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We can weather the global storm

CYPRUS looks set to ride the storm of the global credit crunch, the government insisted yesterday, even as more bad news emerged for Europe’s economic outlook.

Finance Minister Charilaos Stavrakis yesterday sought to demonstrate that both the economy and the state treasury could safely absorb the tremors from the financial crisis.

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EDEK congress: success or tea party?

USHERING IN a new era in progressive politics, or a throwback to obsolete mindsets? That was the question hovering over EDEK’s party congress on Sunday. Needless to say, opinions were divided.

In a move seen as rewinding to the past, the congress gave the thumbs-up to abolishing the two-term ceiling for the party boss and his chief lieutenants.

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Minister warns of fan-free matches to combat hooliganism

‘Instead of entertainment, we get black Saturdays’

JUSTICE MINISTER Kypros Chrysostomides yesterday warned of matches in empty stadiums to prevent further incidents of hooliganism.

The warning came after violence erupted in two athletic matches on Saturday – the AEK-AEL football match and the APOEL-AEL basketball match.

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Media watchdogs asks for more sensitive coverage of sex crimes

THE IDENTITIES of victims of sexual abuse must be protected at all times, the Journalists’ Ethics Committee (JEC) said yesterday.

The Committee called on all members of the media and journalists to avoid publishing details that could, in combination with other facts and details, lead to revealing the identity of victims of sexual abuse, particularly minors.

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Paphos’ new water prices come into effect

THE NEW water tariffs have been applied to the latest water bills, which have been sent out to Paphos residents and businesses.

This new pricing system has been applied to water consumed for the last three months. The municipality of Paphos assured they issued announcements six months before these price increases came into effect.

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Education syllabus change dominates ministry’s budget talks

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to upgrade the public education syllabus – and specifically the history books – yesterday dominated parliamentary discussions on the Ministry of Education and Culture’s 2009 budget.

Despite this, Education Minister Andreas Demetriou later called for the tones to be lowered and discussions to end on the matter.

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Nicosia ask residents what to do with old GSP

NICOSIA residents will take part in the first municipal referendum to decide the fate of the old GSP stadium, reports said yesterday.

Over the coming days, the capital’s residents will be asked to take an active role in determining what to do with the huge empty lot in the heart of town.

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