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  1. Fears of spike in Ice use as more young people held for drugs

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... months this year for serious narcotics offences, an 11 per cent increase on the same period last year. Customs seizures of methamphetamine, commonly known as Ice, rose to 23kg in the first five ... teenagers. According to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse, the number of Ice abusers peaked at the end of last decade and fell gradually until 2003. The number has since risen again. 'Unlike ...

  2. Downturn puts retirement on ice

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin One-fifth of Hongkongers feel they will have to work six years longer than they intended before retirement because of the financial turmoil, a survey has shown. They have also trimmed their retirement budgets, with one in five respondents expec ...

  3. Police arrest trio after one-hour chase at sea

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offshore at Rocky Bay Beach, Shek O yesterday. Local residents looked on as a group of five police boats struggled to catch the three men in a boat as they tried to gather sea urchins. One Shek ... police launch. A police spokesman confirmed the operation had taken place after a report was received at 10am that sea urchins were being illegally gathered in the area. He said three mainland ...

  4. letters

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with people who always smile. A smile is a great ice-breaker. If someone never smiles, I think no one would want to be friends with them. The more polite you are, the more people will like you. So we ...

  5. Sea change

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter November 2008- January 2009 The Thai army conducts a secret policy of towing Rohingya boatpeople out to sea and abandoning them in unpowered boats. Hundreds die as a result. January 12- January 22 The South China Morning Post publishes a series of reports outlining the policy, sparking an international outcry. January 26 The first boatload of Rohingya to arrive since ...

  6. 2 snakeheads and 9 illegal immigrants caught in sea chase

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicola Li and Phyllis Tsang Two people smugglers from the mainland and nine illegal immigrants from Bangladesh have been arrested after their speedboat was intercepted by police in a high-speed chase off Sai Kung. It was the second arrest of suspected hum ...

  7. Girl, 13, rescued from sea off Cheung Chau

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A 13-year-old girl, believed to be suffering emotional problems, tried to commit suicide by drowning herself off the island of Cheung Chau yesterday. She was spotted floating in the sea off Tai Kwan Wan at about 9am, and a man pulled her from the water. The girl was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital for treatment. She lives with her parents at Cheung Kwai Estate ...

  8. A heartbreaking glimpse of the lost souls of the Andaman Sea

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... tortured' by his troops, in his first public response to reports in the South China Morning Post that the army had been towing the refugees out to sea and abandoning them in unpowered boats. ... on the abandonment of the refugees at sea. Our reports yesterday quoted Indian officials and official transcripts as saying that survivors who washed up in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands had been abused ...

  9. Boat carrying refugees is kept at sea

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... to reach Australian territory by sea since August 2001, when authorities refused to accept 430 asylum-seekers picked up by a container ship, the Tampa. The vessel was boarded by special forces ... of Australia. Canberra sent a warship, HMAS Geelong, to tow the latest arrivals 20km out to sea in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The 14 refugees and four Indonesian crew members were interviewed ...

  10. Use of cocaine surges with easier supply

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drug users had taken cocaine. In the first half of this year, that figure was up to 11 per cent. 'This is clearly a rising trend,' she said, noting that ketamine, Ice and heroin were ... come into Hong Kong by land or sea, but we're still trying to find out which way it came in,' Fan said, without disclosing the origin of the drugs. The haul is expected to match ...




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