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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 24, 2011 posted by

Parents say they’ll do Christmas plays themselves

THE PANCYPRIAN Parents’ Union said yesterday they would organise Christmas festivities themselves and withdraw all financial support and co-operation with the primary school teachers’ union (POED).

The union has been refusing to let schools celebrate Christmas in protest over the state’s austerity measures. 

“We will encourage parents’ unions to organise Christmas plays themselves so that our children have the chance to experience the Christmas spirit,” Chrysanthos Pieri of the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents’ Associations of Primary Schools said yesterday. 

“Over the past two months we have been trying to get the (teachers’) to lift the measures… despite our efforts… teachers continue boycotting Christmas celebrations,” Pieri said. 

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