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Tourism: will we ever learn?

“IF THINGS do not change, tourism in Cyprus will be in deep trouble.” The warning from the president of the International Federation of Tour Operators, in Cyprus last week at the invitation of the Hoteliers’ Association, was as stark as it can be, confirming the worst fears of those in the industry.

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Greek Press

PHILELEFTHEROS “Cyprus police at the Olympic Games” Cyprus police have offered to send staff to help with security for the Olympic games. The Greek government is examining the offer and has yet to give an answer but the police feel sure that they will be present at the Olympic games.

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Pavarotti tickets on sale from Monday

TICKETS for the Luciano Pavarotti concert on June 9 go on sale across Cyprus from Monday, despite the Education Ministry’s refusal to sponsor the event and organisers’ fear that not enough money would be raised to stage the unprecedented event. Organisers Papadopoulos and Schinis yesterday confirmed the concert would be held on June 9 at the D’Avila Moat in Nicosia, as originally planned.

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Former ‘minister’ launches ‘no’ campaign in the north

FORMER Turkish Cypriot ‘foreign minister’ Tahsin Ertugruloglu said yesterday the Annan Plan would lead to the end of Turkish history in Cyprus and heralded the start of a ‘No to the Annan Plan’ campaign in the north. “The Annan Plan means death for the Turkish Cypriots. I don’t mean that the Greek Cypriots will kill us. They don’t need to do that any more.

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BoC post £100m profits for 2003

BANK of Cyprus (BoC) yesterday announced core profits, before provisions for bad and doubtful debts for 2003, of £100.6 million, a 12 per cent increase over 2002 but the bank posted a pre-tax loss for the year of £17.4 million and an after-tax loss of £28.8 million. The pre-tax loss in 2002 was £13.9 million and after-tax loss £21.3 million.

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Town planning boss denies wrongdoing in zoning controversy

THE town planning director yesterday denied any wrongdoing in a land development case in Limassol in which he was accused of having vested interests. The House Watchdog Committee heard that an investigation was launched late in 2000 into the allegations against Yiannos Papadopoulos, who was later acquitted by the civil service commission of any wrongdoing.

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