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  1. HK Filipinos to rally against 'martial law in disguise'

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Felix Chan Migrant workers' leaders will gather at the Philippine Consulate tomorrow to protest at what United Filipinos in Hong Kong condemns as 'martial law in disguise'. Unifil chairwoman Dolores Balladares called for the immediate lifting of the state of emergency. E-mail and text messages were being sent out from Manila yesterday, calling on Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537915/hk-filipinos-rally-against-martial-law-disguise
  2. Lowest-level Sars alert set to end

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Hong Kong is likely to drop a Sars alert, which has been in place since December, after a meeting today with Guangdong health officials to review measures to prevent the disease. The level ... have been on level 1 alert for some time now. Hong Kong and Guangdong will discuss the Sars situation and deactivate the alert,' a Department of Health spokesman said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449451/lowest-level-sars-alert-set-end
  3. Mega Tower scheme could be scaled back

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to build the hotel. Hopewell obtained approval from the Town Planning Board to build it in 1994. 'We believe the project will bring benefits to Hong Kong, especially to the tourism industry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653428/mega-tower-scheme-could-be-scaled-back
  4. Fish farm scare could spur growth in local industry

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and unfortunately neglected in the face of more recent industries such as tourism and information technology.' The paper said there was strong local demand for fresh fish. Last year, Hong Kong produced ... a researcher with Civic Exchange who holds a master's degree in fish biology, said there were several reasons why Hong Kong needed a thriving fishing industry. 'We need to eat fish. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514941/fish-farm-scare-could-spur-growth-local-industry
  5. Hong Kong stays on high alert

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez With Hong Kong confirming yet more cases of imported swine flu, the question is not if, but when, locally contracted cases will start to occur. Despite tightened port health measures, health authorities conceded on May 19 that 'it is only a matter of time before the first local human swine flu case emerges in Hong Kong'. With at least 13,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682153/hong-kong-stays-high-alert
  6. Kai Tak museum dream more than a flight of fancy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Growing up in Hong Kong in the 1960s, the six Chin brothers were well ahead of their time. When most youngsters were dreaming of owning Cadillacs or Fords, the brothers were taking flying ... not be in such a predicament, we decided to fly it from England to Hong Kong to prove its worth and reliability,' recalls Francis Chin Yiu-cheong, who was 21 at the time. He and his older brother, Dominic Chin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423597/kai-tak-museum-dream-more-flight-fancy
  7. Aviator wants to bring back thrills of Kai Tak

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is campaigning to have the old airport converted into an aeronautical theme park. Mr Chin was 21 when he and his older brother, Dominic Chin Lo-chong, completed an epic flight from England to Hong Kong ... escapade was featured in Reader's Digest. Mr Chin, a 54-year-old retiree who recently returned to Hong Kong after emigrating to Australia, talked to fellow enthusiasts and realised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422780/aviator-wants-bring-back-thrills-kai-tak
  8. Doctors rush to stockpile vaccines in HK

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Klaudia Lee Only a third of 3,000 doses needed to effectively tackle a local outbreak is on hand Hong Kong doctors yesterday scrambled to stockpile meningitis vaccines ... vaccinations, and health and travel advice. British drug firm GlaxoSmithKline yesterday said it had received more than 1,000 inquiries from doctors in Hong Kong. 'Most placed orders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487941/doctors-rush-stockpile-vaccines-hk
  9. Series of Sars drills will put HK to the test

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Both public and private sectors will be involved in the massive exercise over five weeks, says Yeoh Eng-kiong From schools to hospitals, from the airport to Lo Wu, Hong Kong ... If that system is set up, decisions can be made quickly,' he said. Dr Yeoh also revealed that there had been no cases of so-called dormant infection in Hong Kong, in which a person carries the Sars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428820/series-sars-drills-will-put-hk-test
  10. Tobacco body seeks hand in new law

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... for a meeting with government officials before the Legislative Council takes up amendments to the new legislation, which aims to eventually make Hong Kong a smoke-free city. The institute, whose members produce about 90 per cent of the tobacco products sold in Hong Kong, acknowledged that 'cigarettes are risky products'. 'We are firmly committed to working with the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428665/tobacco-body-seeks-hand-new-law

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