Police make record ketamine seizure

Police said on Saturday that they had arrested four people and seized 1.26 tonnes of suspected ketamine during an anti-drug trafficking operation in Lei Yue Mun yesterday - the largest seizure of the drug on record. Officers said the drugs had a street value of HK$840 million, adding that the...

Carrie Lam calls foster home abuse case ‘outrageous’

The chief executive on Saturday called the suspected child abuse case uncovered at a foster home "outrageous" and has asked her welfare chief to investigate if negligence was involved on the part of the organisation. Writing on her Facebook page, Carrie Lam said according to the police investigation, 18 children...

Festive diners spell boom for restaurants

A bumper Christmas season for local restaurants will see the trade rake in as much as HK$11 billion for December alone, while packed eateries are expected to earn some HK$400 million just on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day alone – according to the president of the Hong Kong Federation of...

Foster home investigating abuse allegations

An organisation that runs a foster home for babies and toddlers in Prince Edward says it is looking into allegations that its staff used corporal punishment against children. The police, meanwhile, said three staff members of the Children's Residential Home, run by the Society for the Protection of Children, had...

Hong Kong reports five new Covid-19 cases

Health authorities on Friday reported five new Covid-19 cases, four of them imported and one "import-related". A 64-year-old cleaner at the airport has tested positive for the virus, and health officials suspect he may have the highly contagious Omicron variant. His work involved cleaning a toilet designated to be used...

Cold snap to hit Hong Kong over Christmas

Forecasters say Hongkongers should wrap up warm as an intense winter monsoon will reach Hong Kong over the Christmas holidays, with the mercury expected to dip to nine degrees or below on Monday. The observatory said temperatures will start to drop when winds pick up on Saturday and will fall...

More June 4 artwork removed from universities

Two more universities on Friday removed artwork commemorating June 4, a day after the University of Hong Kong removed the Pillar of Shame sculpture from campus. The Goddess of Democracy statue at Chinese University was taken down overnight, as was a large wall sculpture at Lingnan University. Chinese University released...

Hong Kong no need to rush for 4th Covid jab: expert

A government adviser on Covid-19 vaccinations said there’s no need for Hong Kong to rush into arranging a fourth jab for the public, saying the pandemic will end only if vaccines are more evenly distributed around the world. Professor Lau Yu-lung, who chairs the scientific committee on vaccine preventable diseases,...

COVID-19: South Africa to roll out boosters immediately

A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Hillbrow Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec 6, 2021. (SHIRAAZ MOHAMED / AP) LJUBLJANA / ROME / TIRANA / VALLETTA / ABUJA / ATHENS / OTTAWA / TUNIS / LONDON / MILAN / BERLIN / PARIS / MADRID / PRAGUE / BOGOTA / MEXICO CITY / TEGUCIGALPA / JOHANNESBURG / MOSCOW / LUANDA - South Africa...