Wanzai Port opening marred by imported coronavirus cases

The resumption of ferry services at the Wanzai Port yesterday after a nearly four-year break was marred by the developing Wuhan coronavirus situation in Macau. Yesterday, Macau’s Chief Executive

Briefs | Journalist association complains of poor translation

The Health Bureau has been providing unreliable Portuguese-language interpretation at press conferences held regarding the novel coronavirus and pneumonia outbreaks, the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association complained in

Starlux confident in Macau potential, says company executive

Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines is confidence in Macau’s sustainability and potential for development, a company executive has said. Cho Po-Yue, special assistant to the airline’s chairman, made the remarks

HZMB Authority implements temporary toll-free policy

According to a notification from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) Authority, small passenger vehicles will be able to travel on the HZMB toll-free for seven consecutive days from midnight on January

Consumer Council receives 22 inquiries about mask sales

The Consumer Council said it has received 21 telephone inquiries about mask prices. The complaints were mainly about consumers being unable to purchase masks and suspected cases of price

IAS suggests no childcare before 2 years of age

The Social Affairs Bureau (IAS) has suggested that local parents refrain from putting their children into nurseries before they are 2 years old. During yesterday’s TDM radio program, Choi

Chief Executive: Coronavirus outbreak may peak after CNY

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng did not rule out the possibility of forcing the closure of casinos in the coming days, as the government anticipates that the novel coronavirus

Tourism board cancels all CNY events and activities

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced yesterday morning that all upcoming activities and events in celebration of the Lunar New Year would be cancelled. A short message was

Sands China announces discretionary bonus

Sands China has announced a discretionary bonus to all eligible full-time employees in recognition of their contributions to the company last year. According to a statement issued

MISE to launch online tool for event professionals

The Macau Incentives, Meetings and Special Events Association (MISE) will launch its main project for this year in the next six months: an online tool where industry professionals can

Kung Hei Fat Choi! | Year of the Rat

  A new cycle. The Rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs, so the new lunar year is considered auspicious to new beginnings. One of the best-luck

Local canoeing team triumphant in Singapore

The Baía do Mar Canoe Club, in the name of the Macau Canoe Team, won four medals at the 2020 Singapore Canoe Marathon held on January 19. The

Strength, prosperity and luck for almost every sign

The Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, therefore marking the beginning of a new 12-year cycle. For this reason, this lunar year is

Hong Kong seeks powers to curb online harassment amid unrest

Hong Kong’s privacy chief said cases of online harassment have surged since the city’s protests erupted last year, as the government seeks new powers to take down posts

Hong Kong | Protest messages shared in Lunar New Year packets

Hong Kong's anti-government protests are putting a new spin on a Lunar New Year tradition. Every year, adults hand out red packets stuffed with cash to children and young,

Briefs | HK customs busts largest cannabis trafficking case in a decade

Hong Kong customs seized about 70 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds at Hong Kong International Airport last week, the largest cannabis trafficking case detected by the customs at the

Technology | Malaysia’s 5G plan follows China’s path

Malaysia is offering airwaves for 5G networks at little cost to carriers to reduce the investment needed for the speedier wireless service, a model followed by China in

‘Birth tourism’ faces new restrictions from US State Department

Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting "birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can

Student’s jailing for US tweets shows Beijing’s reach

The case of a Chinese student jailed for tweets he sent while studying in America underscores that being overseas is no protection from Beijing’s censors. Luo Daiqing, who

Gov’t expands travel curbs as Singapore reports virus case

Chinese health officials expanded travel restrictions beyond the epicenter of a SARS-like outbreak that’s killed at least 17 people as the virus appeared in the Asian financial hub of

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