IC aims to complete New Central Library by 2025

On the sidelines of yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 20th Macao Fringe Festival, the president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Mok Ian Ian, revealed that the government is aiming

Galaxy announces winter bonus to team members

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced that a one-off special payment equivalent to one month of salary will be awarded to the eligible team members at senior manager and below,

Academic slams opinions on domestic violence criminal definition

As opinions crop up following the attempt to make domestic violence charges semi-public crimes, social work academic and anti-domestic violence advocate Cecilia Ho described this as a “reversal.” Ho said

Eight public car parks to undergo refurbishments

  The SAR government has inked an agreement with a parking management company stipulating that the refinement projects for the city’s eight public car parks shall be completed by 2023. The

Survey: Improved career prospects draw local talents back

Enhanced career development is the biggest motivation for Macau citizens living abroad to return to the city, according to a survey released yesterday by the Talents Development Committee. The survey polled 314 Macau

Urban Master Plan still has holes to fill, experts say

The current Urban Master Plan for the period of 2020-2040 still has scope for further improvement to make Macau more liveable, convenient and accessible for residents and tourists, according to

Migrants to face financial hardship if they stay put in town

It will be expensive for foreign workers to stay in Macau during the Spring Festival as the city’s cost of living and cost of accommodation will be higher, local associations

Tourist arrivals | Gradual rise in mainland visitors

The number of December tourist arrivals grew 3.6% month-to-month to 659,407, however this data still represents a year-on-year decline of 78.6%, the Statistics and Census Service said in a statement

Market vendors express concern about signing future contracts

Current wet market vendors are worried that they may fall into a legal grey area, if not a trap, when they are required to sign leasing contracts with the government

HKBU to host the withdrawn World Press Photo 2020 in March

The Institute for Journalism and Society at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will be hosting the World Press Photo 2020 exhibition in Hong Kong this March, the World Press Photo

Philippine consulate’s Deapera concludes duty

  The Philippine Consulate General Lilybeth Deapera has concluded her tour of duty in the SAR. Deapera was head of post for six years until January 15. “Consul General Deapera made

Gov’t labels Pompeo ‘doomsday clown’ over genocide claims

China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against

Covid-19 | Beijing records new cases, defends response

Beijing, recorded seven more coronavirus cases yesterday amid a lingering outbreak in the country’s north. Another 46 were recorded in Jilin province, 16 in Heilongjiang on the border with Russia, and

Washington state nixes methanol plant meant to supply China

Officials in Washington state denied a key permit for a large proposed methanol plant, saying the project that aims to send the chemical to China to be used in everything

Inauguration day | Facing crush of crises, Biden takes helm as US president

Joe Biden swear the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises

Networks stick with Trump in his unusual goodbye speech

At the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, television networks left the mute button unused. They covered Trump’s farewell address at Joint Base Andrews, the opening event of a most unusual inauguration

This day in history | 1950 Acclaimed author George Orwell dies

The writer, George Orwell, has died after a three-year battle against tuberculosis. Until the last, news had been positive and it was hoped Mr Orwell was improving. On Friday morning he had

Last day at the White House | Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than

Netflix soars after hit shows push subscribers past 200 Million

Netflix Inc. ended its biggest year in company history with a bang, adding more customers than expected and saying it no longer needs to borrow money to build its entertainment

China plans online payment rules that may hit Ant, Tencent

China proposed measures to curb market concentration in its online payment market, potentially dealing another blow to financial technology giant Ant Group Co. and its biggest rival Tencent Holdings Ltd. The

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