Monthly Archives: October 2006

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Ajet to cease flights in three months

Lawyer cites economic failure due to ‘war’ against airline

AJET, formerly known as Helios Airways, announced yesterday that it would cease all airline operations in the next three months, a move which the ajet’s legal team has emphasised does not relieve the airline of any responsibilities.

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Affirmative action is sinking the force

‘Women pass the entry exams and then demand desk jobs’

POLICE CHIEF Charalambos Koulentis said yesterday unless immediate steps were taken to change a system that favoured the employment of women over men, the island would soon have a police force on its hands that was “weak and unable to carry out its obligations”.

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Tassos too busy decided on second term

PRESIDENT Tassos Papadopoulos said that he has not yet decided upon whether or not he will run for a second five-year term in the February 2008 presidential elections.

“At this moment I am not at all preoccupied with the issue of a second term,” Papadopoulos said in an interview with daily Phileleftheros.

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One dead in series of crashes

NINETEEN-year-old Emilios Kapsalis was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning after he lost control of his car on his way home.

Kapsalis had been driving on the Pera Orinis-Psimolofou road at 1.45am, when under unknown circumstances, he crashed into the oncoming car of a 20-year-old woman from Nicosia.

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Injuries and safety warnings as hunting season kicks off

AROUND 50,000 hunters grabbed their shotguns and headed for the outdoors on Sunday as the hunting season opened with a bang.

As with previous years, several injuries were reported, with the Director of the Game Services, Pantelis Hadjiyerou telling the Mail there were several serious incidents and five or six minor ones.

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Sparks fly in Laiki trial

THE TRIAL of a Serbian businessman who is suing Laiki Bank and a now-defunct company known as Antexol resumed yesterday in a Nicosia court.

The main witness of the day was Pambos Ioannides, a top lawyer from President Tassos Papadopoulos’ law offices and director of Antexol Trade Ltd from 1992 to 1995, at the height of the Bosnian war.

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