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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Affordable living in Hong Kong becomes ever more elusive

    Posted May 26th 2014, 07:42pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... are plentiful, although not flashy. As the cruise terminal at the other side of the development expands and private housing complexes, government offices, a hotel, children's hospital, sports centre ...

  2. UN still working to make a better world for children

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor Outgoing Unicef chief Carol Bellamy reflects on her decade of helping improve young lives Life for children has improved dramatically in the past decade in all parts of the world except sub-Saharan Africa, the outgoing head of the United Nations' child welfare agency, Carol Bellamy, believes. Ms Bellamy, who leaves the UN Children ...

  3. A mother struggling to rein in rebellious children

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Arroyo. They have three children. Her father wanted her to become an entrepreneur, so she has a bachelor's degree in commerce and a master's and doctorate in economics. That led her ... promises of constitutional reform and ridding the country of corruption have amounted to little. A mother who makes promises and rarely makes good on them soon has rebellious children. That is what ...

  4. Aid groups can't reach starving children

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor More than one million children face starvation in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region because humanitarian workers cannot reach them, relief agencies ... that is being ignored'. Save the Children Fund UK spokesman Paul Hetherington confirmed the magnitude of the problem by estimating that at least half of the 2 million to 2.5 million people trapped ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In population debate, growth for its own sake is no answer

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... to have more children and new labour importation programmes. It's all in the name of ensuring economic growth. We've heard it all before. Although this is the third consultation in six ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tragic ferry collision becomes sad lesson in safety

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... pleasure boat and the passenger ferry Sea Smooth. We are in the midst of three days of mourning for the 38 victims, five children among them, uniting in sorrow for those injured and who have had ... of travel may be, every effort has to be taken to be alert and prepared. When children are involved, extra care is needed. Accidents are not always preventable, but the potential for harm can ...

  7. Salvaged lives

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Few of the 10,000 children who lost both parents on Boxing Day will be adopted overseas or live in orphanages, as relatives open their doors, writes Peter Kammerer When American actress ... searching for their missing children. Talk of foreign adoptions was the last thing they wanted to hear. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, already ...

  8. How calamity has revealed a chance to change young lives

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle, Peter Kammerer, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... can make a success of the poultry farm she wants to set up with help from an aid agency. But he- like hundreds of thousands of affected children- could have a brighter future than before ... to make a marked improvement in conditions and facilities for children. The potential is exciting, said David Throp, the deputy director for emergencies at British-based charity Save the Children ...

  9. The freedom express

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Parenting and opinions go hand in hand. Where children are involved, everyone, it seems- whether a parent or not- has advice or criticism. The circumstances ... to anti-crime drives started in the mid-1990s; with rates down to the levels of when she was growing up, there was no reason why her children should not do as she had done, and get around by themselves. ...

  10. Too much, too young

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... melange of problems. I turned to Australian parenting educator Michael Grose for guidance. He said that children grow up physically and socially quicker and earlier than they once did. Think of a 15-year-old as being 18, or a nine-year-old as 12 or 13. An increasingly more interconnected world was part of the reason; internet chat rooms, the media and advertising gave children a wider ...




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