Asia Today: India surge continues with nearly 10,000 cases

The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. The spike has come as the government

Special ferry to serve Macau, HK airport

Special ferry services between Macau’s Taipa Ferry Terminal and Hong Kong International Airport’s Skypier will be operated by both TurboJET and Cotai Water Jet between June 17 and July 16,

Melco purchases agricultural products from Congjiang County

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announces the purchase of 500 gift packs of agricultural specialties from Congjiang to support the government’s poverty alleviation efforts for Guizhou Province. The purchase was to further

Gov’t undecided on airport expansion budget

The government has not yet decided on the budget for the expansion of the Macau International Airport (MIA), the Follow-up Committee for Land and Public Concession Affairs of the Legislative

Briefs | Lawmaker urges gov’t for career training system

  Lawmaker Lei Chan U has urged the local government to amend the city’s vocational training mechanism. In an interpellation to the government, Lei raised questions regarding the professional training mechanism

Lo unaware of athletes’ Covid-19 test requirement

On the sidelines of a Health Bureau (SSM) press conference, medical director of the Conde São Januário Hospital, Alvis Lo Iek Long, told the Times that he was personally not

Police hurting its own image: commentators

The police’s differing practices in handling three incidents held respectively on June 4, 5 and 6 has stirred up public debate. Its deployment of a large team to halt the

Gov’t to hold internship program for graduates

The SAR government is launching an internship program to assist local university graduates. Yesterday, Labour Affairs Bureau director Wong Chi Hong disclosed that the program is scheduled to start at the

Authorities dismantle illegal immigration network

The Judiciary Police (PJ), in collaboration with the Macao Customs Service (SA), have dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to providing illegal transportation of people from the mainland into Macau, a

Local resident loses appeal on children’s residency

  A permanent resident in Macau of Portuguese nationality has lost an appeal to the Court of Second Instance (TSI) in which she aimed to obtain for her two daughters the

GDI receives 24 bids for Zone A public housing

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) received a total of 24 bids in the public tender for the public housing project located in the New Urban Zone. The land is located on

Adriano Ho expected to implement stricter gaming regulations

The new director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Adriano Ho, takes office today in his new role. Ho has been working as an advisor to the Office of

China’s companies emerge as global donors in virus pandemic

As the coronavirus spread, the world’s richest communist dug into his deep pockets. Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and a member of the ruling Communist Party, helped to

South China Sea | Philippine defense chief flies to disputed island amid feud

The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea yesterday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the “full-blast” development

This Day in History | 1967 Israel ends six-day war

Fighting in the Middle East has ended after Israel finally observed the UN ceasefire and halted her advance into Syria. Within the last six days Israeli troops have taken territory many

Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change

In the two weeks since George Floyd’s killing, police departments have banned chokeholds, Confederate monuments have fallen and officers have been arrested and charged amid large global protests against violence

Hong Kong OKs $5 billion bailout for Cathay Pacific Airways

Financially battered Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways has become the latest airline to get government support to survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Hong Kong government yesterday approved a 39 billion

GEG holds sanitation training for local school

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has sent specialized team members to the Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle School to carry out sanitation training for the schools’ cleaning staff. GEG mobilized

East Asia League appoints Mark Fischer as COO

The East Asia Super League (EASL), the regional competition for basketball clubs in East Asia, has appointed Asia sports industry veteran Mark Fischer as Chief Commercial Officer, the group announced

Boxing | Fury-Wilder III by end of the year, promoter says

The U.S. promoter of Tyson Fury is hoping to stage a third heavyweight fight between the British boxer and Deontay Wilder by the end of the year, potentially in Macau,

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