Debt shadow may hang over Kenya’s next president

Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a speech during the 39th IGAD extraordinary summit in Nairobi on July 5, 2022. (TONY KARUMBA / AFP) NAIROBI - Kenya's economic output has more than doubled during President Uhuru Kenyatta's 10 years in office, but a debt binge that fueled growth and investment could...

gDEX Metaverse Announces Its Global Leadership

Professionals from the gaming and crypto industries assemble to build the world’s most unique platform for gamers everywhere and solve some of the biggest problems (challenges) in the gaming industry – both Web2 and Web3. SINGAPORE, June 6, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – gDEX, a revolutionary Play to Earn platform powering gamers, creators, and...

Weather will be unstable at weekend: observatory

The observatory said on Friday that it expects a trough of low pressure to continue bringing unsettled weather to Hong Kong over the weekend. At 4:25am on Friday, the observatory issued its first Red Rainstorm Warning signal of the year, triggering the suspension of all morning and whole-day school classes....

US to widen COVID-19 antiviral pill distribution

This Oct 18, 2021 handout photo courtesy of Merck & Co,Inc. shows capsules of the antiviral pill Molnupiravir. (HANDOUT / MERCK & CO,INC. / AFP) WASHINGTON /  HAVANA / LONDON / PARIS -  President Joe Biden's administration is aiming to expand access to COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments like Pfizer Inc's Paxlovid by...

Fierce winds drive wildfires in US Southwest

Plumes of smoke rise from a pair of growing wildfires in northeast New Mexico on April 22, 2022 outside Las Vegas, New Mexico. (CEDAR ATTANASIO / AP) Howling winds pushed wildfires towards villages in northern New Mexico on Friday, forcing thousands to flee homes as blazes burned across the parched...

Restaurant fined over birthday party scandal

A Wan Chai restaurant which hosted a controversial Covid-hit birthday party attended by government officials and lawmakers has been fined HK$6,000 after admitting violating infection control rules. A representative of Reserva Iberica pleaded guilty in Eastern Magistracy on Friday to failing to display the correct floor plan regarding the restaurant's...

Cathay reroutes flights to avoid Russian airspace

Cathay Pacific on Thursday confirmed it has stopped flying over Russian airspace, amid the country's assault on Ukraine. In a brief statement to RTHK, the Hong Kong carrier said: "We regularly review our flight routings internally and also with information provided by external parties." "We are currently not flying through...

Over 8,000 report early morning quake to Observatory

The Observatory on Monday said, according to its initial analysis, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Hong Kong at 2.29 am. It said the epicentre was about 92 kilometres east-northeast of the SAR, near the south-east coast of the mainland. The Observatory said it had received over 8,000 locally-felt reports of...

Three arrested over Covid-related social media posts

Police on Wednesday said they had arrested two men suspected of inciting people to spread Covid-19, and another for allegedly urging attacks on community testing centres. The force said a 27-year-old man was arrested over alleged calls online for centres to be bombed and staff to be attacked. Two men,...

Another centre to give Sinovac to children, over 60s

A new vaccination centre offering Sinovac jabs to children, and people aged 60 and above, will start operating in Cheung Sha Wan from Monday. The centre, at Hong Kong Spinners Industrial Building, can provide 2,000 doses each day to children aged between 3 and 17, as well as the city's...

HSBC, BOC close branches over Covid

HSBC and the Bank of China (Hong Kong) said on Thursday they have each shut around 10 of their branches, after staffers tested positive for Covid-19. The branches, in various parts of the city including Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon City, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long and North Point, were closed from...