Daily Archives: November 23, 2008

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Red carpet treatment sends man from Dikomo into a spin

Tales from the coffeeshop

I WOULD like to apologise in advance, because I plan to copy the state broadcaster and bore you senseless with an extended report about comrade presidente’s emotional return to his ideological homeland, which proved a personal triumph of epic proportions, but a bit of a fiasco for the country.

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Church digs deep for peace

FOR THREE days last week, the streets of Nicosia were filled with religious leaders from around the world, here to attend an interfaith conference hosted by the Church of Cyprus and organised by a group of well-suited Italians.

Some 500 religious leaders and around 10 heads of state showed up for the conference, titled, The Civilisation of Peace: Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue.

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Genetic detective work could snap the Greek link

WHERE do you come from? Not in a trippy, philosophical sense, but rather, who are your ancestors? Knowledge of one’s past is often passed down by word of mouth, and sometimes if you’re lucky there are documents to look at. Tracing one’s lineage, in search perhaps of a famous ancestor or royalty, has become highly popular, and the Internet is full of sites promising to reproduce your family tree.

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We’ve paid so why can’t we own our homes?

IT’S A TABOO subject for all but those who could actually lose their homes. The property developers say it won’t happen. The banks are reluctant to discuss it, and the government is silent.

What will happen to home buyers without title deeds if the global crisis worsens and some property developers collapse?

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The day the aliens came

Is the mystery of an unexplained crash in the Troodos in 1973 about to be solved? )

A BRITISH UFO researcher may hold a vital clue that could help prove a flying saucer crashed into the Troodos mountains 35 years ago.

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Homeowners turn to Lords for deeds aid

THE BRITISH House of Lords is seeking answers as to why UK home buyers in Cyprus are still waiting for their title deeds and wants to know whether the British government intends to pressure Nicosia on the issue.

Answers to the two questions tabled by Lord Jones of Cheltenham are expected in the coming week.

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Who poisoned our beloved Cassie?

Sir,
The ugly, wicked face of poisoned animals has shown itself again, this time Paleokastro Complex and Mead View Village in Pervolia, Larnaca.

This morning I went down with my dog, Cassie, to feed my friend’s four cats and as I went into their garden, I saw two of the cats lying dead by the pool. I picked up the cats, as the other two were waiting to be feed, 

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Sir,

Is there a law in Cyprus about driving a vehicle whilst using a handheld mobile phone? Or rather, about not using a mobile phone while driving?

Is there, really?

During the main tourist season, my wife and I booked places on a tourist coach for a visit to Paphos. The coach was due to pick us up at the roundabout near the old port.

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