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  1. Maid spared jail over sex video of top civil servant

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to criminally intimidating the senior civil servant, whom she met in a Wan Chai bar. District Court prosecutors decided not to act on an earlier charge of blackmail but did see that it remained on the court record, ensuring the identity of the top civil servant- who was once posted to Britain- would remain private. The court heard that Atmi met 'Mr X' at a Wan Chai bar in 2009. ...

  2. Civil servants to move desks to Kai Tak site

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Kai Tak will become a government office cluster, with a site reserved for relocating staff working in Wan Chai. The former airport site in Kowloon City may also see the development of a watersports centre at the runway, as harbo ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Central faces second-class waterfront The Society for Protection of the Harbour is in complete agreement with Dick Groves ('Don't waste potential of waterfront', June 18). ... and for community needs as an investment for Hong Kong's future rather than entrusting its development to private interests, as is now being proposed. Over the years, our society has done all it could ...

  4. Centre seeks creative mind to bring arts into society

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao

    ... Susie Gyopos and Carmen Tao An imaginative, sympathetic and visionary figure needed to bolster management team A bright spark is required to join an activity-based creative arts centre as the deputy director/head of operations. The Jockey Club Creative Ar ...

  5. Housing Society to buy Blue House

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Housing Society will buy the Blue House cluster of heritage buildings in Wan Chai for HK$18.2 million and then hand ownership to the government, which will oversee their revitalisation. In doing so, the society was making a 'contribution to society', a spokeswoman said. The Development Bureau said yesterday it had received four applications from non-profit ...

  6. Wan Chai reclamation shrinks again

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... represents the government's latest effort to get the project started since its original plan was rejected by the highest court in 2004. Civil Engineering and Development Department project ...

  7. Praising our civil servants?

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo With so many complaints against the government these days, it's truly heart-warming to hear a positive story about our much-maligned civil servants. A faithful reader of LoDown has nothing but the highest praise for the staff at Wan Chai's Immigration Offices. It seems Faithful Reader needed to get on a plane on Sunday for a potentially career-altering ...

  8. Civil service expansion returns

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 4.48pm: Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen on Wednesday said Hong Kong?s controversial civil service would have a small increase in staff levels by early next ... bureaucracy. In the past, Hong Kong?s large civil service and the high salaries of many of its members has taken the blame for contributing to the government?s fiscal deficit. This prompted ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and efficient society. Therefore, it is crucial for Chek Lap Kok to improve its clearance times for arriving passengers. It must get to a certain level and then maintain that. If foreign visitors ... were in high spirits. The people enjoying the atmosphere came from all sections of society and I noticed that women and children were in the majority. I was impressed by the behaviour ...

  10. Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in advising the government on harbourfront planning, land uses and developments were mere public relations exercises. This belittles its achievements. Comprising professional institutes and civil society groups, the committee developed the Harbour Planning Principles and Guidelines that now guide our harbourfront work. It pioneered public engagement processes which helped build consensus ...




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