MGTO’s online training to upskill local tourism practitioners

  The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) rolled out eight online learning videos to impart knowledge of RATER, an international model of service quality assessment, to local tourism practitioners. MGTO intends

Nude-chat scams rocket amid general fall in crimes

  Last year there were 14 times as many scams carried out through nude chats (a total of 68 cases) compared to the previous year, the Judiciary Police (PJ) announced. Yesterday the

Covid-19 | 100,000 doses of vaccine to arrive this week

The first batch of 100,000 doses of inactivated vaccine are likely to land in Macau, at the earliest, this week, and vaccination for prioritized groups will commence around the Spring

Leaders of new gov’t offices sworn in

The restructuring of various government departments were made official as several executives of the city’s new bureaus sworn in yesterday. Lao Kuan Lai da Luz and Lei Ut Mui yesterday were

KAI FONG SURVEY | Students consider themselves as having poor mental health

A recently conducted survey on the prevalence of mental health conditions among Macau residents concluded that local residents are experiencing significant stress, caused not only by commonplace sources of stress

Education chief sees emotional support as ‘a social effort’

  The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) cannot be the sole agent to eradicate the problem of student suicide, Lou Pak Sang, the head of the new bureau, hinted yesterday. “I

Proposal for a vote of censure to former CE and economy chief voted down

A proposal aiming to issue a vote of censure against the former Chief Executive, Edmund Ho, and the former Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam in relation to the

Immigration law | Fake marriage and false job hiring will be specific crimes

The new immigration law that aims to amend and update two current laws that regulate immigration, authorizations of permanence, and residency in Macau was passed at the first reading at

Beijing bids to enhance marketization within GBA

  The central government has indicated that one of its policy objectives is to enhance cooperation among the cities within the Greater Bay Area to develop a “high standard marketization system”

Kuaishou | Ex-Googler turns virtual gifts into a $61 billion business

In China’s popular online-streaming industry, virtual gift-giving is big. You can send your favorite live performer anything from a rose for 5 yuan (80 cents) to a space rocket for

Covid-19 | WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited two disease control centers yesterday that had an early hand in managing the outbreak in the central

Hong Kong | Government critic Jimmy Lai returns to court

Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai returned to court yesterday to contest an attempt by the government to keep him in jail while facing charges under

This day in history | 1990 De Klerk dismantles apartheid in South Africa

The President of South Africa has lifted the 30-year ban on leading anti-apartheid group the African National Congress. In a televised speech at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town, President

Analysis | Navalny returns to Russia and brings anti-Putin politics with him

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and his team have stunned the Russian government again, forcing President Vladimir Putin and his allies to confront significant protest led by a foe they

Reddit frenzy | Silver spikes past $30 after retail traders swarm biggest target

Silver broke above $30 an ounce as the precious metal took center stage in the retail investor frenzy sweeping through markets. Most-active futures jumped as much as 13% to $30.35 an ounce on

Corporate bits | MGM rings in Year of Golden Ox with festive offers

Ushering in the Year of the Golden Ox, MGM Macau and MGM Cotai present an array of happenings to bring auspicious fortune to all. From February 12 to 21, MGM Cotai presents

Corporate bits | LEGO Certified Store to open this spring at The Venetian

The first LEGO Certified Store operated by Kidsland International Holdings Limited will be officially opened at the Shoppes at The Venetian Macao this spring. With the help of Greater China’s first

Football | Salah ends EPL drought, Liverpool back as threat to City

West Ham 1, Liverpool 3 With a trademark left-footed curler into the top corner and the deftest of finishes from a clinical counterattack, Mohamed Salah ended one of his longest goal

The Buzz | Germany looks ahead, eyes vaccine doses for 2022

Germany’s health minister wants to press ahead with securing coronavirus vaccine supplies for 2022, preferably at the European Union level but if necessary nationally. Jens Spahn said yesterday that it’s important

Myanmar | Military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military staged a coup yesterday and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant, if uneven, progress toward democracy the

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