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  1. Proposed waste levy will not bother rich but will hurt families on low incomes

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Friends of the Earth has suggested a charge per bag of refuse of HK$1.30 under a proposed waste levy. The green group estimates this would come to about HK$40 a month for a typical family. This sum will be of little consequence to well-off citizens, but what about underprivileged families? HK$40 might be all they have left in the month to treat themselves to a delicacy when ...

  2. Border families' HK$200m payout

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hundreds of households living near the mainland border area may receive total compensation of more than HK$200 million over the construction of a new cross-border checkpoint- if lawmakers approve the payout. An estimated 344 h ...

  3. Officials should stop saying that subsidy will help low-income families

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will help low-income families. Poverty cannot be alleviated by allowing low-income families to keep the TV on all day and setting their aircons at freezing temperatures. If the intention is to help low-income families, then measures should be targeted for their benefit alone. Laura Ruggeri, chairperson, Living Lamma ...

  4. Power bill for family of 4- HK$100

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... Canace Wong As much as 95 per cent of our daily power use is unnecessary, as winners of a contest to reduce electricity consumption show. The winning family of four paid just HK$100 for power during the two-month competition. A total of 7,705 families competed this year in the contest, which was organised by the Organic Resource Centre of Baptist University. May Mok Mei-lai, ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hundreds rescued from floods caused by Pabuk Hundreds of residents of Zhanjiang in Guangdong were rescued last night after being cut off by floods for more than 24 hours, Xinhua reported yesterday. The report said floods brought by Tropical Storm Pabuk ha ...

  6. Rare idmi gazelles released into wild

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seventeen captive-bred idmi mountain gazelles have been successfully released into the wild in Saudi Arabia, according to the Zoological Society of London. They were released in two groups, with each group consisting of adult and young males and mixed-age ...

  7. Blaze leaves 20 families homeless on eve of festival

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Fox Yi Hu, Joyce Ng

    ... Clifford Lo, Fox Yi Hu and Joyce Ng About 20 families were left homeless on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival when their wooden and tin-sheet huts in a Lai Chi Kok village were destroyed ... The Fire Services Department said 150 villagers were evacuated, including residents of nearby Kau Wah Keng New Village. The homes of about 20 families were destroyed or damaged in the blaze. Some ...

  8. HK$2 can help a family

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... and water supply to Shengnan. The houses will be 375 sq ft for penniless families. Homes for families that can afford part of the building cost will be from 860 sq ft to 1,180 sq ft. The project ...

  9. Mascot family at Ocean Park just keeps growing

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Ocean Park added another mascot to its new Amazing Asian Animals attraction at a promotion event at Harbour City over the weekend. Less than a month after unveiling Later Gator, the frien ...

  10. Officer's family sues government

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The family of a senior Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department field officer who died at work in 2006 is suing the government, claiming negligence. Ivan Heung Chee-leung, representing Heung Shu-pui's dependants, filed a writ in the High Court on Wednesday. Heung died on January 3, 2006, at a construction site at the Mong Tung Hang catch-water channel. ...




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