Gov’t reports low budget execution efficiency in 2019

The government budget execution efficiency in 2019 was low due to authorities’ inability to invest in various projects, according to the Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL). Yesterday, the

Briefs | Over 1,000 taxis equipped with monitoring devices

A total of 1,060 taxis have been equipped with monitoring devices, according to a statement released by the Transport Bureau (DSAT). These are used for recording, navigation and other functions.

Nearly 500 Filipino nationals still waiting for flights home

Despite arranging 11 repatriation flights to Manila, the Philippine Consulate General in Macau is still dealing with a record number of nearly 500 Filipino nationals who wish to return home

Nearly 60% of casino workforce furloughed without pay

The majority of casino workers in Macau are wrestling with financial hardship, with 59.6% of them forced to take unpaid leave, according to a recent survey released by the Macau Gaming

Melco Resorts attribute slight business recovery to IVS reinstatement

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited experienced a moderate recovery in business levels during the third quarter, benefiting from the partial resumption of casino operations in Cyprus and Manila, as well

Over 1,700 new firms established in Q3

Amid the slow growth of the economy, a total of 1,720 new companies were incorporated in the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 294 year-on-year, according to the Statistics

IFTM opens new building for its Silver Jubilee

In the year marking its Silver Jubilee, the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) unveiled its Silver Jubilee Building in Taipa yesterday. The building was originally built and owned by the

AL seeks public opinion on security force general clause

Starting today, the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) will seek public opinions on the security force and security department manpower general clause for a 30-day consultation period. Yesterday,

Gov’t to pilot carer’s allowance for a year

The Social Welfare Bureau will launch a pilot scheme for caregiver’s allowance, which will be tested by the government for a year, from December 2020 till November 2021. The application

Taste of Edesia | Luxury with more than a view 

The dramatic skyline of the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai is one of the most unique sights of modern China. A masterpiece of contemporary luxury on the Pudong waterfront, Mandarin

This Day in History | 1996 ‘Comeback Kid’ wins second term

Bill Clinton is basking in a resounding victory over Republican Bob Dole and the prospect of four more years in the White House. He is the first Democratic President in US

US Election Day(s) | Biden rebuilding ‘blue wall’ in race for the White House

Democrat Joe Biden was pushing closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House, securing victories in the “blue wall” battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan and

Macau Racing Tips | The Ashley 1510 Metres Sand 2020-11-07 | Sat | 16:20

Race 5 | Horse no. 7 Still So Cute & Horse no. 3 Oriental Profit, Quinella & Place Quinella

Book It | Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir

When Peter Frampton was a child, he busted his father on Christmas morning giving him an acoustic guitar dressed as Santa. “And from 3:30 in the morning on Christmas when

The Buzz | China suspends entry for residents of Britain

China is suspending entry for most foreign passport holders who reside in Britain, reacting to a new surge of coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom. The suspension covers those holding visas

US Election | Claim that Sharpie pens ruin Arizona ballots misses the mark

As states across the U.S. release vote totals for the presidential election, some social media users are falsely claiming that ballots are being invalidated in Arizona. The supposed culprit: Sharpie

World Views | Polling failed. It’s time to kick the addiction

For the second time in a row, polling has failed to correctly assess the mood of the nation heading into a U.S. presidential election. The debacle will inevitably engender recriminations,

Friday, November 6, 2020 – edition no. 3652

— Inside the chaotic unraveling of Jack Ma’s $35 billion Ant IPO * Nearly 60% of casino workforce furloughed without pay * America in limbo * Melco Resorts experienced a moderate revenue recovery

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