‘Children left without food or care for three days’

FIVE siblings between the ages of four months and six years old were yesterday being treated at Nicosia’s Makarios Hospital for the effects of negligence.

The two boys and three girls were taken to hospital by the Social Welfare Department on Tuesday night, after they discovered the children had been left without care or food for three days.

Gun theft suspect apologises to the nation

A 23-YEAR-old supermarket employee held on suspicion of stealing arms from a military depot in Evrychou yesterday told the Nicosia court he was sorry for his treacherous act and was ready to bear the punishment.

Engineer blames borehole for water contamination

A BOREHOLE is thought to have contaminated drinking water in the Makedonitissa area in Nicosia, resident Olga Salangos – a civil engineer at the Dhekelia desalination plant – said yesterday.

Market misery as shares fall again

THE ALL-SHARE index hit a year-low for the third consecutive day this week yesterday, dipping 1.70 per cent to close at 120.89 with volume a meagre £2.34 million.

Drug importers hit back at excessive profit claims

PSYCHIATRIST Yiangos Mikellides yesterday accused local pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies of being “faceless, profit-making organisations” no longer concerned with peoples’ medical welfare.

My Party virus traps users into opening attachment

COMPUTER technicians in Cyprus are not sure what to expect from the latest virus to hit internet users.

The Marketing Manager of Spidernet, Thois Themistocleous, told the Cyprus Mail yesterday they had had a few cases of the virus, but that customers had been informed about it though an e-mail and been given instructions on how to delete it.