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  1. Web directory an attempt to reduce 'doctor shopping'

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in a bid to cut down on 'doctor shopping' in Hong Kong. But some doctors and patients-rights activists have questioned the use of the promotional drive, saying that patients will continue ... will keep shopping around for doctors because they want choice as to how they spend their money. The NHS requires patients to see a fixed family doctor because the government controls the money. ...

  2. End to the wine tax days slips down a treat

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to eliminate the duty on all alcohol except spirits. Many wine retailers are already slashing their prices to reflect the scrapping of the 40 per cent tax. Wine shop Ponti is offering discounts of as much as 45 per cent until March 31 before releasing a price list in April. ParknShop, Taste and Gourmet are cutting prices of their table wines by an average of 28 per cent from today, ...

  3. Cholera bacteria shuts ParknShop live-fish counters

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ParknShop has shut all of its 50-plus live-fish counters after the discovery of cholera bacteria at a Pokfulam branch. The supermarket giant earlier said it would keep the stalls open but reversed the decision late last night amid an investigation by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officials. ParknShop insisted any seafood bought yesterday would be safe to eat as long ...

  4. HK shops should get the bigger picture

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the catwalks of international fashion shows and by the media. As is to be expected, it is also reinforced by shop display windows, the lack of large sizes in many clothing stores and the increasingly ...

  5. Concern over 'harmless' bacteria found in ParknShop fish tanks

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... A microbiologist yesterday raised the alarm over the discovery of a harmless form of cholera in fish tanks at four different ParknShop stores, in addition to the contagious variety found ... prosecute the licensee of ParknShop's Chi Fu Fa Yuen branch 'because the cholera organism is a potentially infectious bacterium'. As for the other four stores, he said he was not sure ...

  6. ParknShop drops wholesalers

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... After the supermarket giant was rocked by the discovery of cholera in one branch, it says it will stop buying fresh fish from suppliers in Aberdeen and Lei Yue Mun ParknShop said yesterday ... the supermarket chain was passing the blame to the wholesalers, quality assurance manager Peter Johnston said that 'the exercise is not [about] blaming', adding that ParknShop could not monitor ...

  7. Cholera is found in ParknShop fish tank

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Pokfulam discovery is the first time the bug has emerged in a supermarket A ParknShop branch in Pokfulam was ordered to close its fish section yesterday after contagious cholera ... ParknShop superstores visited by the department. 'It was not until further tests were conducted that we found the contagious bacteria in one of the samples and we decided to take action.' ...

  8. Spending spree gives shops and hotels a merrier Christmas

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Retailers, hotels and restaurants are looking forward to their merriest Christmas in years as shoppers make a slow, but steady, return to their pre-handover spending ways. Analysts and market-watchers say falling unemployment and revitalised st ...

  9. Aids film hits shops 4 years after release

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin An award-winning HIV/Aids documentary denied a public screening for four years has finally made its way into mainland DVD shops. Independent documentary director Chen Weijun, ... to make its way into DVD shops this spring. Public screenings at mainland universities and seminars have already been organised. Chen said he did not know sales figures for the film, but expected ...


    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor SHOP ON THE WILD SIDE While luxury goods may be cheaper in Hong Kong than Guangzhou, the city?s traditional shopping districts are far more interesting and fun. ... Catering mostly to the retail trade, these shops sell everything from bulk tea to teapots, tea sets, serving utensils and furniture. Nearby is the Flower, Bird, and Fish Mart (Xi Que Road, ...




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