Gaming | SJM records HKD647million Q1 loss

SJM Holdings recorded a total loss of HKD647 million in the first quarter widened from last year’s loss of HKD409 million. According to the gaming operator’s unaudited report, released yesterday, the

Success Dragon proposes to quit electronic gaming business in town

The Hong Kong-based Success Dragon International Holdings has proposed to desist offering electronic gaming machine (EGM) management service to Macau’s casinos due to its unsatisfactory performance, according to the group’s release published

Hotel industry believes worst time has passed

General hotel occupancy in Macau reached levels of between 80% to 90% during the May 1 holidays, giving the industry confidence that the worst has passed, president of the Macau

Unemployed residents stood at 11,600 in Q1

Both the local unemployment and underemployment rates have risen during the first quarter (Q1) of this year, official statistics released by Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) show. According to the release,

Crime | PJ unveils credit card fraud schemes involving over MOP6 million

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has uncovered two cases of fraud in which unlawfully used data from credit cards was used for the acquisition of goods in online stores and online

Gov’t explains proposed collection of passports at parliament

In order to avoid illegal immigrants from destroying their passports while waiting in Macau, there is a need to collect these passports when an alleged illegal immigrant gets arrested, the

Covid-19 | Gov’t relaxes cross-border travel for eligible foreigners

Starting from midnight today (May 5), non-local residents will no longer be required to stay in China for at least 21 consecutive days before being granted entry permission to return

Covid-19 | SSM taps into various incentives to boost vaccination rate

The government is considering the feasibility of lifting the Covid-19 test requirement, allowing fully-vaccinated participants to take part in low-risk crowd- gathering events without being required to take the Covid-19 test,

Foreign Affairs Office hosts Youth Day forum

  The Youth Day took place in China yesterday, with the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao Special

Beijing’s UN envoy: Myanmar violence could lead to civil war

China’s U.N. ambassador urged stronger diplomatic efforts to resolve the confrontation in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military coup, warning that further violence could lead to a chaotic situation “and

Top US diplomat to join China UN event on global cooperation

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will participate in a U.N. Security Council meeting Friday chaired by China’s foreign minister on strengthening global cooperation and the key role of the

Great Times | Savoring the Best with Mom

MGM has rounded up a myriad of Mother’s Day treats, giving you opportunities to make family bonding stronger than ever. Let’s twin with mom and savor exquisite Chinese cuisines at Imperial

This day in history | 1981 Bobby Sands dies in prison

Hunger striker Bobby Sands has died in prison 66 days after first refusing to eat. The 27-year-old republican spent the last days of his life on a water bed to protect

G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations are gathering in London - their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years - to grapple with threats to

South Korea dairy company CEO resigns over virus research scandal

The chairman of one of South Korea’s biggest dairy companies has resigned over a scandal in which his company was accused of deliberately spreading misinformation that its yogurt helps prevent

Football | West Ham’s top-4 bid back on track thanks to Antonio double

Burnley 1, West Ham 2 With Michail Antonio and other key players out injured, West Ham’s improbable bid for a first ever Champions League qualification was thrown off track. One by one,

The Buzz | Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced

Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the

Asian American business leaders seek to fight discrimination

Asian American business leaders are launching a foundation to challenge discrimination through what they call the largest philanthropic commitment in history by Asian Americans geared to support members of their

World Views | Hong Kong bites the hands that care for it

It hasn’t been an edifying few days for Hong Kong. After a domestic worker from the Philippines was found late last week to have contracted a more infectious strain of Covid-19 locally, all 370,000 foreign

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – edition no. 3765

— Hotel industry on an uptrend * Gov’t relaxes cross-border travel for foreigners * Beijing’s UN envoy warns Myanmar violence could lead to civil war * Unemployment and underemployment rates have risen during

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