Foreign worker tally on a downward slope 

Honey Tsang There were a total of 177,663 non-resident workers registered in Macau as of December 2020, down 9.6%, or 18,875 fewer year-on-year, according to the latest statistics released by the Labour Affairs

Lawmakers’ agenda

Lawmaker Lei Chan U has urged the local government to reconsider sections of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) at Nam Van and Sai Van. In his interpellation to the government, Lei

Taiwanese returning home from Macau passes away during quarantine

A Taiwanese man who had returned home to Taiwan from Macau passed away during his quarantine-upon-arrival period, according to a report by Taiwan’s Central News Agency. Taiwan authorities have preliminarily ruled

Gov’t plans to crack down illicit real estate advertisement

The Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has recently met with Zhuhai authorities to discuss plans regarding the crackdown on illicit mainland real estate advertisements. According to a statement

Mall managers call for gov’t to breathe new life into old complexes

The management of some local malls are advising the SAR government to launch supportive measures to help shopping complexes in Macau speed up their revitalization projects and thrive once again. The

John Mo sentenced to six years for sexual assault

John Mo, the former dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Macau (UM), has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a mainland female student in 2018, and has

Fire safety law | Gov’t bids to reconcile potentially overlapping contracts

The local government has purportedly decided to review a specific article of the recently approved fire safety law in order to reconcile potentially overlapping contracts, according to the Second Standing

Crime | Man accused of domestic violence over assault upon wife and kids

A 45-year-old civil servant has been accused of domestic violence and bodily harm over disputes with his wife and children, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday during the regular joint

Crime | Building gatekeeper accused of sexually assaulting two females, one underage

A 52-year-old non-resident worker from the mainland, who works as a gatekeeper and janitor in a public housing building in Macau, has been accused of sexually assaulting two women in

Amendments to FDCT regulations to take effect on Feb. 1

  The Executive Council has completed its discussion over the amendments to the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), which is set to take effect on February 1. The amendments include

Covid-19 shots for blue card holders, int’l students to be free of charge

The government has decided that local residents, non-resident workers and non-resident students will receive their shots free-of-charge, Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center announced at

Latest local Covid-19 patient not down with mutated virus strains

DNA analysis has shown that Macau’s latest Covid-19 patient, who was detected in Macau last Thursday, is not carrying any type of mutant SARS-CoV-2 strains, Dr Alvis Lo of the

Decorations 2020 | CE honors outstanding individuals, entities in awards

Macau Daily Times presents today on these pages, as a tradition, the faces of those that have been distinguished by the MSAR government for their deeds in 2020. The Chief Executive,

This day in history | 1950 India becomes a republic

The independent republic of India is officially born today, after nearly 100 years of British rule. A public holiday has been declared throughout the country, and millions of people have been

Gov’t pushes fringe theories on pandemic origins, virus

Chinese state media have played up questions about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and whether it could be lethal to the very old. A government spokesperson suggests the coronavirus could have emerged

China tackles pandemic with mass construction once again

A sprawling quarantine center is more than 4,000 rooms is being thrown up in northern China in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in Shijiazhuang, a city of more than 10

Comac | China’s challenger to Boeing, Airbus to finally begin deliveries

China is finally reaching the finish line in its long-delayed attempt to build a jet capable of competing with narrowbody planes from Airbus SE and Boeing Co., according to the

Football | Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through second season

Frank Lampard was fired by Chelsea yesterday halfway through his second season in charge after being unable to replicate his success as the club’s record scorer in his first Premier

The Buzz | India, China soldiers brawl again along disputed frontier

Indian and Chinese soldiers brawled last week along the countries’ disputed border, Indian officials said yesterday, as a monthslong standoff between the nuclear-armed rivals continued. The clash in the Naku La

Rebelo de Sousa wins by landslide; far-right enters Portugal’s mainstream politics

Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory yesterday in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European

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