Daily Archives: February 5, 2004

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Talks tabled but is it a done deal?

A DATE for the resumption of Cyprus talks will be fixed in the next day or so UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan said yesterday in New York as all parties began to gear up for a last-ditch shot at a settlement before Cyprus joins the EU on May 1.

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The dangers of a crying wolf

THE TROUBLE with not possessing a reverse gear is that the only way to perform a U-turn is with a violent yank on the handbrake. There is a terrific smell of burnt rubber coming off British Prime Minister Tony Blair. First, it was the transformation of rebel London Mayor Ken Livingstone from zero to hero. Now, much more seriously, it is Iraq.

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How to solve prison overcrowding overnight

AGAIN, yet again, the issue of prison overcrowding has come to the fore. The figures speak for themselves: Nicosia prison has a capacity of 274, and currently houses 430. It is bursting at the seams. Worse still, it is quite apparent that crime is on the rise. One only has to flick on the evening television to hear daily tales of armed robberies, break-ins, muggings.

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The olive tree that lived through the Crusades

IT’S a silent witness to the history of Cyprus: it’s lived through the Crusades, Venetian and Ottoman rule, British colonialism and independence. It’s revered by local villagers and Cypriots who visit from far and wide. And now the Forestry Department is seeking to give formal protection to an olive tree said to be almost 1,000 years old outside the village of Anglisides in the Larnaca district.

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “They abandoned their dead child…” A four-year-old boy died at a private Limassol clinic on Monday after his father rushed him there when he found his child unconscious.

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Care home staff on strike in contagion fear

FIFTY employees at a state-run old people’s home in Limassol yesterday went on strike, demanding the removal of a 74-year-old man suffering from staphylococcus. Workers at the Ayios Panteleimon home said they would remain on strike until the old man was removed. Caretaker Despo Pilavaki said staff were not trained to know how to protect themselves or even provide the necessary care to the man.

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Cyprus to open up school appointments ‘list’ to Europeans

TEACHERS looking for a job in public education will face stiffer competition from Greek-speaking Europeans once Cyprus joins the European Union. With internal borders removed and freedom of movement in place, lower-paid teachers from Greece could join hundreds of Cypriot teachers on the lengthy ‘waiting list’ for a position in a government school.

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Kakoullis released as mayor refuses to resign

THE son-in-law of Paralimni Mayor Nicos Vlittis, under investigation for corruption, was yesterday released pending further investigation, police said. Andreas Kakoullis, 37, was arrested six days ago on suspicion of abuse of authority, bribery of a public official and corruption.

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