Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

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Specialists back down on planned strike

SPECIALISTS at Nicosia General Hospital have called off a strike planned for today after assurances from the Health Ministry that their demands would be realised.

Doctors initially announced the measure after the ministry announced plans to relocate three cardiologists to Limassol General to fill vacancies in the department.

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Two more arrests after anti-occupation rally

TWO MORE people were questioned by police yesterday in connection with the inflammatory slogans hurled at President Demetris Christofias at an anti-occupation rally on Monday.

The two youths, aged 18 and 19, were questioned by Nicosia CID and released, bringing to six the total number questioned over the slogans which Christofias said had made him “ashamed” and “disgusted”.

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Why are prices so high?

This contribution is the first of a series of personal views invited by the Cyprus Mail on the subject of consumer prices.

Pambos Papageorgiou, Head of Socioeconomic Research at the European University of Cyprus

“THE FACT is that inflation is very low – almost zero – and Cyprus has had low inflation since 1960.

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Power demand hits new all-time high

THE TRANSMISSION System Operator (TSO) yesterday recorded an all-time high in electricity supply demand.

According to news reports at 12.45pm the TSO recorded demand as high as 1,048 MW. The last highest record was in 1997 with a reading of 1,041MW.

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