Kathleen Magramo

Hong Kong

Kathleen Magramo

Reporter, Hong Kong

Kathleen joined the Post as a reporter in 2019 and covers Hong Kong's economy, tourism and retail. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in politics and journalism.

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Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival moves online for first time as coronavirus pandemic forces event overhaul

Second straight year the festival is not going ahead as planned after anti-government protests cancelled last year’s.

23 Oct 2020 - 11:25PM

Second straight year the festival is not going ahead as planned after anti-government protests cancelled last year’s.

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival moves online for first time as coronavirus pandemic forces event overhaul
After surviving massive lay-offs, remaining Cathay staff face dilemma over new contracts offering lower pay, fewer perks

Some long-time cabin crew members are mulling early retirement after being presented with new contracts that could cut pay by more than a third.

22 Oct 2020 - 11:54PM

Some long-time cabin crew members are mulling early retirement after being presented with new contracts that could cut pay by more than a third.

After surviving massive lay-offs, remaining Cathay staff face dilemma over new contracts offering lower pay, fewer perks
‘Like we’ve lost a home’: Cathay Dragon employees surprised, shaken by decision to axe Hong Kong airline

Despite rumours of job cuts, ‘no one ever expected the entire airline would shut down overnight’, says flight attendant let go after 10 years.

22 Oct 2020 - 10:46AM

Despite rumours of job cuts, ‘no one ever expected the entire airline would shut down overnight’, says flight attendant let go after 10 years.

‘Like we’ve lost a home’: Cathay Dragon employees surprised, shaken by decision to axe Hong Kong airline
Nearly all Cathay Dragon staff to lose jobs in cuts, as boss apologises and says focus must be on ‘world-leading’ Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways chairman calls decision ‘heart-wrenching’ and says focus must be on creating ‘world-leading’ brand with Cathay Pacific. Around 4,000 cabin crew, 600 pilots, and 700 ground and office staff to lose jobs.

21 Oct 2020 - 6:33PM

Cathay Pacific Airways chairman calls decision ‘heart-wrenching’ and says focus must be on creating ‘world-leading’ brand with Cathay Pacific. Around 4,000 cabin crew, 600 pilots, and 700 ground and office staff to lose jobs.

Nearly all Cathay Dragon staff to lose jobs in cuts, as boss apologises and says focus must be on ‘world-leading’ Cathay Pacific
Cathay axes record 5,300 Hong Kong jobs and closes regional airline in HK$2.2 billion survival plan

Nearly 6,000 made redundant worldwide as 8,500 positions eliminated in biggest lay-off in decades, while regional airline Cathay Dragon closes with immediate effect.

23 Oct 2020 - 2:43PM

Nearly 6,000 made redundant worldwide as 8,500 positions eliminated in biggest lay-off in decades, while regional airline Cathay Dragon closes with immediate effect.

Cathay axes record 5,300 Hong Kong jobs and closes regional airline in HK$2.2 billion survival plan
Salaries of Hong Kong domestic workers top HK$5,000 for first time, but Covid-19 piles on pressure from families back home

Many have lost their jobs during pandemic, economic downturn, says online portal for domestic helpers.

18 Oct 2020 - 10:30PM

Many have lost their jobs during pandemic, economic downturn, says online portal for domestic helpers.

Salaries of Hong Kong domestic workers top HK$5,000 for first time, but Covid-19 piles on pressure from families back home
South China Morning Post wins big at Online Journalism Awards for coverage of Hong Kong protests, coronavirus pandemic, Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

Judges from the Online Journalism Awards praise the newspaper’s use of interactive multimedia content and in-depth analysis to tell biggest stories of the year.

17 Oct 2020 - 11:22PM

Judges from the Online Journalism Awards praise the newspaper’s use of interactive multimedia content and in-depth analysis to tell biggest stories of the year.

South China Morning Post wins big at Online Journalism Awards for coverage of Hong Kong protests, coronavirus pandemic, Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
Dead lizards and tortoise put up for sale: pet owners take grievances with animal service companies to consumer watchdog

Complaints filed with Consumer Council allege pet companies mishandled relocation of animals.

15 Oct 2020 - 9:40PM

Complaints filed with Consumer Council allege pet companies mishandled relocation of animals.

Dead lizards and tortoise put up for sale: pet owners take grievances with animal service companies to consumer watchdog
Industry backlash against Hong Kong Consumer Council study which finds 83 per cent of sunscreen products do not meet protective claims

Consumer Council study triggers industry backlash, while health experts raise questions over methodology, sampling Australians for Asian products.

15 Oct 2020 - 9:40PM

Consumer Council study triggers industry backlash, while health experts raise questions over methodology, sampling Australians for Asian products.

Industry backlash against Hong Kong Consumer Council study which finds 83 per cent of sunscreen products do not meet protective claims
Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong’s stricken tourism industry cannot wait for mainland visitors to return, but will they come back?

With global travel shaken by Covid-19, mainland China is main hope of reviving city’s tourism.

14 Oct 2020 - 11:21AM

With global travel shaken by Covid-19, mainland China is main hope of reviving city’s tourism.

Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong’s stricken tourism industry cannot wait for mainland visitors to return, but will they come back?
University of Hong Kong tears down Lennon Wall on campus, barricades site after students’ contract to manage area expires

HKU’s student union says the university’s accommodation committee rejected its application to renew contract to manage the site.

10 Oct 2020 - 8:33PM

HKU’s student union says the university’s accommodation committee rejected its application to renew contract to manage the site.

University of Hong Kong tears down Lennon Wall on campus, barricades site after students’ contract to manage area expires
Number of Covid-19 cases linked to Hong Kong bar climbs as city records six new infections, with three imported from India

Three locally transmitted cases include 29-year-old who visited China Secret in Tsim Sha Tsui. Imported infections all from India.

10 Oct 2020 - 11:20PM

Three locally transmitted cases include 29-year-old who visited China Secret in Tsim Sha Tsui. Imported infections all from India.

Number of Covid-19 cases linked to Hong Kong bar climbs as city records six new infections, with three imported from India
Eight new coronavirus cases reported in Hong Kong amid growing clusters of infections, five-star hotel closes

Top health official warns of a ‘significant rebound’ in the local epidemic as authorities widen coronavirus testing.

9 Oct 2020 - 11:31PM

Top health official warns of a ‘significant rebound’ in the local epidemic as authorities widen coronavirus testing.

Eight new coronavirus cases reported in Hong Kong amid growing clusters of infections, five-star hotel closes
Coronavirus: Thailand offers new extended-stay visas for Hong Kong, Macau, but quarantine leaves tourism sector’s travel bubble dreams on hold

The new visas, good for up to 270 days, require 14 days’ isolation at a hotel, as well as hefty health insurance purchases and minimum bank deposits.

20 Oct 2020 - 1:02PM

The new visas, good for up to 270 days, require 14 days’ isolation at a hotel, as well as hefty health insurance purchases and minimum bank deposits.

Coronavirus: Thailand offers new extended-stay visas for Hong Kong, Macau, but quarantine leaves tourism sector’s travel bubble dreams on hold
Amid ‘alarming signs’ of coronavirus rebound, Hong Kong readies temporary testing stations, explores mandatory screenings for vulnerable groups

As city records 18 mostly locally transmitted new cases, temporary screening facilities to be set up in hard-hit districts including Kwai Chung, Kowloon City.

9 Oct 2020 - 1:00AM

As city records 18 mostly locally transmitted new cases, temporary screening facilities to be set up in hard-hit districts including Kwai Chung, Kowloon City.

Amid ‘alarming signs’ of coronavirus rebound, Hong Kong readies temporary testing stations, explores mandatory screenings for vulnerable groups
Noise barrier project on Hong Kong highway enjoys conflict-free completion, earning nod from British engineers’ organisation

The project, which involved the installation of an 800-metre noise barrier in Tuen Mun, saw no disputes between the city and contractors – something that is ‘not easy in the case of public works’.

3 Oct 2020 - 6:14PM

The project, which involved the installation of an 800-metre noise barrier in Tuen Mun, saw no disputes between the city and contractors – something that is ‘not easy in the case of public works’.

Noise barrier project on Hong Kong highway enjoys conflict-free completion, earning nod from British engineers’ organisation
Disappointing start to ‘golden week’ for Hong Kong retailers, as protests, Covid-19 take toll

The absence of mainland visitors and a heavy police presence make for a slow day during a usually busy time of year.

1 Oct 2020 - 11:51PM

The absence of mainland visitors and a heavy police presence make for a slow day during a usually busy time of year.

Disappointing start to ‘golden week’ for Hong Kong retailers, as protests, Covid-19 take toll
Hong Kong-mainland China border could reopen soon as city seeks to recover from Covid-19

Carrie Lam says internal discussions over move are at advanced stage as time has come for ‘pragmatic approach’.

29 Sep 2020 - 11:30PM

Carrie Lam says internal discussions over move are at advanced stage as time has come for ‘pragmatic approach’.

Hong Kong-mainland China border could reopen soon as city seeks to recover from Covid-19
A subdued ‘golden week’ this year, as coronavirus keeps mainland visitors away from Hong Kong

Hongkongers left on their own to create holiday buzz, with staycations and shopping deals

26 Sep 2020 - 11:07PM

Hongkongers left on their own to create holiday buzz, with staycations and shopping deals

A subdued ‘golden week’ this year, as coronavirus keeps mainland visitors away from Hong Kong
Mainland man living in Hong Kong conned out of HK$7.13 million as fake arrest warrants added to scammer playbook

After a series of phone calls, the 27-year-old had a knock on his door from a woman pretending to be a mainland law enforcement official.

26 Sep 2020 - 11:27PM

After a series of phone calls, the 27-year-old had a knock on his door from a woman pretending to be a mainland law enforcement official.

Mainland man living in Hong Kong conned out of HK$7.13 million as fake arrest warrants added to scammer playbook
Hong Kong marks first day with no local Covid-19 cases since September 15, as city welfare chief says ‘imperfect’ wage scheme saved jobs

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong concedes relief effort won’t save every job, but ‘furloughs could be much worse’ without it.

26 Sep 2020 - 11:56PM

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong concedes relief effort won’t save every job, but ‘furloughs could be much worse’ without it.

Hong Kong marks first day with no local Covid-19 cases since September 15, as city welfare chief says ‘imperfect’ wage scheme saved jobs
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland to reopen this week with social-distancing curbs, while travel sector representatives seek more funding

Attraction on Lantau Island to remain closed for up to two days a week under Friday’s partial reopening.

22 Sep 2020 - 8:45PM

Attraction on Lantau Island to remain closed for up to two days a week under Friday’s partial reopening.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland to reopen this week with social-distancing curbs, while travel sector representatives seek more funding
Hong Kong domestic helper loses Court of Appeal challenge against ‘live-in’ rule

Mandatory arrangement heightened risk of helpers being exploited, Nancy Almorin Lubiano argued in Court of Appeal. But court sides with the government.

22 Sep 2020 - 9:42AM

Mandatory arrangement heightened risk of helpers being exploited, Nancy Almorin Lubiano argued in Court of Appeal. But court sides with the government.

Hong Kong domestic helper loses Court of Appeal challenge against ‘live-in’ rule
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s fourth wave ‘could be the worst yet’ as city aims for enough Covid-19 vaccine shots to cover double city’s population

Government reserves HK$8.4 billion for vaccine procurement as it unveils strategy for warding off potential fourth wave of coronavirus.

19 Sep 2020 - 12:32AM

Government reserves HK$8.4 billion for vaccine procurement as it unveils strategy for warding off potential fourth wave of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s fourth wave ‘could be the worst yet’ as city aims for enough Covid-19 vaccine shots to cover double city’s population
Hong Kong bathhouses prepare to reopen after Covid-19 shutdown, as industry boss calls latest round of government subsidies ‘meaningless’

Businesses have lost millions of dollars after being forced to close for four months, and industry boss calls latest round of government subsidies ‘meaningless’.

17 Sep 2020 - 10:53PM

Businesses have lost millions of dollars after being forced to close for four months, and industry boss calls latest round of government subsidies ‘meaningless’.

Hong Kong bathhouses prepare to reopen after Covid-19 shutdown, as industry boss calls latest round of government subsidies ‘meaningless’
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s embattled businesses frustrated as subsidies in third round of relief fail to meet expectations

Fitness centres, closed for nearly two months amid social-distancing restrictions, eligible for just HK$50,000, half of what offered in last round.

16 Sep 2020 - 11:31PM

Fitness centres, closed for nearly two months amid social-distancing restrictions, eligible for just HK$50,000, half of what offered in last round.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s embattled businesses frustrated as subsidies in third round of relief fail to meet expectations
National security law: United States’ new travel alert for Hong Kong ‘a blow’ as officials urged to bolster city’s international reputation

Americans told to ‘reconsider travel’ to Hong Kong in wake of the national security law. City government urged to respond with global charm offensive.

16 Sep 2020 - 10:04AM

Americans told to ‘reconsider travel’ to Hong Kong in wake of the national security law. City government urged to respond with global charm offensive.

National security law: United States’ new travel alert for Hong Kong ‘a blow’ as officials urged to bolster city’s international reputation
Coronavirus: more bad news for Hong Kong’s battered tourism sector, with August arrivals down nearly 80 per cent from July

The August arrival figures represent a 99.9 per cent year-on-year drop, while arrivals from the mainland were also down some 60 per cent from the month before.

15 Sep 2020 - 11:39PM

The August arrival figures represent a 99.9 per cent year-on-year drop, while arrivals from the mainland were also down some 60 per cent from the month before.

Coronavirus: more bad news for Hong Kong’s battered tourism sector, with August arrivals down nearly 80 per cent from July
Wellcome among the employers taking part in second round of wage subsidies, as number of applicants drops by 57 per cent

A source close to the matter says Wellcome is still negotiating with the government on the details of conditions imposed on the new round of aid.

14 Sep 2020 - 8:56PM

A source close to the matter says Wellcome is still negotiating with the government on the details of conditions imposed on the new round of aid.

Wellcome among the employers taking part in second round of wage subsidies, as number of applicants drops by 57 per cent
Crowds return to struggling Hong Kong businesses as coronavirus social-distancing rules eased

Ice-skating rinks, game centres and museums among venues reopening on Friday. Restaurants also benefit as number of people allowed to sit together raised from two to four.

12 Sep 2020 - 11:04AM

Ice-skating rinks, game centres and museums among venues reopening on Friday. Restaurants also benefit as number of people allowed to sit together raised from two to four.

Crowds return to struggling Hong Kong businesses as coronavirus social-distancing rules eased