Corporate Bits | Melco mobilizes workforce to support the local community

Thousands of Melco Resorts employees will partake in a multitude of volunteering events during work hours in the coming weeks, according to a statement issued yesterday by the casino operator.

Asia Today: Cruise ship in Philippine waters to return crew

A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections has sailed into Philippine waters to bring Filipino crewmen home. The Philippine coast guard said Thursday the Ruby Princess will

Catholic priest removed from post for alleged misconduct

A Macau-based priest who has left for the Philippines back in January 26 was removed from his post as the leader of the Catholic Pastoral Center for Filipino Migrants for

Beijing thought likely to approve Ho Iat Seng’s request for IVS resumption

The Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for mainland tourists intending to travel to Macau may be resumed after the upcoming 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) this month, which was delayed from

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 to be held this September and October. The popular annual contest is

Master plan is the essential piece missing in city planning puzzle

The lack of a master plan for the urban development of Macau was considered the most important barrier to the completion of several projects in both the public and private

Hong Kong saliva tests for travelers brings bioethics into question

Layla Keith had just gotten off a flight from Singapore when she and her fellow passengers were met at the gate by Hong Kong government officials and ushered onto buses

Tests for locals will facilitate cross-border living, health officials say

Covid-19 tests will be conducted on cross-border students and teachers, as well as Macau residents who need to move between Macau and the mainland, Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of border

Jellyfish spotted by Coloane beaches

Reports of jellyfish being spotted in waters around Coloane, especially near the city’s two beaches, Hac-sa and Cheoc Van, were made by the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) recently. It is unclear

Struggles in India, Brazil, US show virus fight far from won

Even as countries moved forward yesterday with easing their coronavirus restrictions and restarting their economies, a large cluster of infections linked to a market in India and the first lockdown

Seoul reports panic buying in N. Korea amid economic woes

The coronavirus pandemic has likely taken a heavy toll on North Korea, forcing leader Kim Jong Un to avoid public activities and his people into panic buying for daily necessities,

Taiwan makes new push for inclusion in World Health Assembly

Taiwan’s exclusion from the upcoming World Health Assembly would harm the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and cannot be excused by mere rules of procedure, the island’s health minister

This Day in History | 2001 Thousands greet Pope in Syrian visit

Thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope John Paul II on his historic visit to Syria. The pontiff drove in his popemobile through the narrow streets and was greeted

Generous Egyptian grandma was family ‘jewel’

Gold and silver streamers fluttered in the breeze, hung from house to house down the alley, a festive sign of the holy month of Ramadan. Usually, Ghaliya Abdel-Wahab would be giving

China’s MYbank plans a $282 billion lending spree amid pandemic

With China’s economy in free fall and millions of small businesses running low on cash, the online lending platform backed by billionaire Jack Ma entered crisis mode. It was mid-February, near

NetEase picks banks for Hong Kong second listing

NetEase Inc. has picked banks for its planned second listing in Hong Kong, according to people familiar with the matter, joining other Chinese technology companies in tapping the city’s stock

Rugby: Sam Cane named All Blacks captain, succeeding Kieran Read

Sam Cane has been selected as the New Zealand All Blacks captain, succeeding Kieran Read, who retired from test rugby after last year’s World Cup. New coach Ian Foster made the

The Buzz | Shanghai Disney Park reopening step-by-step

The Disneyland theme park in Shanghai will reopen May 11. Visits will be limited initially and must be booked in advance, and the company said it will increase cleaning and

Philippine TV network’s shutdown amid pandemic sparks uproar

Alarm over a Philippine government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network heightened yesterday with a top official warning that taking a major provider of news on

World Views | Buy when the Fed is buying won’t work anymore

The S&P 500 Index has rallied 28% from its low this year on March 23, with Wall Street praising the Federal Reserve for basically creating money to purchase a broad

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