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Bay area exam creates opportunities

I am delighted to learn that the inaugural Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Examination was held successfully in Hong Kong today. I am truly grateful to the Ministry of Justice for its policy on implementing the Greater Area Bay exam and related training, and its dedicated efforts all along.   The bay area exam, originally scheduled to be held earlier this year, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry then decided to set up new examination venues in Hong Kong in addition to those in Shenzhen and Zhuhai, and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Justice for the department to co-ordinate with the Hong Kong Examinations & Assessment Authority to handle examination-related work. Such arrangement has brought great convenience to Hong Kong candidates.   Thanks to the ministry’s staunch support all along, the bay area exam was set up in response to the suggestions and aspirations of the Hong Kong legal sector. It will no doubt provide an exten

Fountain misconduct case followed up

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department today said it is considering taking legal action against the people involved in misconduct and using liquid soap at Kwun Tong Promenade's music fountains and interactive wet play areas.   In a statement, the department said the music fountains and wet play areas had been closed for thorough cleaning.   It reminded members of the public to behave in an orderly and decent manner and be properly clothed when visting these areas. They should also not obstruct, disturb or annoy other people in their proper use of the playground.   The Pleasure Grounds Regulation also states that no person shall bathe, wade or wash in any ornamental lake, pond, stream or water.   Offenders are liable to prosecution and subject to a maximum fine of $2,000 and imprisonment for 14 days.
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