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Archives April 16, 2013 posted by

Bomb hoax

Nicosia Supreme, Criminal and District courts were evacuated yesterday after a bomb-threat was called in at 9.20am, police said. Roughly 1,000 people were evacuated from the courts for around 90 minutes while a special police unit and sniffer-dogs searched all of the buildings. No traces of explosives were found.

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Archives February 28, 2013 posted by

Critical condition

A 65-YEAR-OLD man is in intensive care after being struck by a car on Monday at around 6.30pm in the Larnaca district, police said. 

According to police, a 30-year-old was driving his car on the road between the villages of Klavdia and Alethriko when he ran down the 65-year-old who was attempting to cross the road. 

The injured pedestrian was taken to Larnaca General Hospital where doctors operated on him after establishing he had suffered severe bruising and internal bleeding. He was then held in the intensive care unit of the hospital for observation. He is in a critical condition.

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Archives October 26, 2012 posted by

House extends tax amnesty until December 2013

PARLIAMENT last night rushed through an amending law extending the so-called ‘tax amnesty’ by 14 more months.
The initial law, passed a year ago, provided for writing off penalties and interest on back taxes accrued up until December 31, 2008, applying to individuals and companies alike.
It provided for any interest or fines exceeding 5.0 per cent of the total amount due to the Inland Revenue Department to be written off, provided that the arrears would be settled in full by the end of March this year; this was subsequently extended to October 2012.
The period has now been extended for a third time to 31 December 2013.

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Archives July 3, 2012 posted by

Jehovah’s convention

THE DISTRICT Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be held this Friday at the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre in Limassol. The two-day convention titled “Safeguard Your Heart!” will be held over three days, ending on Sunday July 8.

According to a press release, the convention will highlight biblical references to the heart, encouraging self-scrutiny and reflection, which will amount to a three-day examination of what the convention calls “one’s own figurative heart”.

The convention programme will be presented in Greek, English and Russian and will be translated in Arabic, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Singhalese and sign language for deaf people.

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Archives June 16, 2012 posted by

Fire threatened forest land

IT TOOK firemen almost an hour to bring a blaze that broke out in Cape Greco’s Sea Caves under control yesterday. The fire posed an immediate threat to the state forest nearby, while it destroyed a hectare of privately-owned land. 

Seven firemen from the Forestry Department and Fire Service, along with three fire fighting vehicles, were used to battle the flames. The reasons behind the fire were last night still being investigated.

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Archives June 8, 2012 posted by

Kyprianou Caddy goes for €17,500

A BLACK Cadillac, which over three decades ago served former President Spyros Kyprianou fetched €17,500 at a State Fair auction.

Its new owner is the cousin of former centre-right DIKO deputy Nicos Pitokopitis, Demetris Pittokipitis.

Since featuring news of the auction in the Cyprus Mail last week one reader informed the Cyprus Mail that he was in possession of a similar black Cadillac.

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Archives May 13, 2012 posted by

François Hollande meets the world

WHEN François Hollande, fresh from his election as France’s next president, was asked by a journalist which language he would use when he meets US President Barack Obama for the first time, his answer was revealing. “I speak English more fluently than the former president,” the Socialist leader insisted, referring to the outgoing Nicolas Sarkozy. “But a French president must speak French!”

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Archives April 24, 2012 posted by

Injured after head-on collision with truck

A TRUCK transporting sand collided head on with a pensioner’s car in Paphos yesterday, leaving the driver in a serious condition.

The accident brought back memories of a similar collision back in 1999 on the same road, which saw six people killed by a truck – also transporting grit – that lost control of the breaks. Among them was a pregnant woman.

The truck collided head on with a saloon car, driven by a 75-year-old who is being treated in Paphos General Hospital in a serious condition.

“As I was working I heard two loud noises; I realised it was an accident and ran outside with my father,” said eye witness Nicos Mouzouras. “I checked the first injured man in the saloon, I saw he was bleeding. The truck driver was OK and we helped him out.” 

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Archives April 18, 2012 posted by

Health Minister to travel to Libya for medical tourism plans


HEALTH Minister Stavros Malas plans on travelling to Libya to look into attracting patients from Libya to Cyprus for medical treatment.

“The Libyan government asked us over to discuss this….. the policy has been implemented in Jordan, but also to a certain extent in Greece and Italy,” said Malas, speaking yesterday during a Larnaca fundraising event.He also said that it could prove to be an economic boost for Cyprus, as well as providing a service to Libya.

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