Daily Archives: February 3, 2004

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Murder suicide stuns Limassol

TRAGEDY shook Limassol yesterday when a 58-year-old married man shot his lover – a widow and mother of two – at point-blank range, before turning the rifle on himself, dying later in hospital. Stavros Sophocleous had taken 46-year-old Andonitsa Rodosthenous, with whom he had reportedly had a relationship for eight years, to a remote area near the Polemidia Dam at around 1pm yesterday.

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Voodoo economics – Have economists in disguise tricked George Bush into recession?

HAS ANYBODY else noticed that there is a plot afoot to turn economics into an exact science? Since we are all part of the experiment, I think we should be told. Economics is about the behaviour of human beings, so it has the same drawback as other social ‘sciences’: you are not allowed to confirm your hypothesis by running repeated experiments on live human beings.

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “Teenagers partying with hashish and ecstasy” Police are onto the trail of a drug dealer supplying teenagers with hashish and ecstasy pills, after reports that these drugs are available at parties across the island. So far, no arrests have been made, but police are following up on witness testimony.

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Police nail more illegal drivers in weekend crackdown

AN ONGOING crackdown by police on traffic offences this weekend scooped another 20 foreigners driving without licence or insurance. Statistics suggest that increasing numbers of foreign nationals living in Cyprus are driving cars purchased from Cypriots without the deeds and, consequently, without the obligatory driving licence and insurance.

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Pressure mounts for Vlittis to resign

THE PARALIMNI municipal council is expected to meet today in an effort to oust the town’s mayor Nicos Vlittis, who is currently under investigation for abuse of power. Vlittis is under government investigation for allegedly using his influence to hasten the issue of building permits for coastal property developments by companies belonging to members of his family.

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Don’t expect Commission bailout, producers warned

HELP is not likely to be on its way for the 140 small-scale food producers that failed to meet the EU harmonisation deadline and are now expected to close down. Cyprus Co-ordinator for EU Harmonisation Takis Hadjidemetriou said yesterday there was no possibility of derogation on the Accession Treaty, but hoped he would find a spirit of understanding in Brussels, where he is due next week.

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