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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. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric appeals Lamma IV fine The owner of a vessel involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has appealed against a magistrate's ruling that the vessel was short of crew at the time of the accident. Lamma IV owner HK Electric, represented by barrister Peter Duncan SC, argued ...

  4. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Long-time Lamma residents feel pinch of rising rents

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... surround Karen Carmen in her Sha Po village flat on Lamma Island. Faced with a rent increase from HK$18,000 to HK$23,000 a month, she has had to search for a new home. However, when she started ... business by 100 per cent," Ozen says. "They don't care that I've been a good tenant for years." Lamma Island, long a sanctuary from high-cost Hong Kong, is undergoing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Something stinks in Lamma 'mystery' as hundreds of rotting dead fish wash up on beach

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SOFIA MITRA-THAKUR

    ... Sofia Mitra-Thakur sofia.taylor@scmp.com Something stinks in Lamma 'mystery' Hundreds of dead and rotting fish that washed up on a beach have caused a stink for Lamma Island ... Lamma Island resident, James Burden, said: "You get dead fish on the beach from time to time, but I've never seen them in this quantity." Kenneth Leung Mei-yee, professor ...

  6. Students go green on Lamma Island

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung More than 1,000 students were invited to Lamma Island as part of an eco-tour organised by Hongkong Electric last month. The visit aimed to raise students' awareness ... Ling. The new plant is called Lamma Winds. It was commissioned in 2006 and is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. After visiting the turbine, volunteers led the students on an eco-tour ...

  7. Lamma Island power station cleans up its act to meet pollution-reduction targets

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Hongkong Electric has installed new equipment at its Lamma Island power station, marking the completion of the first phase of a HK$1 billion project aimed at reducing emissions ... organic compounds both by 55 per cent. Dr Tso also said the company was working on the environmental- impact assessment for its proposed wind farm off Lamma Island, which would comprise 35 wind ...

  8. Lamma islanders dig deep, strike gold with treasure hunt

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Fund-raising drive raises more than HK$10,000 for appeal Lamma Island's main fund-raising event for Operation Santa Claus was nearly a no-go when its long-time Scottish 'Father Christmas' left for Dubai. But as islanders are wont to do, Jim Birkett gamely stepped in as Santa Claus with his four elves- despite rubber boots that were too big- ...

  9. Women rowers add a splash of colour to Lamma Island's first dragon boat contest

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans It's going to be the first dragon boat competition on Lamma Island, with pink-clad women rowers, a whopping 55 teams taking part, and all in aid of the Make ... with Lamma Dragons' team members- and a helicopter. (I'm not complaining, recent freebies on CitySeen have consisted of one blue lollipop sent in the post from a shopping centre). Lamma ...

  10. Three nature trails open on Lamma Island

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Three eco-routes were opened on Lamma yesterday to showcase the island's fauna and flora to locals and visitors. The Conservancy Association and Hongkong Electric have ... Protection Anissa Wong Sean-yee said yesterday at an inauguration ceremony on Lamma. 'I believe these volunteers will help people understand the local ecology,' she said, referring ...




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