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Bases exercise
A ROUTINE military exercise will be carried out from July 4 to 15 in the Western British Base Areas, according to a statement released yesterday.

There may be some disturbance on some of these days and possibly evenings. Exact times cannot be provided, added the statement.

Members of the public are asked not to be concerned if explosions are heard in the local area as “this occasionally happens when certain atmospheric conditions prevail”.

New man for Hermes
WESLEY Porter will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports on July 1, the company announced yesterday.

Porter has 20 years’ experience in the field of airport management and operations.

He takes over from Craig Richmond who will take up the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Airport in his home country, Canada.

Hermes chairman, Iacovos Iacovou, as well as the members of the Board of Directors of Hermes Airports yesterday expressed their thanks to Richmond for his services to the two international airports of Cyprus.

Two die after wall collapses
TWO workers suffered a gruesome death yesterday after they were smothered by a retaining wall at a construction site in Amiandos.

The victims are Giorgos Achilleos, 56, and Pantelis Ioannou, 40.

The two were part of a crew working on reinforcing a retaining wall measuring four meters high and 15 meters wide. At one point, the wall – which had been built some 20 years ago – collapsed, crushing the two workers.

Two other men working at the site narrowly escaped injury when the wall came crashing down.

Firemen were called in to extract the two men from the debris. The two workers were rushed to Limassol general hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

The Labour Inspection Department has launched an investigation into the causes of the incident.

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