Sheldon Adelson passes away at 87

The Las Vegas convention visionary and philanthropist spearheaded a major project to bring the Sands name to Macau, opening the first Las Vegas-style casino in May 2004. Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Portugal’s president, 72, tests positive for coronavirus

The office of the Portuguese president says that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for the coronavirus although the veteran politician has no symptoms. Rebelo de Sousa is 72. He

Police ‘suggesting’ or ‘petitioning’ may be considered a violation

Police officers who make suggestions or petitions to the government authority may be deemed in violation of their special obligations, according to the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly

Briefs | Gov’t sets up new award catalogs

  The Talents Development Committee has set up two new award catalogs to encourage local talent in Macau to obtain more certifications. According to a statement released by the committee, the

DSEJ admits local students may not have sufficient knowledge about the SAR

At the final public consultation session for the Non-tertiary Education Mid- to Long-term Planning (2021-2030), Lou Pak Sang, Director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), evaded a secondary

Gov’t encourages locals to stay in town during CNY

Macau residents should consider spending their Lunar New Year holidays in the city and drop unnecessary travel, Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center advised at

Entreaty for mainland workers to not travel came amidst China’s surge of Covid-19 cases 

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) issued an appeal yesterday, urging mainland workers residing in Macau not to return to their hometowns in China during the Spring Festival in a bid

Crime | Man accused of theft by finding of mobile phone

A 61-year-old man from the Philippines, who is in Macau as a non-resident worker, is being charged with illegally appropriating a mobile phone that he found on a street bench,

Crime | Local woman involved in sham marriage over debt

A local woman is being accused of having engaged in a sham marriage to see an old debt repaid by the family of her alleged husband who is a mainland

Gov’t appoints new members of Women and Children Affairs Committee

  The organizational members of the Women and Children Affairs Committee have largely been replaced, according to a notice published in the Official Gazette. Approximately one third of previous organizational committee

38 public projects left idle in Q3 2020

A total of 38 projects within the government’s Investment and Development Expenditure Plan (PIDDA) were left idle in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, the Legislative Assembly’s (AL) Follow-up Committee

SMG issues warning on continued temperature drop

The Macau public have braced themselves for the past few days of cold weather, with the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) issuing an Orange Cold Weather Alert and warning the

Pansy Ho appointed head of local UN body

Local entrepreneur Pansy Ho has been appointed President of the Macau Chapter of the United Nations Economic and Social Ministry – France-China Cultural Exchange and Promotion Centre. In her business capacity,

China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said yesterday. The experts

China Daily | Responsible China contributes to global development

  China has seen considerable growth in its economic, technological and composite national strength. The rise of a responsible country like China does not threaten others or pose danger to the world.

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority yesterday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., with vaccinations of high-risk groups expected to start later this week. Conditional

Beijing denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

A Chinese official yesterday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that

India returns Chinese soldier who crossed disputed border

A Chinese soldier seized by India’s military in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a border standoff, was handed back to China yesterday, the army

This day in history | 1976 Crime writer Agatha Christie dies

The most popular novelist in the world, Dame Agatha Christie, has died leaving rumours of a multi-million pound fortune and a final book waiting to be published. The British author, who

USA | Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority force

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