Daily Archives: November 8, 2008

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Stelios: let us have a zero star hotel

STELIOS Haji-Ioannou yesterday called on the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) to create a new category of hotel to accommodate the smaller size of easy-Hotel rooms.

“I told the CTO to create a sub category,” Haji-Ioannou said during a visit to the island’s first easyHotel in the centre of Larnaca.

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Quarter of goats faces cull

A QUARTER of the island’s goat population will be culled as part of the government’s measures to deal with scrapie.

Furthermore, all affected goat milk products will be confiscated and destroyed.

Goat farmers are up in arms over the decision, warning of the sector’s total collapse.

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More support needed for MS sufferers

MORE needs to be done to support people suffering from multiple sclerosis in Cyprus, a support group said yesterday.

Some 1,200 people suffer from multiple sclerosis, or MS, on the island, Lenia Christophorou, chairman of a support association said.

“Unfortunately, we hear of new cases every day,” Christophorou said.

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Family donate son’s organs after accident

THE PARENTS of a teenage boy who yesterday succumbed to his injuries after a road accident have decided to donate their son’s organs.

Sixteen-year-old Christodoulos Christoforou had been critically injured last Monday, when he was hit by a car while cycling near the Nicosia-Troodos road.

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Wall appears across road overnight

RESIDENTS of Peyia in Paphos were stunned when they awoke on Thursday morning to find that a brick wall had been erected across the road.

The 6ft wall appeared overnight and was found by commuters in the morning.

Pafilia is building a number of custom-built villas in the area, and suggestions have been made that someone has a gripe with the developers.

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Rabbit evidence stolen

THE PAPHOS Veterinary Services were yesterday searching for five dead rabbits, which were stolen from the offices and were meant to be used as evidence against a suspected poacher.

The rabbits had been found in the freezer of a Paphos village resident, a week before the official hunting season began and were confiscated.

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Christofias calls for more financial regulation

PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias yesterday called for more regulatory authority for the financial system, in the wake of the international crisis.

Christofias was speaking at Larnaca airport on his way to Brussels to attend an extraordinary EU Summit, called by the French EU Presidency ahead of the international summit on the financial crisis scheduled on November 15 in Washington.

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Stelios warns no escape from economic slump

THE global economic crisis will worsen in 2009, and no one will escape, easy-brand tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou warned yesterday in Larnaca, where he is due to open the island’s first-ever easyHotel next May.

“I think 2009 will be worse than 2008 in terms of the global financial situation,” Haji-Ioannou told a handful of reporters.

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