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Larnaca cancels carnival to help poor

THE LARNACA Municipality has cancelled this year’s carnival party in the coastal town, choosing instead to give the money to the local authority’s community market set up to help the poor and needy.
In a written statement, the Larnaca Municipality said in response to the difficulties of the time, it has decided to cancel the carnival parade and use the allocated budget to add to the supplies of the community market, which provides a lifeline to needy families in the area. 
While expressing a desire to continue cultural traditions and celebrations, the local authority highlighted the “need to collect more goods to provide practical support and help to our fellow human beings, whose applications for support exceed one thousand”.

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Toddler’s aunt remanded for another five days

THE 35-YEAR-OLD aunt of 18-month-year-old Stavros Styllis, the toddler who she is accused of abducting two weeks ago in Limassol, is still not co-operating with the police and has been remanded for a further five days by Limassol District Court, police said yesterday.
Speaking in court, the chief prosecutor said 61 statements had been taken while another 33 remained. Also results from CCTV footage from the area of the kidnapping  have yet to be fully studied. The defendant’s lawyer did not object to the  request for a further five-day remand.

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Man dies after being electrocuted

DEMETRIS Christodoulides, a 54-year-old animal-feed distribution company employee died after being electrocuted on Tuesday, police said yesterday.
According to reports, Christodoulides was filling a silo at a chicken farm in Peristerona, when his truck, which was carrying the feed he was putting in the silo, touched electric cables.
He had reportedly raised the truck’s carriage to help him fill the silo, resulting in him being electrocuted. Christodoulides was taken to Nicosia General Hospital where doctors confirmed his death.

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Man injured in road accident dies

THE 65-YEAR-OLD man who was in intensive care after being struck by a car on Monday in the Larnaca district, passed away just after midnight yesterday, police said.
According to police, a 30-year-old was driving his car on the road between the villages of Klavdia and Alethriko when he ran down 65-year-old Theodosis Plastiras from Alethriko, who was attempting to cross the road.
He was taken to Larnaca General Hospital where doctors operated on him after establishing he had suffered severe bruising and internal bleeding.

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The nearest Petrolina-AGIP station is… in your mobile phone!

A NEW application for Android and iPhone mobile phone users has been developed by Cypriot oil company Petrolina, through which users can easily locate the nearest Petrolina-AGIP petrol station, from wherever they are.
The application is called ‘Petrolina’ and is available for free through Google Play Store for Androids and Apple’s AppStore. The application for Android phones even directs users to the petrol station of their choice through Google Maps.
Petrolina’s PR manager, Georgia Lefkariti, said: “The Company will continue to invest in new technologies, continuing its development course, driven by respect towards consumers.” She added, “Petrolina’s main goal is to offer advanced products and services, responsibly and consistently”.

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New board members at BoC

THE BOARD of Directors of Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd, at a meeting yesterday, appointed Constantinos Damtsas, businessman and Constantinos Herodotou, former Executive Director of UBS Investment Bank, London, as non-executive and independent members of the Board of Directors. The appointments will take effect on the approval by the Central Bank.

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