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  1. Government has duty to act on air quality

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and to live in a healthier environment. The government has a duty not only to listen, but to act. ...

  2. Fireman who died in line of duty buried with full honours

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a Hong Kong flag, left for Gallant Garden, the burial ground for government servants killed in the line of duty. Among the officials attending were Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, ...

  3. Beijing's outrage over carbon duties is feigned

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... a provision that would allow Washington to slap punitive duties on imports from countries which fail to impose limits on their own greenhouse gas output. Cue indignant protests from Chinese officials. ... to believe. After all, legislation threatening carbon duties on imports is no surprise. As far back as September 2007, the South China Morning Post warned 'it cannot be too long before ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to developers The fact that developers are complaining about the new stamp duty is an indication of its potential effectiveness. The 'sunset clause' they call for would only fuel further ... Developers Association, says the policy could 'hurt unintended targets' ('Developers want date for extra stamp duty to end', January 5). Would those targets ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can be stamped out for the benefit of everyone. Andrew Nunn, Stanley Fins a side issue in shark fishing Claire Garner from the Hong Kong Shark Foundation claims that sharks are fished ... to ensure platform duties are properly carried out before activating the 'Stand clear of train door' public announcement and door chimes to alert passengers that the train doors ...

  6. Police motorcyclist's death sparks union call for highway patrol cars

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... because of the complicated traffic conditions in Hong Kong. Police figures show four officers have been killed on duty since 2005, including three traffic policemen. Over the same period, 6,726 officers have been injured on duty, including 574 traffic officers. Traffic policemen number 1,850 in the 28,000-strong force. Wong said ways to reduce casualties of front-line traffic officers ...

  7. Government Hill site must be for public's benefit- not developers'

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Executive Council, the Legislative Council and the Town Planning Board, have a duty to ask the government for a clear answer before such an irreversible decision is made. Let me remind the administration that its first duty is to look after the people of Hong Kong and not to ensure the profitability of property developers. It should not for economic benefits ignore the down-side of its ...

  8. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the board will rubber-stamp the current proposal without listening to the voices of the community and will fail to fulfil the promise made to Legco. Why such haste? Is there some arrangement ...

  9. HK$29b spent, but is the air cleaner?

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... and health costs related to air pollution since 2004, based on the Hedley Index that tracks the impact of air pollution almost on a real-time basis. A mammoth part of the spending was the duty ... litres of diesel, a third more than in 2009. The Post estimates that the government has forfeited revenue from diesel duty of up to HK$16 billion since 2000, when the HK$2.89 per litre duty rate ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Traffic policeman killed in line of duty to receive full honours A traffic policeman killed when his motorcycle collided with a minibus in Sheung Shui last month will be buried in Gallant Garden, the burial ground for government servants killed in the line of duty, the Civil Service Bureau said yesterday. Constable Leung Ting-lun, 34, will be given full honours next Friday ...




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