Observatory issues Standby Signal No 1

The Observatory on Sunday issued the Standby Signal no 1 at 9.40pm. This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect the SAR. At 5am on Monday, the tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea was estimated to...

Digital Tools to Revitalize Global Tourism

MADRID, SPAIN, Jul 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation. An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences...

Hong Kong reports zero Covid cases

Health authorities on Saturday reported no new Covid-19 infections. But it's understood there are still some preliminary positive cases, thought to number fewer than five. The Centre for Health Protection said a total of 18 cases had been detected over the past 14 days. All were imported, or import-related, cases....

Beijing and HK officials stridently hit back at US

Beijing and Hong Kong officials on Saturday hit back at the US government in a series of strident statements for imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over Beijing's national security crackdown on Hong Kong, while adding that US warnings about the city's trading environment were simply unfounded. In a statement, Beijing's...

Community service order for reporter who resisted cop

A Kowloon City magistrate on Saturday sentenced a reporter to 240 hours of community service for resisting a police officer, after she had mistakenly suspended the defendant's prison sentence last month. Reporter Ho Ka-yan, who works for the online news outlet Ben Yu Entertainment, was arrested in a public toilet...

Those with weak immunity may get Covid booster

A government advisor on Covid vaccines said on Saturday that those with weak immune systems may be able to get booster jabs in future. Wallace Lau, the convenor of an advisory panel on Covid-19 jabs, told a radio programme that experts would be meeting next week to discuss whether people...

CE shouldn’t face excessive restrictions: Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam on Saturday said Hong Kong's Chief Executive shouldn't be subject to, what she called, excessive legal restrictions and public accountability, otherwise the special constitutional status of the post would be undermined. Lam was defending her decision to renege on her election promise to amend sections three and eight...

Colombia says ex-Haiti official suspected of ordering Moise hit

A Haitian police officer guards the residence of late president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 15, 2021, as FBI agents assisting the investigation of his assassination inspect the house. (MATIAS DELACROIX/AP) BOGOTA - Former Haitian justice ministry official Joseph Felix Badio may have ordered the assassination of Haiti's President...