Business razed in ‘vindictive attack’

POLICE have been called upon after an Ayia Napa businessman’s premises were razed to the ground and his entire stock taken away while he was abroad in what he says is an attack by a vindictive landlord.

God performs miracles but not through Benny Hinn

Regarding the article Winning the lost at any cost (February 24, 2007) I would like to compliment Jean Christou for an objective, well written article on Benny Hinn’s recent visit to Cyprus.

As one of many who has spent years researching Benny Hinn, your readers may be interested to know that controversy follows him in virtually every country he visits.

Crusade just uses the gullible

On February 24, 2007, you ran an article titled Winning the Lost at any cost. Your title is quite accurate, for the costs of Benny Hinn’s crusade are not taken care by Hinn’s people but paid by the gullible, who flock to him.

Benny Hinn has never been able to medically prove that real miracles happened in his crusades.

Port strike looms

PORT Authority workers yesterday called for a 24-hour strike on March 13 over pensions.

Prevention is better than the cure

Fulbright workshop hopes to prepare tomorrow’s drivers today

TEENAGERS on both sides of the divide have been targeted for a new road safety programme which hopes to nip bad driving habits in the bud.

Talat to meet Rehn over direct trade today

TURKISH CYPRIOT leader Mehmet Ali Talat said yesterday he hoped an EU regulation to end the economic isolation of northern Cyprus would be agreed by mid-year but accused Greek Cypriots of seeking to undermine the move.

Talat said the government was insisting all trade between the north and the rest of the EU go through Greek Cypriot ports.

‘We’re not dealing with illegal immigrants’

THE STATE ombudswoman yesterday repeated her call for the government to find a more humane way of dealing with illegal immigrants, including a proposal that would lessen the jail-time for such an offence.

Eliana Nicolaou presented the House Human Rights Committee with her 2005 annual report, with discussions at the meeting centring mainly on human rights’ issues.

Father jailed for assaulting ex-father-in-law

Defence claims attack was induced by diabetic fit

A NICOSIA man was yesterday jailed for eight months for assaulting his former father-in-law.
The 48-year-old man was yesterday jailed by a Nicosia Court after pleading guilty to two counts of illegal entry into his father-in-law’s house and assault.

The incident occurred in the early hours of January 21 last year.

Doctors shock as record numbers of babies born in two days

THREE sets of triplets were born in the space of 48 hours last week, in what Makarios Hospital described as a first.

In all, 11 new babies, the three sets of triplets and a pair of twins, came into the world within 48 hours of each other over the two-day period February 21 and 22.