Lawmakers probe gov’t on budget defiance to Basic Law

Lawmakers of the First Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) have questioned the government regarding the 2021 budget bill, which presents a deficit due to greater expenditure than revenue

Education suffers MOP1 billion cut in 2021

The education sector will face a 1 billion pataca cut in 2021, as per the 2021 Budget bill presented by the government. The bill, currently under analysis by the First Standing

Ao Ieong dispels public worries over recruitment of mainland teachers

The recruitment of 27 teachers from mainland China to offer local teachers tutelage on assistance and counseling by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has ignited worries in the

Unitary police law remains in place

The unitary police law remains in place following yesterday’s discussion by the First Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL). Yesterday, members of the committee met at the AL building to

Local racers deny document forgery accusations in court

Two local car racers have denied the Macao Foundation’s accusations of document forgery in the Court of First Instance, according to a report by Macao Daily News. The two racers are

Gaming tax drops 74% in Jan-Oct period

The SAR government has reaped MOP24.3 billion in gaming taxes from January to October, a sharp drop of 74% from the same period last year, the Financial Services Bureau (DSF)

Wynn Promotes Traditional Chinese Culture

Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. and the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association co-organized the fourth ‘Wynn Cup—Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition’ under the theme ‘My Greater Bay Area

Briefs | Wisdom Policy urges tourism recovery

  Local think tank Wisdom Policy’s president Ho Ion Sang recently proposed that the local government continue its discussion with the mainland’s relevant government department to try to regain the city’s

Ineligible for court, buyers of mainland residences seek help from lawmaker

Several hundred Macau buyers purchasing units in Wanzai District of China’s southern city of Zhuhai have seen the type of properties mysteriously altered, making them legally uninhabitable, lawmaker Jose Pereira

Consultation fatigue | Simultaneously held public consultations ‘quite improper’

The recent emergence of three public consultations in two months is not giving the general public a clear idea of each, leaving members of the public quite confused, said local

Covid-19 | Brazil resumes trials of Chinese vaccine candidate

Brazil’s health regulator yesterday (Macau time) authorized the resumption of large-scale clinical trials on a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company just over a day after shutting the

LegCo crisis | Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators hand in resignations

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators began resigning in protest yesterday, one day after the government ousted four members of their camp. The 15 remaining members of the bloc have said they will

Social Media | TikTok asks court to intervene as Trump order looms

The popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to intervene. TikTok’s Chinese owner,

Philippines | Typhoon-ravaged northeastern provinces pummeled by new storm

A typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeastern Philippines, where rescuers worked yesterday to help people flee the rising waters. Rescue officials said at

USA | Biden moves forward without help from Trump’s intel team

The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most

This Day in History | 1979 Times returns after year-long dispute

The paper’s disappearance from news stands followed a dispute between management and unions over manning levels and the introduction of new technology. After talks broke down, the Times’ Canadian owners, the

Analysis | Why Trump fears leaving the White House

Donald Trump is the luckiest man alive. Unlike almost, well, everyone, he’s been protected from the consequences of his own mistakes his entire life. Born into a wealthy family, he was

Drive in | Winslet finds passion among the rocks in ‘Ammonite’

The new film “Ammonite” unearths the stories of two women buried by history: paleontologist Mary Anning, who in the 19th century made significant prehistoric fossil discoveries along the coast in

Wellness | Soothing sensation

Sourcing ingredients such as goji berry and sea buckthorn straight from the Tibetan plateau, Akar is a unique skin care brand. The healing properties of the two fruits have long

Food review | Deluxe to-go sushi 

Anyone who loves Japanese food knows that high-quality sushi can be expensive. There are supermarkets and shops selling extremely affordable machine-made sushi, yet the “texture of rice is off and cannot

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