Parliament to discuss third round of stimulus tomorrow

  Out of the nine debate motions to be processed on Thursday at the Legislative Assembly (AL), two are related to the third round of stimulus, two request the government to

Food bank receives over 1,000 applications in Q1

The Caritas Macau’s food bank recorded an 11% increase to reach a total of 4,698 applications to its food bank last year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak which affected families,

MGTO claims no local resident affected by train accident in Taiwan

No local residents have been injured by the train accident that occurred in Taiwan late last week, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) confirmed to the Times. The information contradicts previous

Tourism | 291,000 cross-border travelers over Easter, Ching Ming holidays

The number of cross-border travelers during the Easter holiday and the Ching Ming Festival amounted to over 291,000 as of 9 p.m. yesterday, according to the Public Security Police Force.

Hotel industry expects 20% more guests on May 1 Golden Week

Although it has benefitted from a boost of holiday mood, the local hotel industry did not report a massive leap in occupancy rate across the most recent holiday festival. However,

Shops on Rua do Cunha see 30% more business during holiday period

Some retailers on Taipa’s main district, Rua do Cunha, saw a 30% rise in business performance during the past long weekend, but restaurateurs reported otherwise, blaming the weather. The past five

Scoot to operate three flights to Singapore

Singaporean low-cost airline Scoot is launching three flights to Singapore from Macau this month, providing another option for local residents who are looking for flights out of Macau. According to its

New Macau hosts first authorized public protest since pandemic onset

Last Saturday, the New Macau Association (ANM) held the first public protest green-lighted by local authorities since the Covid-19 pandemic started. The protest, held at the door of local public broadcaster

Five times more job matching registration Y-o-Y: FAOM

  The Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) has received in the first two months of the year more than 260 job matching registrations, which is five times more than the

Local team triumphs in mainland canoe marathon open

Veteran canoe athlete Racy Leong from local team Baía do Mar Canoeing Club has won the Women’s Canoe Marathon (Senior Section) in the Chinese Canoe and Stand-up Paddle-board Marathon Open

Indonesian consulate service warns about deceptive flight advertising

The Indonesian consulate service in Macau (KJRI Macau) issued a statement yesterday afternoon on its social media platforms in response to rumors over the opening of a direct flight route

BioNTech jab administration back to normal

Health authorities have resumed administering the BioNTech Covid shots on Monday following investigations that concluded the recent emergence of defective vials did not pose a safety risk. This put an

Waterfront ‘promenade’ to open in Q2

The completion and opening to the public of the waterfront “promenade” project is now due to happen during the second quarter (Q2) of this year, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)

China Daily | Diplomacy consolidates role as stabilizer

  In less than a week, foreign ministers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea touched down in Beijing and held talks with State Councilor and Foreign

Eating our lunch | Biden points to China in development push

Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view mirror, pointing to a booming, ambitious China they say

China cautions Japan as it speaks up before Biden, Suga meet

China’s foreign minister cautioned Japan against teaming up with the U.S. to counter Beijing, as Japan speaks up more on human rights in China’s Xinjiang region ahead of a U.S.-Japan

Strait Tensions | PLA navy holds aircraft carrier drills in waters near Taiwan

China is holding naval drills involving an aircraft carrier battlegroup near Taiwan it says are aimed at safeguarding Chinese sovereignty, an apparent reference to Beijing’s claim to the self-governed island. The

This day in history | 1999: US claims ‘banana war’ victory

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with Europe over bananas. The WTO says the European Union (EU) has broken

UK | London to ease lockdown next week, will test vaccine passports

Britain’s slow but steady march out of a three-month lockdown remains on track even as coronavirus cases surge elsewhere in Europe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday , as he

Olympics | North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo games

North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage

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