Daily Archives: July 18, 2009

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Olive branches extended at talks

THE TWO leaders will begin discussion on the “very significant” issues of aliens, immigration, asylum and citizenship next week, said President Demetris Christofias yesterday after meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.

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Resolving financial disputes for €20

FINANCIAL DISPUTES could be solved for as little as €20 if parliament goes ahead and tables a bill this September for the creation of a Financial Ombudsman, as discussed by the House Legal Affairs Committee yesterday.

The committee convened in an extraordinary session to prepare the grounds for tabling the bill before the Plenum this September after the summer recess.

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Cyprus marks 1974 coup and invasion

POLITICAL leaders and deputies last night attended a commemorative event at the Presidential Palace to mark the 1974 coup and invasion.

The evening kicked off with a 30 minute speech by President Demetris Christofias followed by a musical recital performed by Cypriot artists.

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Lawless taxi drivers need to be taught a lesson

THERE IS a sense of déjà vu about the efforts of a businessman in Paphos to set up a rickshaw service in the centre of town. Threats of violence by taxi drivers were directed at the operators when the rickshaws made an appearance in the area of Paphos harbour last Saturday and were offering free, promotional rides.

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From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

ANOTHER YEAR, another anniversary. It’s 1974 week – as surreal as this may sound – a year that has baffled me for some time. Yes there was a coup, which overthrew the democratically elected government. And following this, Turkey, exploiting its guarantor status embarked on invading and effectively occupying 37 per cent of the island.

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