Daily Archives: July 26, 2009

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On our way to Stalinism?

“ANOTHER two people were called in to Nicosia CID to give statements and were charged, in writing, for abusive comments against the President of the Republic,” reported the state broadcaster’s news shows on Wednesday from 6pm onwards.

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Getting out of the army

THE growing numbers of men seeking exemption from the army on psychological grounds has become mired in politics, led to calls for a radical restructuring of the National Guard and prompted introspective discussions of the “whither our society?” variety.

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Lebanese flocking to LArnaca to tie the knot

VISIONS of wedding venues inevitably differ. Some dream of Vegas, others fantasise about a quaint church and beautifully decorated marquee. But for those who choose not to say ‘I do’ under religious authority in a country that doesn’t recognise any alternatives have little choice but to take a quick trip abroad to become man and wife in a simple civil ceremony.

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Does national service make a man of you?

Proving ground or breeding ground for psychological problems?

Contrasting views on the value of national service

RICH, POOR, tall, short, cerebral or intellectually unaware, for decades now thousands of young men have had to share the same experience at the peak of their adolescence; conscription in the National Guard.

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Turkish Cypriot passes bar exam of Republic

Lawyer is only second from north to do so since 1974

A TURKISH Cypriot lawyer passed his Cyprus Bar examinations last week, making him only the second Turkish Cypriot to pass since 1974.

Murat Hakki, 27, was one of five Turkish Cypriots who sat the exams last June in the Turkish language but the only one who passed.

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