Daily Archives: July 21, 2007

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Pilots put CY ‘on the brink’

CYPRUS Airways could be heading for a “big crisis” if pilots decide to escalate strike measures, the airline’s spokesman warned yesterday.
The pilots are striking for five hours today, from 10am to 3pm, during which they will hold a general assembly to discuss the next steps.

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Paedophile who assaulted niece jailed for six years

A MAN who repeatedly sexually abused his underage niece was yesterday jailed for six years by the Nicosia Criminal Court.
The 45-year-old was found guilty of the 18 charges, nine related to sexual offences against a minor and the remaining nine relating to indecent assault offences under the Violence in the Family Act.

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Top court denies plea for tougher child porn sentence

THE Supreme Court has turned down an appeal by the Attorney-general for a heavier sentence on a man found in possession of child pornography.
The initial court decision last year imposed a £1,000 on the 45-year-old man.
The AG’s office appealed the decision, seeking tougher sentencing based on the maximum penalties allowed for such crimes, a 10-year prison sentence or £25,000 fine.

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Government: ‘No point in any solution for the sake of it’

THIRTY-three years after the Turkish invasion of 1974, the state and church yesterday united to condemn the continuing occupation and to honour those who died during the war.

Archbishop Chrysostomos held a memorial service at Phaneromeni Church in Nicosia and called for the withdrawal of Turkish forces, the return of refugees to their homes and the location of the missing persons.

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‘Thraki of Cyprus’ dies aged 87

Thraki had been painting since early childhood but did not begin exhibiting her work until 1980, after which she received numerous awards and honours, including the Grand Prix from The Jagotina Museum of Yugoslavia in 1994 & 1995,and the Gold Badge in 1999 for her Cultural Services to the Serbian State.

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Cyprus may give renewable energy permits in the autumn

THE government expects to grant licences for renewable power generation in the autumn in an attempt to meet European Union commitments on switching to cleaner energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Minister Fotis Fotiou said yesterday.
Fotiou also said the authorities would look at making it compulsory that “clean” energy be used on public projects.

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