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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

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    Snake catcher video sparks fury after Burmese python 'almost decapitated' during capture

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 08:47am

    ... Alex Millson and Raquel Carvalho A video of a snake catcher and two police officers roughly capturing a Burmese python on Lamma Island has angered animal lovers who say the creature ... by islander Marivic Mahmood and posted on the Facebook group Lamma Snake Sightings, where residents show off their best serpent snaps. Mahmood, 42, said police had told her the python had been trapped ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... the city for a natural or man-made disaster. Li said the city had experience in handling some crises, such as the ferry sinking off Lamma Island and the Sars outbreak. But it should be prepared ...




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