Daily Archives: July 15, 2007

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Beware being ripped off when paying in euros

CONSUMERS have been advised to be wary of being ripped-off when paying for goods in euros.

The Consumers Association yesterday told the Mail that, “many shops have for a while now been accepting payment in euros and other foreign currencies.”
President Petros Marcou warned, however, that until December 31, 2007, the legal
currency remains the Cyprus pound.

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Is this the start of the euro rip off?

Sir,

We are told by the government that there will be no profiteering from the changeover to the euro; however, I have received a letter from Laiki Bank advising me that euro chequebooks are available and I can apply and the cost will be debited to my account.

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Football academy: I felt cheated

Sir,

I read with interest the article by Melissa Reynolds on Everton F.C. here in Cyprus and can only say my son’s experience at the Larnaca venue was very different to the scenes your reporter describes from Limassol. I have to say that he did not learn anything from the two hour session. 

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Prohibitive flights

Sir,

All last week, I tried to book airline tickets for my daughter, her husband and their twins, who are two and a third years old.
KLM offered to transport my daughter and her family from Manchester via Holland to Paphos, the cost – £2,000.
They say it is “the busy time of the year”. BA quote the same and many others £1,300+.

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Thanks for bringing brilliant shows

Sir,

On behalf of all the people that went to see the shows West Side Story and Swan Lake On Ice at Lanarca/Limassol Municipal Theatres, may we say a big thank you to the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Tourist Organisation and the other sponsors for bringing these shows to Cyprus.

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Apalling ‘us and them’ situation over Saittas blaze

Owners of private forest land calling for more help from government

DISTRAUGHT homeowners whose houses and private forest land were destroyed in the Saittas region’s devastating blaze last month have expressed shock at the government’s overwhelming disinterest in helping them salvage what little they can of the island’s natural habitat, simply because it’s on private land.

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