Daily Archives: November 16, 2008

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No more Messrs Nice Guy

WHATEVER happened to our sensitive, caring, compassionate, socially responsible and charitable banks that help children with special needs, give millions to quake victims and organise charity events for muscular dystrophy sufferers?

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There is a cheaper way to leave Cyprus

Sir,
I did a bit of research to find a cheaper and quicker solution for Mr Peter Stephens of Polis (The price of living on an isolated island, Letters, November 9) and would like to bring to his attention that the cost of Emirates flight from Istanbul to Singapore at the same time he is planning to fly is €1,888 return for two people.

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Saving water saves money – for some

Sir,
I have put in place several water saving measures and I am pleased to say that my average saving in consumption over the last five billing periods is 74.4 per cent.

It has obviously cost me but the savings are worth it. It therefore infuriates me when every day I see people wasting the water I have saved.

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Title deeds fiasco is not to be taken lightly

Sir
The statement by the Interior Ministry’s Mr Savvas Ioannou (‘You’re on your own’, Sunday Mail, November 2), regarding Immovable Property Tax (IPT) fraud by developers, that the state cannot intervene and has no mechanism to deal with what goes on between developers and buyers, beggars belief.

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It’s plain to see who’s breaking the law

Sir,
Referring to Geoff Cosson’s letter (‘Blots on the landscapes, Letters, November 9), I can confirm that most of the billboards along the main road from Pissouri to Paphos are illegal. 
According to the law, billboards require a licence from the local authorities, should be sited 40 metres away from the highway and be placed 1km from each other.

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Greek paper claims Limassol bishop received €5m from embattled monastery

THE BISHOP of Limassol Athanassios yesterday denied reports his bishopric had received €5 million from the scandal-ridden Vatopedi monastery in Greece.

Athanassios said the only money that connected his bishopric with Vatopedi was a pledge by the Greek monastery, headed by Greek Cypriot Abbot Ephraim, to donate some €2.5 million towards a nursing home in Limassol.

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Shops confident of buoyant Christmas

A UK survey released last week predicted Britons would spend 10.6 billion pounds less this year on Christmas than they did last year as a direct result of the global financial crisis.

It is a tale of festive doom and gloom repeated throughout the United States and elsewhere in Europe.

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