One billion patacas in subsidies promised in new bus contracts

The Macau SAR government is preparing to sign a new contract with Macau’s bus companies by September. The government will pay one billion patacas in subsidies to the two bus

Briefs | Int’l Music Festival adapts to Covid-19 by inviting local performers

  Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Macao International Music Festival, originally scheduled for October this year, will have a different format. Themed ‘For a Special Year’, this

Hurdles on AirAsia’s path to helping Macau students

Low-cost carrier AirAsia is willing to help Macau students return to their places of study abroad, but there is a critical problem with transit suspension in some places, Celia Lao,

Facial recognition deserves UN attention, says Jason Chao

The installation of a large number of surveillance cameras by the security authorities, and the announced upgrade of facial recognition functions in many of them, were among the topics noted

Gov’t has no information on threats to freedom of the press

The Government Information Bureau (GCS) has stated in a written reply to the Times that the bureau does not have any information regarding the comments made on Wednesday by Jason

Civil servant admits to stealing

A civil servant has been accused of theft, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) recently reported. The accused is a 59-year-old man surnamed Chow, who is reportedly an assistant technician working

Tutor charged with illicit appropriation

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has charged a tutor with illicit appropriation. The tutor and her husband, aged in her 40s and 55 respectively, were accused of illicit appropriation. On August

National and SAR officials in Beijing applaud Macau’s anti-pandemic achievements

CHINA’S Minister of Commerce and the Macau Chief Executive have both commended Macau’s efforts and achievements in the fight against Covid-19. In a Wednesday meeting in Beijing with the Macau’s head

Galaxy’s confidence in Macau not shaken by 91% revenue drop

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (GEG) net revenue during the second quarter of 2020 stood at HKD1.15 billion, down 91% year-on-year and down 77% quarter-on-quarter due to the adverse impacts of Covid-19,

Fitch affirms MGM Resorts rating on account of ‘strong liquidity’

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘BB-’ Long- Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of MGM Resorts International and MGM China Holdings, on the basis of the companies’ “strong liquidity position to weather

Lui committed to Japan IRs despite timeline delays

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) said that it remains committed to its Japan expansion plans despite the timeline delays associated with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. GEG Chairman Lui Che Woo

Wynn Resorts establishes new foundation to help Macau’s development

Wynn Resorts (Macau) has set up a foundation with an initial fund of 10 million patacas to promote Macau’s “prosperous and harmonious development,” according to the foundation’s statute published in

Jimmy Lai | Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn’t sent to China

Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. “There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was under

Trade war | Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Slovenia making the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei. On the second leg of a four-nation tour of

This Day in History | 1941 Secret meetings seal US-Britain alliance

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, has spent the last few days in top-secret meetings with the American President, Franklin D Roosevelt. Details of the meetings only emerged after the announcement of

75 years later, one million Japanese war dead still missing

Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts. The

China’s days as world’s factory are over, iPhone maker says

A key supplier to Apple Inc. and a dozen other tech giants plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese market and the U.S., declaring that China’s time as

Cathay soars as airport transfer hopes offset bleak outlook

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. shares extended their double-digit rally after a Chinese state-run newspaper tweeted that Hong Kong’s airport may restart transfer flights to mainland China, a move that could

Macau Racing Tips | The Leyton Orient 2020-08-16 | Sun | 16:10

Peter Leyshan’s sand runner Destney (pictured) should prove himself a capable winner this Sunday in The Leyton Orient Class 3&4 1350 Metres sand race. Destney is an 8 year old

Champions League finals | Silva, the City wizard who helped to redefine English soccer

There’ll be no standing ovation in a full stadium for David Silva after his final appearance for Manchester City. He won’t be grabbing a microphone — Pablo Zalabeta-style — and making

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