Alvis Lo takes office as SSM director, sets pandemic control as priority

Alvis Lo was inaugurated yesterday as the new director of the Health Bureau (SSM). During the ceremony held at the government’s headquarters, Lo noted in his speech that his priority

April Fools | The Suez Canal Macau-bound livestock

Following a millenary tradition, Macau Daily Times yesterday didn’t forget to put up an April Fools joke as is common on this day across the world of media. Our story on

BioNTech vaccination expected to start next week

A shipment of 20,000 BioNTech-produced mRNA Covid-19 vaccines is set to arrive in Macau within days and the mRNA vaccination will re-commence next week at the earliest, the new director of the Health

March GGR hits record high since pandemic, boding well for future recovery

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) in March is music to the ears - it totals MOP8.31 billion, a record monthly high since the Covid-19 outbreak. The figure “bodes well for

Gov’t uncommon hardline stance to US may be counter-productive: Law expert

The Macau Government’s uncompromising reply to the U.S.’s 2020 Human Rights Report was a “stark contrast to its previous approaches.” This suggests that “it was very likely the reply was

Melco posted huge loss for 2020, remains optimistic for 2021

Melco International Development Limited (Melco) posted a net loss of HKD12.38 billion for the full year of 2020, according to the group’s financial report released on March 31. The group’s net

Motorsport calendars hint F3 and F4 races for 2021 GP

The Macau Grand Prix (GP) is likely to return this year to its original 4-day format. Several recently released motorsport calendars have indicated its return, during which Macau would host

Businesses overall satisfied with unified mobile payment

Business owners and shopkeepers are happy with unifying all local mobile payment methods and have said that the impact was most obvious during peak hours. Local mobile payment methods have recently

Group calls for assembly at TDM to defend freedom of the press

New Macau Association (ANM) has called for an assembly at the entrance of public broadcaster TDM this coming Sunday in defense of freedom of the press, the group announced on

China Daily | Origins of political virus put in spotlight by report

  It is no surprise those in the West who hoped to find evidence of guilt in the findings have felt disappointed about the World Health Organization report on its joint

Analysis | Hong Kong tycoons emerge as losers from Xi’s election revamp

When China regained control of Hong Kong more than two decades ago, the Communist Party entrusted the city’s wealthiest tycoons with enormous influence over local politics. This week President Xi Jinping

Press | Beijing takes aim at ‘illegal’ club for foreign correspondents

China slammed a foreign correspondents’ club in the country as an “illegal organization” in a move that broadens its attack on journalists whose reports differ from the government’s official line. The

Hong Kong | Seven democracy leaders convicted as China clamps down

Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including a media tycoon and an 82-year-old veteran of the movement, were convicted yesterday for organizing and participating in a march during massive

This day in history | 1986 Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece

Four people, including an eight-month old baby, have been sucked out of a TWA passenger jet after an explosion ripped a hole in its side. The Boeing 727 was flying at

LGBTQ | The Dutch went first in 2001; who has same-sex marriage now?

Twenty years ago, just after the stroke of midnight on April 1, the mayor of Amsterdam married four couples in City Hall as the Netherlands became the first country in

Drive In | Michelle Pfeiffer has a feast with ‘French Exit’

Is there any living actor better at the disdainful eye roll than Michelle Pfeiffer? Her latest turn in “French Exit “ should end all debate on the matter. The film

Taste of Edesia | Grand Cru of the Himalayas

Born from a dream that began in 2008, Ao Yun is the first Grand Cru of the Himalayas, a unique, world-class fine wine in China. First of its kind, it

Macau Racing Tips | The Lanzhou 1200 Metres Turf 2021-04-03 | Sat | 16:55

My best bet for Easter is on another outsider come from K.S Wong’s yard this Saturday in Yings Fans. Yings Fans caught my eyes in his morning work he does not look

The Buzz | Pfizer say vaccine effective up to six months later

Pfizer says its vaccine continues to be effective against COVID-19 up to six months later. Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, announced updated results yesterday from their ongoing late-stage study of

China foreign minister in talks with SE Asian counterparts

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is meeting with counterparts from four Southeast Asian countries this week as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region amid a sharp downturn

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