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  1. Dragon Garden cash concerns

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The owners of the historic Dragon Garden are worried they might not be able to find a non-profit partner to operate the site, saying the maintenance cost alone is HK$15 million. Secretary for development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor met Lee Shiu and his wife, Jenny Lee Mui Yee-ching, on Tuesday and made three proposals for opening the garden in Castle Peak Road to the public. ...

  2. talk back

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it carries out public education on domestic violence. Boris Chan, Whampoa Garden Q How can the government better protect consumers from chemicals in food? It is bad news that two supermarket giants ... the sooner non-smokers can inhale fresh air. Joyce Ho, Whampoa Garden Q Should the bust-boosting gel be banned? The injection of PAAG [hydrophilic polyacrylamide] has drawn widespread public concern ...

  3. Pressure grows for restrictions on charcoal sales

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Wellcome and ParknShop are under growing pressure to restrict the sale of barbecue charcoal as international experts call on them to act on research indicating that doing so can save lives. However, despite appeals from academics to introduce ...

  4. Most supermarkets still refuse to conceal charcoal

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Supermarkets continue to stack shelves with charcoal despite evidence that keeping it out of sight can help reduce the suicide rate. The University of Hong Kong's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention is publis ...

  5. Charcoal sellers have clear duty to save lives

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has the unenviable distinction of having popularised a suicide method- death by charcoal burning. So it is perhaps fitting that an authoritative study of the method and ways to prevent it should be carried out by a team of local researchers. The ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With space at a premium, alternatives to columbariums needed

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... solution. It is, perhaps, time to consider a fundamental change in our approach to laying our loved ones to rest. Increasingly, scattering ashes at sea or in designated gardens has become an acceptable alternative. More than 600 families opted for the sea last year, compared with just a few dozens years ago. Others have scattered ashes in one of the eight public Gardens of Remembrance. ...

  7. Helper in custody over alleged assaults

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong An Indonesian domestic helper accused of letting a five-year-old girl in her care be molested by a part-time member of staff at an indoor amusement park in return for money was remanded in custody yesterday by Kowloon City magistrate Ernest Lin Kam-hung. The offences are alleged to have occurred at the Namco Wonder Park in Whampoa. Sujianah, 32, is charged with five ...

  8. Briefs

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... families, at a discount, every year from 2016- prices and sales have surged. Man found hanged in his garden in Sha Tin A 50-year-old man was found hanged, with his hands tied, in the garden of his ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Villagers to protest against northern New Territories development

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in the area. About 1,000 villagers from Fanling North, Ta Kwu Ling and Kwu Tung will bring local treats to the garden on top of the government headquarters in Admiralty, which will be on sale ...

  10. Few outlets with access for disabled

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Only a few fast-food restaurants and one supermarket giant in Hong Kong provide easy access for disabled customers, a survey has found. The Barrier-free City Concern Alliance inspected facilities for handicapped consumers at dozens of restaurant ...




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