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Lantau Island

Discovery Bay fight to save ferry service

Discovery Bay residents are fighting to save their loss-making ferry service to Mui Wo.

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

Discovery Bay fight to save ferry service

Discovery Bay residents are fighting to save their loss-making ferry service to Mui Wo.

Its operator wants the government to invite other bids to run the service before its licence comes up for renewal in August, saying low usage and soaring fuel costs mean it has lost HK$2 million since 2003.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Addiction to internet is a real problem

We agree with those correspondents who have talked about overuse of mobile phones and the internet.

Internet addiction is a relatively new problem. To some extent, it can be classified as impulsive behaviour if the users are losing control of how, when and where to use it.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taxi driver leaders oppose fares rise

Three taxi driver groups, representing 7,000 drivers, are opposing a proposed HK$2 rise in flag fall because it will only help taxi owners, but not commuters and drivers, they say.

They suggest that a 'fairer' fuel surcharge akin to the one applied to airlines be introduced for taxis.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

We need to protect great outdoors of Lantau, not build a new 'metropolis'

I refer to the report (''Metropolis' urged for Lantau', May 7).

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

E-textbooks can break monopoly

I refer to the letter by Rachel Ko ('Respect hard work behind textbooks', May 11).

She misinterprets the word 'respect' as allowing publishers to avariciously raise their profits to a level at which most grass-roots families can ill-afford.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lantau opportunity cannot be missed

In an increasingly competitive world, those who fail to move forwards risk falling behind. As cities in the Pearl River Delta continue to develop rapidly, Hong Kong cannot afford to stand still. The pressure has been renewed now that our neighbouring city is ready to roll out tax and other incentives in an ambitious plan to build a business hub in Qianhai across the border.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Incinerator opponents granted legal aid

Three people have won legal aid to mount court challenges to government plans for a massive waste incinerator beside an outlying island - even though the project is on hold.

Kwok Cheuk-kin and Leung Hon-wai, both Cheung Chau residents, and Ho Loy, who lives on Lantau, have filed three separate judicial reviews against the Environmental Protection Department project.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Singapore has better environment

I share Bernard Chan's view that Hong Kong is underachieving in terms of the quality of life ('Why does Hong Kong put up with a so-so quality of life?', May 4).

Hong Kong has been my home for 20 years and, to this day, the only thing I complain about is the environment (I use the term in the broad sense).

8 May 2012 - 12:00am