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  1. Indonesian maids increasing in popularity

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... helpers market closing the population gap between them. Latest figures show a difference of about 30,000. By the end of last month, there were 120,400 domestic helpers from the Philippines ... Novicio. 'There are other emerging markets, like Taiwan, Singapore, even former Soviet republics such as Tajikistan... So the fluctuations are not necessarily because of competition ...

  2. 3,000 more foreign domestic helpers lost jobs last month

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to 73,870. Connie Bragas-Regalado, chairwoman of the Asian Migrants' Co-ordinating Body, said Hong Kong's high unemployment rate would continue to affect the hiring of foreign domestic ... meanwhile, have sought employment in other countries and no longer saw Hong Kong as an attractive place to work, she said. Mrs Tellez said she believed the market for foreign domestic helpers in Hong ...

  3. $50 salary rise an insult, say foreign maids

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... regularly in light of Hong Kong's 'economic and employment situation as reflected through a basket of economic indicators'- including income movement, price changes and labour-market ... economic relief to the lives of migrant workers. 'It is also a bit of an insult because we believe we deserve more.' Eni Lestari, of the Asian Migrants Co-ordinating Body, said: 'We ...

  4. Vigilance as bird flu alert is sounded in Shenzhen

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... pandemic. The city also stepped up inspections of 53 poultry farms for the deadly H5N1 bird flu which has jumped the species barrier since late 2003 in 10 Asian nations, killing 45 people. The farms ... week. The usual daily quota is 30,000 to 40,000. In addition, local farms yesterday supplied 27,000 chickens to markets. Three 'bird flu-proof' chicken stalls being tested at a Yuen ...

  5. Trial run for regional slaughter of chickens

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... next year.' Dr Chow was speaking on the sidelines of a World Health Organisation meeting of 14 ministers from the Asian region on ways to prevent and control bird flu outbreaks. He said ... cleaning of wet markets for hygiene purposes. But the mainland's Vice-Minister for Health, Wang Longde, said he believed the risk of an outbreak of avian flu or influenza was actually quite ...

  6. 100 million to die of bird flu in worst-case scenario

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... it happens, it will just be incomparable with the Sars situation.' Dr Omi was among top WHO officials who hosted an emergency meeting which ended on Friday with health ministers of 13 Asian ... slaughterhouses in deserted wet markets, existing slaughterhouses and other areas controlled by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,' he said. ...

  7. Prime time for public health

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of globalisation - how multinational corporations promote bad habits and market expensive, often unneeded, technologies that overwhelm governments' public health messages - was also highlighted. ... by about 11 per cent in the past three years, making it more difficult for some countries to devote resources to public health. Delegates from most of the developing Asian states and the poorer ...



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