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Kyprianou mends fences with Bildt

FOREIGN MINISTER Marcos Kyprianou yesterday met his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt in Brussels to iron out any differences that may have lingered following Bildt’s statements on Cyprus during his address to the European Parliament last week.

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Cruise ship tourism down

COMMUNICATIONS and Works Minister Nikos Nicolaides yesterday confirmed that traffic at Limassol Port has decreased this season, compared to last season. Nicolaides argued that the decrease in cruise tourism was an expected impact of the international financial crisis.

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CTO defends principles after Alithia report

THE CYPRUS Tourism Organisation (CTO) yesterday sought to refute claims that EU is planning to sanction the body for subsidising foreign tour operators in ways that breach free market and competition principles.

In a harshly worded statement issued yesterday, the CTO blasted what it described as “inaccuracies” in an article that appeared in Alithia newspaper.

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Bridging the ‘rivers of blood’

“TRUE HEROISM is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”

The words of Arthur Ashe, an American social activist and tennis player, seem to be especially fitting to describe the ten “unsung heroes” from Cyprus who were honoured recently acts of courage and humanity in times of war.

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Athletes who dodge the draft could be struck off

ATHLETES who plead psychological problems to get out of the draft should be stricken from the register of the Cyprus Sports Organisation and not be allowed to take part in competitive sports.

The above was agreed yesterday at a meeting between Defence Minister Costas Papacostas and the Footballers Association.

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The agony and ecstasy of rediscovering vinyl

JUDGING FROM the groans of ecstasy coming from the sitting room is was easy to think that the Ayia Napa love boat had docked in provincial Surrey. But no, it seems nothing sends the men of my generation into a delirium of delight more than discovering the boxes of vinyl in the attic.

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