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Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation: News in English, 99-07-18

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From: The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation at <http://www.cybc.com.cy/>

CONTENTS

SUNDAY 18 JULY 1999

  • [01] HEADLINES
  • [02] KENNEDY
  • [03] PILOTS
  • [04] DEFENSE MINISTER
  • [05] KYPRIANOU HERCUS
  • [06] RESERVISTS
  • [07] YUGO DEMOS
  • [08] CHINA
  • [09] KASHMIR
  • [10] EC
  • [11] GREEKS LEDRA
  • [12] WEATHER

  • [01] HEADLINES

    -- HOPE OF FINDING JOHN F. KENNEDY ALIVE HAS FADED, AFTER DISCOVERY OF PERSONAL ITEMS IN PLANES DEBRIS

    --HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS ARE IN DESPARATE FLIGHT AFTER CYPRUS AIRWAYS FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO PILOTS "TRICKS"

    --THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE STICKS TO HIS GUNS OVER A PAID VISIT TO PARIS

    --HOUSE RESIDENT KYPRIANOU ACCUSED ANN HERCUS OF CULTIVATING THE IDEA OF TWO ENTITIES IN CYPRUS

    --COMMEMORATIVE SERUICES FOR THE FALLEN OF THE INVASION HELD THROUGHOUT THE FREE AREAS TODAY

    [02] KENNEDY

    Relatives of John F. Kennedy Junior believe that only a miracle could bring him back alive.

    The search by air and sea continues while some debris reportedly included pieces of the single engine plane in which his wife and her sister were also flying with him.

    An oceanographic ship of the US Navy as well as a helicopter equipped with infra red equipment for location of items are also taking part in the search.

    The coast guard have retrieved among the debris a travel bank with Kennedys sister in law Lauren on it, including personal items.

    The plane disappeared Friday night while it was approaching the Island of Martha's vineyard in thick fog. During the landing approach it suddenly lost altitude and disappeared from radar screens.

    [03] PILOTS

    Hundreds of Cyprus Airways passengers in Larnaca, Salonica and Paris are in desperation, due to pilots "tricks."

    Two flights of the company were cancelled.

    Our Larnaca Correspondent reported that the flight to Amsterdam was cancelled because the plane's captain decided to call the crew for a lesson in the operations room, just as the take off process was due to start.

    Some of the passengers were due for the United States via Amsterdam, and the flight was due to take off with an eight hour delay.

    A second flight for Paris was cancelled because the plane had not arrived from Salonica. Passengers for Cyprus were thus stranded in Paris.

    The National carrier has made arrangements for the passengers to be accommodated in hotels.

    in statements to the Cybc passengers expressed their indignation over the situation within the Cyprus Airways also stating the possibility of demanding compensation.

    [04] DEFENSE MINISTER

    Defence Minister Yiannakis Chrysostomis refused to add anything to yesterday's statement that he intends to resign if the people are not convinced about his honest administration.

    According to press reports the cost of hospitality for the minister and an eight member ministerial delegation at the state fair at la Bourget was paid by the Oerlicaon arms manufacturing firm.

    Chrysostomis added that ,mach has already been said on the matter and any more statements would serve nothing.//

    The report added that the wife of National Guard Chief General Dimou also went toparis free of charge.

    The general denied this saying the accusation was unjust since she had personally paid for her fare in full.

    [05] KYPRIANOU HERCUS

    House President xpyros Kyprianou once again accused the UN secretary general's special representative Ann Hercus, of artfully cultivating the idea about two separate entities in Cyprus.

    He spoke at a commemorative service for the fallen of the invasion at Polemidhia.

    Kyprianou argued that Ann Hercus tells foreign diplomats that it must be accepted that in Cyprus there are two separate entities and this is the basis upon which they must proceed.

    In his address Kyprianou underlined that the Cyprus issue cannot be solved neither in Cyprus nor in Brussels or Ankara but only in Washington.

    [06] RESERVISTS

    Commemorative services for the fallen during the Turkish invasion were held in all churches in free Cyprus today.

    At the All saints Church at Makedonitissa there was a special service for the 165 Greek commandos who died ion all fields of battle, with the chief of the National Guard General Demou attending.

    Defence Minister Chrysostomis was the main speaker and he underlined the need for unification alertness for a free and integral Cyprus.

    Reservist commandos staged a torch procession from Paralimni and from paphos to the mausoleum in Engomi where wreaths were laid.

    There was a roll call by the Pancyprian Association of Parachutists and the Last Call was sounded.

    [07] YUGO DEMOS

    Day by day anti-Milosevic demonstrations are increasing and observers believe his days in power are getting less by the day.

    Taking part in the demonstrations for the first time, opposition's Vrou Drascovic said it is time for early elections, to end the ten years tenure of Milosevic authority.

    As a first step he proposed formation of a transitory government by Milosevic for the purpose of putting an end to sanctions against Yugoslavia and in order to guarantee the return of the Serbs to Kosovo.

    The proposal is contrary to the rest of the opposition groups which demand an immediate withdrawal of Milosevic.

    Drascovic argued that such an immediate step could lead to civil war.

    [08] CHINA

    China has not ruled out the possibility of force to block independence for Taiwan.

    The war climate was apparent during the past few 24 hours in the sea area separating the two countries.

    A Chinese military spokesman said ion Beijing that if there is no peaceful reunification of Taiwan with continental China, then military measures will be taken.

    Last week the Chinese government strongly criticised Taiwan leader Li Ten Hui that talks between the two sides must from now on be conducted as talks between two separate states.

    [09] KASHMIR

    - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia TODAY brief top officials about the two-month Kashmir crisis with India.

    The official Saudi Press Agency said the Pakistani premier, who was accompanied by his army chief General Pervez Musharraf, was met at the Red Sea port city of Jeddah by Crown Prince Abdullah.

    Official Pakistani sources said the visit underlined the solidarity between the two Moslem states and was an expression of Sharif's gratitude for Saudi backing during the crisis.

    [10] EC

    The Ecologists-Environmentalists Movement, today staged a protest demonstration in co-ordination with the municipality of Polis, to protest Ankara's plans for construction of the nuclear power plant at Akuyiu.

    A bottle containing a message to Turkey, condemning these plans, was released in to the sea during the demonstration.

    Environmentalists from Patras also joined the protest demonstration.

    [11] GREEKS LEDRA

    A group of 164 relatives of the fallen during the tragedy of Cyprus were brought from Greece on board Hellenic airforce planes today.

    Vice chairman of the Panhellenic Committee of the missing and undeclared prisoners Nicos Papadopoulos expressed solidarity with the struggle of the people of Cyprus and repeated the need for establishment of the fate of all those missing.

    In reference to the exhumation process he added that the committee will make no statements on the matter until the results become known.

    At the Ledra Palace road block mothers of the missing today continued the hunger strike which started yesterday morning and is due to end at midnight tonight.

    [12] WEATHER

    The weather will start clear tomorrow but local cloud will form over the mountains and inland, at around noon.

    Winds will be Westerly to south westerly moderate and the sea will be slight to moderate.

    Temperatures will rise to 36 C inland, 32 C on the South coast, 30 C

    on the West coast and 25 C over the higher mountains

    Today's temperatures were:

    Nicosia 35 C -- 23 C

    Limassol 32 C -- 24 C

    Larnaca 31 C -- 23 C

    Paphos 30 C -- 23 C

    Prodromos 23 C -- 17 C

    The fire hazard remains extremely high in all forest areas.


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