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Archives April 10, 2013 posted by

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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Archives March 21, 2013 posted by

Cypriot ‘no’ inspires Greeks to rail against austerity

GREEKS and opposition parties inspired by the Cypriot rejection of an unpopular bailout deal urged Athens yesterday to stand up to foreign lenders whose demands have resulted in repeated rounds of austerity that have made Greek life a misery.

“See what Cyprus did? We are proud of them,” said Fey Papadopoulou, 22, a university student. “They should be an example for our politicians, who have succumbed to every demand.”

“The Cypriots set an example to follow,” left-leaning Eleftherotypia said in its leading editorial. “How can the Cypriots say ‘no’ and we can’t even reject a single property tax?”, ran a headline on Greek television channel Antenna.

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Archives February 13, 2013 posted by

Court finds case against Mari accused

THE LARNACA Criminal Court yesterday found there was a prima facie case against six defendants on trial in connection with a 2011 naval base munitions blast that killed 13 people and incapacitated the island’s main power station.
“We find that a prima facie case is substantiated,” presiding judge Tefkros Economou said, announcing the court’s interim decision.
Economou cautioned however that the decision did not mean prima facie guilt.

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Archives February 7, 2013 posted by

Bondholders protest outside Popular Bank HQ

ANGRY bondholders protested yesterday outside Popular Bank’s Head Office in Nicosia yesterday, demanding a meeting with the CEO, Christos Stylianides. When their demands were not met they attempted to storm the building but were stopped by members of the police. They later marched to police headquarters where they met Police Chief Michalis Papageorgiou to demand criminal charges be brought against those responsible within the banks for losses incurred on their investments. Papageorgiou gave them assurances that the case would be examined by the Attorney-general. Last week the protesters stormed the Bank of Cyprus headquarters, pushing their way inside and damaging furniture. 

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Archives January 29, 2013 posted by

Parents of blind baby raise funds for treatment in China

FRIENDS and family of a baby boy from Paphos who has been blind since birth are appealing to the public to help raise funds to go towards his treatment in China.

Iordanis Demetrof (Dani) was born to his Bulgarian mother on March 1,t 2011. He has since been diagnosed with severe optic disc hypoplasia by a specialist doctor at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Family friend, Nadia Frangeskou, is helping to raise awareness of the baby’s plight and said that numerous fund raising events had already been held in Paphos to raise cash for Dani’s treatment.

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Archives January 20, 2013 posted by

Pensioners robbed

BURGLARS MADE off with over €100,000 worth of cash and jewellery from the home of an elderly couple in Larnaca.
According to a complaint made by the couple to police, between 11.30am and 12.10pm on Friday, burglars stole a safe from a bedroom in the pensioners’ residence. The safe contained, among other things, €70,000, £3,000 sterling and jewellery worth €30,000.
Police examined the scene of the crime, taking with them evidence that may lead to the identity of the culprits and are continuing investigations.
Larnaca police spokesman Christos Andreou yesterday called on the public to avoid keeping large sums of money or jewellery in the home as they have become an easy target for burglars.

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Archives January 11, 2013 posted by

Cyprus and Lebanon deepen ties

THERE IS no dispute between Cyprus and Lebanon over the issue of hydrocarbons, and the two nations are keen to work together on energy, President Demetris Christofias said yesterday.
“We have a common interest with Lebanon because we have a common Exclusive Economic Zone, so there is no problem between us,” Christofias said in Beirut during an official visit there.
“Of course,” he added, “there is the problem between Lebanon and Israel, and efforts are being made to bridge the difference.”
Christofias expressed the hope that soon Lebanon would proceed with the licensing of its own offshore blocks, and noted that Lebanon wanted to gain from Cyprus’ experience and that Cyprus was ready to pass it on.

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Archives January 3, 2013 posted by

Man found stabbed to death on pavement

A 34-YEAR-OLD man was found stabbed to death on the pavement in a residential area of Polemidia in Limassol at 8.15pm on New Year’s Day, police said yesterday.

Yiannis Christodoulou aka ‘Foxy’ was found next to his car with the ignition still running when police arrived at the scene after residents called about hearing a heated argument. 

According to eye-witness reports, Christodoulou from Trachoni in Limassol, was cut off in his car by two men in another vehicle. He was forced out of his car and the three began arguing, police said.

In the ensuing scuffle, the two perpetrators stabbed Christodoulou with a sharp object, believed by police to be a knife. 

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Archives December 12, 2012 posted by

Pimco report in January

THE recapitalisation needs of Cyprus’s banks are broadly in line with expectations, according to an interim independent report, the finance ministry said yesterday.

A preliminary agreement between Cyprus and international lenders has already earmarked up to €10 billion as aid for the island’s banks, but this was subject to outside verification.

While mentioning no amount, the finance ministry said an asset quality review of banks submitted by Pimco, pending a final report from the consultancy in January, was being assessed.

“In broad outline, the results are within the expectations of discussions on the (aid) programme,” the ministry said in a statement.

Reports on Monday night suggested the amount would be in excess of €10 billion.

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Archives November 20, 2012 posted by

Busking celebration marred by over zealous police

AN UNUSUAL musical tour of the old city of Nicosia on Saturday was disturbed when over zealous police fined one of the organisers for “illegal fundraising” despite Nicosia municipality’s endorsement of the event. 

A group of musicians from diverse communities performed in the streets of Nicosia’s old city on Saturday as part of a walking tour, the Busking Musicians’ Walk. 

The event was organised by non-governmental organisation Multi-Arts Crossings (MAX) which said it wanted to “promote local musicians performing in their unique styles, while engaging the public in a short walk”.

Buskers were scattered in the old city on both sides of the divide and was MAX’s first event.

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