Brendan Delfino

KMB plans bus-swap packages

Bus route interchanges will be set up under a trial scheme to streamline services that was announced yesterday.

Kowloon Motor Bus said it believed commuters would also get a wider choice of destinations.

Friday, 19 March, 1999, 12:00am

Policeman found dead

A SENIOR police constable was found shot dead in an apparent suicide in his office yesterday.

The 51-year-old man's body was found in a pool of blood by staff at Ngau Tau Kok Police Station at about 9.30am.

31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Restaurant licensing system 'unsatisfactory'

THE restaurant licensing system is of 'paramount safety importance' yet it remains unsatisfactory, the Ombudsman said.

A report into the system revealed that despite recent streamlining by the municipal councils, licensing procedures and prosecution policies were unsatisfactory.

31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Second report 'spares officials'

Government officials appeared to have escaped blame again after the Ombudsman submitted his findings on the botched airport opening to the Chief Executive yesterday.

Asked which officials he deemed responsible for the opening debacle, Andrew So Kwok-wing said his aim was not to single out people but to make recommendations.

27 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Sinking airport line repaired again

Engineers began repairing the Airport Express line last night after renewed signs of track subsidence.

It was the second time the company has had to carry out minor repairs to the line since its July opening.

The Mass Transit Railway Corporation said a section of the track, about 200 metres from Olympic Station, was found to have sunk 15 millimetres.

14 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Queue here for the polo shirt poll

Fair, open and honest; free souvenirs and 40 per cent off.

Whether it was children urging their parents to collect the election souvenir cards or Giordano's discount offer, officials' pleas for people to vote did not go unheeded.

25 May 1998 - 12:00am

Five sought in 'treasure' scam

Police are hunting five people for selling bogus buried treasure after two new cases of the scam emerged yesterday.

In one case, three men conned a 71-year-old Tsuen Wan temple caretaker out of $75,000 and NT$40,000 (HK$9,200) in exchange for 100 fake gold Buddhas and ingots.

21 May 1998 - 12:00am

Road fears prompt toll concessions

Last-minute toll concessions are being negotiated for Route Three amid fears cash-strapped motorists may avoid the new $7.25 billion expressway.

The 10-km country park section of the route, which includes the 3.8-km Tai Lam Tunnel, is expected to slash peak hour trips between Yuen Long and Central by two-thirds when it opens on Monday.

19 May 1998 - 12:00am

Track intruders targeted

Train passengers are jumping on to the tracks to fetch dropped items or to short-cut to the next platform.

Kicking off a safety campaign yesterday, KCRC officials reminded passengers how to use emergency train stop buttons on platforms as 18 people had jumped on to tracks since January.

13 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Host chided for tourist float victim comments

Metro Broadcast has been censured over 'tasteless' comments by a talk show host.

The Broadcasting Authority issued a warning to the station after a host on Hit Radio's Morning Internet programme remarked that the death of a tourist hit by a runaway float during Lunar New Year celebrations was 'for the glory of China'.

12 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Bus rule in force

All school buses with more than 16 seats require escorts from today.

The Transport Department said the six-month grace period expired yesterday and tough safety regulations were now in force.

The rules were introduced after several fatal accidents in 1995, one involving a seven-year-old boy dragged under a bus when his rucksack jammed in the door.

28 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Hopes to help ferry passengers fare better

Outer island ferry passengers may be able to slurp more than instant noodles, if gourmet seamen can win a cash boost.

Serving up tea, snacks and canned beer between berths, the seafarers want to upgrade their modest menus.

11 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Taxi review 'on narrow road'

A review of the taxi industry which began yesterday has been criticised for focusing on spiralling costs of licences.

The Consultative Paper on the Taxi Licensing System, featuring six proposals on the licences, seeks passenger views, and the Transport Bureau says it aims to improve general services.

1 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Unlimited taxis ruled out

A contentious proposal to provide an unlimited number of taxi licences has been rejected.

The Transport Advisory Committee yesterday ruled out the move, one of a series of options proposed to control spiralling taxi licence speculation.

23 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Three dead in 'suicide pact'

Police believe a woman and her three-year-old son, found dead early yesterday, may have been victims of a suicide pact.

Officers found the 30-year-old housewife and the toddler after breaking into their flat in Ting Tai House, On Ting Estate, about 1 am.

30 Jun 1997 - 12:00am