Monthly Archives: July 2009

Archives July 30, 2009 posted by

H1N1 for grownups

NO ONE knows how the H1N1 flu pandemic will evolve. Will it keep spreading, or will it fizzle? Will it retreat during the northern hemisphere’s summer and return in the fall? Will it stay mild or turn more severe? Flu experts just don’t know.

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Archives July 29, 2009 posted by

Limassol crime spree worries residents

‘These are thoughts people living in a time of war would have’

WITH THREE underworld-related murders in Limassol over the last month, and a string of almost-daily car bombings and shop arsons, many residents say they no longer feel safe going about their business.

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UK court says no to direct flights to the north

A LEGAL challenge to the long-running ban on direct flights between UK airports and Northern Cyprus was defeated in the UK court yesterday.

Cyprus Turkish Airlines (CTA) and its UK tour operator, CTA Holidays Limited, had sought a judicial review against the UK Government’s 35-year ban.

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Hellenic Bank launches EIB loan programme for SMEs

HELLENIC BANK (HB) yesterday launched its loan programme for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) based on cheap long-term funding by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Under the agreement signed by HB with the EIB on 10 July, each bank will offer €28 million in loans to Cypriot SMEs and €30 million to Greek SMEs.

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Sham marriage suspects walk free

THREE defendants walked free yesterday when the state prosecution dropped the charges against them in an ongoing sham marriage trial because of the wording of the relevant law.

The surprise announcement stunned defence lawyers and the three accused who appeared in court for the defence’s submission of no case to answer before Judge Olga Loizou.

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DIKO member denies anti-Christofias chants

CENTRAL Committee Member of centre-right Democratic Party (DIKO), Simos Angelides has denied claims by fellow party members that he was a culprit in delivering the barrage of insults and partisan chants at the President during his speech at the anti-occupation rally on July 20.

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