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  1. Island incinerator will cause problems for drug rehab centre

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shek Kwu Chau is a small and largely pristine island lying a little to the southwest of Cheung Chau. It has been home for many years to a residential centre for heroin addicts who want to quit. The centre is run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda). The island is also thought to be the home of a species of snake which is found nowhere else ...

  2. Growth in new party drugs that evade law

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... He Huifeng and Simpson Cheung Potent natural herbs that produce hallucinations similar to recreational drugs are gaining popularity among young party-goers on both sides of the border. But because plants such as Mexican salvia divinorum and peyote are not classified as drugs, the penalty for bringing them into Hong Kong is minimal. Demand is growing because salvia divinorum, sold ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... into alleged mismanagement and abuses at burial grounds for indigenous New Territories villagers. A 30-year-old policy allows indigenous villagers to build dedicated hillside graves for their dead ...

  4. Beautiful island should be developed for recreational use, not for incinerator

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau. I first visited the island in 1968 to see the superintendent of the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers' (Sarda), drug rehabilitation centre. We ...

  5. Crackdown on abuse of farmland policy

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last year, mainland media exposed rampant abuse of the policy, which is being tried out in 24 provinces, including many places across Shandong, Hebei and Sichuan. In Shandong, for instance, ...

  6. U-turn over abuse by dog catchers

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department director Alan Wong Chi-kong yesterday backtracked on a denial that staff abused two dogs in Tin Shui Wai. Wong told district councillors that department staff would be asked to minimise the use of violence while catching animals. A video on YouTube showing the two dogs bleeding sparked a protest on Sunday. ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for addicts', June 9). This is not because of a lack of sympathy for the families of drug abusers, but because the government is undermining efforts to revitalise our area. The fact ... section.' No one should be encouraged to buy a pet. There are thousands of animals that need homes, waiting for you at the many shelters. Bernard Lo, Mid-Levels Should schools test pupils for drugs ...

  8. Abuse of power

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer It is encouraging to see our officials at least paying lip-service to the environmental cause. As Earth Hour (on Saturday, at 8.30pm in Hong Kong) approaches, WWF is trying to convince 1 billion people to go without lighting for an hour- ' ...

  9. Drug company cuts output over pollution news

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drug-resistant germs, or superbugs. China Central Television reported on Sunday that the group's general pharmaceutical factory had been polluting a densely populated neighbourhood, incorporating ... biohazard risks. 'The most dangerous thing about an antibiotic factory is... its ability to transform harmless bacteria in its environment into drug resistant-fiends,' Yang said. 'The ...

  10. Drug giant accused of toxic emissions

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the production of expensive drugs by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies. 'Multinational pharmaceutical companies are not clean. They are at the top of the food chain. ...




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