Cyprus welcomes UN stance

FOREIGN Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides yesterday welcomed a UN Security Council statement on the face-to-face talks between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

Denktash faces heart surgery

TURKISH Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, 78, said yesterday he may have to undergo heart surgery in the coming months.

Greek singer cancels concert: club wants its money back

A NICOSIA nightclub said yesterday it was a taking legal action to recover a £13,000 advance from a top Greek singer who cancelled a performance at the eleventh hour, claiming the facilities weren’t up to scratch.

The concert by Giorgos Alkaios and Dionysis Skinos had been scheduled for last night, but was cancelled at the last minute.

‘Our children are starving’

THE WELFARE Department has stopped paying benefits to a repatriated Cypriot family, leaving four children under the age of 10 on the breadline, their father Frederick Bryan said yesterday.

The 46-year-old computer technician – whose mother was Cypriot – arrived at Larnaca airport on October 3 last year, when he and his family decided to move to Cyprus from Switzerland.

Roundabout decoration ‘is a safety hazard’

THE NEW decoration of the Nicosia motorway roundabout might be original but it is dangerous for drivers, a leading architect has warned.

Architect Georgios Phedonos has lashed out against the roundabout, which has recently been decorated with jagged lumps of mountain granite.

Prison governor: everything is under consideration

PRISON Governor Haris Themistocleous has not ruled out resigning his position after the Justice Ministry placed a gag order on him last week, he said yesterday.

“Everything is under consideration,” Themistocleous told the Cyprus Mail yesterday, adding that he would make a decision soon after reviewing his options.