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  1. In Brief

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... backgrounds of members to engage the people, its new leadership said. At a general meeting, the party also affirmed a '100-day plan' to create jobs and a better urban environment. Lawmaker ... the electronic-goods retailer owed up to HK$2 million in back pay. Last trip for KMB bus route After 35 years, Kowloon Motor Bus closed down the money-losing Route 70 connecting Jordan to Sheung Shui. A bus ...

  2. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC Holdings is approaching a number of European and Japanese insurers in an attempt to sell its worldwide general insurance business, according to people ... was said to be interested in a deal. HSBC and the insurers all declined to comment on a possible deal. The bank, which is the largest general insurance provider in Hong Kong, also has general ...

  3. HSBC seeks buyer for general insurance arm

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Travel insurance sold through HSBC's ATM machines may still be available even if the bank walks away from its role as the city's largest general insurer. HSBC was approaching insurers in Europe and Japan to drum up interest in its worldwide general insurance business, which included operations in Hong Kong, Britain, France, Brazil ...

  4. Canteen staff at public hospitals earning less than general workers

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Public hospital canteen staff are earning less than the average wage for general workers, according to a survey by a staff union which found some were being paid only HK$15.30 an hour. The Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union interviewed 145 staff at canteens in eight public hospitals and found their average hourly pay rate was HK$22.90. About ...

  5. General practitioners get training in treating depression

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... than 20 general practitioners, half from Tin Shui Wai, recently joined a training course in community psychiatry organised by the Medical Association. The course aimed to train private doctors ...

  6. Ex-HK health chief's rivals for job of director-general

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Hong Kong's Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun is facing competition from the following five rivals in the race for the US$217,000 a year job of WHO director-general. Peter Piot (Belgium) Dr Piot, executive-director of UNAids and undersecretary-general of the United Nations, has fought the Aids epidemic for 25 years. An academic who prefers jeans and tropical shirts ...

  7. Summer of social justice

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... You can learn about social justice this summer during Global Elites 2011, an event organised by the Roundtable Community. Set up in 2004, the Roundtable Community is made up of young scholars interested in cultural and social issues. It creates a platform for the young to exchange ideas and build a diversified culture. General manager Ian Li Chi-fai thinks the theme of social ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Ethnic minority students want level playing field in schools

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government. When looking at our Chinese language exam options, the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam is too easy for some of us while the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education is very difficult. There are also the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams, but they are expensive. The advanced level GCE fees are HK$2,720 and HK$4,080. The families of many students ...

  9. Migrants enjoy home help

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Service (ISS), a non-profit group that supports migrants. Set up by Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) in 1995, FRN consists of about 3,100 staff and the company's 'fans' that include regular ...

  10. More stoppages on way, warns union leader

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... seems incapable of handling it.' Since June, three bus companies- Kowloon Motor Bus, Citybus, New World First Bus- and Vitasoy have faced industrial action by their workers. Yesterday 300 ...




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