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Cyprus set for double euro zone growth

THE CYPRUS economy is project to grow by more than double the euro zone average over the next two years, the European Commission’s spring forecast revealed yesterday.

While the euro zone expects average growth to fall to 1.7 per cent, the Cypriot economy is forecast to grow by 3.7 per cent, a slight deceleration compared to 2007, when growth reached 4.5 per cent.

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Possible solutions to the water crisis

Sir,
In response to Dave Roach of Paphos, (letters, April 24), I have been studying possible solutions for an alternative water supply for Cyprus and agree that shipped water is the least economic and eco-friendly. It is a crisis management stop-gap idea that smacks of wartime pressures. Local, long term solutions are much better.

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Water cuts back as price rises loom

WATER CUTS resumed yesterday in all designated areas after the relief provided over the Easter holidays.

Water was supplied through the main network to all water supply authorities over the long weekend, without the cuts imposed to tackle the shortage due to the protracted drought.

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Relatives’ anger at new delays in Helios probe

FURTHER delays have been noted in the police investigation concerning the crash of Helios flight 522, increasing the frustration felt by the relatives of the 121 victims of the August 2007 tragedy.

Investigations were supposed to be completed by the spring of 2008, but now it appears that they will not be concluded before the summer.

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Several injured by Easter firecrackers

A NUMBER of innocent bystanders were injured by illegal firecrackers over the Easter weekend.

On the night of the Resurrection, in the church of Ayios Antonios in Limassol, a 15-year-old tried to pick up a fire cracker that had been thrown but did not explode. The fire cracker exploded in the boy’s hand, severing his right thumb.

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Heroin seized at Ledra Palace checkpoint

TWO women, a man and a 10-year-old child were taken into custody after a body search uncovered almost a kilo of heroin on one of the women, police said yesterday.

The foursome was arrested by the Drug Squad at around lunchtime near the Ledra Palace checkpoint in Nicosia. They had not long crossed over from the occupied areas where they had been visiting since the morning.

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Receptionist arrested over hotel robbery claim

POLICE have arrested a hotel receptionist on suspicion of fraud after he claimed to have been robbed at knifepoint.

The 34-year-old stated that he was forced to hand over €1,500 in the early hours of yesterday morning from the reception of the hotel, located in Yeroskipou. Following an investigation, police believe the man took the money himself.

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Limassol mourns its most famous musician

LIMASSOL, Marios Tokas’ hometown, is in mourning with flags flying at half mast and Limassol City Council announcing a number of events in the composer’s honour.

Limassol City Council held two ad hoc meetings on Monday and Tuesday to decide on how to pay tribute to Tokas. The municipality announced that a street or square would be named after the composer.

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Vassiliou: substantial work already covered in talks

THE WORKING groups and technical committees met for the third time yesterday, but substantial work has already been done since last week, former President George Vassiliou said.

Vassiliou, who is heading the working group on European affairs, said there had been a review of the issues which the groups wanted to cover and that the work would continue today.

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