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Gladys De Vera, a Filipino resident of Hong Kong, was convicted of Theft at the Eastern Court Magistracy, today, Jan. 27. Deputy Magistrate Mr. Gary Chu Man Hong of the court gave the 38-year-old De Vera three months of imprisonment as a sentence. The verdict came after Magistrate Chu considered carefully the circumstances of the case, the mitig...

January 27, 2022
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The Hong Kong Government approved a HK$3.886 million grant for World Vision Hong Kong to help typhoon victims in the Philippines on Jan. 26. Around 25,370 victims will benefit from the grant to provide food packs, hygiene, and household kits. The Committee hoped that the grant would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and...

January 27, 2022
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The Filipino domestic worker (FDW), who was arrested by the officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau between the period of Jan. 11-13 in a raid on Yuen Long and mini storage in North Point was out of jail for HK$10,000 bail. The 40-year-old Filipino woman and a 58-year-old local man were arrested, suspected of “drug trafficking. Based on a tip-...

January 26, 2022
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Hong Kong is now facing the 5th wave of the local Covid-19 with continuously increasing cases in Kwai Chung Estate. The foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong though not living in the estates are experiencing the impact of the surge of the cases of Omicron variant which is a more transmissible virus. Ligaya Austria-Diez, who is working in Hong...

January 25, 2022
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The Hong Kong Government strongly appealed for the nth time, today (January 24), to all sectors including foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to fight the virus. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) in collaborations with the Hong Kong Police Force, the Labor Department, the Immigration Department, and Leisure and Cultural Services D...

January 24, 2022
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  “I disagree”. Said a small but firm voice in the West Kowloon Magistracy courtroom. It came from Eden Pales, the witness in the case against her former employer. On the second day of the hearing on Thursday (January 13), Pales answered questions regarding the different incidents in which she was assaulted by the defendant. He...

January 24, 2022
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced today (January 23) that there are 140 reported Covid-19 cases, of which, 102 are confirmed cases and 38 are additional asymptomatic cases. The patients comprise 63 males and 77 females, aged two-month-old to 90. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1...

January 23, 2022
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The Labour Department (LD) on Sunday announced that some of the department's counter services are affected by the compulsory testing.
A compulsory testing notice (CTN) requires any person who stayed at the Labour Department (10/F), Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, Sham Shui Po, for more than one hour during Jan. 17 t...

January 23, 2022
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Health Authorities in a press conference on Saturday said more than 100 people tested preliminary positive for coronavirus from Kwai Chung public housing blocks - Yat Kwai House, Hiu Kwai House, and Ying Kwai House and added 26 newly confirmed cases. The newly reported cases are one imported case, 19 epidemiologically linked with imported cases,...

January 22, 2022