Tony Eason

Finger injury

The wife of ex-secretary for planning, environment and lands Tony Eason, 61, called police to their Happy Valley flat following an argument. Teresa Eason, 66, was treated for a finger injury.

Wednesday, 3 November, 1999, 12:00am

Splutterings of a smoke-spotter

Ever since former Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Tony Eason mentioned that being a 'spotter' gave one what he called 'a nice feeling of power', we have been tempted to become an official sneak.

A spotter is the kind of environmentalist so rabid he is prepared to act as an official spy for the authorities and report on smoking diesel exhausts.

18 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

100 dangerous sites discovered

A TASKFORCE has identified more than 100 dangerous building sites since the Nathan Road tragedy.

The site monitoring section of the Buildings Department was created in the wake of safety recommendations made after the accident. Some recommendations have yet to be implemented.

12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Retiring Eason's homely advice

POTENTIAL home buyers got a word of advice from Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Tony Eason yesterday: think.

Mr Eason, who goes on pre-retirement leave next week, said he had considered buying a flat in Hong Kong, but 'it struck me that it might not be a good thing for the market for me to do one thing or the other, so I'm remaining neutral'.

29 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Face masks turned down

A PROPOSAL to provide face masks for residents in pollution blackspots was rejected, despite poor air quality in some areas. Peter Wong Hong-yuen's plan was turned down by Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Tony Eason.

27 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Eason masters art of double-speak

SECRETARY for Planning, Environment and Lands Tony Eason showed his mastery of the mandarin art of propounding self-contradictory views simultaneously on Tuesday.

He began a press briefing with a report showing the harbour reclamation programme did not threaten a flooding of the local office and residential market.

17 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Worst is over as property buyers return

THE fall in property transactions to the lowest level in five years, as shown by the Land Registry's latest figures, is no surprise.

They just confirm that the market was really in the doldrums at the beginning of the year when most buyers stayed away.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Cross-border committee starts talks

THE first full meeting of the new Sino-British Infrastructure Co-ordinating Committee will not discuss details of individual cross-border projects.

Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Tony Eason, the British team leader, said today's one-day session in Guangzhou would begin with briefings on projects on both sides of the border.

23 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Prices 'may fall further'

RESIDENTIAL property prices may drop a further five per cent in the next two months, the president of the Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents, Michael Choi Ngai-min, said.

But he criticised the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Tony Eason, for saying publicly this month that property prices would fall another 10 per cent.

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Eason in property market warning

PROPERTY prices may drop further despite indications of the easing of prices in the past few months, according to the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Tony Eason.

'There's still room for some easing of prices,' he said, but added that the Government was not worried about the current situation of the property market.

2 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Meeting stays on track despite rail link plan

A MULTI-BILLION dollar plan for a rail link in the New Territories would not pre-empt the first meeting of the cross-border Infrastructure Co-ordinatingCommittee (ICC), according to its Hong Kong team leader.

27 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Thumbs up for Eason

FOR once Tony Eason is the hero of the day.

By doing nothing the secretary for planning, environment and lands seems to have got a resounding thumbs up from just about everybody in the property world.

With commercial property prices and rents looking as if they will naturally correct, the experts say Mr Eason is right this time round not to rock the boat.

12 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Dreams of index forecasters land with a bump

YESTERDAY'S airport deal was very bad news for brokers foolish enough to play the annual Christmas game of forecasting the Hang Seng Index.

Many of those who were polled last Christmas and New Year, when the index was in the 10,000 region, were forecasting big, big things - particularly if an airport financing deal was signed.

5 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Government must do more

PROPERTY prices have come down some 30 per cent since the announcement that the Government was investigating how to cool the property market earlier this year. The fact that the prices have gone up by 100 per cent in the past 12 months seems to have been overlooked.

29 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Policy inadequate

IF the Government thinks it has done enough to control spiralling property prices, it should think again. A public opinion poll shows the majority of Hong Kong residents opine that Governor Chris Patten and his lieutenants have done a poor job.

12 Sep 1994 - 12:00am