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  1. Lamma Island ferry firm to apply for fare increase

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry plans to seek a $2 fare increase on its Lamma Island service to curb mounting losses caused by soaring fuel costs. The increase- a year after the ferry operator's last fare rise- would apply only to its Monday-to-Saturday service. Monthly tickets would cost $45 more. Islands District Council chairman Lam Wai-keung said he feared ...

  2. Lamma Island ferry fare rise planned

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry plans to seek a $2 fare increase on its Lamma Island service in a bid to curb mounting losses caused by soaring fuel costs. The increase- a year ... three routes between Lamma and Hong Kong Island- Yung Shue Wan-Central, Sok Kwu Wan-Central and Yung Shue Wan-Aberdeen via Pak Kok. Mr Ng said the firm expects to formally lodge the fare ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lamma volunteers make floundering recycling scheme a success

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Lamma residents and concern group help transport glass bottles to recycling booth Island volunteers make recycling scheme a success Every week, restaurants and bars on Lamma Island dispose of hundreds of glass bottles, which make their way to a recycling booth - but it is volunteers, rather than paid workers, who are delivering the bottles. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Lamma residents remember ferry disaster victims

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 06:17pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com About 30 Lamma Island residents and buddhist monks held a ceremony on Tuesday to remember those who died near the island in last year’s ferry disaster, ... Ling Buddhist Charity Centre on Lamma Island. Monks from the centre had also prayed at the same beach right after the accident on October 1 last year. The government ordered a commission ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL PROTECTION

    Police to partner with Lamma residents to fight dog poisonings

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 09:50am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Officers vow to step up after residents complain they don't trust police to handle the cases Police have sought to forge a partnership with Lamma dog owners to combat poisonings on the island while promising to be more conscientious in recording complaints about such incidents. They have handed a set of guidelines to residents that they hope will help bring ...

  9. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China dredges channels near disputed islands as Beijing 'asserts stance on South China Sea'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing clearing channels around Drummond Island in disputed chain to ease access for fishermen and supply boats, Xinhua says China dredging ... to sovereignty in the region. Xinhua reported yesterday that up to 1.7km of channels had been dredged around Drummond Island, known as Jinqing in Chinese. The island, which is about 21 sq km, is one ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Lamma II sailor recounts part in rescue

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 05:38pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... A sailor from the Hongkong Electric-owned Lamma II told the commission of inquiry into the Lamma Ferry collision on Tuesday how he helped rescue passengers from the sinking Lamma IV after the deadly sea collision off Lamma Island last year. Lee Ah-ngau told the commission of inquiry that when the Hongkong Electric launch Lamma IV and the Sea Smooth crashed on October 1, he opened ...




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