Corporate Bits | Melco collaborates with community partners on relief efforts

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is donating MOP3 million to its long-term community partner, the Women's General Association of Macau, for the purchase of surgical facemasks to help reduce the risk

Corporate Bits | MGM to launch cleaning program for SMEs to kickstart business

Casino operator MGM China is launching a new program to engage a local small or medium-sized business (SME) cleaning company to carry out cleaning and sterilizing work for other SMEs

Gov’t labels South Korea as high-risk area, border control measures enforced

The government has decided to consider South Korea a high-risk contagion area for the Covid-19 coronavirus, prompting the enforcement of new immigration measures on those who have visited the country

Legislative Assembly to remain closed at least until month’s end

The Legislative Assembly (AL) will continue its suspension of all activities except for some administrative duties from the Assembly’s Support Services. According to the latest public notice published on Friday, only

Three residents return from cruise ship to face second quarantine in Macau

Three of the five Macau passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is stranded in Yokohama, have returned to Macau and are now under monitored quarantine at a Health

No schedule to reopen schools, says education regulator

Despite working on guidelines for schools to reopen, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) said it is still monitoring the Covid-19 situation and has no schedule for the resumption

Gov’t issues warnings for dangerous viral pranks

A new and dangerous prank which involves tripping a person with a long scarf has gone viral on social media, following a similar prank known as the “Tripping Jump Challenge.” The

Melco expects slowdown in local expansion project

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is expecting a slowdown for phase two of Studio City’s construction due to Covid-19, citing the low number of construction workers arriving from mainland China. Phase two

Billionaire Packer’s casino in spotlight as triad claims probed

Crown Resorts Ltd. billionaire James Packer has endured blow upon blow for more than three years: a bruising clash with Chinese authorities and at least two aborted deals with suitors. Now

Philippine tax agency catches errant online casino on second try

Philippine authorities trooped to an office building in the capital to shut an online casino for tax evasion, only to be surprised to find the company wasn’t there. “This is the

Hilton plans Las Vegas hotel in return to the Strip

The Las Vegas Hilton was a landmark of the gambling mecca for decades. Now, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is bringing the brand back to the Strip. Hilton has agreed to operate

Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it’s not the numbers that are

Disbanded Thai party says gov’t colluded in 1MDB scandal

Thailand’s disbanded opposition Future Forward Party attacked the government yesterday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia’s former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal, for which former Malaysian leader

This Day in History | 1950 – Labour wins slim majority

The Labour Party has won the general election, with Clement Attlee returning as Prime Minister. But the result leaves the country in a state of uncertainty as it is the closest

Sanders takes national lead with Nevada caucuses win

Bernie Sanders scored a commanding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner but escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald

England’s women to open Euro 2021 at Old Trafford

The 2021 Women’s European Championship will open at Old Trafford featuring host England, UEFA announced on Sunday with 500 days to go until the tournament. If there is a sell-out of

Lampard masterminds another win over ex-coach Mourinho

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made all the right calls to mastermind another win over his old coach Jose Mourinho and strike a significant blow in the bunched race for Champions

The Buzz | Pope cautions against ‘unfair’ Middle East peace plans

Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. In a speech yesterday during a visit to the Italian southern port city of Bari

Marchers support Assange ahead of extradition hearing

Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying

World Briefs

INDONESIA A flash flood hit hundreds of students and teachers who were hiking along a river on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least eight of the students, officials

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