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Crossings up to four million in 2008

CROSSINGS between the two communities increased in 2008 with around €27.3 million changing hands across the divide, an economic survey revealed yesterday.

According to the statistics published by the Peace Economics Consortium, there were four million crossings between the two communities in 2008 compared to 3.5 million the previous year.

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‘We are haunted by crimes of the past’

LIMASSOL Mayor Andreas Christou yesterday blamed both the private sector and the state for the inadequate infrastructure that worsened the damaged caused by this week’s heavy rains.

“We are haunted by crimes of the past – not just those of private stakeholders but also of the state itself,” said Christou.

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Shriners aid slowed by red tape

THE LONG-STANDING and successful medical collaboration between the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts in the US and the Paraskevaides Foundation may have to be limited due to the effects of the world economic crisis, it emerged yesterday.

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Uniting Old Nicosia

CHILDREN, teenagers, parents and teachers from both communities will be navigating through Old Nicosia tomorrow as part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) effort to encourage bi-communal understanding and cooperation.

An initial address by Nicosia Mayor Eleni Mavrou at the Ledra Street checkpoint will start tthe event at 10:30am.

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