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  1. Chan helps Kennedy relive Classic glory

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Noel Kennedy turned back the clock yesterday as he partnered youngster Ken Chan Ken-che to glory in the pairs competition at the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic - 19 ... first success in the event since David Tso and George Souza Jnr swept to victory in 1994. It was also 42-year-old Kennedy's first pairs triumph since 1988 when he teamed up with Mark ...

  2. Letters

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Heritage is rapidly disappearing I agree with Sarah Li ('History disappears from street', April 22) regarding the demolition of the historic residences on Kennedy Road ... the grand banyan trees that used to grace the front yard of the old Li family mansion. Sadly, the Hong Kong government will not stop private developers from destroying our history. These buildings ...

  3. Families need to feel at home in HK

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The surest sign of the health and well-being of a city lies in whether couples want to raise a family there. Hong Kong's extremely low fertility rate has seemed confirmation that we are failing the family-friendliness test. Any lingering doubts have been laid to rest by a recent South China Morning Post survey that unequivocally confirms the belief. Authorities have long been ...

  4. Hong Kong puts bigger families in a tight financial and social squeeze

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to enter the system. Fourth, the working culture in Hong Kong is not family-friendly. Most of us work at local Hong Kong companies. My wife finds it impossible to cope with the volume of work, ... for a family with two children. The cost just spirals upwards exponentially. My family of five plus two helpers live in a 1,400 square foot flat, something considered a luxury setting. Even then, being ...

  5. Winds of change in industry

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... especially for those with families and children, Ms Kennedy said. 'The short and inflexible maternity leave in Hong Kong in comparison to other countries, such as Britain, also prompts women ... Kennedy, said: 'Hong Kong sees a higher percentage of women involved in the construction industry compared with countries such as Britain, Australia and the United States, especially ...

  6. Striking a balance: Family and the law

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... supportive husband and family'. Do you find women play a different role from their male counterparts in managing a team of lawyers? The role is the same but women tend to have different ... This can be a challenge for mainland companies. Given you have a husband and two teenage children, how do you balance your work and family life? Hong Kong women are lucky to have domestic helpers ...

  7. Families opt for holiday instead of feast at home

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in outbound travel is also affecting the catering industry, which says business is falling off as many families skip the traditional Mid- Autumn dinner in the city for feasts further afield. 'Mid-Autumn is supposed to be a day for family gathering and reunion. But many people nowadays choose to go on holiday instead of having dinner with their families to celebrate this special ...

  8. Ease the border rules that are keeping families apart

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of single-parent cross-border families, of which there are somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000. Their position is the result of some unusual, and in some ways unclear, features of mainland regulations on granting exit permits to its residents to come to Hong Kong. The full details are complex, but in essence the problem concerns single-parent families where the children have residency in Hong Kong ...

  9. Family mourns maid killed in HK saving boy hit by bus

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for their families. They had planned to work for a few years until they had saved enough to return to Manila and start their own business. 'Juanita wanted to work abroad to help me,' Edwin said ... and I wanted so very much to embrace her,' he said. Edwin said that they had another son, but Juanita lost the baby eight months into her pregnancy. A second tragedy in the family had deeply ...

  10. Letters

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be absurd and irresponsible to suggest that any government should encourage people to have more children. Family size is a personal choice and should not be determined by any government. In Hong ... conditions for Hong Kong people. No matter the family size, a government should be actively working to ensure a better quality of life for its citizenry. Anyone with children knows that there needs ...




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