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Harvard research institute for Cyprus

HARVARD University and the Cyprus government have come reached an initial agreement to set up an international Research and Technology Institute in Cyprus. Commerce Minister George Lillikas announced yesterday this was the first time Harvard had agreed to have its name linked to such a project, calling the institute an “associated institute with Harvard University”.

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Guess the overflow

RESIDENTS of a Limassol district village are offering anyone a roundtrip to London if they could forecast when a nearby dam would overflow. The 115 million cubic metre Kouris dam has already collected 111 million cubic metres of water and resident of the Alassa village are expecting to overflow at any moment.

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Cycling for peace in the Middle East

A GROUP of Cypriot women has joined the Follow the Women Organisation to cycle for peace around the Middle East in an effort to raise awareness of how the current situation affects the lives of women and children in the region. The organisation was founded over a year ago and is a registered NGO, according to Cypriot member Yiota Kamaratos.

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What is Denktash playing at?

TURKISH Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash on Tuesday made an impossible proposal to the Greek Cypriot side, demanding that Cyprus renegotiate its EU accession, and postpone membership so that EU members could re-ratify the Treaty for the new state.

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Talat: Cyprus donors’ meeting on April 15

MEHMET ALI Talat said yesterday an international donors’ conference for the island would be held on April 15, six days before Cypriots vote on a reunification plan. Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are now locked in almost daily UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending the 30-year division of their east Mediterranean island.

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State department report highlights police abuse

THE U.S. State Department’s annual report on Human Rights has highlighted problems of police violence against suspects and the illegal trafficking of women for prostitution in Cyprus, while condemning the authorities for imposing some restrictions on people travelling to the north.

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The polluter pays?

Fact of the day: In the dying years of the 20th century, the words ‘sustainable development’ became more prevalent in global decision-making circles. The phrase ‘sustainable development’ is linked with the notion that the world will soon begin to crumble if we don’t start using renewable resources to fuel economic growth.

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Ayia Napa complains of funding snub

AYIA Napa Municipality has expressed its disappointment at the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) refusal to give financial aid to push the clubbing Mecca with advertising in Britain. The CTO refused to grant £100,000 towards promoting Ayia Napa in the UK, and the coastal town is expecting to suffer losses during the summer, with bookings down between 30 and 40 per cent.

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Two held over bank robbery

TWO men from Limassol were arrested yesterday in connection with the armed robbery that took place at the Co-op bank in Larnaca at 10.30am. According to witnesses, the two suspects entered the bank wearing hoods and holding guns; they threatened the two employees, Angela Constantinou and Andri Michael, and demanded that they hand over the money.

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