Sun shines on Miami real estate sector

Downtown Miami, Florida, where the real estate market has recovered like nowhere else in the United States. Photo: Reuters

Like the tide that laps Miami, Florida's famous coastline, the property cycle in America's "sunshine state" does tend to ebb and flow. The difference is that with real estate, you can never pick exactly when.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 5:20am

Guatemala deports software pioneer McAfee to US

John McAfee arrives at the airport in Guatemala City bound for Miami. Photo: AFP

John McAfee’s odyssey on the run opened a new chapter on Wednesday after Guatemala deported to the United States the former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Third body found at Miami Dade College after collapse of car park

Emergency staff with a rescue dog search in the rubble of the garage in Doral, Florida, for trapped construction workers. Photo: MCT

A man who was pulled early yesterday from the rubble of a collapsed car park at Miami Dade College has died, police said, bringing the death toll to three. One person was still missing.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

'Godmother of cocaine' dies in ride-by shooting, a tactic she invented

Gridelda Blanco

She lived as the "godmother of cocaine", ruthlessly ordering scores of bloody murders and violent revenge attacks as she plotted the course of Miami's infamous drug wars.

6 Sep 2012 - 4:06am

US market regains its lustre

Forecasters are wary of calling the bottom of property cycles, for obvious reasons. But what's happening in the United States has many hoping for the best.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

City has summit to talk about

Miami was the place where old people went to retire and young people went for hedonistic weekends. As long as it stayed sunny, nothing much else mattered. Culture and art were rarely high on the agenda.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The perfect US storm for overseas buyers

Hongkongers are well known as savvy shoppers. If anyone knows how to spot a bargain, they do. Perhaps that's why their interest has been piqued of late in the large volume of distressed property still available in the United States.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Teen reggae sensation from Florida is still just a homeboy at heart

Jamaican-American reggae singer Sean Kingston is in town for a jam tonight at Club M1NT. The music sensation's Stand By Me-inspired catchy single Beautiful Girls was unavoidable on radio and in clubs and bars last year, and Kingston has been circling the globe promoting it. Hong Kong finally showed up on his itinerary this week.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Tennis ace reaches third round

Justin To impresses at the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Championships in Miami

Justin To was the only Asian player to get into the third round at the 46th Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in Miami, Florida last month.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Miami the new spin city

If you're wondering about the lack of big-name DJs lined up to appear in Hong Kong during the next few weeks, don't be alarmed: the city hasn't suddenly fallen off the dance-music map.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Name: Stephanie Ramones

Age: 17

City/country: Miami/ United States

School name: G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School

Star sign: Cancer

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Miami Vice

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris

Director: Michael Mann

Category: IIB

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Hidy and seek

Local designer Hidy Ng made her mark at Hong Kong Fashion week in January, with her Love Behind the Veil show attracting an impressive list of guests and fans to the Convention Centre.

The couturier has established a name for herself internationally in the boutiques of Miami, New York, Beverly Hills and Japan, and this presentation was a chance to bring her designs home.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Hurricane hits Chen's tour itinerary

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian left yesterday on a 12-day visit to five allies in Central America and the Caribbean to cement ties and boost the island's international profile.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Golden key opens doors

Bon vivant Cassam Gooljarry has just returned from Miami, where he was handed a golden key to the Florida city, an honour he says is only reserved for dignitaries.

17 Mar 2000 - 12:00am