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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Justice not served by pursuing trivial action against corporate wrong-doers

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:08am by Alex Lo

    ... year's Lamma ferry tragedy that killed 39 people, including eight children. Hongkong Electric and Island Ferry Company- a subsidiary of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry- were fined HK$900 and HK$5,000 ... Then in September, Island Ferry Company, the owner of Sea Smooth which hit Lamma IV, was fined HK$5,000 for installing two unauthorised buoyancy tanks. The judge and the prosecutors accepted ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Marine chief Francis Liu apologises over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 02:07pm by Johnny Tam

    ... and officially apologised yesterday for the Lamma Island ferry disaster, as the Transport and Housing Bureau took control of an inquiry into whether any government officials should be held responsible ... sank, and the Sea Smooth off Lamma Island.   Marine chief apologises over fatal collision ...

  3. News - Asia

    'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry started to sink

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:07pm by AP

    ... Of the 462 passengers aboard, 325 of them were students from a high school in Ansan city, near Seoul. Fifteen teachers were escorting them on a four-day trip to Jeju island to see the wonders ... and there was a noise of cargo falling," she said. The boat was a few kilometres off the shore of Byeongpung island. The area was clear of fog, unlike further north up the coast, which had been shrouded ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HK RESIDENTIAL

    Prices surge on HK's outlying islands

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com While much focus has been on urban areas, agents report that Lamma, Cheung Chau and Peng Chau are all also booming Prices surge on outlying islands While ... specialises in property trading in Discovery Bay on Lantau, said homes selling below HK$7 million had increased in price by between 15 per cent and 20 per cent on average this year. On Lamma Island ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - AQUATIC SPORT

    Team Lamma show paddle power

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Dragon-boat club has a long, proud tradition that has embraced the expat community and helped shape the fabric of the island Team Lamma show paddle power Stemming from ... after 25 years: the Lamma Dragons. Like any good dragon-boating story, it started with a drink. "I was in the Island Bar when I heard a drum coming from the harbour," says Kathy Basey, ...

  6. Deported green activist finds sanctuary on Lamma

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly An environmental activist deported from Taiwan after being denounced by a Democratic Progressive Party politician has sought refuge on Lamma Island while she attempts ... to the island's aquariums. The campaigns highlighted the conditions in which beluga whales were brought to the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Pingtung county from the Russian ...

  7. Five saved as skipper abandons speedboat

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... to the railings of the boat off Lamma Island on Sunday night, police said. The six mainlanders were arrested, and last night all were being held for questioning. No one had been charged. The incident ... incidents, police said. In the latest case, two police vessels were sent to intercept the 7-metre speedboat after it was seen heading towards Lamma Island without navigation lights at about 7.30pm ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island Building an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau could put many drug addicts back on the streets and at increased risk of relapse, the head of one of the city's biggest drug rehabilitation centres says. Nestled deep in the lush woods of the island, just 20 minutes by ferry from Cheung Chau, ...

  9. change of art

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Hopfner

    ... up light meals or snacks, so the only thing left for everyone to do is don smocks. The jams can be staged at a location of the client's choice or Norris' outdoor space on Lamma Island, and start at HK$450 per person for a group of 10. Vivid Vibrations also offers art parties for children at HK$150 per child based on a group of 15. Further information and online booking ...

  10. Roll-call of the rowdy ones

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... of them are extremely hazy because they involved copious amounts of alcohol.' The Bastards, Apr 25, 9.30pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai; Apr 26, Bastardstock, Lamma Island, details ... days the band played venues from Lamma to Tsim Sha Tsui. Once, as they waited on the street for a van to take them and their gear to Sai Kung, it failed to show. 'Where can we find a van ...




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