Airport upgrade going smoothly

THE GOVERNMENT says the expansion of Larnaca Airport is making excellent progress, and is confident the first phase of the project will be completed early next year.

The new five million pound complex consists of an upgraded control tower and improved facilities for the fire brigade.

BoC hit the road with new image

THE ENTRY of the Bank of Cyprus group (BoC) in the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) will create prospects of co-operation between the ASE and CSE that will act as catalysts in the course of both markets, BoC Chairman Solon Triantafyllides said yesterday.

Koshis warns of cult threat

JUSTICE Minister Nicos Koshis yesterday pledged the state’s determination to fight and eliminate destructive cults which he claims are increasingly operating on the island.

Cults are a worldwide phenomenon concerning all states and official European bodies, Koshis said.

Clerides demands for an end to infighting

PRESIDENT CLERIDES’ appeal for an end to party political sparring over developments at the UN-led proximity talks fell on deaf ears yesterday.

Opposition parties AKEL, DIKO and KISOS yesterday all laid in to the President for his handling of the negotiations and for his statements upon his return from the fourth round of talks on Thursday evening.

Man electrocuted near Limassol

A 35-YEAR-OLD man from Louvaras, in the Limassol district, was killed on Thursday night when he was electrocuted while picking grapes, police reported yesterday.

Athanasios Sofocleous was killed instantly when he touched a sheet of corrugated iron, which was in contact with a power line. The accident occurred at about 10pm on Thursday.

Euro’s woes hit Cyprus

THE DANISH rejection of the euro in Thursday’s referendum spells more gloom for the ailing euro and the heavy import burden in Cyprus.

New phonecards from CyTA

THE CYPRUS Telecommunications Authority (CyTA) yesterday announced the launch of a new autumn telecards collection.

Two of the series’ seven cards have anti-drug themes, one commemorating the 2000 Cyprus Rally, one the Wine Festival, another the 40th Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus and one commemorating the performance of the opera Carmen.

Kyprianou bows out of DIKO top spot

AFTER 24 straight years with Spyros Kyprianou at the helm, the DIKO party yesterday chose a new party leader in Tassos Papadopoulos.

Papadopoulos was declared president-elect of the party Kyprianou founded in 1976 after no other candidate was submitted for the post.