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  1. Paradise rebuilt

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... with new rudimentary roads cut out of the previously virgin forest. By next year, this uninhabited island will be unrecognisable once houses, schools, a health centre and a harbour have been built. ... supply is very fragile. Freshwater wells all over the islands are highly polluted. Septic-tank discharges leak back into the ground and the water is just 11/2 metres down. Most underground water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532303
  2. Screw It, Let's Do It- Lessons in Life

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Screw It, Let's Do It- Lessons in Life by Richard Branson Virgin Books, $45 If you've read Losing My Virginity- The Autobiography, then you know what ... of a telephone box, losing his virginity, getting arrested for smuggling. Branson was about to launch Virgin Atlantic. Analysts considered it bold. Brash and foolish, some said. He'd be taking his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555959/screw-it-lets-do-it-lessons-life
  3. Local developer bucks trend with Caribbean resort

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... a foothold in the fast-growing mainland property market, a small Hong Kong developer is setting its sights on the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Applied International, a consumer-electronics maker ... for the growing number of affluent Chinese. British Virgin Isles A British overseas territory, it comprises 16 inhabited and more than 40 uninhabited islands and keys. The two largest islands are Tortola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545298/local-developer-bucks-trend-caribbean-resort
  4. Branson tempted by little corner of England in Dubai

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Michael

    ... Clarence Michael in Dubai Dubai's iconic projects, which have stoked the interest of a growing list of the rich and famous, seem to have attracted British entrepreneur Richard Branson as well. After arriving in Dubai on the inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight last Tuesday, Sir Richard visited The World, a series of man-made islands in the shape of a world map that feature 300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543510/branson-tempted-little-corner-england-dubai
  5. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... including Samoa, Aruba, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, both the British and US Virgin Islands, plus, of course, Hong Kong. US bids to host qualifiers after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567675
  6. Police to probe party's IT leak

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Robin Kwong, Jimmy Cheung, Ambrose Leung and Klaudia Lee Audrey Eu hints at attempt by Beijing loyalists to smear democrats ahead of poll Police are investigating the leak of internal Civic Party documents on to the internet, as party members and observers played down the impact of the security breach on Sunday's poll to choose the 800-strong Election Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574477/police-probe-partys-it-leak
  7. Uprising put British rule on notice

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry The 1916 Easter Rising that Michael Mallin helped to lead grew from a rising tide of nationalism that, in a few tumultuous years, brought an end to British rule over most of Ireland. An underground revolutionary body called the Irish Republican Brotherhood plotted the rebellion while British and Irish troops were fighting the first world war. Controversially, it sought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545012/uprising-put-british-rule-notice
  8. Gas network survey uncovers 51 leaks

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The survey of 450km of pipeline which ended on Monday found minute leaks at three locations- the junction of Wong Chuk Hang Road and Nam Long Shan Road on Hong Kong Island, Prince Edward Road West ... Martin Wong A three-week survey of the Towngas network has found 51 leaks in pipes across the city. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company launched the three-week inspection of pipes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547433/gas-network-survey-uncovers-51-leaks
  9. Residents demand report on gas leaks

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Towngas revealed on Wednesday that minute leaks were found in Lai Yiu Street in Kwai Chung, the junction of Wong Chuk Hang Road and Nam Long Shan Road on Hong Kong Island, and Prince Edward Road ... Helen Wu and Paggie Leung Residents in a street where one of 51 gas leaks was found in a city-wide survey of the Towngas network have demanded a full report on the pipeline survey carried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547521/residents-demand-report-gas-leaks
  10. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Farhad Heydari

    ... Like his other upper-echelon sanctuaries (Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands, and Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa), it occupies a rarefied perch, in this case literally: ... at Euro290 (HK$2,870) a night for a double room. Kasbah Tamadot can be found in Asni, Marrakesh, Morocco, tel: 212 4436 8200; www.virgin.com/kasbah. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567711

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