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Archives January 30, 2013 posted by

Theft remand

A 31-year-old woman was remanded in custody for six days yesterday after the amount of €196,555 was reported stolen from a pharmacy in Limassol between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2012.

Police arrested the woman on Monday after they received a complaint from a 54-year-old woman who owns two pharmacies in Limassol that after checking the books of the pharmacy the 31-year-old operates, she discovered that the amount of €196,555 had disappeared.

The 31-year-old was taken to Limassol District Court yesterday which ordered the remand. Limassol CID is investigating the case.

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Archives January 17, 2013 posted by

Beaten and robbed

A 67-YEAR OLD man was beaten and robbed in his grocery on Georgiou Fasoulioti Street in Limassol on Tuesday afternoon by two strangers.

According to police, at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, two people entered the grocery pretending to be customers and called the owner to be served.

When the 67-year old approached them, one of the strangers pulled out a knife, placed it next to his throat, and pushed him to the ground. The assailants then beat the victim, with the second man taking €1,000 from the owner’s shirt pocket. 

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Archives December 19, 2012 posted by

‘Stabbed over teasing his sister in law’

A 75-YEAR-OLD man has accused his sister-in-law of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed him for being teased, Paphos police said yesterday.

The man filed a report yesterday afternoon claiming that his 56-year-old sister-in-law attacked him with two kitchen knives after she took his teasing the wrong way, he told police. The 75-year-old, who sustained wounds to his chest and lungs, is in Paphos general hospital following surgery. His sister-in-law was a guest in the 75-year-old’s Kato Paphos home. She was arrested for questioning and has denied the allegations, police said. 

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Archives May 30, 2012 posted by

NG to train small group of Libyan officers

THE CYPRUS National Guard (NG) has undertaken to train a small group of officers of the newly formed Libyan army, a defence ministry source confirmed yesterday. 

The source confirmed a report in yesterday’s Politis saying the Libyan representative in Cyprus had made the request in a meeting with the defence ministry to organise basic training for a small group of new Libyan army soldiers. 

The request was taken to cabinet by Defence Minister Demetris Eliades who reportedly said training members of the new Libyan army would not only strengthen ties with the country post-civil war, but also show Cyprus’ EU partners that it contributes to stability in the region, helping establish modern institutions in Libya. 

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Archives May 27, 2012 posted by

High level of undeclared labour

ALMOST a third of workers in the construction industry are not registered, Labour Minister Sotiroula Charalambous said yesterday.

According to the minister, 29.35 per cent of workers in the sector are not registered. She added that labour inspectors had intensified checks to combat the phenomenon and since April 2009, 4,274 inspections had been carried out on constructions alone – out of a total of 7,554 inspections on all professions.

“Each of us can comprehend the negative dimensions of this phenomenon,” said Charalambous. “Failing to submit social security may initially seem like it is harming the workers and the Social Security Fund, but it isn’t just so. It harms the employers who are legal.”

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Archives December 29, 2011 posted by

Dangerous lights

CHRISTMAS lights which have not passed the European Union’s safety tests have been found on the market and the public is asked to avoid using them, the electromechanical department said yesterday in an announcement. 

The lights are imported by Pop Life Electric shops Ltd and do not have the CE marking designating that the product passes the essential requirements of relevant health and safety legislation. 

The announcement said that it is not know from what country and manufacturer the lights come from. 

Anyone who knows where such products are sold or needs more information is asked to get in touch with the electromechanical department at 22-800454, [email protected] or fax at 22-348202.  

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Archives February 6, 2011 posted by

A world on two wheels

IT’S RAINING, I’m stuck in traffic and I’m late. All around me on Limassol’s Makarios Avenue, cars crawl, honking, bumper to bumper. I’m also lost.

It’s an inauspicious start to any appointment: but after several phone calls and some creative driving manoeuvres, I find my turning.

When I arrive on the sleepy side street I find the cars are also bumper to bumper: and I wonder if I’ll ever find a parking place in time. I needn’t worry though: cheerfully guiding me into what could be the last parking space in Limassol, is my next interviewee, Mikalakis Loizides.

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