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Noisy planes ban ‘could help our tourism’

CYPRUS tourism could benefit from an EU ban on noisy Russian aircraft, Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis said yesterday.

Following his trip to Moscow this week to assess tourism prospects from the Russian market — Cyprus’ third largest after the UK and Germany — Rolandis told the Sunday Mail that arrivals from Russia would be up between 10 and 15 per cent this year.

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$43.6 million: the cost of UNFICYP for a year

U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL Kofi Annan has recommended to the General Assembly the appropriation of $43.6 million for the maintenance of UNFICYP for the 12-month period from July 1, 2002, to June 30 next year.

An amount of $20.5 million is to be funded through voluntary contributions from the governments of Cyprus and Greece.

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Man killed in car accident

A 38-year-old Bulgarian was killed in a car accident on Friday evening, police said yesterday.

Gencho Asenov Damyanov was crossing the road in Mesoyi village in the Paphos district when he was hit by a car driven by 40-year-old English tour representative.

He was taken to Paphos Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Tales from the Coffeeshop

YOU SUSPECT all is not well in the banana kingdom when the royal advisers are unwilling or incapable of protecting el presidente Glafcos the First from making a court jester of himself. I am not suggesting that they should prevent him from cracking unfunny jokes on every state occasion, for that is his royal prerogative.

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Police hope increased use of DNA testing can improve crime-solving rate

A MEETING this week among senior police officials decided to better the force’s crime-solving rate with a string of measures, including an intensified prevention campaign and increased use of DNA testing.

The chiefs of the district CID departments said that serious crime incidents had dropped this year, but added that the crime-solving rate needed to be improved.

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We’re not there yet, says Clerides

PRESIDENT Glafcos Clerides said yesterday that the necessary progress needed to make way for a solution to the Cyprus problem had not yet been achieved.

He was addressing a group of professors and students of the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Athens who visited him at the Presidential Palace.

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£4m profit for Cyprus Airways in 2001

THE Cyprus Airways Group yesterday announced pre-tax profits of £4.0 million for 2001, compared to £5.6 million the previous year. After-tax profits clocked in at £2.3 million.

The group’s revenue, excluding its duty-free shops operation, rose £16.3 million from £162 million in 2000 to £178.3 million last year, an increase of 10.1 per cent.

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