Monthly Archives: July 2009

Archives July 31, 2009 posted by

Remand for company break-in

A 26-YEAR-OLD Nicosia man was yesterday remanded in custody for eight days in connection with stealing over €70,000 worth of goods during a break-in at a local company last year.

The man was connected to the incident after his DNA was found at the crime scene. Investigators believe the suspect had not acted alone and told the court they planned to take at least 20 statements.

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Cyprus in brief July 31

Don’t abandon your pet

THE Green Party yesterday called for better implementation of animal welfare laws, after a worrying increase in reported cases of pets being abandoned by their owners who go on holiday.

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Archives July 30, 2009 posted by

Cyprus too pricey for Brits

CYPRUS IS the second most expensive of Britons’ 10 favourite holiday destinations in terms of daily spending, according to a new Sunshine Price Index from Teletext Holidays.

The index has been designed to help people manage their holiday budget and is updated daily to take exchange rates into account.

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IVF laws see more overseas couples seeking treatment in Cyprus

A BRITISH couple’s struggle to conceive has brought them to Cyprus, where they say laws and attitudes are more relaxed when it comes to in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Keith and Libby Wilkin spoke to the BBC about the near impossibility of them receiving adequate treatment in the UK, especially after three failed IVF attempts – one on the NHS and two privately.

The especially long waiting lists, made worse by a UK law making it obligatory for the sperm or egg donor to reveal their identities, have forced the couple into seeking alternative ways to achieve their dream.

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Cyprus flag stunt gets harsh welcome in the north

A TURKISH Cypriot man was briefly detained by police in the north after draping himself in a Cyprus Republic flag and parading around occupied Famagusta.

According to Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika, Korai Basdogroulmaci took the initiative to display his allegiance to the Republic of Cyprus after a night of drinking on Sunday.

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