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High Island

Diver's body found after boat mishap

Monday, 27 April, 2009, 12:00am

Lost hikers rescued

Two hikers were rescued by police after spending the night on a Sai Kung hillside. The man, 36, and his 26-year-old female companion, got lost while hiking to the Lady MacLehose holiday camp. They called police at about 1.30 am and were found at High Island seven hours later.

25 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Bride flees registry

Vietnamese bride-to-be Mai Thi Bui, 21, ditched her fiance and escaped from the marriage registry office in San Po Kong. She had been escorted there from High Island detention centre.

8 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Viets deportation move

A group of 259 boat people from High Island detention centre were moved to the camp's high-security unit pending forced repatriation.

22 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Migrant stabbed

A VIETNAMESE man, 24, was stabbed to death with a sharpened umbrella handle at the High Island camp yesterday. Police said another inmate, 33, attacked him during an argument near the entrance gate of the north camp. He was stabbed in the chest.

8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Threat of breakout prompts shake-up

A high priority review has been ordered into security arrangements at the volatile High Island Vietnamese detention centre to prevent any chances of a Whitehead-style mass escape.

The Whitehead breakout and the ensuing riots on May 10 left $50 million worth of damage and the need for a revamp of security arrangements.

A total of 119 people escaped.

24 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Viet camp riots spark 'isolation' units move

In a bid to curb violence, top security isolation buildings to hold troublemakers will be erected at two Vietnamese detention centres.

In a major departure from the traditional community style camp setting, Correctional Services Department (CSD) officials are finalising plans to install 'riot-proof' brick buildings at High Island and Whitehead detention centres.

12 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Viet bride says she does, then doesn't

A Vietnamese bride left her 65-year-old husband alone and bewildered at the altar yesterday when she bolted out the back door just minutes after their wedding ceremony.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Raids to send back hundreds of boat people every month

Two massive raids have been proposed as part of a plan to deport five plane-loads of Vietnamese boat people every month - a move which is expected to draw violent opposition from within the camps.

30 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Mass removal from Whitehead 'risks violence'

The voluntary departure of almost 600 boat people from the High Island Vietnamese detention centre has forced the Government to consider a potentially dangerous mass removal operation at the Whitehead camp.

27 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

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