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THE Observatory issued Signal no. 1 as Tropical Cyclone Pakhar moves faster toward the coast of Guandong, its latest bulletin said. Hongkongers have been urged to complete clearing and recovery works following the destruction of Severe Typhoon Hato earlier this week. Pakhar is estimated to be within 800 kilometers of the city. "Local winds...

August 26, 2017
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ANOTHER storm may hit Hong Kong. In an 11:30 a.m. update, the Hong Kong Observatory said Tropical Cyclone Pakhar is forecast to move into the northern part of the South China Sea and strengthen tomorrow. "It will move closer to the south China coast and bring squally showers and thunderstorms to the region afterwards," the Observatory said. ...

August 25, 2017
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TYPHOON Hato has made landfall over Zhuhai this afternoon after wreaking havoc to Hong Kong earlier today. The Hong Kong Observatory downgraded the storm warning signal to T8 at 2:10 p.m. The Observatory issued the T10 signal, the strongest storm warning, at 9:10 a.m. It was the first time in five years that the Observatory issued the stronge...

August 23, 2017
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THE Hong Kong Observatory issued the storm warning signal no. 10 at 9:10 a.m., its latest bulletin said. "In the coming few hours, Hato will be closest to the territory, skirting about 50 kilometres to the south of Hong Kong," the HKO said. "When the local winds strengthen further, the Observatory will consider issuing a higher signal," it ad...

August 23, 2017
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Classes and work are suspended this morning after the Hong Kong Observatory issued the Storm Signal no. 8 before 6 a.m. today. "This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the northeast quarter," the HKO said in its latest bulletin. Typhoon Hato is expected to make landfall at around 100 kilometr...

August 22, 2017
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The Hong Kong Observatory has issued Strong Wind Signal No. 3,  its latest bulletin said. Gusts reaching 90 kilometers per hour or above may continue to affect Hong Kong, the HKO said. "According to the present forecast track, Hato is expected to be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow morning (Wednesday) and may skirt within 100 kilometres south o...

August 22, 2017
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A group of Philippine-based recruiters made an arrangement with the Department of Foreign Affairs to allow would-be overseas Filipino workers to skip the online scheduling to get their new passports. Alfredo Palmiery, president of the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP), told Hong Kong News the new recrui...

August 22, 2017
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MIGRANT domestic workers on Sunday said they would be seeking a minimum allowable wage of $5,500, saying this amount is pegged to the required living wage in Hong Kong. The Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body cited the studies made by grassroots organizations and workers', which pegged the required living wage at $9,828 ($40.20/hour) based on 9.4 ...

August 20, 2017
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MIGRANT domestic workers are set to press the Hong Kong government for a nearly $700-increase to the minimum allowable wage. A Facebook post on the page of Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body said the group would be campaigning for a $5,000 MAW. The Hong Kong government in 2016 raised foreign domestic workers' MAW to $4,310. The group added tha...

August 20, 2017
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PHILIPPINE Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales is set to replace Consul-General Bernardita Catalla as the head of the Philippine Consulate here in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Vice-Consul Alex Vallespin is also leaving Hong Kong for a post in Guam. Catalla has been confirmed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the ...

August 17, 2017
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