Monthly Archives: July 2009

Archives July 30, 2009 posted by

Stefanou: be careful what you wish for

Parties raise questions about ECHR ruling on Turkey property settlement

NO ONE can deprive anyone the right to seek legal redress but Cypriots need to think twice before they undertake initiatives that may harm efforts for a Cyprus settlement, said government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou yesterday.

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Power-cut in Nicosia

MOST OF old Nicosia, including parts of busy Ledra St, was blacked out for over an hour in the early evening yesterday. The total power cut started around 6.20pm, ending just after 7.15pm.

The EAC said that they will only be able to give the exact cause of the power failure when the official report is issued this morning.

Gift of life

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Insulin brand given the all-clear

THE PHARMACEUTICAL Services of Cyprus have announced that they will not be ordering the discontinuation of the usage of the Insulin Glargine, following the conclusion of a European Medicines Agency investigation into possible links between the insulin analogues and cancer.

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Works halted

SEWERAGE work under way in the Paphos village of Chlorakas will be halted for the month of August, the busiest month of the year for visitors to the island.

The decision was taken by the Paphos sewerage board, to try and ease pressure on the area, which is popular with visitors to Paphos and is home to many of the seaside towns’ hotels and holiday complexes.

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Ambassadors meet to get their stories straight

CYPRUS’ ambassadors overseas attended a series of meetings at some of the island’s top political and economic institutions yesterday. The visits bring to a close an annual summit aimed at strengthening co-ordination and calibrating goals among the country’s diplomatic corps.

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Cyprus not ready for 2+ lanes

TRANSPORT Minister Nicos Nicolaides finally surrendered yesterday to the fact that Nicosia was not yet ready for the much-touted 2+ lane – paradoxically because there were too many cars to implement a trial run.

The pilot scheme had already been postponed several times but the plan to encourage car-pooling and public transport use officially died a gloomy death yesterday.

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Why are prices high?

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

Petros Markou, President of the Cyprus Consumers Association, on “naming and shaming”

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