Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   




Hospitals report tells of `independent empires'
The Steering Committee on Review of Hospital Authority yesterday endorsed a draft report which describes public hospital clusters as "independent empires."

Rich or poor? Poll by district shows where money is
Central and Western is the wealthiest district in Hong Kong and Sham Shui Po the poorest, the latest census statistics show.

Student defaults pursuit to cost $50m
Almost HK$50 million will be spent recovering defaulted student loans and managing loan accounts in the 2015-16 academic year.

Pan-democrats reject funding for crossing
Pan-democratic lawmakers have voted down an HK$8.8 billion funding request to build boundary control point buildings and associated facilities in the northeastern New Territories.

Dinosaur-era fish find proves quite a catch
A fish fossil found in the Sai Kung area and which dates back 147 million years has been identified by a graduate of the University of Hong Kong.

Official makes call for saving water
Hong Kong should make water conservation a priority, a mainland official believes.

Banker back in dock over killings
One-time securities trader Rurik Jutting, accused in the killing of two Indonesian women in his flat, will be back in Eastern Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Tailoring the future for a new business fit
A developer aims to convert an old spinning mill in Tsuen Wan into a fashion design hub. It is a classic example of an industry clothing moving up and on. Meanwhile, a recent news article reported the apparent decline of a related trade: tailoring.

Quit whining, kids  it's only a dog
Time for another rant at the strange behavior of the human race  namely, that it seems a whole generation of children are being brought up to be afraid of animal life and nature in general.

Medical and travel insurance gripes rise 30pc
There has been a 30 percent rise in medical and travel insurance complaints, according to an industry body.



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