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Teaching unions agree to meet minister - Cyprus Mail

Teaching unions agree to meet minister - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Teaching unions on Sunday asked Education Minister, Costas Hambiaouris, to delay their meeting next week a few days to give them time to study the proposals, regarding the measures for the streamlining of state schools, he included in a letter sent last week. The unions also said the data the education ministry included in its …
Cyprus Mail, 20 hours ago

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Tales from the Coffeeshop: Retreating from the silly season - Cyprus Mail

Tales from the Coffeeshop: Retreating from the silly season - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

AS EVERYONE knows we have just been through the slowest week of the year for news. This is the week politicians go on holiday, party publicity departments close down, government offices operate with skeleton staff, state broadcaster CyBC replaces its morning current affairs show with music, Nicosia empties and Prez Nik moves to the summer …
Cyprus Mail, 1 days ago

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Pharmacist rushed to hospital after inhaling ammonia - Cyprus Mail

Pharmacist rushed to hospital after inhaling ammonia - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The owner of a pharmacy in Larnaca was rushed to hospital on Friday after feeling unwell from inhaling ammonia when a container with the liquid fell on the floor and broke. According to fire service spokesman, Andreas Kettis, they received a call at around 5pm. The owner of the pharmacy who had inhaled the substance, …
Cyprus Mail, 3 days ago

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Man arrested after fight over parking space - Cyprus Mail

Man arrested after fight over parking space - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Paphos police arrested a man in connection with a case of assault on Wednesday afternoon. The 48-year-old suspect, who was arrested at 3.15pm, had a fight with a taxi driver on Monday. According to police, the man parked his car in Paphos in a way that blocked the way of the 57-year-old taxi driver. The …
Cyprus Mail, 4 days ago

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Limni project is now down to EU - Cyprus Mail

Limni project is now down to EU - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The green light granted to the controversial Limni Bay project in the form of a planning permit might not be enough just yet for the development to go ahead as the ongoing European Commission infringement case against it requires the permits comply with the environmental recommendations set out by the Commission. A planning permit was …
Cyprus Mail, 5 days ago

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Turkish Cypriots feel the squeeze as lira slides - Cyprus Mail

Turkish Cypriots feel the squeeze as lira slides - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

A slew of measures was announced in the north on Tuesday to try and stave off the damage to the economy caused by the slide in the Turkish lira that has dramatically affected the cost of living for Turkish Cypriots. The 23 measures presented by ‘prime minister’ Tufan Erhurman to ‘parliament’ include lowering VAT rates …
Cyprus Mail, 6 days ago

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Minister to call teachers for fresh talks - Cyprus Mail

Minister to call teachers for fresh talks - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The government on Monday renewed its call for dialogue with all education stakeholders in a bid to break the impasse threatening to keep schools closed after the summer holidays. “The doors to dialogue remain open and I hope we will soon meet with the teachers’ unions again,” Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris said after a meeting with President …
Cyprus Mail, 7 days ago

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Police to launch campaign against drink driving Monday - Cyprus Mail

Police to launch campaign against drink driving Monday - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The sixth campaign of the year against drink driving will be launched by the police on Monday, lasting until Sunday, August 19. A police statement said that in the EU around 25 per cent of traffic deaths are caused by driving under the influence of alcohol. Driving after drinking, even if only a small amount, …
Cyprus Mail, 8 days ago

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MPs blame parole board for ex-deputy AG’s early release - Cyprus Mail

MPs blame parole board for ex-deputy AG’s early release - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Political parties on Saturday sought to shift the blame for the early release from jail of disgraced deputy attorney-general Rikkos Erotokritou on to the parole board, which had granted his request after parliament unanimously approved a law changing the criteria. There was outrage on Friday after it transpired that Erotokritou, who was jailed for three-and-a-half …
Cyprus Mail, 9 days ago

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Our View: If shopkeepers are depending on passing cars for trade they should move - Cyprus Mail

Our View: If shopkeepers are depending on passing cars for trade they should move - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

THE OWNERS of shops along Limassol’s Misiaouli and Kavazoglu Street are once again threatening action, in an attempt to stop the municipality’s re-design and modernisation plans for the road. It is the familiar argument that their businesses would be destroyed if the road is modernised because there would be no parking spaces outside their shops. …
Cyprus Mail, 9 days ago

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