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  1. No way in sight to bridge the widening gap

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on their own in such a competitive, knowledge-based economy. The tycoons reap most of the fruits of the booming economy but share little with Hong Kong's diligent workforce, forgetting how much ... and security guards continue to fall, thanks to the influx of low-skilled mainlanders and the lack of a minimum wage. The better off do little to help, and then jeer at those who seek social welfare. ...

  2. Policeman dies in fall while tackling protest on bridge

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sympathy towards his family.' It was not the first time the former chicken trader had staged such a stunt. Last month he threatened to jump from Ting Kau Bridge. His protest on the footbridge ...

  3. There is more to progress than meaningless construction projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would like to support the comments made by Gordon Andreassend concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ('Future generations will be saddled with consequences of absurd bridge', August 30). It is unfortunate that our government equates progress with the spending of large sums of money on road-building projects that destroy our environment. This bridge ...

  4. On the Bridge of Avignon

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trio Le Groupe Dance Dik Gam Deu present a modern jazz dance about their recent touring experience in Europe. Today, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$99, HK$80 (members and concessions). Inquiries: 2521 7251 ...

  5. Walkways to new Tamar offices not so convenient

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... roads that block pedestrians from the towering arch-shaped building. But the bridges have been reduced to two and the access is less direct. Under Yim's contest-winning design, three ... Centre have since been discarded. While the bridge to Citic Tower is still a direct link, the one to Admiralty Centre has been split in two and ends in Harcourt Road, instead of entering the shop ...

  6. Now for a bridge over troubled waters

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Peace and calm have been settling over the political waters of Hong Kong after the wave of public fury over the Central reclamation plan - except for yesterday's news of threats to the family of anti-reclamation advocate Winston Chu Ka-sun. Last week ...

  7. Make land offenders pay for flouting rules

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bridges have appeared. Removing them is costly and, as records show, little is recouped in fines and repayments for land restoration. Taxpayers foot the bill. Over the past five years it has cost ... for excavating slopes, building a road, felling trees and blocking a stream with a concrete bridge in Lo Lau Uk, Tai Po, two years ago was fined HK$7,500- the maximum penalty is just HK$10,000 and six ...

  8. Santa's little helpers

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ensemble will be singing for Operation Santa Claus throughout this weekend. If you need a little christmas cheer, come and listen to this new quartet sing their own versions of Winter Wonderland ...

  9. Ferry operators show little enthusiasm for new tender

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam High fuel prices, low profit margins discourage companies A fresh tender on the four ferry routes to outlying islands has aroused little interest among small ferry operators, ... and equipment. 'Why should I risk my money on a route which I already know has little patronage, while I can rent my boats for a few thousand dollars a day for leisure activities?' company ...

  10. A little courtesy goes a long way

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... at night, or shops blasting music while they are trying to sleep. But we are no longer a struggling city. We can now afford the luxury to demand the little things that make a city great. I often ...




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