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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp If expats can't afford international education without subsidies they will just have to go home ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought The ESF was established to provide an affordable international education for students whose home country was not necessarily Asia and whose mother tongue was not Cantonese. By freezing the subvention ...

  2. Old pine tree felled on campus was rotten

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... pine had been felled because of negligence. But the school said it had received permission for the removal from the Antiquities and Monuments Office, required because the school is a declared ... it obtained a permit under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance to conduct construction work after the building was designated a historic monument by the government in 2008. 'Under ...

  3. Look at the bigger heritage picture

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fresh hopes have been raised that an office block of the former government headquarters in Central may escape demolition. Antiquities experts have reached a consensus that the entire complex deserves the top heritage grading for better conservation. The proposal, if endorsed by the Antiquities Advisory Board next month, is likely to give the incoming chief executive a new ...

  4. Inquiry on Maryknoll tree felling sought

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... School. Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan lodged a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman yesterday, saying that the Antiquities and Monuments Office, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, in her capacity as the Antiquities Authority, did not do their best to protect trees growing in the school campus in Waterloo ...

  5. The right balance

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan If you read some media reports last week, you might think that, as chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, I colluded with the government and arranged that the board would ... we do is grade them. We are working through a list of about 1,400 antiquities, and so far we have graded about 1,200. Our procedure begins with a panel of experts, who are separate from ...

  6. Demolition of townhouses will be green light for developers

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... empty as fears of wrecking ball grow', February 8). The buildings, put up in 1927 and 1935, were given a proposed grade two listing by the Antiquities and Monuments Office as part of a detailed survey of more than 1,400 buildings. Under this new system, demolition or alteration is 'not encouraged' for any graded building, according to the antiquities office. ...

  7. Back to the future

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Remo Notarianni

    ... Remo Notarianni Schemes help people to play role in conserving historical sites Special programmes are helping the public to learn more about Hong Kong's heritage. The Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), part of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, launched the Friends of Heritage Scheme in 1997. It has recruited 650 members who have been able to attend lectures, ...

  8. Advisory body begs chairman to stay

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Heritage advisers issued a collective statement yesterday urging their head, Bernard Chan, to stay, insisting that none of them did wrong in the heritage grading process for the former government headquarters in Central. The statement issued by all 22 members of the Antiquities Advisory Board was issued a day after Chan tendered his resignation as board ...

  9. Pier stance ignored, court told

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Former home affairs secretary accused of shunning opinion of antiquities board The previous Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping shunned the opinion of an advisory body ... in a judicial review of the government's decision over the pier, said Dr Ho, as the Antiquities Authority, had erred in relying solely on the recommendation of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. ...

  10. Historic school buildings to get monument status

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Buildings in two elite schools, both more than 80 years old, will be declared monuments after the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed to support the declarations ... is declared as a monument, the Antiquities Authority can prevent alterations to it. There are now 98 monuments in the city. The red-brick King's College, built between 1923 and 1926 ...




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