Monthly Archives: February 2004

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A life less ordinary

Kurds who arrived through the occupied areas may have been accepted as refugees but they live in squalid conditions and their children struggle in schools THEY don’t stand out in the crowd of children at the Ayios Andreas primary school in Nicosia, but the lives of the six children of Kurdish political refugees are entirely different from those of their school friends.

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Art for art’s sake?

Not so for a group of bicommunal potters hosting an exhibition in Nicosia this week ART IS not only for art’s sake. It can also represent society as a whole, or the pain and suffering of conflicting communities. It can please, shock or even unite people of different nationalities.

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Coffee Shop

THE NEWS that came from Davos, the Saturday before last, may have appeared to make a complete nonsense of our contention that Turkey is not in the least bit interested in a solution of the Cyprob based on the Annan plan.

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Instructions for all, please

Sir, Over many years, the manufacturers’ instructions and recommendations for patent and prescription medicines, cosmetics, foodstuffs and cleaning materials were in both English and Greek. It is now almost impossible to find any such items in English.

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How will we do without the expats? Just fine, thanks

Sir, It is a shame to read in your column, week after week, letters from expats complaining about the people and the laws of this country. Mr Peter Davis’ letter on ‘rip-off Cyprus’ (‘What would Cyprus do without the expats?’, January 18) is, in my opinion, very insulting towards the country and the hospitable Cypriot people who have the patience to accept these ungrateful expats.

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Thank God for Cyprus’ zero tolerance on cannabis

Sir, On January 18 (‘Fighting a losing battle’), you raised the issue of on cannabis. Having corresponded with the British government, and objected to the reclassification of cannabis as have many in the UK, I would like to express my support for the Cyprus government’s zero tolerance view.

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Keep up the good work

Sir, My wife and I are part-time Cyprus residents and daily readers of either your newspaper or its on-line edition. We find the thrusting, no-nonsense tone of the opinion and features columns totally refreshing. Thoughtful selection of the news items also results in a very broad overview of the more important daily happenings on the Island.

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An informed, healthy alternative

In the second part in our short series on organic produce, MARIA SOCRATOUS tracks down what is available on the local market ORGANIC double chocolate is a full, rich and luxurious instant hot chocolate drink that is not only low fat drink but is produced without exploiting either people or the planet. It also echoes the feelings of most people who buy organic produce.

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Time to tackle a tree

In this month’s column, Cyprus Mail gardener PATRICIA JORDAN on citrus and other trees that need attention at this time of year FRUIT trees, like hunting and twin cabs, are very ‘macho’ in Cyprus. We grew fruit trees in other parts of the world and generally speaking, apart from a little judicious pruning here and there, we left them to get on with things themselves.

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