Covid-19 | Zhuhai to finish vaccinating frontliners by Feb. 5

Zhuhai expects to finish vaccinating frontline workers and those at higher risk before February 5, according to a statement released recently by the Hengqin government. The city expects to conclude vaccinating

Lao Kuan Lai appointed DSASG director

  Lao Kuan Lai has been appointed director of the Government Headquarters Affairs Office (DSASG). The appointment will be valid for one year starting from February 1. Lao’s academic credentials range

Zhuhai | Enterprises offer CNY incentives to keep staff in town during holidays

  Several enterprises in Doumen District, Zhuhai, just doled out special allowances for their employees to encourage them to stay in Zhuhai during the upcoming Spring Festival, according to a report

Two TNRs fall during work

Yesterday morning, two non-resident workers (TNRs) working at different locations were injured after falling. Both did not sustain fatal wounds and are now hospitalized. Both incidents took place at about 9:30

Gaming | Sands China posts positive EBITDA for Q4 2020

Sands China Ltd. (SCL) closed out 2020 by releasing its last quarterly financial report yesterday, in which the conglomerate posted a positive adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization

NMA calls for suspension conditions on furloughs

The government should refine conditions for unpaid leave, and salary deduction and their suspension, Rocky Chan, deputy director-general the New Macau Association, recently said. Furloughs should be practiced in accordance with

Gaming | Number of licensed junket promoters continues to fall in 2021

Macau saw a continuing downward trend in the number of licensed junket promoters in 2021. The latest official data shows that there were 85 licensed junket promoters in January, down

LOCAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT | 36,000 Melco FAP experiences prepare colleagues for non-gaming career possibilities

As one of Macau’s largest employers, Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s colleagues form its most valued and important asset. As part of the Company’s Whole Person Development strategy for talent development,

Honeymoon period’s over | Lawmakers unhappy with gov’t’s response to economic crisis

Lawmakers are not happy with the approach taken by the government regarding the ongoing economic crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Their disappointment was clear yesterday at the Legislative Assembly

Briefs | Gov’t to start constructing document storage in Q3

  The local government expects to start constructing its document storage building in the third quarter of this year. The project, located at land plot O4 in Pac On, will be

WHO team in Wuhan departs quarantine for Covid origins study

A World Health Organization team emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan yesterday to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that

This Day in History | 1985 Thatcher snubbed by Oxford dons

Academics have led a campaign against honouring Mrs Thatcher in protest against the government’s cuts in funding for education. The vote against the prime minister was much higher than expected 738

UK | Johnson hopes schools in England can reopen on March 8

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated yesterday that the coronavirus lockdown in England will remain in place until at least March 8 as he ruled out any imminent return

TASTE OF EDESIA | Spicing it up 

This week, Starworld Hotel’s signature restaurant Feng Wei Ju has been awarded 2 Michelin stars for the 5th year. Helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Chan Chek Keong who has more

Macau Racing Tips | The Memphis 1800 Turf 2021-01-30 | Saturday | 15:10

A big outsider in a race this Saturday caught my eyes in the race card.  Qian Gua from K.H. Leong’s yard come back to his winnable grade and in a Class 3

Book It | Lisa Gardner marks a sharply-written return

Frankie Elkin is a nomad. Owning only what she can carry, she wanders from town to town hunting for missing people whom the police have been unable to find. She is

tTunes | Moon Taxi, a cab simply not worth hailing anymore

Moon Taxi have a new album with a dozen songs, but you may be forgiven for losing track of them. One unmemorable, formulaic tune bleeding into another leaves the listener underwhelmed

The Buzz | China’s big holiday travel season light so far

Efforts to dissuade Chinese from traveling for Lunar New Year appeared to be working as Beijing’s main train station was largely quiet and estimates of passenger totals were smaller than

Rare 72-year-old Scotch whisky to be auctioned in Hong Kong

A 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky from Scotland is expected to fetch more than $38,000 in an auction in Hong Kong today. It is the first time that

Chinese singer says mother’s bribery charge dismissed

A Chinese-Canadian singer says a Chinese corruption charge against her mother, who has been held in custody for six years, has been withdrawn but she remains in detention. Qu Wanting, 36,

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