Daily Archives: July 17, 2007

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Villages in the line of fire

FLAMES came to within 100 metres of Kalavasos village yesterday, as strong winds fanned two separate forest fires that ravaged areas of the Larnaca district.

The villages of Kalavasos and Asgata were evacuated, while residents in Mosfiloti and Pyrga were on alert, as two separate fires kept rescue services busy for much of the day.

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Sharp rise in motoring offences

AN AVERAGE of 20 drivers a day have been caught drink driving during the first six months of the year, an increase of 86 per cent on the same period last year.

From January to June, an average of 170 motorists have been caught speeding every day. Speed is the number one cause of serious accidents.

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Subcontractor held over work death

A 29-YEAR-old subcontractor was arrested on Sunday night following the death of a Romanian construction worker at a Nicosia building site on Saturday afternoon, police said yesterday.

The 29-year-old was arrested for failing to take the necessary measures to ensure Tecar Vlad Andrei’s safety while he worked, police said.

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Two held over Limassol car bomb

TWO BROTHERS yesterday appeared at Limassol District Court, charged with the attempted murder of a 29-year-old in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to the police, Charalambos Sakou was riding in the passenger seat of a car when an explosive device, planted under the vehicle and located on the passenger side, was detonated remotely at 3.30am.

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Man drowns in lunchtime swim

A 58-YEAR-old man drowned on Sunday while having a lunchtime swim in Larnaca.
Achilleas Christophorou from Yeri had gone to the beach at Meneou with his sons-in-law after attending a memorial service for a relative in Dromolaxia.

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New ministers sworn in

THE FOUR new Cabinet ministers were sworn in yesterday at the Presidential Palace.

The ministers officially replaced the AKEL members of Cabinet, who stepped down last week after the coalition fall-out.

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Archbishop sparks fury with coup memorial

ARCHBISHOP Chrysostomos has stirred up a hornet’s nest after conducting a graveside service for coupist combatants killed in an attack against the Presidential Palace in July 1974.

The service, performed on Sunday, was for 22 commandos (draftees) killed in an operation to depose the then President of the Republic, Archbishop Makarios.

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