City Digest

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 May, 2011, 12:00am


Groups urge quick adoption of green treaty

Twenty-four green groups urged the government to put the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity into force in the city this year, once Beijing had finalised the formalities of joining the treaty. They also called for development of a nature conservation framework and timeline, with public input.

Thieves steal HK$20m of precious metals

Thieves stole HK$20 million worth of precious metals from a Tin Shui Wai recycling plant before 8am yesterday. Police said they were investigating whether it was an inside job, as 'no one would know such expensive metal was at the site'. The metal was due to be shipped out yesterday.

Visitor arrivals for April increase 20pc to 3.35m

Visitor arrivals reached 3.35 million last month, up 20 per cent on April last year. For the first four months, arrivals stood at 13 million, 14 per cent up on the same period last year. Mainland arrivals rose 28.7 per cent in April to more than 2.13 million. Some 63.2 per cent arrived under the individual visit scheme.

More young people contracting HIV

People in their 20s now account for the majority of new HIV infections, supplanting the 30-39 age group, Department of Health figures show. Some 103 new infections were reported in the first quarter, bringing the city's total to more than 4,900.

Stepchild cannot inherit from intestate step-parent

A stepchild could not inherit a step-parent's estate if there was no will, Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, hearing several similar cases in the Court of First Instance, ruled. As a result, the estate in one of the cases will go to the government.