City still faces hurdles to overcome mental health stigma

The Macau SAR has not yet overcome the stigma of mental illness, which has led people with mental health concerns to “save face” and refrain from seeking help. Recently,

Briefs | Truck driver found dead inside his vehicle

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) has reported the discovery of the body of a 51-year-old Macau local male resident. The deceased, who was a truck driver, was found by one of

Gov’t proceeds with plan to harmonize pay policies across security forces

The government has proposed abolishing one existing administrative regulation and amending another law in order to unify payment compensation policies across all departments of the security force. Yesterday, the

Briefs | Inês Chan touted as next GCS director

  The Head of the Licensing and Supervision Department at the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will replace Victor Chan Chi Ping as Director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), according

New Macau calls for end to abuse of teachers’ pension funds

Lawmaker Sulu Sou, who is backed by the New Macau Association, is urging the government to close a loophole that allows private schools to use money from teachers’ pension funds

Mysterious company behind arthouse tender raises eyebrows among film buffs

Enthusiasts of independent films in Macau say they are unsure about the new Cinematheque Passion operator, as selected by the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s (IC) in a recent tender. If

Visitor arrivals plummet 99.5% in May

Visitor arrivals fell 99.5% year-on-year in May to number just 16,000, according to the latest data provided by the Statistics and Census Service. Despite the near-zero level of visitation, May

Filipino nationals face quarantine ‘hurdle’ once home

The Macau International Airport saw hundreds of passengers yesterday – an oddity during the pandemic – as 362 stranded Filipino nationals flew home after being stranded in the

Greater Bay | New cross-city alliance promotes urban design collaboration

The Greater Bay Area Urban Designer Alliance (GBAUDA) was inaugurated on Wednesday in a ceremony that was held both online and offline. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, attended the

Greater Bay | Foshan to open SARs youth entrepreneur incubator

Foshan, a city in the Greater Bay Area, is planning to build a youth entrepreneurship incubation base for Hong Kong and Macau residents. The Foshan government announced the plan on Wednesday,

Bolton: Trump solicited Chinese help for his reelection effort

President Donald Trump “pleaded” with China’s Xi Jinping during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects, according to a scathing new book by former Trump adviser John Bolton that

This Day in History | 1982 ‘God’s banker’ found hanged

The body of a top Italian banker has been found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London. Known as God’s banker for his links with the Vatican, 62-year-old Roberto Calvi was the

India cautions China over its claim to area of deadly clash

India yesterday cautioned China against making “exaggerated and untenable claims” to the Galwan Valley area even as both nations tried to end a standoff in the Himalayan region where their

Nepal moves closer to claiming disputed land with India

Nepal’s upper house of parliament yesterday signed off on a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the nation’s political map to include strategically important territory also claimed by India. Already approved

Gaming | Vegas to get new casino ahead of schedule

Real estate developer Derek Stevens is opening the Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas on Oct. 28, two months earlier than initially planned, as the city tries to

Spotify turns to Warner Bros.’ DC superheroes for new podcasts

  Superheroes have swarmed comic-book stores, movie theaters and TV. Now they’re coming for podcasts. AT&T Inc.’s Warner Bros. will produce a slate of original scripted podcasts based on DC Comics, the

Football | At 35, Ronaldo may have lost a step during the lockdown

At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic. The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two

The Buzz | US: 1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work. The

228,000 receive gov’t income subsidy, more to come

A total of 228,000 residents have received the 15,000 patacas distributed by the government as part of the income subsidy scheme. The scheme aims to mitigate the economic difficulties generated

World Views | Fear of infection hurt the economy more than lockdowns

  Until recently, it seemed like the contentious debate over lockdowns was over. By the end of May, many states were defying the warnings of public-health experts, reopening restaurants, retail and

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