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  • 3 illegal workers jailed May 15, 2019
    Three Vietnamese illegal workers have been jailed for 15 months by Sha Tin Magistrates’ Courts. During a joint operation with the Police and Labour Department in March, Immigration Department officers arrested three women who were working in a manicure shop in Shau Kei Wan. The women, aged 28 to 37 are non-refoulement claimants holding immigration recognisance forms prohibiting them from […]
  • Bill withdrawal impossible: CE May 15, 2019
    It is not possible for the Government to withdraw the fugitive law amendment bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today. Speaking to reporters, Mrs Lam said the purpose of the Fugitive Offenders & Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 is to remove the loopholes in the existing mechanism for surrendering fugitive offenders. The […]
  • Views sought on child protection May 15, 2019
    The Law Reform Commission today launched a public consultation to seek views on the proposed reform of the law relating to the criminal liability of people who fail to protect children or vulnerable adults from death or serious harm. A sub-committee of the commission recommended introducing a new offence of "failure to protect a child or […]
  • CE urges respect in bill scrutiny May 13, 2019
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam called on lawmakers to respect each other and fulfill their duties to vet the proposed changes to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance. Ahead of the Executive Council meeting today, Mrs Lam said the Fugitive Offenders & Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 was first tabled to the Legislative Council […]
  • Views on law change welcomed May 13, 2019
    The Government is ready to exchange views on proposed changes to the fugitive law, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said today. Speaking to reporters, Mr Cheung welcomed any political party to discuss the Fugitive Offenders & Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. “If they want to discuss the issue itself, the bill itself, I […]
  • Civil Aid Service drill ends May 12, 2019
    More than 1,000 Civil Aid Service (CAS) officers and members today successfully completed a large-scale biennial exercise to test and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the service's command, deployment, communication, rescue skills, care for victims and logistical support. The two-day exercise also tested their efficiency in emergency poultry culling at local farms during an avian influenza […]
  • Investment law talk held May 9, 2019
    Government officials and stakeholders today attended a talk on the Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China. The law was adopted at the 2nd Session of the 13th National People's Congress on March 15 and will be implemented in the Mainland on January 1 next year. It aims to promote foreign investment, and protect the […]
  • Law change to be made clear May 9, 2019
    Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung today said the Government will further explain the proposed fugitive law change to the public. Making the statement after attending an event, Mr Cheung said some citizens and overseas organisations might have misunderstandings about the proposed law amendments. The Chief Secretary said he hopes the Legislative Council’s Bills Committee will scrutinise the Fugitive […]
  • Applications for e-Passports set May 8, 2019
    The Immigration Department today announced it will start accepting applications for the Next Generation Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Electronic Passport and Electronic Document of Identity for Visa Purposes from May 14.  From the same day, eligible people can submit applications through the ImmD Mobile App, and New Travel Document Submission Kiosks will be put into […]
  • Gov’t refutes US report May 7, 2019
    The Government today said amending local extradition laws can enhance the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s capability in dealing with fugitives of serious criminal offences and makes the city a better partner in the international fight against crime. It responded to media enquiries on the United States-China Economic & Security Review Commission’s report on proposed amendments […]

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  • Liquor Licensing Board to meet on Tuesday May 19, 2019
    The following is issued on behalf of the Liquor Licensing Board:      The Liquor Licensing Board will meet on Tuesday (May 21) to consider four applications for renewal, transfer and amendment of liquor licences.      The applications are (not in order of discussion): Hong Kong: -------- Tequila On Davis in Kennedy Town Behind Bars in Central […]
  • Red flag hoisted at Lower Cheung Sha Beach May 19, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible: Here is an item of interest to swimmers.      The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (May 19) that due to big waves, the red flag has been hoisted at Lower Cheung Sha Beach in Islands District. Beach-goers are advised not to swim at the beach.
  • LD to hold "Youth Recruitment Day@Youth Employment and Training Programme" May 19, 2019
         The Labour Department (LD) will hold the "Youth Recruitment Day@ Youth Employment and Training Programme" on May 23 for young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with educational attainment at sub-degree level or below. The recruitment day is a large-scale activity under the LD's special programme "Career Let's go" this year.      A total of 28 […]
  • Cashing in on loose change May 19, 2019
         The Monetary Authority will launch a new service schedule for its two coin carts, which convert residents' coins into banknotes for free. The service started in 2014 and has since collected 400 million coins.        News.gov.hk spoke to the Monetary Authority's Head of Currency and Settlement Division to find out what […]
  • Red flag hoisted at Pui O Beach May 19, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible: Here is an item of interest to swimmers.      The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (May 19) that due to big waves, red flag has been hoisted at Pui O Beach in Islands District. Beach-goers are advised not to swim at the beach.
  • HAD opens temporary heat shelters May 19, 2019
         The Home Affairs Department has opened 19 temporary heat shelters today (May 19) as the Very Hot Weather Warning (VHWW) is in force.        The shelters will be closed at 10pm if the VHWW is cancelled before 4.30pm. Otherwise, the shelters will remain open until 8am tomorrow.        For further information, […]
  • Key statistics on service demand of A&E Departments and occupancy rates in public hospitals May 19, 2019
    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:        During the service demand surge, the Hospital Authority is closely monitoring the service demand of Accident and Emergency Departments and the occupancy rate in public hospitals. Key service statistics are being issued daily for public information. Details are in the appended table.
  • CHP reminds public on precautions against heat stroke during very hot weather May 18, 2019
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (May 19) reminded members of the public, particularly those undertaking outdoor activities, to take heed of necessary measures against heat stroke and sunburn in very hot weather.      "The public should carry and drink plenty of water to prevent […]
  • Assess the risk of heat stroke to employees May 18, 2019
    Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:      Please broadcast the following special announcement immediately, and repeat it at frequent intervals when the Very Hot Weather Warning is in force:      The Labour Department reminds employers that as the Very Hot Weather Warning is in force, they should assess the risk of heat stroke to their employees […]
  • Very Hot Weather Warning issued May 18, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible:      The Hong Kong Observatory has issued the Very Hot Weather Warning.      To prevent heat stroke, avoid prolonged activities outdoors.      If engaged in outdoor work or activities, wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-coloured, loose-fitting clothes. Stay in shaded areas as much as possible.      Drink plenty […]

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