Covid-19 | Resident diagnosed with Bell’s palsy after vaccination

A 27-year-old male resident of Macau has been reportedly diagnosed with facial nerve paralysis, known as Bell’s palsy, after being inoculated with a vaccine against Covid-19, the Novel Coronavirus Response

DSAL launches subsidized training course in English

  The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has launched a new subsidized training course on Western Restaurant Service in the English language which will increase the vocational skills of unemployed or recently

CE attends Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan

  Macau’s Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng is leading a delegation to take part in the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 in Hainan from today until tomorrow. Liu Xianfa,

MGTO to select 700 applicants for helicopter tour by lots

The highly celebrated “Helicopter Flight Experience Tour” received several thousand applications on its debut registration day on April 15 — far exceeding its quota of some 700 passengers — pushing

Tourist arrivals hit record high since pandemic

Tourist arrivals in Macau reached a total of 191,828 visitors from April 9 to 15, showing an upward trend in recent days. On Friday, the SAR welcomed 34,252 visitor arrivals, registering

Scoot cancels SG-Macau route flights

The flights from Macau to Singapore intended to be operated by Singapore’s low-cost airline Scoot have been canceled, according to an email the Times had access to. Earlier this month, Scoot

Shake Shack opens with localised menu

World-famous modern-day burger chain Shake Shack opened its first restaurant in Macau over the weekend. Located at the newly opened The Londoner Macao, the restaurant aims to bring to Macau a

Animal Protection Law | IAM to release animal abuse data

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) stated that it is now reviewing the possibility of publishing the statistics regarding violations of the Animal Protection Law, which has been in effect since

IC U-turns on preserving 200-year-old customs checkpoint

After waving away concerns over the historic values of No 5-7 Pátio do Amparo raised at an earlier Urban Planning Committee plenary, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has done a

DSEC laying the groundwork for 2021 Population Census

The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) convened meetings with the city’s tertiary institutions and associations to lay the groundwork for the city’s 16th Population Census this year. Since March, authorities have

Shenzhen Fashion Week | Local designer stages latest collection

At the recent Shenzhen Fashion Week, local designer Nuno Lopes once again staged his latest collection from his namesake brand and received positive feedback from the audience. Not only were the

Hong Kong | Lai and other top activists sentenced amid crackdown

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai was sentenced Friday to a total of 14 months in prison for attending unauthorized protests and charged with more national security

Beijing says US ‘too negative’ toward China

A top Chinese diplomat said Friday that U.S. policy toward China is “too negative” and that cooperation could be critically important as the Biden administration focuses on combatting COVID-19 and

Hong Kong | Trudeau Visa gets over 500 applications

Justin Trudeau’s special immigration initiative for Hong Kong residents received more applications than expected in its first three weeks, according to a spokesperson for Canada’s immigration minister. From Feb. 8 to

This day in history | 1995 Many feared dead in Oklahoma bombing

A huge car bomb has exploded at a government building in Oklahoma City killing at least 80 people including 17 children at a nursery. At least 100 people have been injured

Climate change | US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit

Baseball | Sean Kazmar makes it back to majors after 13-year absence

Sean Kazmar Jr. grounded into a double play — and sounded overjoyed. “Definitely everything and then some,” he said. “What an amazing feeling.” While Kazmar and the Atlanta Braves lost to the

The Buzz | Navalny’s doctor: Putin critic ‘could die at any moment’

A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, says his health is deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic

Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe’s fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead. Now, amid hopes of

World Views | Don’t write off China’s vaccines — the world needs them

It’s been an awkward time for the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Gao Fu was cited over the weekend as telling a health conference that the agency was considering

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