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  1. Slice of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1961 A bill to provide for the establishment of an Immigration Service was introduced in the Legislative Council. The department would simplify and improve procedures governing entry to and departure from the colony and make enforcement of the procedures the duty of a select body of officers. The proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553487/slice-life
  2. slice of life

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1979 In the early hours of February 6, the Panamanian-registered freighter Skyluck slipped into Hong Kong with 3,000 Vietnamese refugees on board. The government quickly indicated it had no plans to allow the refugees- 2,500 ethnic Chinese and 500 Vietnamese- ashore. The captain of the 3,500-tonne ship, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488543/slice-life
  3. Kids' best friend

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher The Po Leung Kuk (roughly, Youth Protection Bureau) has been serving the Hong Kong community for 125 years. It was established with a firm commitment to care and protect the young and the innocent and has since expanded its scope of services as a voluntary organisation. In the late 19th century, abduction and trafficking of women and children were serious problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433706/kids-best-friend
  4. Charity begins at the Church

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Given that Hong Kong was a British colony for so long, it might surprise some to discover that the city's biggest non-governmental organisation is run by the Catholic Church. It is known as Caritas Hong Kong, and it provides a web of social welfare services to hundreds of thousands of residents. The forerunners of Caritas began charitable work in the colony ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433711/charity-begins-church
  5. Slice of life

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1979 The Skylab deathwatch began in earnest as the huge American space laboratory neared the end of its long space journey and was heading for a flaming plunge back to Earth. Representatives of several federal agencies gathered in Washington to keep track of Skylab's final hours and take emergency action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507980/slice-life
  6. slice of life

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1979 The number of Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong hit the 60,000 mark with the arrival of another 1,162 people in four boats. It was the largest group to arrive in a single day since June 10 when a record of 2,904 refugees poured in on 32 boats. Of the total of 60,880, only 5,000 had been resettled mostly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462084/slice-life

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