Green Island

Cheaper and greener waste management alternative to costly Shek Kwu Chau plan

Edwin Lau notes ('Costly incinerator will be a waste of money', April 2) that the government has opted for a very expensive solution to Hong Kong's waste management problem by choosing to build an incinerator on reclaimed land at Shek Kwu Chau. I could not agree more.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 12:00am

Man's body recovered off Green Island

Police are appealing for information to help identify a body found off Green Island. The corpse of a man believed to be about 60 years old was found floating to the north of Green Island, off the northwestern tip of Hong Kong Island, on Saturday. An identity card bearing the name Li Kwok-on was found with the body. Anyone with information about the man should contact 2886 8761.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Six in rooftop escape from Green Island

Six Vietnamese detainees broke through the roof of their dormitory, scaled six-metre-high barbed wire fences and swam through a busy shipping lane to escape from the Green Island holding centre yesterday morning.

The escapees, all men and aged between 20 and 33, were discovered missing during a head-count session at about 7.30am yesterday.

19 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Extra cash sought for project

Another $45 million is being sought for a feasibility study on the controversial Green Island reclamation.

The year-long study was needed as part of the goal of housing 135,800 people by 2008, said Principal Assistant Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Wilson Fung Wing-yip.

He said the reclamation had yet to be approved by the Executive Council.

11 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Proposals that led to trouble

POLITICAL SUB-GROUP The provisional legislature Wide powers for the Selection Committee Prior notice needed by civil servants to stay after 1997 LEGAL SUB-GROUP Bill of Rights to be diluted Six draconian laws to be reinstated SOCIAL AND SECURITY SUB-GROUP Cut-off date for returning emigrants ECONOMIC SUB-GROUP Opposition to Green Island reclamation Land Fund to operate until 1998 (withdrawn lat

2 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Put a stop to monstrous changes in harbour

I WAS appalled and amazed recently when reading a report which said that future reclamation plans for the harbour include joining Green Island onto Hong Kong Island and filling in Sulphur Channel which separates them, with the resulting land being used as a dump. To me it is quite unbelievable that such a decision could be taken.

31 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

23 Viets flee as guards blamed for earlier escape

TWENTY-THREE Vietnamese detainees broke out of Green Island reception centre yesterday, only hours before the release of an inquiry report blaming bad weather and staff negligence for a mass escape from High Island centre 10 days ago.

Security forces launched an air, sea and land search after the inmates escaped from Green Island and fled into Victoria Harbour.

27 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Ferry crash

THE Jetfoil Santa Maria, on its way to Macau with 138 passengers, last night collided with a small fishing vessel off Green Island. No injuries were reported.

31 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Ships collide

TWO Chinese ships were damaged in a collision late yesterday in congested waters off Green Island. The crews of the two ships, 750-tonne tanker Yue You 128 and cement cargo vessel Cheung Po Lun 078, are both reported to be safe and still on board.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

II boat-load intercepted

A BOAT full of Vietnamese illegal immigrants was intercepted off Cheung Chau yesterday morning.

Some 56 people, from Beihai in Guangxi province, were taken to the Green Island reception centre.

The latest arrivals have boosted the number of illegal immigrants from Beihai to 2,293 people since the beginning of July.

12 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Hunt for gang after ship raid

ROBBERS armed with knives raided a Chinese cargo vessel and escaped with a quantity of children's clothes off Green Island early yesterday.

Police believe eight or nine men climbed on to Gao Bao from a six-metre wooden boat at about 3.45 am when most of the crew were sleeping.

14 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Put an end to island gulag

A FEW weeks ago several hundred Vietnamese detainees were taken out of a section of Whitehead Detention Centre, in what is believed to be a prelude to their forced repatriation to Vietnam.

Many of them were then shipped to the Green Island Reception Centre, a small concrete compound with half a dozen brick sheds surrounded by wire fences.

9 Feb 1993 - 12:00am