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  1. Housewives, elderly 'need more support'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A BETTER relationship with family and friends helps enhance people's ability to handle crises such as the recent Sars epidemic, a recent survey has revealed. The study was carried out last month by a group of volunteers from the Youth Services Office ...

  2. Buddhist 'priest' offers women peace of mind - for a price

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Self-styled Buddhist priest On Lok-sang is a man who promises to provide an unusual - and controversial - service. For $3,000 he says he can clear the conscience of women who have had abortions or miscarriages. About three months ago, Mr On - which is not ...

  3. Pop star born with silver spoon in his mouth

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Juno Mak has never been fortunate enough to bask in adulation of the sort enjoyed by his fellow Canto-pop luminaries. But born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the 19-year-old son of CCT Telecom chairman Clement Mak always believed he could become anythi ...

  4. Create a single judging system, experts urge

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong's music awards are based on individual organisers' interpretation of 'fairness' and 'transparency', which can lead to problems of legitimacy, according to music industry experts. Clarence Hui Yuen - a professional s ...

  5. Planting for the future

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... GINGER WATER may be a more environmentally friendly substitute for some chemicals, about 100 young farmers from the Organic Farming Competition 2003 have discovered. They come from eight primary and secondary schools in Tung Chung, and are taking part in ...

  6. Appeal over public flats rent ruling

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... The Housing Authority says there is immense public interest in clarifying the verdict that it was in breach of the law The Housing Authority will lodge an appeal with the top court to overturn a ruling that it had breached its duty by not reviewing rents to ensure they complied with limits under the Housing Ordinance. The law says rents must not exceed 10 per cent ...

  7. Tycoon tells tour firms not to run down hotels

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... He says operators have been telling clients that Hong Kong overcharges A business tycoon and hotel owner yesterday asked tour operators to stop 'bad-mouthing Hong Kong' by saying hotels overcharged. Lui Che-woo, chairman of KWah International an ...

  8. Tour operators see huge market potential from cross-delta bridge

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Niki Law

    ... Local tour operators predict a huge market for multi-destination tours around the Pearl River Delta will develop if the 30km bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai is built. But a street poll by the South China Morning Post found mainland tourists had ...

  9. More hotel rooms planned for mainland tourist influx

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Niki Law

    ... Industry leaders say HK can absorb rise in visitors as travel curbs are eased Hong Kong tourism officials and hotel operators are confident the city has enough rooms to cope with a rise in travellers from Guangdong, since the majority only stay for a day ...

  10. Announcement ends guessing game

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Niki Law

    ... But mild businessman probably was not first choice for job The announcement yesterday of Henry Tang's appointment as finance chief ended a fortnight-long guessing game following the resignation of Antony Leung. It was not until the beginning of last ...




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