Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion

As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them

Stanley Ho, the ‘King of Gambling’ dies at 98

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday (May 26) at

Mandatory compensation days for holiday overlap take effect

From today, employees in Macau will get an extra rotational holiday as compensation for when that rotational holiday overlaps with a statutory holiday. The measure is part of the amended

CPPCC members propose extending Macau law to Hengqin

Thirty-six Macau members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have brought a communal proposal to Beijing, which includes a request to extend Macau’s law to Hengqin. Roughly, the proposal

Briefs | IFTM to hold online summit tomorrow

  The Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) is set to hold its 5th annual TEd Summit event tomorrow online, which will include five simultaneous sessions broadcast from the institute’s 44 undergraduate

Medical doctor unsure if health authorities consulted ahead of Hush! festival

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has started recruitment for the annual Hush! festival, which will be held in July this year. The announcement, made during yesterday’s regular press briefing on

Rainstorm causes minor flooding in districts

Classes of all levels were suspended yesterday afternoon following the rainstorm signal issued by the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). Schools were also advised to ensure that their premises were

Briefs | Primary 4 to 6 classes resumed yesterday

  Classes of primary school levels 4 to 6 resumed yesterday, with sets of safety health precautions required for students upon entry of the school. Pupils were required to wear face

How Covid-19 forced development of virtual events

The worldwide outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has indirectly led people and entities to learn to apply skills and technologies that, despite existing for a long time, were seldom used

Crime | Man claims 600 million yuan losses in tourism investment fraud

  A mainland man has reported a loss of 600 million yuan to an investment fraud allegedly related to several Macau tourism and food and beverage companies, the Judiciary Police (PJ)

Proactive approach to health surveillance could cost less in the long run

During an exclusive interview with the Times, a research assistant at the United Nations University Institute in Macau argued that the outbreak of Covid-19 showed that governments worldwide should invest

Fury vs Wilder part 3 to trade blows in Macau, not Vegas

Fight promoter Bob Arum wants to bring the third part in the trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, initially scheduled to take place in July in Las Vegas,

Macau climbs Asia ranking of top convention cities

Macau has climbed five places in an international ranking of top convention cities to place 12th in the Asia-Pacific region. The ranking was published by the International Congress and Convention Association

Taiwan records growth in Macau resident settlers

The number of Hong Kong and Macau residents who have registered residency in Taiwan has increased by 15% year-on-year to 11,009, with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong appearing to

China says Hong Kong judiciary to stay independent under new law

China sought to reassure Hong Kong that its judiciary would remain independent under a new national security law, as concerns grow that the city may lose one of its key

Beijing strongly condemns US blacklisting dozens of its firms

China condemned the U.S. adding 33 Chinese entities to a trade blacklist, a move that risks potential retaliation from Beijing as tensions between the world’s two-biggest economies deteriorate further. The U.S.

This Day in History | 1998 Veterans reject Japanese ‘sorrow’

Emperor Akihito of Japan has spoken of his “deep sorrow and pain” over the suffering inflicted by his country during World War II, but did not apologise for the treatment

US faces a Memorial Day like no other; Greek islands reopen

Americans prepared to mark a Memorial Day like no other as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations, while Greece sought to revive its crucial tourism sector by restoring ferry services

One Good Thing | Indonesian choreographers provide digital stage for dancers

Before the coronavirus pandemic arrived, 2020 seemed fated to be a great year for Siko Setyanto’s dance career: touring Germany and South Korea, performances in Indonesia, classes and more classes. Now

The Buzz | TDM top official to retire September 1

The Executive Committee Chairman of public broadcaster TDM, Manuel Gonçalves Pires Júnior, has submitted a request for retirement starting September 1. His coming retirement indicates a successor will likely be

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