Minor earthquake recorded this morning

A magnitude 2.2 earthquake was detected today at 11:35 a.m., according to information released by the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau. The epicenter was located approximately 21 kilometers southwest of Macau. Social

Crime | Husband suspected of killing wife after argument

A 67-year-old man is suspected to have killed his 66-year-old wife over a financial disagreement, the Judiciary Police (PJ) disclosed yesterday. The couple had been married for about 40 years. They

Crime | Dangerous motorbike riders twice ignore police directives

Three local men claimed not to have seen police officers and not to have heard their instructions after they were investigated for dangerous driving, the Public Security Police Force (PSP)

Briefs | DSEJ prepares masks for kindergarten interviews

  As children undertaking kindergarten interviews are required to wear facemasks throughout the admission process, a centralized mask supply has been arranged for them, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DESJ)

Long list of ‘revitalization’ works will advance this year, pledges CE

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng guaranteed yesterday that the long list of public works presented during the Policy Address, which constitute a significant part of the government’s plans to revitalize

Policy Address | LRT to go underground to save land resources

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has said he hopes new Light Rapid Transit (LRT) lines can be built underground in future so as to better allocate above-surface land resources. Questioned by

Policy Address | Gov’t has no plan to amend gaming taxes

Macau’s top official said yesterday that the government has no intention of changing the current taxation structure for casinos and other gaming activities. The information came in the form of a

Experts say economy will bounce back once borders reopen

The Macau SAR is expected to undergo a “much deeper economic contraction” this year, with the city’s economy predicted to plunge by 24%, according to Fitch Ratings Inc. This drop will

JP Morgan: Gaming law revision may be completed only in 2022

Brokerage JP Morgan Securities has predicted that the revision of the city’s gaming laws may only be finalized a matter of months before the concessionaire contracts expire. During the Policy Address

Affordable housing | Length of residence now a factor in applications

The Macau SAR government has submitted the latest amendment to the affordable housing bill, having proposed to give more weight to permanent residents as well as to their length of

Gov’t mulling best time to end guaranteed mask supply scheme

On the verge of the commencement of the 10th round of the centralized mask supply scheme, Lo Iek Long, medical director of the Conde São Januário Hospital, hinted yesterday that

Hong Kong extends social distancing measures for another two weeks

Hong Kong is extending social distancing restrictions for another 14 days as a precautionary measure, even as the financial hub sees a drop off in daily new Covid-19 infections. “This is

Consulate launches survey to assess if second chartered flight wanted

The Philippine Consulate General in the Macau SAR is calling on Philippine nationals who want a second chartered flight back to the Philippines to sign an online survey before April

Fearing big election loss, China goes on offensive in Hong Kong

On the surface, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appears to have had a few pretty good months: Her government has managed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, during which street protests

This Day in History | 2000 Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy

US federal agents have seized six-year-old Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez in an early morning raid on the home of his relatives in Miami. About 25 officers broke down the door

UK Parliament to hold virtual debates amid virus lockdown

Britain’s Parliament is going back to work, and the political authorities have a message for lawmakers: Stay away. U.K. legislators and most parliamentary staff were sent home in late March as

Analysis | The era of airline buccaneers may be ending

Aviation has always carried a whiff of the pirate ship about it. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., likes to describe himself as an “adventurer and troublemaker,” and

Genting plans unprecedented pay cut as virus shuts casinos

Malaysia’s casino-to-hospitality conglomerate Genting Bhd. and its units are planning the first group-wide salary cut since its founding in 1965. Genting, backed by Malaysian tycoon Lim Kok Thay, is proposing as

Book It | ‘Rules for Being a Girl’ leaves readers wanting more

In “Rules for Being a Girl,” by bestselling authors Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno, high school student Marin Lospato becomes the victim of a teacher’s sexual advances — one who

tTunes | New Shelby Lynne album connected to unreleased film

There’s hardly a song among the 11 on Shelby Lynne’s first solo record since 2015 that fails to mention love, and even the exceptions stay on theme. The self-titled album is

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