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Limassol comes alive with summer events

THE MUNICIPALITIES of Yermasoyia, Mesa Yeitonia and Ayios Athanasios have also presented their cultural calendars for the summer months.

The varied events will be taking place from the end of June until the end of September and most of them will be free.

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EU aims to reduce mobile phone ‘bill shocks’

THE E.U. has cut the cost of texting and mobile data services for citizens travelling within the EU. The new EU roaming rules that will now apply include a ‘Euro-SMS tariff’ limiting the price that consumers can be charged for sending a text message while abroad to €0.11 excluding VAT (compared to an average of €0.28 today).

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Jail reprieve for heroin addict

A 24-YEAR-OLD heroin addict was yesterday given a second chance when he was jailed for 12 months.

Evagoras Kallis was found guilty of possession of just over two grams of heroin and conspiracy to commit a crime by the Nicosia Assize Court.

He was arrested en route to Nicosia with another drug user on September 1, 2008 after securing their fix in the occupied areas.

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Recommendations of IMF rejected

‘There are things that can’t be done in Cyprus’

FINANCE MINISTER Charilaos Stavrakis said yesterday the government has a “difference of opinion” with the officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Consultation Mission to Cyprus, which issued a report on Monday calling for wide ranging reform to prevent the Cyprus economy from failing.

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No panacea for Cyprus economy

THE PRELIMINARY report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Consultation Mission to Cyprus is far from being regarded as the panacea for Cyprus’ economy.

Economist Costas Apostolides did not mince his words: “What the IMF has to say is totally irrelevant. They are driven by dogma – the monetarist theory – more than anything else.”

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