Monthly Archives: May 2006

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Remember Magna Carta

Sir,
Andrew Gilligan’s article (Cyprus Mail, May 17) that “even hijackers and killers have rights” had my co-villager Peter Davis (whom I do not know) “spitting in his soup” (letters, May 21).  Surely, he said, such people should “have no rights whatsoever”.

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Eleftheria Square questions

Sir,
Having read your article about Eleftheria Square (May 28), I felt that at last, someone was asking the right questions.

I attended the exhibition of all the entries that quietly took place in the Famagusta Gate and was very impressed by the many plans that were presented that were not so “invasive” as the winning entry.  

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Poison is not the answer

Sir,
The despicable and indiscriminate poisoning of animals with Lanate, has yet again received widespread and justifiable publicity.

Heart rending accounts of owners watching their pets in the excruciatingly painful process of dying, have been moving and sickening. Just as sickening, are the reactions of people who condone the use of Lanate as a measure of control.

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Unions on the warpath over civil service austerity warning

UNIONS have gone into a war footing following the government’s decision to suspend hiring of new staff and maintain a wage freeze in the wider public sector for the next year-and-a-half.

They say the Finance Ministry has stunned them, having led them to believe the austerity measures announced last year would expire by the end of 2006.

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Man accused of raping ex-girlfriend

A 22-YEAR-old man from the Larnaca district was yesterday arrested in connection with rape allegations made by his ex-girlfriend, who split up with him six months ago after a six-year relationship.

The man was taken to the Larnaca District Court, which issued his six-day remand.
According to the police, the incident occurred at noon last Monday, in a Larnaca village.

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Turkey bails out north with $135 million loan

TURKEY yesterday pledged a hefty loan of $135 million, aimed partially at helping the north bridge its growing budget deficit.

The loan may have come not a moment too soon for the north, amid rumours that the authorities might not be able to deliver pay cheques to public employees at the end of the month.

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Soldiers in the dock for harassing old woman

NATIONAL Guard soldiers have come under scrutiny once again, after a number of conscripts were punished for indecent behaviour towards an elderly woman.

The report, which first appeared in yesterday’s Simerini, was confirmed by Defence Ministry spokesman Yiannos Patsalides.

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