Tourism board calls off Int’l Fireworks Display Contest

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has announced the cancellation of the 31st Macao International Fireworks Display Contest originally slated to be held this September and October. The popular annual contest

Asia Today: India’s cases spike with Chennai market cluster

NEW DELHI — Health officials are rushing to contain the spread of the coronavirus in India's southern city of Chennai, where a large cluster has been identified among people at

Rosário: Macau in position for other anti-plastic restrictions

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo Arrais do Rosário, is pleased with the results of the plastic bag law that entered into effect last November. He said that

Mask use gets in the way of physical education outdoor activities

Outdoor activities during physical education classes should be suspended for the time being, Wong Ka Ki, head of the Education Department of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) said

Nine appeals dismissed by the courts regarding expired lands

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) and the Court Final Appeal (TUI) have dismissed nine appeals regarding idle land plots that the government sought to reclaim following the expiration of

Dragon boat races going ahead in June, but without foreign teams

Despite many other activities having been canceled or postponed this year, the annual International Dragon Boat Competition is still running to schedule, the Sports Bureau (ID) announced yesterday at a

MUST to collaborate with global firms on AI computerization

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has recently launched its new generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supercomputer Center, with the support of the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund,

MGTO launches online learning for catering professionals

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched online learning videos for catering professionals yesterday in order to advance the city’s development as a Creative City of Gastronomy amid the current

Crime | Police unveil fake marriage scheme involving sisters from mainland

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has unveiled a complex case involving multiple fake marriages aiming to secure Macau residency permits for at least seven people. The PSP spokesperson disclosed the

Crime | Two charged over the appropriation of lost property

  During yesterday’s joint police forces press conference, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson revealed that two locals have recently been charged with the appropriation of lost property. In the first

Hong Kong inches toward normalcy with move to open schools, bars

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam moved to loosen curbs on social gatherings and reopen shuttered schools, as a lull in coronavirus infections set the stage for fresh political battles over

Gaming operator SJM’s net profit fell 148% in Q1

SJM Holdings Ltd experienced a net loss of HKD409 million in the first quarter, a plunge of 148.1% from HKD850 million in profit over the same period last year. According to

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science’s march

Despite a century’s progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918. In the years between two lethal pandemics, one the misnamed Spanish flu, the other COVID-19, the world learned

This Day in History | 1997 Brown sets Bank of England free

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, has given the Bank of England independence from political control. His surprise announcement - coming only four days after Labour’s landslide election win - is being described

Four new cases in South Korea; China show work on containment

China and South Korea, which had early, intense outbreaks of the coronavirus, together reported only four new infections yesterday and were slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts. Meanwhile,

Hong Kong retail sinks 42% in March as China consumers vanish

Hong Kong’s retailers will need to get creative to survive the deepening recession that’s enveloped the city as tourists from the mainland who fueled past rebounds are unlikely to come

Corporate Bits | Melco unveils special summer offers for Macau residents

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is bringing special summer offers to Macau residents over the next three months. Melco has announced the return of “Melco Loves Locals” offer for Macau residents, with

Technology | Here come Covid-19 tracing apps – and privacy trade-offs

As governments around the world consider how to monitor new coronavirus outbreaks while reopening their societies, many are starting to bet on smartphone apps to help stanch the pandemic. But their

tTunes | Lucinda Williams channels her anger into song

Lucinda Williams has come up with an album for our times — at least if you’re as angry as she is. “Good Souls, Better Angels” is anything but subtle. Williams takes

The Buzz | US Senate reopens despite risks as House preps more virus aid

The Senate reopened in a Capitol largely shuttered by the coronavirus, but prospects for quick action on a new aid package are uncertain with a deepening debate over how best to

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