Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

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Three people arrested for drug possession

THREE MEN were remanded in custody for eight days by the Limassol District Court yesterday in connection with drugs charges and assaulting a police officer. 

Police arrested the three men, aged 25, 23 and 24, on Tuesday at around 5.30pm after they stopped the car they were in. Members of the drug squad went to search the car but the 23- year-old front-seat passenger got out and walked towards a shop car park where he tried to get rid of a bag containing half a gramme of cannabis, an electric precision scale, and €620. When police attempted to search him, the 23-year-old allegedly attacked a police officer.

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Tyre shop in Paphos goes up in flames

A TYRE shop in Thermopilon Street, at the entrance to the Paphos market, was set alight at around 5am yesterday, according to police. The fire was spotted by members of a private security company patrolling the area by car. Three fire trucks were needed to put out the fire, which was brought under control at around 6am. The cost of the substantial damage has yet to be evaluated.

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Health minister visits medical school

HEALTH Minister Androulla Agrotou yesterday visited St George’s University of London Medical School at the University of Nicosia where she signed an agreement allowing students to carry out their required practice at hospitals and clinics in Cyprus. 

The minister and her entourage, including her permanent secretary and other ministry officials, were given a tour of the school by the Course Director Dr Adonis Ioannides.  Photo shows a mock medical procedure being carried out. 

The school currently hosts 98 students from 21 countries, the majority coming from North America and Europe.  Agrotou congratulated the School for its high level of education offered and modern infrastructure.

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