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  1. Irresolutions

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Hill

    ... take more than a resolution to make them kick the evil weed. Even in Hong Kong, where the government has made smokers about as welcome as a flatulence sufferer in a lift, they continue to rush ... be filed alongside the diet oath in the pending tray. Get a new job? There aren't any, mainly because the US government forgot to honour the resolution to cut debts (sixth on my list) and let ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Pacquiao says comeback starts with fight with Rios

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 09:48am by Associated Press in Beverly Hills, California

    ... Associated Press in Beverly Hills, California Manny Pacquiao will be coming off the longest layoff of his incredible career when he steps back into the ring in Macau in November. It’ll also be two years since the former pound-for-pound champion’s last victory. But Pacquiao thinks his bout with Brandon Rios will just be the start of his comeback, not a retirement party. ...

  3. Government Hill zoning plan 'violates guideline'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com An independent lobby group is accusing the government of violating a Town Planning Board guideline in pushing ahead with its demolition plan for Government Hill ... Advisory Board, resigned on Monday after being accused of colluding with officials over the Government Hill site. His resignation came after Lam's announcement last Thursday of the demolition ...

  4. Administration must tell us why it so badly wants to sell Government Hill

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seems to have one foot in the second and one in the third generation and is bemused by both. But Hong Kong people are now firmly in the third generation. The Government Hill Concern Group agrees with Mr Chan that the masks must be taken off so we can find out what is really going on with the administration's obsession to sell Government Hill. It is not the need for grade-A office ...

  5. Plans to sell off Government Hill display ignorance and irresponsibility

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government's plan to sell off a large area of Government Hill to a private developer shows how shamelessly irresponsible our short-term politicians are regarding heritage ... is an intrinsic part of Government Hill. The offices' three buildings (east, central and west wings) were planned as a composite by the public works department in the late 1940s to align ...

  6. Government Hill is important part of HK's history and should be left alone

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to your editorial ('Public has stake in Government Hill', November 17) and the letter from Katty Law ('Plans to sell off Government Hill display ignorance and irresponsibility', November 19). The government's proposal to rezone Government Hill from the present 'government, institution, community' use to 'commercial' use and to sell ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COUNTRY PARK BLAZE

    Two-day hill fire in Tai Po country park put out

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:32pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Two-day hill fire in park put out A hill fire which blazed for two days in Pat Sin Leng Country Park in Tai Po was finally extinguished at midday ... a government spokeswoman said. But very few trees were destroyed, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department staff said after a site visit yesterday. The blackened area had mostly been covered ...

  8. Hurdles stay for Government Hill

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Officials still face hurdles before they can press ahead with the Government Hill redevelopment and release the site on a 50-year lease. The government's plan will have to be vetted by the Town Planning Board. Major opponents of the scheme are also waiting for a board meeting to discuss their counter-proposal. The Government Hill Concern Group, ...

  9. Public has stake in Government Hill

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... What should be done with Government Hill? Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pledged in his policy address two years ago to conserve the historic government complex in a way which would ... on Government Hill of these two bodies is not convincing, especially as they are already located in Central. The shortage of Grade A office space in the area in coming years has already prompted ...

  10. Group urges rethink on Government Hill site plan

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An alliance of 20 heritage protection groups and former government officials is calling for the Government Hill plan to be reconsidered and more options made available. They submitted a proposal to the Town Planning Board opposing the sale of Government Hill for commercial development and suggesting the Central site be rezoned as a 'heritage precinct'. ...




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