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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    So who's responsible for the MTR debacle?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... to complete and millions of dollars in additional costs. As secretary for transport and housing and MTR board member, this comes under Anthony Cheung Bing-leung's responsibility. In the fine tradition of those with responsibility seeking to distance themselves from ordure his response was, "I was totally caught by surprise", saying he had only heard of the delay ...

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    Too much focus on fishing boats as pleasure craft are neglected

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn There is a letter from the Marine Department in today's Letters to the Editor in response to a piece we wrote recently. We had noted that despite the ban on fishing which came into effect at the end of 2012, there are now more registered fishing boats in Hong Kong than there were before the ban. It will be recalled that in 2010, there were 5,571 licensed fishing ...

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    Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:04am by Howard Winn

    ... that publications and social media have been suggesting how it should be cast. The script is being written now and a director will be appointed in the summer, with casting soon after. The film has a very ...

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    'The government behaves as if it is ashamed'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... "gives the impression it is ashamed of what it is doing, and therefore wants the whole world and Hong Kong people to forget about what it is doing". This was the group's first response ...

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    Mines & money, sex, babies and commodities

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Howard Winn

    ... mining stocks that are listed here.   Debate on congestion We've had a somewhat irritated response from a reader, who's a driver, to our suggestion yesterday that the government should ... to get under way following the government's decision to have the subject discussed by the Transport Advisory Committee. But the committee's standard response is to use ...

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    Yucky title

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:25am by Howard Winn

    ... or not share prices are able to remain at their current levels." The Award for Independent Intelligence went to the entire industry for its response to the Cinda IPO. After listing it rose 30 per ...

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    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... on social welfare, and HK$52 billion on health care, and so on. This has to be whittled down through a process of one-off payments and huge spending on infrastructure. Hong Kong is possibly unique ... this year and HK$89 billion next year. Spending on social welfare in 2010-11 was HK$38 billion and HK$55.5 billion in the current fiscal year, while health care rose from HK$36.7 billion to HK$67.4 ...

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    Yet another damning report on government archives

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... had there been any progress. In a written response Lam replied: "Despite there being no dedicated archival legislation, the essential general principles of records management have in fact ...

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    Female lawyer says it is ludicrous to ban ladies' nights

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:34am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Our recent piece pointing out that under Hong Kong laws it is illegal for bars to stage ladies' nights where women are offered free drinks, has attracted a stern response from a female reader. We reported that the Hong Kong Cricket Club was holding a ladies' night to mark International Women's Day, at which women would be offered free drinks. ...

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    Hong Kong's Philippine response burdened by bureaucracy

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 02:39am by Howard Winn

    ... maybe some countries will apply sanctions to Hong Kong for its miserable response. The government will ask the Legislative Council today to transfer money to the disaster relief fund so ...




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