Influx of arrivals last week may increase risk of imported cases

Macau saw a deluge of arrivals coming from high and mid-level risk areas last week between November 23-29, which may increase contagion risks emerging from imported cases, the Novel Coronavirus

Hotel guests nearly double in October

October hotel guests from mainland China surged by 168.1% month-to-month to 358,000; however, the figure still showed a year-on-year drop of 56.1%.According to data provided by the Statistics and Census

GTEF 2020 to highlight tourism reshape in new normal era

The Global Tourism Economy Forum - Macao 2020 (GTEF) will take a hybrid format which encompasses virtual and physical events for its first time ever due to Covid-19, Chief of

Policy Address | National security in spotlight sparking divergent opinions

National security was one of the topics that sparked debate and opinions from the lawmakers during the debate on the Policy Address 2021 (LAG2021) for the Secretariat of Security. Many lawmakers

Policy Address | Crime to be tackled with education and technology

Lawmakers are concerned about the increase of some types of crimes over the past nine months. Topping the concerns are the sexual abuse of children as well as crimes conducted

Fraudster beaten up and robbed by his victims

Yesterday, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported a robbery case in which the victims were also the suspects. The police arrested four suspects; three who were allegedly members of a money exchange

Briefs | Gov’t to formulate commission of accountants

  The city’s Professional Commission of Accountants will be led by representatives from public administration organizations. Alongside other accounting professionals and experts, the commission will have a maximum of 13 members.

Infrastructure forum to tackle challenges faced by sector

The 11th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) is themed “Responding to Challenges and Promoting Global Infrastructure Development,” the organizers announced yesterday. Held at The Venetian Macau from December 2 to

Anima calls on public to adopt as overhead costs increase and donations dwindle

Animal rights group Anima Macau is continuing its campaign for residents to adopt and support their cause as its overhead costs have increased amid the reduction of financial support it

AMCM to launch an integrated e-payment platform in Q1 2021

The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) may roll out an integrated payment platform in the first quarter of 2021. This will enable an all-inclusive payment device to perform transactions made

Serious traffic accident leaves motorcyclist, 12-year-old boy, injured

A serious traffic accident was reported on Av. do Aeroporto yesterday, leaving a male motorcyclist severely injured and a 12-year-old boy with brain hemorrhage. The accident was caused due to the

Australian leader Morrison slams Beijing’s ‘graphic tweet’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday a tweet by a Chinese official which shows a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat is “truly

Economy | Manufacturing accelerates in November

China’s manufacturing activity accelerated in November as its rebound from the pandemic gained strength, a survey showed yesterday, while the United States and Europe struggled with rising infections and renewed

China sanctions leaders of US groups over Hong Kong actions

China yesterday said it is sanctioning leaders of U.S. government-affiliated bodies that promote democracy around the world in response to what it calls practices that “blatantly meddle in Hong Kong

This day in history | 1990 Tunnel links UK and Europe

Construction workers have drilled through the final wall of rock to join the two halves of the Channel Tunnel and link Britain to France. The momentous breakthrough links the UK to

Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster yesterday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the

JPMorgan doubling Singapore private bankers for rich Chinese

JPMorgan Chase & Co. plans to double the number of private bankers serving Chinese clients from Singapore over the next two years, signaling its ambition to tap growth from Asia’s

HSBC contemplates complete exit from US retail banking

HSBC Holdings Plc is considering offloading its struggling retail network in the U.S., a market the British bank has called one of its biggest strategic challenges. The bank’s management is looking

MGM partners with MSO to organize lion dance performance program

With the aim of introducing lion dance and the inheritance of Lingnan culture to the younger generation, MGM partnered with Macau Special Olympics (MSO) to organize a series of school performances for the MSO

Sands launches festive promotions

Sands Resorts Macao and Sands Macao have kicked off the festive season with promotions on accommodation, retail, dining and spa treatments. Celebratory offers can be enjoyed from now until March

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