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Man killed on highway

A 28-YEAR-OLD from Limassol was killed yesterday in a car accident on the Limassol–Nicosia motorway.

Initial police investigations have revealed that Anastasios Anastasiou, who was driving his commercial van towards Nicosia, tried to overtake another vehicle when he lost the control of the van.

The van hit the embankment and consequently toppled, crashing the 28-year-old; who was not wearing a seatbelt. 

It is thought that the slippery surface of the motorway, due to the heavy rainfall was crucial in bringing about the accident.

Meanwhile, police traffic chief, Demetris Demetriou has 

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Woman found drowned

THE BODY of a 69-year-old woman was found yesterday morning in the sea near a beach in Ayia Napa. 

The woman, who is thought to have been a tourist, was spotted floating unconscious around 8 am and was dragged out of the sea by lifeguards. After receiving first aid treatment she was transferred to the Larnaca General Hospital where she was merely pronounced dead upon arrival.

Police said that the exact causes of the 69-year-old’s death were still unclear while today’s autopsy is expected to reveal more information.

The Ayia Napa police station is continuing its investigation. 


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Paphos to have music school

THE HOUSE Education Committee yesterday gave the thumbs up to the creation of a music school in Paphos.

Plans to establish the music school in Paphos were scrapped in the past by the state due to its costs, amounting to roughly €15,000. 

Committee’s chairman Nicos Tornaritis said that the blocking of the music school operation in Paphos was unacceptable.

The committee consulted both the Minister of Education and Finance and Tornaritis said that it was the committee’s hope that the decision would help the boost of the Paphos district in general.

This is a significant development for Paphos, as pupils who wished to study in music school were sent to the nearest one in Limassol. 

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Teachers of English annual conference

TEACHERS of English will gather on Saturday to discuss how to respond to changes of modern times at their annual conference.

The Cyprus Teachers of English Association (CyTEA) conference will take place at the European University Cyprus in Nicosia.

The conference will have a wide variety of theoretical and practical presentations as well as hands-on workshops. The issues covered include topics such as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), language assessment, student motivation, professional development and technological implementations in language learning and teaching such as computer-mediated communication. 

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Health official acquitted

THE FORMER Director of the Health Ministry’s Pharmaceutical Services, Louis Panayi, was acquitted by the District Court of all charges after a six-and-a-half year wait. Panayi faced charges of abuse of power in his position as director and suspended in 2005. 

Since his suspension, Panayi won 14 appeals against the decision of the Public Service Commission to successively suspend him, while also against four other decisions relating to his position as director. Panayi is expected to return to his position in the coming weeks.

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Bank clerk spots fake notes

A 27-YEAR-OLD tried to deposit five fake euro notes in Limassol when the clerk realised that part of the money was counterfeit.

The man went in the bank at 9am to deposit a total of €13,500 but the clerk noticed spotted the fake notes amounting to €1,000 and called the police. Three people, aged 48, 53 and 55 were brought in for questioning. 

Police said last week there could be as much as €400,000 in fake euro notes circulating in Cyprus.


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