A man who led a playboy lifestyle while claiming to be a Tahitian prince pleaded guilty yesterday to embezzling A$16 million (HK$129 million) from an Australian health department. New Zealand-born Hohepa Morehu-Barlow, also known as Joel Barlow, admitted eight offences including aggravated fraud as an employee and forgery in the Brisbane District Court. He was jailed for 14 years.Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 3:40am
So many policemen yet so much illegal car parking
Readers will know that from time to time we have fulminated about the ease with which some cars - particularly the seven-seaters beloved of tycoons - are parked wherever their drivers may please, with little likelihood of their owners being told to move on, or - God forbid - being ticketed by police or traffic wardens.15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm
The Prince of Wales Hospital yesterday announced four incidents in the past two months in which doctors - in three cases, the same intern - failed to remove pieces of gauze after stitching new mothers' wounds from giving birth.15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm
Inflation continues falling trend with 3.7pc in June24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The Pop range of products by French brand Kaloo adds a splash of colour to a child's room. Hard-wearing but soft, the rug is a riotous addition to a bedroom. The design of interlinking circles in all the shades of the rainbow is likely to appeal to most children. HK$1,650 at Kaloo, Shop 304, 3/F Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 777022 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Fashion cover: lace dress (HK$41,400) and lace cape (HK$49,800), both from Dolce & Gabbana, Alexandra House, Central. Necklace (HK$233,900) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central. Shoes (HK$9,950) from Gucci, The Landmark, Central.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Egg cups, HK$25 each, from Pan-Handler, Prince's Building, tel: 2523 1672.
Sagemcom Sixty phone, HK$1,280, from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.
Chopping board, HK$599, from Aluminium, 36 Cochrane Street, Central, tel: 2546 5904.
Cubic bowl, HK$990, from Paul Smith, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2523 5868.15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Vintage luggage labels, starting from HK$150, from Picture This, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2525 2803.
Big Jack Puppy doorstop, HK$280, from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388
Pencil sharpeners, HK$120 each, from Museum Context, Prince's Building, tel: 2152 0820.8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Gien Route des Indes plate, HK$780, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686.
Temple lantern, HK$799, from Indigo Living, 6/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2555 0540.
Utopia Darjeeling teapot, HK$1,300, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3398.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Cotton throw, HK$539, from Indigo Living, 6/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2555 0540.
Sabre knife, HK$250, fork, HK$210, and spoon, HK$210, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, tel: 2530 0686.
Shell vase, HK$245, from Tequila Kola, Prince's Building, tel: 2520 1611.13 May 2012 - 12:00am
If you think the best way to travel is on guided tours, think again. More and more Hong Kong people prefer to set off on their own.
While they may still stick to the recommendations of guidebooks, many like exploring destinations on their own initiative.9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Seven-year-old Leo's Pride has been a revelation since switching to the dirt and he can be counted on as a banker as he chases his fourth straight win at tomorrow night's all-weather track meeting at Sha Tin.20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
L'Atelier du Vin Chic Set Monsieur, HK$800, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, tel: 2530 0686.
Cardboard radio, HK$350, from Homeless, 29 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2581 1880.
Sports car wireless mouse, HK$880, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668.18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Peugeot Bilbo decanter cleaning beads, HK$130, from Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.
Baobab candle wick trimmer, HK$290, from I.D., Prince's Building, tel: 2523 3006.
Odiot silver grasshopper letter opener, HK$6,570, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, tel: 2530 0686.26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Eden tray by Alexander Girard for Vitra, HK$799, from Aluminium, 36 Cochrane Street, Central, tel: 2546 5904.
Raynaud teacup, HK$1,340, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686.
Manuel Canovas Balata wallpaper, HK$930 a roll, from Altfield Interiors, 11/F, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2524 4867.19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am