Regency Art Hotel becomes optional quarantine hotel

  The status of Regency Art Hotel will switch from a designated medical observation hotel to an optional medical observation hotel from today. Optional medical observation hotels serve non-residents and Macau

Gov’t pledges to safeguard press freedom

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng pledged that the government would continue to ensure freedom of the press and support development of the news media. In his speech at a lunch

Occupancy rate to reach 40-60% during CNY, hotel industry forecasts

Macau’s hotel industry is anticipating to reach an occupancy rate of around 40% to 60% during the forthcoming Spring Festival — more or less the same as last Christmas, Macau

Application for DSAL vocational training programs starts today

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) will open applications for another round of sponsored vocational training programs starting today. The program is dedicated to upskilling local employees and will collect applications

Gaming industry takes up greatest share of overall employment

  Macau saw an increase in employment from October to December 2020, with the general unemployment rate declining by 0.2 percentage points from the previous period of September to November to 2.7%. Meanwhile, the

Sands’ new CEO outlines plans for life after Adelson

Robert Goldstein, the new chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., sees a number of potential growth opportunities for the casino giant - from Macau to online gambling. “I think

Security | Wong: Preventative measures taken on illegal immigration record browsing

During the Legislative Assembly’s (AL) plenary meeting, lawmaker Sulu Sou raised questions regarding the issues which were recently exposed by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC). The lawmaker requested that the

Transport chief acknowledges LRT’s ineffectiveness

The operation of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) in Macau has not created any positive impact on society yet acknowledged the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo Arrais do

Survey: Poverty from disability is a scenario that exists in the city

A research project on children in poverty commissioned by the Caritas Macau shows that around 47% of impoverished children are from single-parent families. The study received completed questionnaires from 146 children

Teenager dies after jumping from bedroom window

A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead in hospital after jumping from the window of her bedroom on Friday morning, the Judiciary Police announced. The incident prompted the government to establish a

Municipal market law | Street vending may possibly move to indoor facilities

Street vending may disappear in the foreseeable future as the government considers new regulations aimed at leading street vendors to do business inside municipal markets. The government revealed its aforementioned plans

Edmund Ho receives Rotary Club, hears work report

The Rotary Club of Macau was recently received by former Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah to discuss past and future work, the group announced in a statement. Ho is also

Hong Kong | Thousands flee for UK, fearing China crackdown

Cindy had a comfortable lifestyle in Hong Kong: she owned several properties with her husband, they had a good business going. But last year she made up her mind to

Covid-19 | WHO teams visit Wuhan food market in search of virus clues

A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic yesterday visited a market known to be the food distribution center for the Chinese city of Wuhan

PMI | Manufacturing, services sectors weaken in January

An official indicator of China’s manufacturing activity weakened for a second consecutive month in January, following outbreaks of domestic COVID-19 cases that affected the operations of some industries. The purchasing managers’

This Day in History | 1984 Halfpenny coin to meet its maker

Britain’s least-loved currency, the halfpenny coin, is leaving the nation’s purses after 13 years of almost universal unpopularity. The Chancellor, Nigel Lawson, made the announcement in a written Commons answer. He

Football | In India’s northeast, Nagas take pride in soccer

When someone asked the captain of independent India’s first national soccer team why they all played barefoot at the London Olympics in 1948, he is said to have answered: “We

The Buzz | South Korea warns of Lunar New Year virus risks

South Korea says it will maintain elevated social distancing measures for at least two more weeks as health officials raise concerns about a possible surge in coronavirus infections surrounding February’s

Venice has people in masks but no Carnival fun

In another year, masks would be a sign of the gaiety in Venice, an accessory worn for games and parties as big crowds parade about to show off their frivolous,

World Views | Vaccine trade wars have just one winner: Covid-19

Vaccine nationalism is escalating in a world where Covid-19 is everywhere, yet the life-saving medicines needed to fight it are scarce. The temptation to hoard doses is rising, but that

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