in Cyprus Today – 20/01/2010

Government wades in with help for flood disaster hell – Government has pledged to do everything it can for the victims of the flooding disaster in the Guzelyurt area. Editor – blamed on the GCs according to the Cyprus Mail

We’ve lost it – TRNC presidency has pledged “financial and mental” support to Orams; offering to pay their compensation bill and provide them with a new house if necessary

Cyprus Tapes Author Carter dies aged 71 – see NCFP article at

Cut in speeding fines slammed as insane – Road safety campaigners criticising a gov plan to reduce the fines for drivers caught by speed cameras

Eroglu delays candidacy announcement after floods hit – expected announcement delayed because of floods. Talat is expected to announce he will be standing for re election in April’s presidential ballot

Election today: New poll points to Talat winning second term of office – if presidential elections were today, CTP opinion poll says Talat would just edge it

Ministers pledge to stop ferry crossings – Israeli foreign ministerAvigdor Lieberman has promised to make efforts to stop a planned ferry service between Magusa and Haifa – he was speaking to reporters after a meeting with GC foreign minister Markos Kyprianou, referring to relations with Turkey the Israeli minister said Israel did not wish to confront or argue with Ankara

Christofias: Talat’s plan no solution to problem – Christofias has written to 5 permanent members of UN security council as well as EU explaining why Talat’s proposals for a Cyprus solution are unacceptable. Talks due to resume next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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