Pressure mounts on Clerides to seek re-election

THE PRESIDENTIAL election scenery remained unclear yesterday, with President Glafcos Clerides tight-lipped on whether he would seek re-election amid reports he was coming under pressure from all sides to do so.

Bases gearing up for Iraqi war?

THE government said yesterday it was closely watching developments at the British bases, which are reportedly gearing up for a possible US-led war on Iraq early in the New Year.

The price to pay for peacekeeping

TAXPAYERS have forked out around £161 million since 1993 for the maintenance of the United Nations peacekeeping force (UNFICYP) on the island, a study revealed yesterday.

More bad weather on its way

WEATHER forecasts say a wet week lies ahead, with skies only clearing up a little as the New Year sets in.

Rise in gastro-enteritis cases expected

A RISE in the number of cases of viral gastro-enteritis is both seasonal and not unexpected, Health Minister Frixos Savvides said yesterday.

Savvides said the situation was under control and there was no need to worry.

Got a big dish? That’ll be sixty quid

OWNERS of satellite dishes over 1.6 metres in diameter will have to pay £60 to the Ministry of Communications and Works for a satellite dish licence, a dealer confirmed yesterday.

Game warden remanded ‘for poaching’

A 35-year-old game warden from Larnaca was arrested for alleged poaching on Friday, the Game Service said yesterday.

According to a police report, game wardens on patrol in Larnaca on Friday night approached a suspicious car in the Alaminos area after hearing gunshots.