Macau may receive emergency coronavirus vaccines this month: Secretary Ao Ieong

Emergency Covid-19 vaccines for the more vulnerable groups – children, seniors and frontline health workers – could arrive in the MSAR by the end of December, Secretary for Social Affairs

Covid-19 | UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission today (Wednesday) for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world's first coronavirus shot that's backed by rigorous science - and

Digital yuan could reshape Macau’s gambling industry: experts

Macau saw revenue plummet by $27 billion this year as pandemic travel curbs kept lucrative Chinese gamblers away. While visitors are slowly returning, a potentially bigger threat is unnerving operators

Crime | Police bust ‘house arsenal’ during rape case investigation

The Judiciary Police (PJ) unearthed a “house arsenal” while the law enforcement authority was investigating several other allegations, the PJ announced yesterday. This June, the PJ solved a case of abduction,

11th Macau Int’l Short Film Festival opens, showcasing 132 works

The 11th Macau International Short Film Festival, featuring a total of 132 films, officially opened yesterday at the Dom Pedro V Theater. The theater will be the center stage of this

Gaming | Nov GGR drops 7.2% month-on-month  

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) declined by 7.2% in November on a month-on-month basis, according to the latest figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). In November, the

Association celebrates 4th anniversary with a step towards UNESCO listing

The Macau Guia Ciruit Promotion and Development Association (APDCGM) is holding an art exhibition as part of its promotional activities to highlight the Guia circuit, and its special and unique

AL committee suggests cancelation of 10 civil servants’ positions

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) proposes cancelling a total of ten civil servants’ positions. This includes six “ordinary career” and four “special career” positions, such as technicians

Labour Court | Judge dismisses claims of political persecution in Sautede’s case

Yesterday, a judge at the Labour Court announced their verdict that the reason Eric Sautedé, a former senior lecturer of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), was unable to secure

City records 36 HIV cases to date

  A total of 36 HIV cases were recorded in Macau from January to October this year, according to the latest figures provided by the Health Bureau (SSM). Among all the confirmed

72,000 bottles recycled by reverse vending machine

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) has been able to recycle over 72,000 plastic bottles through its reverse vending machines, according to a statement released yesterday. As of today, there are

Policy Address | Angela Leong wants to lower criminal responsibility age to 12 years

Lawmaker Angela Leong has proposed that the age of criminal responsibility in Macau be lowered to 12 years old. The proposal was made during the plenary session at the Legislative

Lawmakers propose preventing dismissed teachers from returning to public schools

Lawmakers have raised questions regarding the proposal to prevent dismissed teachers from reentering public schools, according the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL). Yesterday, the committee held another reading

Former leprosarium to house new ARTM project

Two old houses from the former Ká Hó leprosarium will now house a gallery and coffee shop as part of a project conducted by the Association of Rehabilitation of Drug

Macau helps alleviate poverty in Congjiang with 73 projects, reaching over RMB115 million

Macau has provided poverty-relief measures to Congjiang County since 2018. This has helped the county improve educational facilities, achieve a better standard of living, sell agricultural products and increase the

Hong Kong | Lam urges people to stay home as cases rise

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday urged residents to stay home as the city grapples with a resurgence of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 600 people in the

New Zealand joins Australia in denouncing China’s tweet

New Zealand has joined Australia in denouncing a graphic tweet posted by a Chinese official that shows a fake image of a grinning Australian soldier holding a bloodied knife to

Zhou Xiaoxuan | China #MeToo case heads to court after two-year delay

Zhou Xiaoxuan’s says her prestigious internship with Chinese state TV soured after a popular host forcibly kissed her. Outraged, Zhou took the previously taboo step of filing a lawsuit in 2018,

This Day in History | 1954 US Senate condemns McCarthy

The vote was 67 to 22, with all the Democrats and about half the Republicans voting against him. He has been condemned on two counts: Contempt and abuse of a Senate committee

Pandemic | European regulator to decide Dec. 29 on first virus vaccine

The European Medicines Agency will convene a meeting on Dec. 29 to decide if there is enough data about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer

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