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Scammers rob victims of consumption vouchers
Everyone please wish Cyril safe travels as he attempts to make his way into the UK tomorrow, and into Birmingham.
I kind of hope they won’t let him through the border.
On Today’s Tide
Politics | Regina Ip to be Exco’s next convenor.
COVID-19 | Consumption voucher scam robs victims of $310,000.
Fire! | Updates on the cable bridge fire.
Behind the paywall:
Crime | Care home worker sentenced for assaulting two-year-old.
Health | Five foreign-trained doctors to join public hospitals in HK.
Media | “The Dancing Voices of Youth” documentary pulled from screening as it might incite violence.
Regina Ip announced upcoming Executive Council convenor
Regina Ip, chairwoman of New People’s Party, will be the convenor of the Executive Council under John Lee’s administration. As someone who’s worked as a member of Exco since 2012 for the last two Chief Executives, she’s got her name in the Exco game as she enters her third administration running.
In total 16 non-official members have been announced as part of Lee’s Exco cabinet. Look at this convenient HKFP graphic to meet them:
Other political news
Horace Cheung, the new deputy justice chief, has quit the DAB party in order to take on his new position.
Zhang Xiaoming, a government official in Beijing with over 30 years of experience working in HK affairs was appointed the deputy secretary general of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Dozens scammed out of consumption vouchers
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 1,323 (124 imported)
Total cases: 1,230,656
New deaths: 1
Total deaths: 9,397
Compulsory Testing Notices: 30 places
Other COVID-19 news stories
Nine people have been arrested for allegedly accruing HK$310,000 through consumption voucher scams. The scammers managed to fake the identities of dozens of Hong Kong residents and claim the vouchers for themselves.
136 passengers were stuck on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge all of Tuesday night after COVID-19 PCR tests done on-site turned up a number of false positive cases. Of those 136 positives, only three were verified as real positives.
Ruby Sevens could come back in November after a three year hiatus (thanks COVID) under a “closed-loop” system.
Updates: A fiery night
A fire that broke out at a cable bridge last night disrupted thousands of lives. 160,000 households in the New Territories West lost power – some for minutes, others for hours.
Power was restored eventually in the night; here are some updates on the situation:
14 schools were suspended yesterday, but some parents didn’t get the memo soon enough and sent their kids to school anyway.
DAB lawmakers lodged complaints against the government for not notifying people of latest updates on the situation using the city’s emergency alert system.
Some people suffered in the night heat after the power was cut, disturbing people’s sleep.
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藝穗會 「邊渡四十年」混合媒介展覽 Fringe Club "Be 40" Mixed-Media Exhibition
Be 40 is a collection celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Fringe Club, which has announced that it is extending the exhibition to 30 June! Featured works include art belonging to the club from 1982 until the present, along with the art of Frog King who has had their work shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
When: 16 June - 30 June
Where: 藝穗會 Hong Kong Fringe Club. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.
The exhibition is also available to view online.
Sustainability for Ukraine: 24 hour webathon and fundraiser
Previous LoTW Chris Brown, founder of ReThink, is hosting session in the 24 hour webathon/fundraiser supporting sustainbility in wartorn Ukraine.
Starting on June 21 at 1:00pm BST / 8:00am EST, the global sustainability community is coming together for 24 hours to take stock of the sustainable development agenda and catalyze action to get us back on track for the world we know is possible. This event will raise vital financial support for local NGOs in Ukraine that have been devastated by the war.
Chris’ panel on Hong Kong “Reshaping the Spaces We Live, Think, Work and Play” will be held on Wednesday 22nd June 09:00 – 10:00 (HKT)
Sign up and view the full agenda here.
Rainbow Mini Kiki Ball
Voughing, a dance style with a strong link to LGBTQ+ history is alive and well in Hong Kong (believe it or not). Voughing HK is bringing back their Kiki Ball on 25/6 (a miniature version to make sure we’re all safe from the big ‘rona).
With professional performances, and a great supportive community, it’s bound to be a night to remember.
Where: secret till you sign up 👀
When: 10pm, 25 June
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