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Archives April 21, 2013 posted by

Openings and closure

IN THE 1990s I used to stand on top of a Venetian rampart in a rubbish-strewn park at Arabahmet and forlornly watch the seemingly carefree traffic whizzing through Paphos Gate. A voyeur in the true sense of the word, I could watch but in no way interact with the scene, unless of course I wanted to attract the attention of either or both of two armies amassed either side of a cease-fire line in one of the most militarised places in the world.

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Archives July 24, 2012 posted by

Drunk cyclists arrested

TWO brothers were arrested on Friday night and charged for riding their bicycles under the influence of alcohol.

Limassol police have charged seven people in total over the past three months, for riding bicycles while drunk. 

The two Romanians were spotted by police riding erratically through the town’s main roads and were made to take an alcohol test.

One tested 76 mg instead of the legally acceptable 22 mg and the other tested 89 mg.

They were taken to a nearby police station, where they were charged in writing and released. 

 

 

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Archives October 19, 2011 posted by

Sarris had no sexual contact with 17-year-old, court hears

 

FIVE MALES including former finance minister Michalis Sarris were remanded in custody for a further two days yesterday by a Turkish Cypriot court in connection with alleged sexual offences in a hearing marred by allegations of police abuse. 

Four of the five detained, aged 14, 16, 17 and 29, complained of police brutality in detention, after which the judge gave police two more days to complete their investigations, sending all five back to their holding cells. In a closed-door hearing, the court ordered that all five be examined by a doctor. 

The three teenagers were taken from the court in handcuffs with T-shirts pulled over their heads to a waiting press outside the courtroom as friends looked on in sympathy. 

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Archives October 14, 2010 posted by

Delays likely in Paphos airport road

IT APPEARS as if up to 3,000 trees in Paphos may be granted a stay of execution following intense pressure from the Green Party over their planned removal to make way for a new road.

Andreas Evlavis, the district secretary of the Paphos Greens told the Cyprus Mail: “Following some pressure from us, it looks like the matter of building a new road will be examined more closely by the state environmental services.”

The road in question would connect Paphos airport with the main tourist road in Kato Paphos, joining the town at the area known locally as ‘Kaligulas roundabout.’

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Archives July 20, 2010 posted by

Ministry releases list of awarded tenders ‘in interests of transparency’

THE MINISTRY of Communications and Works has taken the unusual step of releasing a list of public tenders awarded to private corporations amid accusations that a known construction contractor, who has ties to a football club affiliated to the ruling party, has been getting more than his fair share of state contracts since AKEL came to power in 2008.

The allegations concern Miltiades Neophytou, owner of the eponymous contracting company, who also happens to be the president of Omonia FC. They are being spearheaded by DISY deputy Andreas Kyprianou, who claims that the football club’s series of expensive player signings are being bankrolled by fat state contracts awarded to Neophytou’s company – compliments of the AKEL government.

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