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  1. Freshwater fish boycott to be lifted

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... us before their stock can enter Hong Kong,' he said. 'We will adopt a similar approach to those imposed on coral fish, such as fixing a few locations for unloading the fish and implementing a recall system. 'We will also require the industry to keep a full set of business records for us to track down the sources in case anything happens.' Mr Leung said ...

  2. Poultry slaughterhouse likely to be scaled back

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in a more hygienic and better environment. 'In controlling avian influenza, this is an effective policy,' he said. Some retailers say they have no choice but to remain in the business ... and unjust. So I chose to stay.' Another vendor, at Kowloon City wet market, who gave her name as Ling Tse, echoed her view. 'There's no other way for us to think about it. We still ...

  3. Investigator seeks unhindered entry to Sars countries

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Queensland's Centre for Online Health, said Sars had shown governments that 'health is business. The economic impact of Sars is enormous'. The West Nile Virus caused losses of US$400 million in the US and mad-cow disease cost Britain US$9 billion. The Sars virus cost Hong Kong billions of dollars and saw the loss of thousands of jobs. ...

  4. Lawmakers and traders hit out over absent minister

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... was called to hear views from 17 freshwater fish industry representatives who appealed for a three-month rental waiver. They said the lack of consumer confidence had hit business hard since the scare ... and Conservation, Lau Sin-pang. Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat said Dr Chow had been talking a lot outside Legco. 'If he wants to talk, come here and talk to us. I would rather hear ...

  5. Poultry compensation plan rejected

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... alone,' he said. Frustrated poultry workers warned many of the industry's 6,500 workers would lose their jobs as stalls went out of business. Siu Kam-hop, a chicken vendor at a Wan Chai wet ... disparaging. 'Even experts in the US failed to prove central slaughtering is effective in stopping bird flu from spreading. I don't understand why the government is proposing it.' ...

  6. Discovery Bay residents happy only with small fare increase

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on October 7 of a need to raise ferry fares, citing high fuel prices that had made the business financially unviable. It said that since 2001 it had recorded an accumulated loss of more than HK$120 ... said. 'We asked the company to offer us concrete figures over what they said were surging fuel costs, but they could not disclose anything. We are still in a deadlock.' ...

  7. Health chief apologises for inaccurate list

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... particularly regarding Shenzhen farms. 'If the mainland authorities cannot provide a list quickly, we will have to seek a contingency plan so that we can help the fish trade continue business ... not for us to check the farms ourselves. No one can imagine that the Chinese government cannot confirm the data.' Dr Chow is expected to detail the contingency plan today at a special meeting ...

  8. Keeping tabs on killer waves

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Minutes after the Iwate earthquake struck northern Japan on June 13, computer graphics and a television screen were busy tracking it in real time as phones were ringing ... it was a mistake on his part- but it gave them another opportunity to test the warning system. The Ewa Beach facility serves not only the US Pacific islands; it is also the international headquarters ...

  9. Op Santa draws to a close- but you can still give

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... ceremony is set for January 20, when the total amount raised will be announced. Not only big companies donated time and money- 27 schools and universities, 44 smaller businesses and countless ... They will eventually be resettled to a third country, such as Canada or the US, that takes our refugees,' spokeswoman Betty Mok said. 'I understand that OSC donors are mostly Hong Kong taxpayers ...

  10. Finally, a deadline for ban on live chicken sales- 2009

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... interest in operating the plant. Privatisation would mean more efficient operation, but the contractors had indicated that for the business to be viable there should be no live poultry in wet ... our trade, we can only sit here and wait,' he said. 'All of us feel it is very unfair. For the past few years there has been no outbreak [of bird flu] and the hygiene in wet markets ...




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