Obituary | Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has

Transfer to Macau via Taiwan has tight rules

The easing of the restrictions for air traffic at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport, which has reopened the possibility of Macau residents currently outside mainland China returning home, comprises tighter rules

Gov’t considering group vaccination bookings, lowers NAT price

Local health authorities are considering accepting group bookings from companies and institutions for vaccinations against Covid-19. This was revealed yesterday by the coordinator of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination

Briefs | Over 100 unemployed construction workers send petition to DSAL

  A group of more than 100 unemployed construction workers sent a letter to the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) yesterday with hopes of a job matching session. The group was accompanied by

Gaming | Revenue fell in February despite CNY arrivals

The city’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) surged 136% year-on-year to MOP7.3 billion in February, the month that last year saw casinos shut down for 15 days as the pandemic outbreak

Raffles at Galaxy Macau to launch in H2

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has inked a collaboration agreement with 130-year-old luxury hospitality group, Accor for Raffles, to jointly establish an all-suite hotel tower, named Raffles at Galaxy Macau and

PSP: Only Macau ID holders have right of demonstration   

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) released a statement yesterday, reiterating that the right to assemble and protest is only given to Macau ID holders, not all people residing in the city. The

Employment | DSAL says job-matching sessions had 45% success rate in January

Job-matching sessions for specific sectors, held by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) in January this year, have had a success rate of 45%, the bureau has informed in a statement. According

ExCo completes discussion on business bonus plan regulation

The Executive Council has concluded its discussion on the draft administrative regulation relating to a “bonus plan to encourage business development.” In order to encourage companies to use bank loans or

GBA martial arts association sees Macau as a gateway to the world

The Greater Bay Area Martial Arts and Culture Association recently held its first event in the city, aiming to take the advantage of Macau and its specificities in linking and

Rotary Club calls for blood donations, especially RhD negative

  The Rotary Club of Macau, together with the Macao Blood Transfusion Service, is organizing the Rotary Blood Event during March and April, encouraging individuals to make a blood donation, particularly

Beijing said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a nuclear attack,

Economy | Manufacturing weakens for third month in February

China’s manufacturing recovery weakened for a third month in February as exports and new orders declined, according to two surveys released yesterday. A monthly purchasing managers’ index issued by a prominent

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy activists brought to court

Hong Kong police yesterday brought 47 pro-democracy activists to court on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing last year. The

Regulator: China not ready to let Boeing 737 Max fly again

China isn’t ready to join the United States in approving Boeing’s 737 Max to return to flying following a two-year grounding prompted by a pair of fatal crashes, a regulator

This day in history | 1970 Ian Smith declares Rhodesia a republic

The Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, has declared his country a republic, cutting its last link with the British Crown. The new Rhodesian Republic, came into being at 2301BST yesterday,

Covid-19 | Philippines launches vaccinations amid supply problems

The Philippine government launched a vaccination campaign yesterday to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreaks but faces supply problems and public resistance, which it hopes to ease by

China region declares war on crypto mining, stirring wider fear

China’s Inner Mongolia has banned cryptocurrency mining and declared it will shut all such projects by April, spurring fears the world’s No. 2 economy will take more steps to eradicate

Gold steadies after worst month in four years as yields in focus

Gold steadied after its biggest monthly slump since late 2016 as dovish comments from the world’s major central bankers helped curb rising bond yields. Last week’s sell-off in sovereign debt stabilized

Grand Hyatt Macau presents spring-inspired menus

Grand Hyatt Macau has prepared a range of spring-inspired menus this March. Starting from this month, the “Chef Dong Signature Dishes Grand Feast” features a two-hour all-you-can-eat menu to enjoy appetizers, dim sum,

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