Breaking News: Gov’t following up matters after suspension of BioNTech jab in Macau

The Health Bureau held an online meeting this morning with Fosun Pharma following the company’s request to suspend utilization of a batch of BioNTech-produced COVID-19 vaccines, due

Weather bureau forecasts 5 to 8 typhoons this year, develops new tsunami alert

Five to eight tropical storms might affect Macau in 2021, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) predicted yesterday in a press conference about the work of the bureau this year. According

Macau was always ‘governed by patriots’

The Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Macau, Liu Xianfa, said yesterday that the Macau SAR has always been governed by “patriots” and has successfully implemented the principle

SAR discusses possible air link with Qatar

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has discussed with the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to China the prospect of both regions stepping up efforts to boost people-to-people exchanges and

Dragon boat races go ‘national’ once again

One of the few survivors of the annual calendar of sports events in Macau, the International Dragon Boat Competition, will once again go ahead as scheduled and in a similar

Women’s Volleyball League might not return to Macau

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Women’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) will not be held in Macau this year and may not return to the Special Administrative Region anytime soon,

‘Golden Bus’ reduces service frequency

It has been announced that the shuttle bus service traveling via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB), colloquially known as the Golden Bus, will have its daily Macau-Hong Kong operations reduced

Melco holds forum on recent Two Sessions

Melco Resorts & Entertainment held a sharing session on the recent Two Sessions held in Beijing at its “Splendors of China Leadership Forum” yesterday. According to a statement, the gaming operator invited the

No plans to extend transportation discount scheme to 60-64 year olds

  The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has confirmed that the authorities have no current plans to extend the transportation discount scheme for the elderly to those aged 60-64. The DSAT set out

Gaming | Suncity Group expects gain of RMB750 million for 2020

Suncity Group Holdings Ltd is anticipating a gain of approximately RMB750.4 million for the whole year of 2020, representing a sharp turn- around from the loss of RMB1.48 billion the previous

Gaming | Weekly GGR continues to trend upwards: JP Morgan

  Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first 21 days of March is projected to reach MOP5.8 billion, with the third week’s run-rate standing at around MOP307 million per day,

Macao Art Festival to return in May themed ‘Restart’

The 31st Macao Art Festival (MAF), which was suspended last year due to Covid-19, is set to make up for lost time and will roll out the red carpet in

53 organizations participate in IFTM Career Day

The Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) held its 2021 Career Day yesterday at its Taipa Campus, inviting 53 participating organisations from Macau and the mainland to take part. These

TSI revokes blue card cancellation order on humanitarian grounds

  The judges of the Court of Second Instance (TSI) have revoked an order from the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, which had canceled the work permit (blue card) of

China, Russia officials meet in show of unity against EU, US

The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries’ close ties at a meeting yesterday, amid intense criticism and new Western sanctions against them over human rights. Wang Yi and

South China Sea | US backs Philippines in standoff over reef

The United States said yesterday it’s backing the Philippines in a new standoff with Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has asked a Chinese fishing flotilla to

This day in history | 1992 Punch ends 150 years of satire

Punch, Britain’s oldest satirical magazine, is to close after suffering crippling losses of £1.5m a year. The decision ends a publishing tradition dating back almost 151 years. It is expected to publish

Korean peninsula: Xi, Kim share messages reaffirming alliance

The leaders of China and North Korea are reaffirming their traditional alliance following contentious talks between top diplomats from Washington and Beijing and diplomatic isolation and economic problems in the

Economy | Biden starts infrastructure bet with US far behind China

President Joe Biden is betting that a multitrillion-dollar economic plan centered around infrastructure spending will do more than bolster an American economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic: It will ensure

Olympics | Japan spends millions on technology for absent Tokyo games fans

Japan’s top telecommunications company is getting 7.3 billion yen — about $67 million — in taxpayer money to design mobile tracking software to curb the spread of coronavirus infections during

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