Gaming | Experts hold mixed views on GGR prospects following revenue of MOP7.8b in December

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) declined by 65.8% to MOP7.82 billion in December 2020 year-on-year, according to figures released last Friday by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). Even though the city’s

Zhuhai PLA commences multifaceted national defense education campaign

  The Zhuhai Base of the Macau Garrison of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has revealed that it will commence a population-wide education campaign about national defense and is actively involved

CE: Socioeconomic stability maintained despite Covid-19 crisis

Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng said that Macau has maintained its socioeconomic stability, despite the arduousness of the year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the

At least 36 residents affected by Taiwan’s passenger transit ban

At least 36 local residents have been reportedly affected by the decision of the Taiwanese authorities to ban transiting passengers from the island’s airports enforced from January 1, the Tourism

Case of Covid-19 variant recorded in Guangdong

An imported case of a Covid-19 mutation has been recorded in Guangdong Province recently, according to state media Xinhua News Agency. The individual concerned is an 18-year-old Chinese national who studies

Tourism | MGTO continues to promote wedding travel to lure mainland newlyweds

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will continue to promote wedding travel to enhance the city’s glamour and broaden visitor sources, despite the fact that this travel type has not

Average tourist arrival numbers recorded during New Year period

Tourist arrivals in the Macau SAR stood at some 39,000 on the first two days of the year, with the majority arriving on January 1. Macau saw 22,000 visitors on the

Tourism board’s promotional week in Shanghai postponed

The “Macao Week in Shanghai” has been postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak prevention measures, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement after receiving a notice from the

Iconic egg tart maker awarded MBE

Eileen Stow, the current owner of the bakery that makes globally-renowned Macanese custard tarts, has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in The Queen’s

Gastronomy | Tourism board to submit report to UN by mid-2021

After being listed as a Creative City of Gastronomy for four years, the Macau SAR is required to submit a quadrennial conclusive report to UNESCO by mid-2021, Maria Helena de

Local Michelin stars to be unveiled virtually on Jan. 27

The most prestigious awards for the restaurant industry in Hong Kong and Macau – Michelin Stars – will be unveiled virtually for the first time in a digitally-held ceremony scheduled

Tsai credits Taiwan for virus wins, notes China’s threats

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday hailed the island’s progress in containing the coronavirus pandemic and growing the economy while facing military threats from China. In her annual New Year’s Day

North Korea | Kim thanks people in rare New Year’s cards

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked the public for their trust and support “in the difficult times” and wished them happiness and good health in his first New Year’s

This day in history | 1967 Campbell killed during record attempt

Donald Campbell has been killed a split second before breaking his own water speed record in his jet-powered boat, the Bluebird K7. He was travelling at more than 300mph (483 km/h)

Pandemic | UK’s Johnson warns of more lockdown measures as virus soars

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned yesterday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates

NYSE to delist Chinese Telco giants on US executive order

The New York Stock Exchange said it will delist three Chinese corporations to comply with a U.S. executive order that imposed restrictions on companies identified as affiliated with the Chinese

The Buzz | UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks’ Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out today whether he can be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges over the publication of secret American military

Britons flying home to Spain caught in post-Brexit red tape

Blame COVID-19 travel restrictions or Brexit but whatever the cause, some British citizens trying to return to their homes in several European countries this weekend have been barred from boarding

World Views | 2020 had a silver lining for math geeks

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and like many, I can’t wait for 2020 to become hindsight. But for math geeks like me, one thing was sure in a year of so much uncertainty — admittedly

Monday, January 4, 2021 – edition no. 3686

  * Stranded residents — At least 36 local residents have been affected by Taiwan’s suspension of transit passengers * December’s GGR of MOP7.8b represented the smallest drop since February * Eileen Stow |

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