, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, at the invitation of the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Sharon Burrow, has given “a significant push” to rapprochement efforts and common action between Greek and Turkish Cypriots living in Australia.

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Hunter, aged 19, killed

A MAN aged 19, from Tsakilero in Larnaca district, was killed yesterday while out hunting with his fiancée’s brother-in-law in Ayios Ioannis Fanou in the Paralimni district, said police.

Pavlos Lambrou, a construction worker, died instantly, they said. State pathologist Eleni Antoniou will be carrying out the autopsy. Police are investigating the circumstances of his death.

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Tales from the Coffeeshop

IN THE end, Archbishop Chrysostomos and his namesake the Bishop of Paphos succeeded in promoting the Abbot of Kykkos, Nikiforos, to the rank of bishop, without the latter surrendering control of the finances of the wealthiest and most powerful monastery on the plantation.

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Tempo rises ahead of controversial enthronement

TAUNTS, bravado and defiance were displayed yesterday among prominent ecclesiastical figures, as the Archbishop strived to maintain some semblance of unity in the tarnished Church of Cyprus.

The latest spat among the factions revolved around the ordination of Kykkos Abbot Nikiforos as bishop, prompting his detractors to level allegations of bribery.

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Cyprus market among worst performers of the region

THE CYPRUS Stock Exchange (CSE) is the third worst performing market in the region so far this year, figures released yesterday revealed.

According to the statistics published in Phileleftheros the Cyprus bourse has dropped 10.1 per cent since the beginning of the year. It ranks ahead only of Turkey and Israel, which have lost 19.8 and 10.4 per cent respectively.

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De Soto briefs Annan on talks so far

UN SPECIAL envoy Alvaro De Soto yesterday briefed Secretary-general Kofi Annan on the outcome of the first round of face-to-face talks between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

The first round of direct talks began on January 16 and ended on Tuesday. The talks resume next Friday.

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