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  1. Group files complaint on Central reclamation

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Society for the Protection of the Harbour yesterday filed a formal complaint with the Legislative Council over the government's handling of the Central reclamation ... appeared to have deliberately put itself in a legally and financially vulnerable position by prematurely, unwisely and improperly entering into the Central Reclamation works contract. The Housing, ...

  2. Give me five

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Example: The country is selling oil to plug a drain on its resources and pay its huge foreign debts. overriding (adj) being more important than anything else Example: Reclamation should ...

  3. Arson suspected as stalls damaged

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seventeen street stalls were damaged in a suspected arson attack in Yau Ma Tei before dawn yesterday- the second blaze in the area in three months. Firefighters were called when the fire broke out in Reclamation Street outside Yau Ma Tei Market at 5.33am. The blaze was put out at 5.47am. No one was injured in the incident. Seventeen stalls used to sell fruit, ...

  4. Planning board must pay costs of harbour group

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford The Town Planning Board must pay the legal costs of a group that took it to court over the Wan Chai reclamation project, Hong Kong's highest court has ordered. Chief ... concluding that the case had been brought in the public interest. In July, she had ruled in favour of the society's challenge against the Wan Chai reclamation project, finding approval ...

  5. A court ruling that deserves more respect

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong, some departments are not always so enthusiastic when it comes to complying with court judgments that have gone against them. As we report today, reclamation work is continuing in Central ... is not breaching the order made by the court. But it is paying little regard to the spirit of the ruling. The court ruling effectively set a new threshold to be met before reclamation projects can ...

  6. Years of delays inevitable even without an appeal, says engineer

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... an 'overriding public need' for the temporary reclamation and any new consultations could take two more years. 'If the government launched an appeal against the ruling and won it, they would ... apply for a further judicial review of the new proposals. 'If they come up with some new specification for the size of the reclamation, the society could say we don't agree ...

  7. The government in the dock

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Harbour finds that phase two of the Wan Chai reclamation project violated the Harbour Protection Ordinance. July: The High Court finds the Housing Authority in breach of its statutory duty ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than HK$500,000. Police investigate arson Detectives are investigating an arson attack at about 2.30am in which eight hawker stalls were damaged in Reclamation Street, Yau Ma Tei. Two men arrested for burglary Police arrested two men on suspicion of burglary after they climbed drainpipes to get into a block of flats in Reclamation Street, Yau Ma Tei, at 3.30am. The suspects, aged 27 ...

  9. Six in court on fraud charges

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Six people appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday charged with posing as live-in tenants at premises at Reclamation Street, Yau Ma Tei, an Urban Renewal Authority development project, with a view to making false claims for compensation totalling $612,000. Chan Wai-kuen, 31, Au Mui, 55, Wong Pui-ning, 54, Lee Chi-keung, 55, So Yau-chung, 49, each pleaded not guilty ...

  10. UK model 'would safeguard pier'

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

    ... their Central station from demolition for commercial development. The institute has proposed that a U-shaped retaining wall be built around the pier so it would not be affected by reclamation work. ... by reclamation. If the pier were declared a monument, the status would give it automatic protection against even minor changes. Under the law, only monument status guarantees conservation. ...




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