Daily Archives: July 19, 2007

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Pilots prepare for five-hour strike

OVER 2,000 passengers on 12 flights to and from six destinations will be affected in a five-hour strike by Cyprus Airways (CY) pilots on Saturday.

CY has drawn up a contingency plan to minimise the inconvenience to passengers during the 10am to 3pm strike, which programmes some of the flights earlier and the remainder later in the day.

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Worker crushed to death on building site

A SYRIAN man was crushed to death yesterday as he was working on a building site in the Lakatamia area of Nicosia.

Maheid Hussein, a 30-year-old political asylum seeker and father of a young daughter, was working on the dig on Pompias Street where pipes were to be installed.

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Marfin extends presence in Cyprus

THE MARFIN group appeared yesterday to be on a new spending spree with forays into the health and dairy sector in Cyprus.

Marfin, which merged with Laiki Bank last year, yesterday said it had acquired the Achilleion Hospital in Limassol through the Greece-based Hygeia Diagnostic & Therapeutic Centre in Athens, which Marfin owns.

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Talks status still in limbo

NO DATE has been set for a new meeting between senior advisers to the leaders of the two sides, the government said yesterday.

Regular meetings screeched to a halt last week when the Turkish Cypriot side pulled out of talks for a planned meeting between Mehmet Ali Talat and President Tassos Papadopoulos.

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Woman jailed for hiring illegal workers

THE OWNER of a small confectionary business was jailed for two months by a Nicosia Court yesterday for hiring illegal workers.

Androulla Mavromattis, 46, had pleaded guilty to three counts of hiring three Filipina women who were illegally residing on the island.

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