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  1. Lamma island marina bid is thrown out

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com A bold development plan in an ecologically sensitive part of Lamma Island was rejected yesterday by town planners, who feared its approval would set an undesirable precedent. The luxury residential and marine project, Baroque on Lamma, was led by a Town Planning Board member, Cheng Yan-kee. He is the chief executive of the company in charge ...

  2. Lamma islanders ought to be involved in plan

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... For a government that claims to be so open and transparent, the lack of public consultation over plans to reclaim a chunk of the bay beside the Lamma Island village of Yung Shue Wan comes ... the island. This is despite the potential to create an attractive part of our city that could be a genuine draw for tourists from near and far. Lamma is a peaceful, uncrowded part of our city. It does ...

  3. Missing Briton dead; murder suspect held

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney, Lana Lam

    ... John Carney and Lana Lam A 64-year-old British tourist missing on Lamma Island since Tuesday morning has been found dead in an apartment on the island. Last night police said they had arrested a 29-year-old expatriate at the Central ferry piers in connection with a murder inquiry. A search for Janet Gilson began on Lamma Island on Thursday involving 40 police and Civil Aid ...

  4. Greens and islanders fight HK$10b plan for marina

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com More than 200 Lamma Island residents and environmentalists staged a protest yesterday against developers who want to build luxury flats and a marina ... that would be threatened should developers move into southern Lamma. Dr Laura Ruggeri, the chairwoman of Living Lamma, which led the rally, said: 'Most of us today are Lamma residents, and all ...

  5. 'Lost' Lamma hiker to do community service

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A woman who falsely reported to police that she was lost on Lamma Island and triggered a HK$170,000 three-day search-and-rescue operation was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service. Yeung Pui-ka, 21, earlier pleaded guilty to wasting police resources. On November 23, Yeung reported that she was lost because she was afraid of a pack of dogs, but she fled when ...

  6. Husband of niece is Lamma murder suspect

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The niece of the British woman found dead on Lamma island said yesterday that the man arrested in connection with her aunt's suspected murder was her husband. Julia Fareed, ... in connection with a suspected murder case in which a 64-year-old missing woman was killed on Lamma island'. The suspect was being detained 'pending further inquiries'. Fareed wept as she ...

  7. Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A huge property development planned for Lamma Island's southeastern coast could destroy one of the last remaining untouched marine ecosystems ... resources, but that even the slightest development would likely upset the undersea ecology. The green groups are urging the Town Planning Board to reject the proposal, named Baroque on Lamma ...

  8. Island candidate in Hitler protest

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney John.carney@scmp.com Call it a smear campaign or just a quirky protest against the reclamation plan for Lamma Island's seafront, but whoever has been drawing Hitler ... in today's district council poll for the Lamma and Po Toi constituency. She has publicly backed a government plan for reclamation along the length of the waterfront of Yung Shue Wan, home to seafood ...

  9. Area of outstanding natural beauty will be lost if Lamma project goes ahead

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an island where there are no roads for cars) and a 500-berth marina for super-yachts. Living Lamma urges the Town Planning Board to reject this application as incompatible with the statutory land ... I refer to the report ('Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life', November 14). In south Lamma a small developer, King Wong, bought cheap agricultural land, then joined ...

  10. Fears of dog poisoner on Lamma

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Pet owners on Lamma Island fear a dog poisoner is on the loose after at least six animals died in the past three weeks. One owner, who lost a chow, said yesterday that the actual figure was more than 10 because some cases had not been reported and the owners had decided to bury their dead pets. The Lamma Animal Welfare Centre is warning all dog ...




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