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PHILIPPINE authorities have confirmed  that the owner of the shuttered Emry’s  Employment Agency had left Hong Kong in 2016. “Post (Philippine Consulate General) informed (Labour Department) that Ms. Ester Ylagan flew to Manila sometime in August 2016 as confirmed by the relevant government authorities in the Philippines,” said a report ...

September 12, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands could be evacuated as super typhoon Talim is set to hit southeastern China this week. It is forecast to strike several cities along central and northern sections of the Fujian coastline, including Fuzhou and Ningde. The typhoon was first spotted to the east of the Philippines on Saturday. It has been steadily gathering strengt...

September 11, 2017
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SHE was originally given a suspended sentence, but then she committed two theft offenses and she ended up with about three months in jail. Eastern Magistracy Acting Principal Magistrate So wai-tak on August 18 sentenced L.L. Retrita to four weeks in prison after she pleaded guilty to two theft charges. The prosecution alleged that 42-year-old R...

September 6, 2017
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SHE returned the $2,860 that she admitted to have stolen from her employer, but she was still sent to jail. Magistrate Kelly Shui on Aug. 28 sentenced J. Tuppil to six months in prison, but discounted it to three months after her guilty plea and returning the money to her employer. The defendant paid the amount after her brother came to Hong Kon...

September 6, 2017
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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a 60-meter ( 197 feet) tall ferris wheel at the Central Harbourfront. Since its grand opening in December 2014, Hongkongers  and tourists have accepted the giant wheel as part of the city's skyline.  Ivan Ho Man-yiu, a member of the official Harbourfront Commission said that ' it enriches the cityscape'. As r...

September 4, 2017
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Hong Kong  (Aug 30)– Dennis Wan , former owner of a second-hand bookstore, may have placed a signage inside his then store that reads “honesty is the best policy”. His act of honesty on Monday night came to light as he posted his story on FB garnering 20,000 'likes' and shared by a thousand. He was waiting for a taxi at Shek  Hui in Sheu...

September 3, 2017
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THE Observatory on Saturday morning issued the standby signal, no.1 as tropical storm Mawar moved closer to the city. "This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect us," the latest bulletin from the Observatory said. At 7 a.m., Tropical Storm Mawar was estimated to be about 350 kilometres e...

September 2, 2017
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THEY were  allegedly carrying 1,333 grams or 1.3 kilos of cocaine. A government prosecutor on Aug. 3 told a Kowloon Courts judge a government chemist certified that the illegal drugs seized from the three defendants - Filipino Carlito B. P.; and Colombians Cristhian E.V.P, and Jose W. G. U. - was found to contain 1,333 grams of cocaine. The ...

August 25, 2017
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NEARLY 500 have registered to take the Licensure Examinations for Teachers in September, Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre said on Monday. In a text message to Hong Kong News, Dela Torre  said that after the registration closed on Aug. 20, registered LET applicants were 464, of whom 245 would be taking the exams for secondary teachers; and 219 wo...

August 21, 2017
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THE District Court has sentenced a 24-year-old Filipina to 44 months in prison for her involvement in an attempt to counterfeit Hong Kong banknotes. Deputy District Judge Lily Wong on Aug. 1 rejected S.J. Legaspi’s plea to give her a suspended sentence, saying it would be “inappropriate” owing to the seriousness of the offense. ...

August 21, 2017
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