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Bribery, Corruption, Conflict of Interest in the State - We Deserve Better

The old saying that power corrupts completely is being rather too dramatically illustrated in our country these days, and the fact that corruption is endemic in the state system is not a reason to accept it in any way.

Criminal Probe Finds Evidence of Bribery, Corruption in Legal Services - Attorney General

(Edited) There is evidence that Deputy Attorney-General Rikkos Erotokritou has committed the crime of corruption, according to Panayiotis Kallis, the independent criminal investigator who is probing allegations that he exchanged favours with the opposing lawyers in a personal high-profile banking case. Erotokritou has denied the allegations, which stem from the Central Bank of Cyprus, and in the wake of the accusations has lodged a formal criminal complaint against Attorney-general Costas Clerides accusing him of accepting bribes.

Israeli Foreign Minister Visits President Anastasiades

avigdor lieberman cyprusIsraeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had lunch with President Nicos Anastasiades at his residence in Troodos during a private visit on April 13th, said Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides.

They discussed the president's upcoming visit to Israel, ways of strengthening bilateral relations between Cyprus and Israel, and the Cyprus problem.

The visit comes in the wake of elections in Israel; the president is expected to visit the country after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chooses his new government.

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Thought for Today - Treasure What You Have

Treasure all that you have instead of complaining about what you don't have. Give gratitude to all what you may do instead of being frustrated about what you think you have to do. Life turns out in the way you see it, all what you inspire with your thoughts will grow, flourish and multiply.

Can't Keep Up? Three Blog Ideas for Your Next Post

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Can't find time in your busy schedule to sit down and write a blog? You're not alone, so here are three suggestions to take inspiration on the fly and communicate with your friends, family and likeminded people.

1. Share your latest book experience

Blossom Exhibition - Notice Our Tree

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Has anyone noticed the Blossom tree? Every branch of the tree is different, yet every one of them is united into one trunk having strong roots into the ground. The tree is standing gracefully into the sun with its colorful blossoms glittering into the light. Every branch has written the word blossom into 6 different languages; every letter and every alphabet had its uniqueness and beauty all coming together into one tree with many blossoms.

Two Youths Stabbed in Larnaca Bar Brawl

Two young men, aged 21 and 28, have been hospitalised for stab wounds sustained in a bar brawl in Larnaca on Easter Sunday, said police.

A 22-year-old pulled out a knife during a scuffle in a nightclub in the early morning hours, and wounded the two victims just before on-the-spot police could intervene.

Police Arrest 11 in Human Trafficking Case

Cyprus police have arrested 11 people in Nicosia, incuding two doctors and a community leader, on suspicion they were running a human trafficking ring led by a Cypriot woman.

The doctors were allegedly falsifying documents that claimed incapacitating diseases for Cypriot employers, justifying their need for male domestic workers. There are 18 witnesses originating from India - six have been identified as victims and had paid large amounts of money after being promised good jobs with high salaries.

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