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  1. Rent correction looms outside Central

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... office-leasing activities in the past three months, but property experts are expecting a rental correction this year on the looming supply in secondary office locations. With grade-A rents having ... and finance-related companies which can afford to pay the higher rents in the core area.' According to DTZ, finance, insurance, real estate and related professional services companies occupy about 76.5 ...

  2. Prisons unit tries to lock in plans for HQ

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With redevelopment looming for three landmark government towers in Wan Chai, the Correctional Services Department aims to relocate to new ... Chi-keung, junior section chairman of the Correctional Services Officers' Association, a union in the department. The Town Planning Board has approved the department's application to rezone ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Bar bosses are out to clean up Wan Chai' on Page 4 of yesterday's Sunday Morning Post gave the incorrect position for Gareth Moore. Mr Moore is regional manager of the Eclipse Group. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. STOREYS for the rich

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... selling price of about HK$15,000 per square foot. Jeffery Ng, senior sales director of Hong Kong Property Services (Agency), says the agency is organising a roadshow for the project in key ... and raised mortgage rates. 'The mass residential market is facing a possible correction of 5 to 10 per cent in the short term. But luxury home prices are likely to remain firm with sustained ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Department investigates two escalator incidents The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department is investigating two escalator incidents that occurred yesterday, one of which resulted in a man being injured. The first took place at about 11.15am at Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, when the emergency stop button on a descending escalator between the third and fourth floors was hit ...

  7. Welfare group under fire over development

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a non-government organisation that offers social welfare services under Christian principles. It provides subtle support by providing social services and arranging meetings for residents and concern groups ... James of not doing any consultation before the construction plan was settled. St James' Settlement said every step of the project had followed correct procedures and it had considered legal ...

  8. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1989 The biggest news this week was over the Vietnamese boat people. Correctional Service Department officers were ... and Wan Chai supported the Sai Kung residents. On the same day of the meeting, correctional officers said they had been threatened with violence by boat people, many of whom said they would rather ...

  9. City Digest

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the Civil Service Denise Yue reiterated in responding to criticism by lawmakers of the hiring of 27-year-old mainlander Chen Ran as a project officer in the office. Call for special help for the elderly deaf The Neighbourhood and Workers Service Centre called on the government to provide training in sign language to social workers and care givers of elderly deaf people, and to set up ...

  10. take action

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it... Reader Andrew Krywawych bought ... contractor returned and the builders attempted to correct the defects with a 'better method'. Once again, after only a couple of months, the old cracks re-emerged and even more developed- ...




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