Billionaire Packer says he didn’t consider Stanley Ho ban in Melco deal

Crown Resorts Ltd.’s billionaire shareholder James Packer pushed for a tie-up last year between Australia’s biggest casino operator and Hong Kong-based Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd. This was despite prohibitions levied

Greek court rules Golden Dawn party criminal organization

A Greek court ruled today (Wednesday) that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, following a politically charged five-year trial against dozens of defendants, including former

Suspect detained in HKD800,000 counterfeit money scam

A 33-year-old man from the mainland was detained by the Judiciary Police (PJ) as one of three suspects involved in a HKD800,000 counterfeit banknote fraud case. The case was revealed

Briefs | Gov’t not proposing establishment of liquor licensing system

  The Macau SAR government is not suggesting that a liquor licensing system be established, according to the transcript of a public consultation on alcohol control for underage youth. The local

City sees 21,500 visitors on 5th day of Golden Week

The number of tourists from mainland China is showing a slight improvement as Macau recorded a total of 21,500 visitors for the fifth day of the National Day Holiday. Preliminary data

PJ to set up national security department next week

The Judiciary Police (PJ) will set up a new department on October 12 for safeguarding national security, the government announced yesterday. According to a dispatch published in the official gazette, the

Worker’s group objects to cancellation of cash handouts

Some of the city’s frontline workers have expressed disapproval and refused to accept the idea of canceling the cash handout for next year. Their representatives conveyed the objections to the

Police confirm dead body found on Hac Sa Beach

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have confirmed that a dead body was found yesterday afternoon after a reader of the Times provided a lead about the discovery in Hac Sa early

Sulu Sou concerned about school subsidies

Pro-democracy lawmaker Sulu Sou is concerned about the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau’s (DSEJ) lack of supervisory capacity, due to the high amount of subsidies that have been attributed to

Ex-lawmaker Chan Wai Chi considering running in next election

Former full-attendance lawmaker Paul Chan Wai Chi hinted at his desire to run in the next election, which will take place in 2021. The member of local democrat group New Macau

Lawmaker Ella Lei asks gov’t to further digitize procedures

Complimenting the government’s move to digitize certain services, lawmaker Ella Lei has asked the government to make further progress on this, including allowing the full electronic submission of applications. The E-governance

Ng Kuok Cheong calls on gov’t to improve parking lot ventilation

In his recent written inquiry, lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong asked the government about progress in improving ventilation in underground parking lots across the city. The lawmaker pointed out that unlike ground-level

Half a billion travelers show China’s economy moving past Covid

  Hotel prices shot up, ride-hailing apps crashed, tickets to the Great Wall sold out: after more than nine long, housebound months, almost half a billion Chinese people are taking a

Briefs | FSS reminds employers to pay contribution fees

  The Social Security Fund (FSS) is calling on employers to pay obligatory system contributions for their local long-term employees for the third quarter of 2020. If a non-resident worker is hired,

Quad meeting | US, Australia, India, Japan discuss China’s growing power

Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said yesterday at a meeting with the U.S. and other diplomats that their “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” initiative, a concept to counter China’s growing

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam defends punishing teachers for pushing politics

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended disciplining teachers for promoting anti-China views, after the Asian financial center for the first time revoked an educator’s registration over the content of their

This day in history | 1977 Invasion of Swedish identical twins

Ninety sets of Swedish identical twins have travelled to Felixstowe for a brief shopping trip. The twins are taking part in studies by researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The scientists

USA | White House staff, Secret Service eye virus with fear, anger

The West Wing is a ghost town. Staff members are scared of exposure. And the White House is now a treatment ward for not one — but two — COVID

EU ready to call Johnson bluff, betting he won’t quit talks

The European Union has no plans to offer concessions to Boris Johnson before next week’s Brexit deadline, betting that the U.K. prime minister won’t make good on threats to walk

Melco SME Academy holds series of training sessions

Supported by Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s inhouse Learning Academy, the Melco SME Academy is dedicated to enhancing small and medium enterprise (SME) prosperity and helping local businesses succeed. Over the past two months, close

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