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  1. Legco break to delay increase in taxi fares

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... would cut in at 11km. Meanwhile, Lantau operators have put in a third proposal under which they would raise the flag fall from HK$12 to HK$15, and increase the charge for every subsequent 200 ... in recent years. And it said the average monthly net income for Lantau drivers and urban drivers who rent their cabs was still lower early this year than in 2004, even after the flag fall was raised ...

  2. Expansion of college for teen drug abusers backed by government, but not by locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong's only private school for teenage drug abusers has won support from the government for its plans to expand into a vacant school on Lantau Island, more than three years after proposing it, but still has to win over local residents. Christian Zheng Sheng College on Lantau applied to the Education Bureau in December 2006 to use the vacant New Territories ...

  3. Still strong demand for school, ex-head says

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... in Southern Lantau to government blunders and a mismatch of resources. Au Pak-kuen, headmaster of the New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Southern District Secondary School, which closed in 2007, said ... the school. Mr Au said a study conducted by the school in 2006 found there were 600 pupils in Southern Lantau aged three or above. He submitted a proposal to the education and manpower bureau in 2005 ...

  4. Abuse of teenagers reduces Fred Ma to tears

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang Former secretary for commerce and economic development Frederick Ma Si-hang has appealed to Hongkongers to give a second chance to students with drug problems. Speaking on a radio programme yesterday, Professor Ma, who is now t ...

  5. Council to veto Lantau site for drugs rehab centre

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... days ago to the Lantau town's residents to support the school. Rainbow Wong Fuk-kan, Islands district councillor and a member of the Mui Wo Rural Committee, said the committee had secured ... including North Lamma Island, Tung Chung, South Lamma Island, Tai O, South Lantau and Cheung Chau. Two are from Mui Wo. Two district councillors with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  6. Tai O residents resettled

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Island District Office yesterday said 22 people who lived in 31 houses affected by dangerous slopes in Tai O had been resettled. The water supply to villages such as Shum Wat, Sheung Keung Shan, Ha Keung Shan and Tai Long Wan was back to normal. Tai O Road was fully opened and buses were travelling between Tai O and Ngong Ping. ...

  7. Mui Wo rallies for local school

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu and Agnes Lam Hundreds of Mui Wo villagers and southern Lantau Island residents took to the streets yesterday to demand that a former secondary school at the centre of a tussle ... on Lantau's Chi Ma Wan peninsula. Its plan to relocate has garnered support from high-ranking government officials, including Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Yesterday, Lantau parents ...

  8. Rehab school to get own accounts

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The operator of the controversial drug rehabilitation school on Lantau Island has pledged to split its finances from those of the school to make the operations more transparent and allow donors to say where they want their money spent. But the Christian Zheng Sheng Association says it may have to ask anti-corruption agents for copies of documents ...

  9. Debate on school drug tests puts operation of rehabilitation college firmly in spotlight

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... and the college,' City University political analyst James Sung Lap-kung said. Since Mr Tsang promised his support for the Lantau Island college's move to Mui Wo- over the strong objection of local ... them with the school and decide whether to support its move to a vacant school building in Mui Wo. Mui Wo Rural Committee member and Island District councillor Wong Fuk-kan said residents were ...

  10. School focus of Mui Wo protest

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Agnes Lam

    ... by the Mui Wo Rural Committee and South Lantau Education Concern Group, nearly 1,000 residents gathered in Mui Wo Square and marched to the vacant Heung Yee Kuk New Territories South District ... Commission Against Corruption is investigating. Island District councillor Wong Fuk-gan, a member of the Mui Wo Rural Committee, said: 'We still don't know what the government will do. We ...




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