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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    David Roberts steps down at 50 from Aedas

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... in illegal parking. So it was with some interest that we watched last Sunday's Police Report- Illegal Parking Episode 1. Superintendent John Cameron introduced the programme by observing that Hong Kong's roads were crowded, which meant "road space was at a premium and illegally parked vehicles would obstruct, endanger and cause a nuisance to everyone." ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Business elite must obey traffic laws

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... (Fixed Penalty) Ordinance. A fine of HK$320 for illegal parking plus a further HK$2,000 for refusing to obey an officer would certainly make parking in off-street facilities a more attractive ... Get tough with vehicle owners who ignore no-parking rules The report on parking violations in Central ("Chauffeurs more afraid of boss than parking fine", December 17), describes ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Higher illegal parking fines are only effective if they are applied

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:30am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Great minds think alike. We have been urging that fines for illegal parking be raised as the current level of HK$320 is evidently not much of a deterrent. The police now seem ... It is generally vehicles with nobody inside that get ticketed. If the increased fine is to be effective, it has to be applied. So we are not expecting illegal parking to disappear until the police take ...

  4. News - World - CONGO

    De Merode, head of Congo’s Virunga National Park, recovering from attack

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... years. Poachers and logging teams have damaged the reserve, but the park is also criss-crossed by rival armed groups and soldiers, while local people have taken up illegal residence. ... Agence France-Presse in Goma Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife park shot Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Botanists seek better protection for park enclave

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Kadoorie Farm survey finds rare species at site that planners want to zone as green-belt land Botanists seek protection for park enclave A 45-hectare enclave surrounded by a country park will largely be zoned as green-belt land under a government proposal, despite calls from botanists for all of the "ecologically sensitive" site ...

  6. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    'Paper parks': Myanmar habitats where official protection is not worth the paper its written on

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lampi Island Official safeguards mean little for many of the country's wildlife havens The Myanmar parks protected only on paper Off a remote, glimmering beach ... the environmental project manager says, wading towards a sign planted on the shore reading "Lampi National Park". Some 50 metres behind it, secreted in the tangled growth, lies the trunk ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    No action taken against tycoons

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Tycoons parking illegally with impunity on Wan Chai roads I work in Wan Chai near the Fook Lam Moon "tycoon's canteen" restaurant. The two, sometimes three, traffic wardens outside the restaurant do a good job to keep that 50-metre stretch of road clear, but they refuse to address the greater problem of the tycoon-movers who park illegally anywhere and everywhere ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government leads the way in illegal parking

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn It will come as no surprise to be told that illegal parking continues unabated. But it is slightly disappointing to see it being encouraged by senior government officials. Our picture shows a government car illegally parked on Gloucester Road during rush hour, forcing a bus to wait in the road, thereby causing traffic congestion. This sort of thing just encourages ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - IVORY TRADE

    Hong Kong takes the world closer to ending ivory's bloody trade

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:23am by PATRICK BERGIN

    ... is a non-existent market for ivory Hong Kong is a major destination and transit hub for trafficked ivory. In recent years, its busy ports have witnessed some of the largest seizures of illegal ivory, ... in shop windows and living rooms. The Environmental Investigation Agency estimates that up to 90 per cent of ivory in China is illegal. Most consumers who buy an ornately carved tusk or smooth ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lychee park operator asked to return site to landlord

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 07:42pm

    ... in April 2012. Leung and four others were fined between HK$30,000 and HK$80,000 in Sha Tin Court in August 2012 for defying a Planning Department order to close an illegal restaurant in the park ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Rural strongman Leung Fuk-yuen who operated the Tai Tong Lychee Valley park in Yuen Long is asked to return the site to his landlord after he refused to remove ...




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