Manpower shortage holds back bar revival: Zeman

Nightlife tycoon Allan Zeman on Thursday welcomed the reopening of venues such as bars in the latest round of easing of social distancing measures, but cautioned that the industry was facing a shortage of personnel after months of closures. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, Zeman said allowing bars...

Covid takes toll on carers’ mental health: survey

A survey has found that half people who have had to tend to elderly family members amid this wave of Covid-19 infections have shown signs of moderate to severe depression. The poll, commissioned by the Hong Kong Christian Service, interviewed 287 family caregivers – with 20 percent of them aged...

Revamp plan will get green light from Exco: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she is confident the Executive Council will approve government restructuring plans largely based on her initial suggestions, after receiving broad support from society and her successor John Lee. Lam earlier proposed setting up a new bureau to oversee culture, sports and tourism,...

‘Covid immunity could be higher than official data’

Epidemiologist Benjamin Cowling from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) said on Tuesday that he believes the overall level of immunity against Covid-19 in Hong Kong is significantly higher than official figures suggest. He was commenting on a new study which found strong antibody responses among recovered Covid patients who...

Russia, Ukraine say peace talks on hold

An aerial view taken on April 12, 2022, shows the city of Mariupol, during Russia's special military operation on Ukraine. (ANDREY BORODULIN / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV - Russian and Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday that negotiations on a solution to the current crisis have been suspended as the process is mired...

Appoint a children’s online safety commissioner: NGO

Save the Children is urging the government to appoint a commissioner for children’s online safety after a survey suggested four in 10 students in Hong Kong have been exposed to unwanted sexual content online. The survey that it commissioned, which quizzed about 1,300 pupils aged between eight and 17 for...

Vax records for four more countries accepted by HK

The Government announced on Monday that it will accept the vaccination records issued by Ecuador, Kenya, the Seychelles and Venezuela as recognised vaccination records for persons arriving in Hong Kong who have stayed in overseas places. The relevant arrangements will take effect from May 18. The Government also issued a...

Hong Kong’s jobless rate will rise further: Paul Chan

Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Sunday said the latest unemployment rate to be released this week is expected to rise further, but he also said there is reason to be optimistic about the city’s economy. Hong Kong's jobless rate for the three months ending March climbed to five percent, the...

‘I have someone in mind for CS’: John Lee

Chief Executive-elect John Lee on Sunday said he is in the beginning stages of forming his cabinet, but admitted that "complicated" international relations may put some people off from joining. Lee told a Commercial Radio programme that he is compiling a list of possible candidates, but declined to say who...

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....

Energy8 Labs Introduces Latest Bridge Solutions for GameFi Sector

Energy8 Labs Is Bringing a New Push to the GameFi Sector New York, NY, May 13, 2022 – (NovationWire) – Recently, Energy8 Labs has introduced the latest bridge solutions for GameFi industry. The main idea of Energy8 is to connect the world of blockchain technology and the gaming industry. The project team does not develop their...

‘Reopen Hong Kong to tackle brain drain’

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) said the city should reopen its borders as soon as possible to tackle its brain drain. The chamber warned earlier that the SAR is facing an exodus of skilled professionals – mainly engineers, accountants and IT workers – on a scale not...

Covid cluster emerges at Hung Hom snooker club

Health authorities on Thursday ordered more than 150 people who visited a snooker club in Hung Hom to get tested for Covid-19 after a cluster of infections emerged there. Officials said four people confirmed with Covid had visited Sun Mong Snooker on Monday evening. They are two men who flew...

UK-EU rift deepens over N Ireland protocol

Container ship Elbcarrier is seen in the Belfast Harbour and docks area in Northern Ireland on Dec 11, 2020. (PAUL FAITH / AFP) LONDON - The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) disagreed on Thursday over how to fix Brexit's Northern Ireland Protocol problem. London said it "will have...

Hospital apologises for body mix-up

Tuen Mun Hospital on Thursday apologised for mixing up two corpses, with one of them already cremated before the hospital learnt of the blunder. A spokesman said one of the corpses was due to be sent to a funeral parlour on Wednesday while another was to be cremated after a...