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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 February 1, 2013 posted by

Push for late opening in old city

THE NICOSIA Municipality has proposed letting shops within the Venetian Walls of old Nicosia stay open till 10pm every night except Sunday. 

In a meeting held early January between the Nicosia District Officer and various stakeholders to discuss the opening hours of shops in the old town, the municipality proposed adopting a ‘tourist timetable’ for the old town 12 months of the year.  

This would give shops in the old town the choice of staying open until 10pm from Monday to Saturday and until 9pm on Sunday, excluding designated holidays. 

Last year, a tourist timetable was put in place for commerce within the old town from mid-April to the end of November. 

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Archives November 11, 2012 posted by

Pasta for the people


OPEN your kitchen cupboard and the chances are you will find inside a bag of Mitsides flour, a pack of Mitsides pasta or a jar of Mitsides pasta sauce. 

Yet one of Cyprus’ best known companies, which celebrated its 80th birthday this week, very nearly didn’t even get started.  

Established in 1932 by brothers Chrysostomos and Kostas Mitsides, the company has battled its way back from a devastating fire in 1970 to claim the lion share of the pasta and flour market in Cyprus. 

The company now also plays an active part in grain trading, the sale of pasta sauces, processed tomato products, frozen pasta and meals and other foodstuffs, as well as the sale of raw materials for the bakery and confectionary industries.

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Archives May 23, 2012 posted by

Cleaners strike

CLEANERS AT the Limassol General Hospital went on a wildcat two-hour strike yesterday to protest an increased workload and staff shortages. 

The cleaners gathered outside Limassol hospital’s emergency room at 6.30am yesterday, calling on the health ministry to hire more cleaners immediately. They argued that recent cuts, cleaners going into retirement and transfers have dramatically increased their workload, forcing them to work overtime while preventing them from taking holiday leave.

The protesters accused the ministry of ignoring a letter of complaint already sent, warning that more action will be taken if they continue to be overlooked.  

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Archives March 24, 2012 posted by

Deal signed with Chinese firm

AFTER lengthy negotiations, which continued well into the night, airport operator Hermes and Chinese firm Far Eastern Phoenix signed yesterday, what is said to be a multi-million euro deal to develop the old Larnaca airport into a commercial showroom.

The agreement, signed at 1am yesterday, provides for the creation of a large commercial showroom for Chinese products, while plans have also been floated for a logistics centre.

Officials said the project would contribute to the creation of many jobs.

“The investment will reach hundreds of millions of euros,” Hermes Airports chairman Iacovos Iacovou told a news conference. 

Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos said this week that the initial investment could reach up to €600 million.

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Archives February 22, 2012 posted by

Bill to sideline the executive on gas going to a vote


A CONTENTIOUS bill stripping the Commerce Minister of the power to negotiate with companies interested in offshore gas prospecting has managed to survive the minefield of the legislative process and will be tabled for voting at the plenum tomorrow.

The bill has been drafted by DISY deputies Averof Neophytou, Lefteris Christoforou, Georgios Georgiou, European Party MP Demetris Syllouris and independent MP Zacharias Koulias. It’s geared at boosting the powers of the permanent secretary of the Commerce Ministry and of the head of the Energy Service Solon Kassinis.

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