Saturday, 28th May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Diamonds are forever: In Hong Kong, there’s burial, cremation, or becoming a gem

By Abiodun Ogundairo
04 October 2020   |   12:43 pm
We take a look at an increasingly popular and frugal trend in Hong Kong: being turned into a gem, instead of being buried. We also discuss how the American press is covering the run-up to the first presidential debate. Finally, we find out why a gift to Britain's Prince George is creating a fuss.

Related

18 Aug 2017
Hundreds of victims killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide have been buried, while the search for missing people continues.
19 Feb 2018
Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn leads a religious ceremony to collect his late father's cremated remains, part of an elaborate, five-day funeral ceremony drawing hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners.
21 Nov 2017
Migrants death - FG asks Italy to explain burial of 26 girls.
31 Jan 2018
Anambra Govt prepares for Alex Ekwueme's burial.
15 Mar 2018
Diamonds worth over three million USD were robbed by six unidentified men in India's western Surat city on Wednesday (March 14).
4 Feb 2019
The human and animal mummies of different genders and ages were found in Minya, south of Cairo. Several other objects discovered inside the tomb have helped researchers narrow down the burial date.
9 Sep 2019
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said global economic slowdown is affecting both diamond sales and prices negatively. It is also having a knock-on effect on Botswana’s economy, but the government expects the downturn to be temporary. Masisi was speaking with Bloomberg Television's Manus Cranny at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.
11 Sep 2019
A hearse carrying the body of former Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe departs funeral parlour on Wednesday (September 11), heading home for burial.
13 Sep 2019
Mugabe's Family and Government squabble over the burial site
17 Sep 2019
Robert Mugabe's burial delayed by 30 days
28 Sep 2019
Zimbabwe's heroes have traditionally been buried at Harare's National Heroes Acre. But after much wrangling between the government and Robert Mugabe's family, the former leader is now set to be buried at his rural home.
7 Jan 2020
Crowds of mourners gathered in Kerman, the hometown of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, for the final stage of his funeral procession. Iranian state TV reported that a stampede led to 35 death and 48 people injured.