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

Probe ordered after two Viets escape

AN inquiry is being launched into how two Vietnamese boat people from High Island detention centre managed to cut holes in a double fence and escape early yesterday.

Commissioner for Correctional Services Raymond Lai Ming-kee ordered the inquiry as officers from the department continued the search for the escapees in Sai Kung.

11 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Violence fears over CSD raid on camp

SECURITY forces are gearing up to face tough resistance at the Whitehead Vietnamese detention centre next week when they attempt to remove about 100 people.

More than 2,000 police and Correctional Services Department (CSD) officers will be deployed in the operation - the first at the camp since May when tear-gas was fired at inmates.

2 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

13 Viets still free

ABOUT 25 police were deployed yesterday in the continuing hunt for 13 Vietnamese on the run after escaping from the High Island detention centre on Sunday.

A total of 77 of the 90 escapees have been found in the Sai Kung area.

The Sai Kung Divisional Commander, Superintendent Michael Broom, said the operation had been scaled down, but would continue.

20 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Breakout inquiry focuses on pliers

THE investigation into a mass breakout of Vietnamese from the High Island detention centre is examining how they obtained powerful wire-cutters.

Investigators are considering the possibility that a guard might have taken a bribe to deliver the 20-centimetre pliers to an inmate.

18 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Design of camps aids resistance

THE layouts of at least two of Hong Kong's hurriedly built Vietnamese detention centres are preventing the Government from mounting successful operations to remove inmates for repatriation.

The High Island (south) and Tai A Chau detention centres were built to solve massive overcrowding at the height of the influx of more than 34,000 boat people into the territory in 1989.

9 Jul 1995 - 12:00am