Gov’t approves 344 applications for SME support programs

The Economic Bureau (DSE) has approved a total of 344 applications for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Aid Scheme, a program that offers an

Education authority to distribute masks, hand sanitizers to tutoring centers

Some 3,750 facemasks and 7,000 units of hand sanitizer will be offered to 1,000 private tuition centers in response to permissions for service resumption, the Education

Seven Air Macau crewmembers to join Wuhan rescue mission

Seven staff members from the government and seven crewmembers from Air Macau will play core roles in a rescue mission for Macau residents in Wuhan to be conducted

United Nations appoints local professor as advisor

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Centre for Excellence on Criminal Justice Statistics in Asia and the Pacific has appointed Liu Jianhong,

Briefs | Tutoring centers said to be raising fees

Some of the city’s parents have said that tutoring centers are raising their fees to mitigate losses in the past few weeks brought about by the coronavirus-induced drop

New documentary explores city’s role in maritime trade

A new documentary project titled “Canton” aims to raise awareness of the historic role Macau played in the establishment of a global maritime trading system.  The documentary

Gaming | Analysts review forecasts for city’s 2020 growth outlook

Gaming analysts expect little improvement in the way of Macau gross gaming revenue this month, with one brokerage forecasting that revenue may plunge 70%. Last

Crime | Firefighter accused of theft; second case in under a week

The police authority has charged another firefighter with theft, the second case in less than a week. During yesterday’s joint police press conference,

Crime | Teenage boy accused of rape after girlfriend falls pregnant

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has charged a 16-year-old Macau local teenage boy with rape after his 15-year-old girlfriend became pregnant. According to a report from

Virus crisis spreads in Iran, ebbs in China; G7 vows resolve

The coronavirus spread deep into Iran’s government, South Korea ramped up its fight against the epidemic by starting drive-thru testing, and seven major economies tried

Beijing denounces US cap on reporter numbers as prejudicial

China yesterday denounced a move by the Trump administration to cap the number of Chinese state-run media journalists who can work in the United States as

North Korean swagger may conceal brewing virus disaster

In these days of infection and fear, a recent propaganda photo sums up the image North Korea wants to show the world, as well as its people: Soldiers

USA | What to watch as 14 states vote in Super Tuesday primaries

The Democratic presidential candidates are racing toward the biggest day in the primary calendar, when 14 states vote on Super Tuesday (today, Macau time). It’s the day

This Day in History | 1975 – Comic genius Chaplin is knighted

Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has become Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The star of such films as The Kid and The Great Dictator

Tokyo 2020 | Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time

Japan’s Olympic minister said yesterday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. Seiko Hashimoto’s response to

World briefs

INDONESIA’s most active volcano erupted yesterday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending a massive column of smoke and ash as high as 6,000 meters into the

The Buzz | US Lawmakers close in on $7.5B measure to battle coronavirus

Lawmakers are finalizing a $7.5 billion emergency bill to fund the government’s response to  Sen. Chuck Schumer, a caustic critic of President Donald Trump’s handling of the

iPhone maker expects return to normal in China by end-March

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Apple Inc.’s most important manufacturing partner, expects its Chinese plants to begin operating normally by the end of March after resolving severe

World Views | The world is a giant cruise ship called the Covid-19

I extended my hand to the woman with whom I’d been chatting for the past few minutes. “I’m Virginia,” I said. To my surprise, she responded not

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – edition 3485

    * Seven Air Macau crewmembers to join Wuhan rescue mission * Many SMEs want loan repayments postponed, not new loans * Gaming analysts expect little improvement in the way of gross gaming

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