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  1. Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Review by Joyce Siu Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong is a perfect gift for the festive season. This is the first holiday album of the Canadian singer-songwriter's multi-platinum career since 1988. You can't go wrong with this festive album. There are covers of modern holiday hits, original songs and traditional Christmas carols. The album begins ...

  2. Sarah Liao calls for higher sewage charge to clean up harbour

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumed to HK$2.90 in 10 years. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung described the proposed annual rise as 'gradual and affordable', but admitted ...

  3. Big business can boost green goods buys: Sarah Liao

    Posted Dec 01st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The environment minister called on corporations yesterday to add their purchasing power to the government's in buying 'green' products to boost their growth and combat pollution. Sarah Liao Sau-tung said the government purchased HK$10 billion worth of products every year and big business bought even more. 'Collectively the purchasing power ...

  4. Supermarkets cut 80m bags since April, says Sarah Liao

    Posted Nov 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A voluntary agreement between the government and 10 supermarket chains has reduced the number of distributed plastic bags by 80 million since April, according to environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung. The figure is insignificant- less than 1 per cent- when compared with the 8.4 billion plastic bags (or about 23 million a day) dumped annually in the city's ...

  5. Sarah Liao defends tree-felling scheme

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung appeared before legislators yesterday to defend the felling of trees growing from walls in a Shekkipmei housing estate park- and said some would be spared the axe. She said 18 trees growing from the wall along a nullah needed felling to allow work to cover the waterway, which residents say gives off a foul stench in summer. ...

  6. Sarah Liao rejects call for Tamar dioxin tests

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dikky Sinn Lawmakers keep up pressure for probe following a study claiming high levels The environment minister has rejected calls to test for dioxin at Tamar, saying the claim the site contained excessive amounts of the toxin is unfounded. 'We do not conduct a test because of rumours,' Sarah Liao Sau-tung said. Dr Liao was speaking a day after Laurie ...

  7. Sarah Liao attacked over deal on rail fares

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... But Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said this was not necessary. 'Adoption of the fare-adjustment formula on future railway fares is already a price cap. ...

  8. Firms can make green rules more than just slogans, says Sarah Liao

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung has urged Hong Kong businesses to heed international environmental benchmarks such as the 'green' principles imposed by the World Bank on projects they finance. The secretary for environment, transport and works expressed her support on a radio show yesterday for the Equator Principles drawn up by the International ...

  9. Lawmakers take Sarah Liao to task over KCRC crisis

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Minister attacked for failing to nip the problem in the bud Lawmakers yesterday accused the government of lacking foresight to resolve the management crisis that engulfed the KCRC last week before it spun out of control. The legislators aimed their criticism at Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung at a special transport panel meeting. ...

  10. Plastic bags first to get green tax: Sarah Liao

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Agnes Lam Environment minister defends 50 cent levy to minimise waste in landfills Plastic bags will become the first product to carry a green tax in a bid to cut abuses, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday. The environment minister also confirmed that the government was considering a levy of 50 cents ...




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