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More measures to tackle hooliganism after new outbreak

A MEETING was held yesterday at the justice ministry aimed at creating new measures to prevent the many incidents of violence and hooliganism witnessed at football matches.

Justice Minister, Ionas Nicolaou, in a statement called on everyone involved to cooperate and crack down on the recent increase in violence at various football grounds. He stressed that hooliganism and violence did not reflect the Cypriot culture.

Events on Saturday, before, during and after the Omonia – APOEL match in Nicosia and the Anorthosis – AEK match in Larnaca when 15 people were arrested and others injured were the worst in recent times, he added.

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Church ready to pay up for monastery restoration

THE CHURCH of Cyprus is ready to pay to restore the crumbling Apostolos Andreas monastery in the occupied Karpas peninsula, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said yesterday. 

The church is expected to put in the €2.5 million necessary for the first phase of a three-stage restoration process that is due to cost in total an estimated €6.0 million. 

The Primate said that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was ready to go to tender to launch restoration works according to a study by Greece’s University of Patras. 

The Archbishop said the Church was ready to pay in as soon as the project was ready to begin. 

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Kofinou shooting-spree suspect referred for trial

A MAN suspected of killing another and injuring four other people in two separate shooting incidents in Kofinou on March 23, has been referred for trial on May 21.

Prodromos Hadjipanayis, aka Yiannis, 33, is alleged to have shot and killed 54-year-old Panicos Stavrou and injured his son Giorgos Georgiou. Subsequently he went to the local market where he allegedly shot and injured owners Adamos and Panayiotis Lambrou, and 37-year-old Katy Charalambous.  

Father and son, Stavrou and Georgiou,were working on a Turkish-Cypriot house at the time, which appeared to have been at the centre of the dispute.

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Free lab tests for charity clinic

THE UMBRELLA body of private laboratories said yesterday it was looking into offering free services to the Cyprus’ Volunteer Doctors’ weekend clinic and has suggested its members drop prices to beneficiaries of subsidised healthcare. 

The board of the association of clinical laboratory directors, biomedical and clinical laboratory scientists said it was looking to offer free services for necessary lab tests and nominal fees for other tests, its head Charilaos Charilaou said. He was referring to the free weekend clinic in Nicosia by the Volunteer Doctors to help the needy.

“We now need to determine what is necessary and set up a protocol – no easy task – which will be done on a voluntary basis,” Charilaou said.

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Judges withdraw pay-cut challenge 

MORE than half of the district court judges appealing mandatory pay cuts as part of austerity measures legislation passed in late 2011 have withdrawn their appeals lodged with the Supreme Court. 

Some 85 judges lodged appeals arguing that the Constitution protected their salaries. The judges argued through their lawyers that unconstitutional law could not be made constitutional just because the state cited financial difficulties. 

They had proposed instead to make a voluntary contribution from their salary, although it was not clear if the contribution would equal the total cuts imposed.

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