Monthly Archives: November 2002

Archives November 24, 2002 posted by

Dancing fund-raisers line up for world record bid

CYPRUS is again taking part in a global, synchronised line-dancing event today to raise funds for treating myasthenia gravis.

This is the second year of the event, and dancers will be trying to break last year’s Guinness record for the largest ever line-dance. Last year it attracted over 2,700 dancers at 21 venues in nine countries, raising £25,000.

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Annual licence crackdown on dodgy doctors

IN an effort to offer more protection to patients, doctors will soon have to renew their medical licences annually, Pancyprian Medical Association President Dr Antonis Vassiliou said yesterday.

The new regulation will be enforced at the beginning of next year.

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‘Traffic turnabout will drive away the pedestrians’

THE two commercial streets of Ledra and Onasagorou in the old town of Nicosia were fully pedestrianised over a decade ago, paving the way for former mayor Lellos Demetriades’ vision for the revival of the old city. Vehicle access was only allowed from 7-10am and 1-3pm while pedestrians enjoyed the privilege of walking down a central strip of town ‘sans voitures’.

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£10,000 break-ins

MORE than £10,000 worth of valuables were stolen on Friday during breaking and entering incidents, police said yesterday.

The thieves struck some time before lunch in Paphos and Limassol.

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Tales from the Coffeeshop

WHILE we are still waiting for our future partners to tell Kofi Annan whether they accept his peace plan as a basis for 30-minute negotiations, our own freedom fighters have taken up battle positions in TV studios in a valiant attempt to defend our national honour and dignity, which is once again being threatened by the evil foreigners.

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Archives November 23, 2002 posted by

New health study for foundry area residents

THE HEALTH Ministry plans to carry out a medical study examining what, if any, health effects the Nemitsas foundry in Limassol has on the area’s residents. At the same time, the Cyprus Development Bank will carry out a secondary study assessing the cost and benefits of the foundry’s relocation, Health Minister Frixos Savvides said yesterday.

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