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The Labour Department (LD) has revoked the license of an employment agency in Tsuen Wan for keeping the passport of a worker to force her to pay a loan, an LD spokesman said yesterday (January 24). The spokesman said Labour revoked the license of Happy J Employment Agency for “severe violations” of the Code of Practice for Employment Agencie...

January 25, 2019
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  WITH the current winter flu outbreak considered as “very serious” compared to previous years, the Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) has urged members of the public to have themselves vaccinated against influenza. In a statement, the DH-Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said influenza viruses mainly spread through droplets when i...

January 24, 2019
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  A 36-year-old foreign domestic worker from the Philippines was sentenced to jail after she admitted to stealing money from her employer in Braemar Hill on Saturday (January 19). Eastern Magistrates Courts Principal Magistrate Peter Law sentenced Melody C.F., of 17 Braemar Hill Road, North Point, to one week in prison after she pleaded ...

January 22, 2019
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  A 24-year-old visitor from mainland China died after a window fell on her this morning in Tsim Sha Tsui, according to Hong Kong’s public broadcasting service. Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported that the incident happened at around 10:30 a.m. while the victim was walking along Nathan Road. The window was believed to have fa...

January 21, 2019
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The Immigration Department (ImmD) plans to revise its fees for visas and other immigration documents and processes starting March 25 this year, a government spokesman said on Wednesday (January 16). He said the ImmD will revise fees for some services, including the issuing of visas/entry permits and travel documents, genetic tests, and the deliv...

January 18, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic employer and her male employer were charged with illegal employment after she was caught managing an illegal guesthouse in Causeway Bay. Pamela S. was charged with two counts of breach of condition of stay and another count of maintaining an unlicensed guesthouse at the Eastern Magistrates Courts in Sai Wan Ho. ...

January 17, 2019
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  With the Chinese New Year approaching, the Labour Department (LD) today (January 16) reminded employers and cleaning workers to stay alert and pay attention to safety when cleaning windows. "It is customary for families to conduct a thorough clean-up of their homes to get ready for the Chinese New Year. Many will either perform the cho...

January 16, 2019
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THREE call center agents from the Philippines landed in jail after their “free tour” of Hong Kong turned out to be a scam that police suspect might be linked to money laundering. The three Filipino suspects—Enrique V., Ryan S.I., and Maureen M.G.—were brought to Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Sai Wan Ho on January 7 for a mention hearing...

January 15, 2019
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  EVEN if mainland China opens its doors to Filipino domestic workers, Hong Kong would still remain their “best” destination, a Filipino recruitment industry leader said. Alfredo Palmiery, head of the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines, said working in HK had its advantages. “What I see is that, once e...

January 14, 2019
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  MANILA-The Philippines is set to sign a bilateral agreement with Russia early this year for the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. In an interview, Bello said the bilateral labor agreement will most likely be for the deployment of Filipino skilled workers. “Most probably by Ma...

January 14, 2019
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