Covid-19 | Vaccination insurance will not cover facial nerve paralysis case: SSM

The insurance program, purchased by the SAR government for local inoculation participants, will not cover the city’s second serious adverse event, which involved a 27-year-old male being afflicted with facial

French chamber to hold gala dinner to raise MOP50,000

The France Macau Chamber of Commerce’s (FMCC) annual gala dinner will finally be held at MGM Macau on May 28 after being postponed last year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Themed

Bus drivers in trouble after viral social media footages

Two videos circulating on social media platforms which displayed the dangerous driving behavior of two local bus drivers were used as grounds by bus companies Transportes Colectivos de Macau (TCM)

Covid-19 | Gov’t mulls suspending AstraZeneca vaccines until next year

The government is now considering to push back the import of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines until 2022, Dr Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of the Health Bureau’s Covid-19 Vaccination Operation disclosed at

NEW IMMIGRATION LAW | Gov’t reaffirms the need to collect triple biometrical data

The government has reaffirmed the need to collect three different types of biometrical data for border control. The measure, based upon the new immigration law and currently undergoing an analysis

Lawmaker calls for timeline for capping resort TNRs

  In his recent written inquiry, lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong requested that the government to ask gambling concessionaires to reduce non-resident workforce to below 20% within an institutionalized period. Ng explained

Entry bans without restrictions

The new immigration law being analyzed by the Legislative Assembly’s (AL) Third Standing Committee does not establish time limits for the enforcement of entry bans over people caught in unlawful

Chinese flag part of mandatory curriculum after law review

If the proposed amendments to the local laws governing the use and protection of the national flag and emblem go through the parliament, contents on the Chinese flag will be

MOP9.11b to be used from reserves in reviewed budget

The government proposes to use MOP9.11 billion from its reserves to support this year’s budget, the Executive Council (ExCo) announced yesterday. In order to facilitate the proposed stimulus scheme, as well

Gaming | VIP Q1 GGR outperforms brokerages’ projections

The VIP segment raked in approximately MOP9.13 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, up 19.7% quarter-to-quarter, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau revealed. The actual VIP performance surpassed

TECHNOLOGY | Tencent’s Ma dangles billions in aid as antitrust scrutiny grows

Tencent Holdings Ltd. founder Pony Ma pledged $7.7 billion toward curing societal ills and lifting China’s countryside out of poverty, echoing Xi Jinping’s priorities at a time Beijing is tightening

Covid-19 | Hong Kong to ban flights from the Philippines, India, Pakistan

Hong Kong will ban flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days starting from today as the city reported the first two cases with highly transmissible virus variant

Gov’t says US-Japan actions are stoking division

China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an “ironic attempt of stoking division.” China said

Boao Forum returns with investment in focus

China is signaling it’s open for business with the resumption of its high-profile Boao Forum for Asia, an opportunity for the government to make a renewed effort to lure foreign

Great Times | Where Wedding Dreams are Made

Everyone has a dream wedding in mind, and when it comes to wedding décor, most people walk miles and go to great length to find the ideal

Aerospace | NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, first for another planet

NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars yesterday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet. The triumph was

This day in history | 1972 Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis

The Apollo 16 mission has landed on the Moon after a seven-hour crisis that nearly aborted the mission altogether. Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke became the fifth team to step

Bahamas tops China in ranking of central bank digital currencies

Mainland China is third behind the Bahamas and Cambodia in a ranking of the maturity of central banks’ retail digital currency projects, according to a report from PwC. More than 60

Basketball | Kings snap 9-game losing streak, beat Mavericks 121-107

De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Harrison Barnes scored 24 and Terence Davis II added 23 as the Sacramento Kings snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 121-107

The Buzz | European Union to purchase 100 million more vaccine doses

Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The two companies said yesterday

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