Monthly Archives: December 2006

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Reasons to be cheerful?

WE HAD originally planned to feature a list of predictions for 2007 today, keeping in tradition with previous years, but unfortunately, we were unable to find any clairvoyant or coffee-cup reader for the amount of money we were offering.

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How a Canadian gull can end up in Cyprus

BIRDLIFE Cyprus is preparing a guide on where to watch birds in Cyprus, and a frequently used phrase is “almost anything can turn up anywhere”. Taken in context, this usually applies to the over 370 species that appear on the Cyprus ‘list’ and have been recorded over the years, and obviously not literally ‘anything’.

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How the Church finally found a leader

THIS WAS the year of elections in Cyprus, marked successively by parliamentary elections, archbishopric elections, and municipal elections.

Only the Church elections will not be soon forgotten. And they will be remembered, at least if the historical account is honest, with a sigh and a sardonic laugh.

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‘Let’s say hello to United Cyprus in 2007’

TURKISH Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat yesterday sent a New Year message to President Tassos Papadopoulos, urging a Cyprus solution in 2007.

In a statement sent to the Anatolia news agency, Talat called on Papadopoulos join him in the New Year’s resolution: “Let’s say hello to United Cyprus in 2007.”

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No room for Jesus on the square

Sir,

You quote a Nicosia Municipality official as saying the Christmas crib had this year had to be moved from Eleftheria Square to the moat “due to a lack of space on the square” (‘Taking the Christ out of Christmas’, December 24).

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Disturbing trends in Cyprus

Sir,

I have been a regular visitor to your lovely island for the past 14 years. I now own a small apartment in Cyprus. Over the last few years I have grown increasingly concerned at various trends which are happening in Paphos and through conversations with other visitors, I know that they are concerned also. I list them as follows:

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