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  1. Slice of life

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... to be on Lantau after 15 other sites had been examined and rejected. The Soviet Union accused Peking of using Hong Kong and Macau as centres of illegal activities, in its latest propaganda blast against China. The official news agency Tass said China was alarmed by Portugal's moves towards granting independence to its territories because it was afraid of losing Macau as a centre ...

  2. Slice of life

    Posted Oct 18th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... resurfaced in Hong Kong. Anyone arriving in the territory had to have a valid international vaccination certificate against cholera. Travellers from Macau without valid certificates were liable to be sent back. Macau was declared cholera infected by its own government in September. The year 1969 was geared to set a record for foreign tourists visiting Macau. The Tourism Information Bureau ...

  3. slice of life

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... kinds of weather to combat senility. Some 500 Portuguese troops arrived in Hong Kong from Lisbon en route to Macau for duty there. Also on board the Portuguese troopship Quanza were about 100 sailors who were to replace part of the crew of the Portuguese frigate Joao de Lisboa, which was in Macau at the time. The contingent was due to leave for Macau on the SS Fat Shan. A father ...

  4. James Mutch Crockett

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... James Mutch Crockett, 69, hails from Aberdeen in Scotland. He came to Hong Kong as a seafarer in the 1950s when beer was 30 cents a half pint. He was on board the vessel Macau when it ran ... were in trouble. After three years with Butterfield and Swire, I went back to London and got my mate's ticket. When I came back, I joined Sun Cheong Shipping as chief mate. I joined Macau ...

  5. slice of life

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... on a racecourse anywhere in the world until their respective penalties ran out on July 3. Seven Good was not permitted to start in any race anywhere, under any ownership, until the same date. Macau's left-wing press attacked the diocese of the Catholic Church for the second time in a matter of a few weeks. The Chinese-language Macau Daily News published a report criticising the diocese ...

  6. slice of life

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... group of refugees to flee the mainland so far that year arrived in Macau. The 53 men, women and children were crammed onto one small sampan. They said they were from the Too Mung commune and that it took them three days to reach Macau. They said thousands were dying of starvation and that countless others were stricken with beriberi. The East-West summit was in tatters. The much-heralded ...

  7. Ray Cordeiro

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... absolutely nothing about scriptwriting. I went to them straight from the Hongkong Bank. When I came back from Macau after the second world war, there were no offices open, only the Hongkong Bank ... names in the ledgers. Luckily, I had started to play the drums in Macau, so I continued with it and formed my own trio. Then Rediffusion started in 1949 and I went to see them. I saw an American ...

  8. slice of life

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... it was the ship's original destination. And in Macau, a 56-year-old Vietnamese refugee jumped into the harbour in an apparent suicide bid to protest against the decision to bar entry to a group of refugees ...

  9. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of an assassin.' Night training by Portuguese soldiers on Taipa Island was suspected to have caused a heavy explosion, which shook many houses in Macau. A local source said heavy weapons had been used ...

  10. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... driving to win the 24th Macau Grand Prix. The 23-year-old university student from Padua thrilled the thousands who packed the Guia circuit for the annual event. A young Australian swimmer, Joanne ...




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