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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Monty and Coffee become latest victims of Lamma Island dog poisoner

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... on the island is getting worse and hopes to see the poisoner arrested and punished. Coffee, a brown mongrel born and bred on Lamma and adopted by Wedderburn in 2008, was described by his owner ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Police analysing substance after pets die days after becoming sick Animal-lover driven out by Lamma dog poisoner After 17 years as a resident on Lamma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499762/lamma-island-residents-angry-after-two-dogs-killed-apparent-poisoning
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lamma Island divided over resort plan that will double number of residents

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Conflict in paradise: resort plan divides Lamma It's one of the most peaceful places in Hong Kong. With lush green hills surrounded by blue waters lapping against the rocks that circle the island, Lamma is where you go to escape the madding crowd. But there is trouble threatening the fresh-air tranquility as residents are divided over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465928/conflict-paradise-governments-resort-plan-divides-lamma-islanders
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Latest proposal for Sok Kwu Wan would bring 5,000 new residents to island, but locals are alarmed by prospect of high-rise buildings Plan would double population of Lamma A refined housing and tourism development plan released yesterday would see Lamma Island's population almost double from 5,900 to nearly 11,000. And about one-third of new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447296/former-quarry-plan-would-double-population-lamma-island
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lamma quarry plan stokes transport fears A development plan for a quarry on Lamma that would almost double the population of the island has triggered ... the island's most populous area. A new ferry pier would serve the development, meaning the Sok Kwu Wan ferry would make an extra stop, said Yeung, who works for Arup, the engineering firm working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448826/lamma-quarry-plan-stokes-transport-fears
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Spadenose shark found by swimmer at Hung Shing Yeh beach, prompting warnings for swimmers to stay out of the water Lamma beaches open after death of baby shark Two Lamma Island beaches reopened yesterday at the end of a 24-hour closure triggered by the discovery of a baby shark close to shore. The spadenose shark, about 50 centimetres long, had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574904/shark-sightings-prompt-shutdown-beaches-lamma-island
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Police vow to step up patrols in wake of dog poisonings on Lamma and Peng Chau islands

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 12:04pm by DANNY LEE

    ... outlying islands, which have seen five dogs die in agony since December. Two dogs have died of suspected poisoning since Friday, one on Lamma Island and the other on Peng Chau. They follow the deaths of three other pets on Lamma last month. Long-suffering dog owners on the island say over 100 canine deaths there have gone unpunished in the last ten years. A petition and open letter, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1398948/police-vow-step-patrols-wake-dog-poisonings-lamma-and-peng-chau
  7. News - Hong Kong - Commission of inquiry

    Ferry in fatal collision off Lamma Island sank within minutes of sending call for help

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:08pm

    ... The skipper of a rescue boat told a commission of inquiry that one of two ferries that collided near Lamma Island on October 1 sank “one or two minutes” after he received a call for help from the stricken vessel. Thirty-nine people died when the Lamma IV and the Sea Smooth collided. On Monday, Cheng Muk-hee, 54, told the inquiry that his boat, the Lamma II was nearby when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1122110/ferry-fatal-collision-lamma-island-sank-within-minutes-sending-call
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA DISASTER

    Grieving mother of Lamma victim tells of happy days on island

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Irene Cheng can't bear to return to Lamma home where son grew up Lamma Island should be a place full of family memories for Irene Cheng, the place where her beloved son started a prosperous career. Instead, it was where Thomas Koo Man-cheung met his death at the age of 24. A strong swimmer, he and his girlfriend were among the 39 people who perished after the Lamma IV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227137/grieving-mother-lamma-victim-tells-happy-days-island
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Judge overturns HK Electric conviction over 2012 Lamma ferry crash

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric wins appeal against ferry-crash fine A High Court judge has overturned the conviction of the owner of one of the boats involved in the 2012 Lamma Island ferry tragedy after finding there was not enough evidence to prove the vessel had insufficient crew. HK Electric, owner of the Lamma IV, had been fined HK$4,500 for having three qualified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552317/judge-overturns-hk-electric-conviction-over-2012-lamma-ferry-crash
  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    19 diners suffer ciguatera fish poisoning on Lamma Island

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 11:24am by Ernest Kao

    ... Health authorities are launching an investigation into food poisoning case in which 19 people fell ill after eating coral reef fish at a Lamma Island eatery on Saturday. Fourteen men ... Pratas (or Dongsha) Islands 340km from Hong Kong “Fortunately, the people affected this time are old customers of mine and I’ve been in contact with them to see how they are doing. It was just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258995/diners-fall-ill-ciguatera-fish-poisoning-lamma-island

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