Art as the pillar to anchor the mass during Covid -19 pandemic

If Covid-19 has taught Water Poon anything, it is the skills to maneuver social media platforms, a digital sphere in which he was a greenhorn before the pandemic, but in

Third stimulus | Registration for consumption subsidy starts tomorrow, transfer of funds possible

Registration for the third round of the consumption subsidy scheme will start tomorrow, Tai Kin Ip, director of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) announced yesterday. Similar to the consumption

Monetary Authority bypasses questions on encouraging Simple Pay

The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) has recently announced that, as of end of April, the proportion of businesses participating in Simple Pay unified mobile payment platform upgrade has just

Crime | Illegal currency exchange prompts theft of HKD200,000

An illegal currency exchange operation at a hotel in Cotai resulted in a robbery involving HKD200,000, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported in a press conference early this week. According to the

Briefs | Zone D, Zone A waterway to remain

  New Urban Zone D will be reclaimed, despite a lack of sand needed for the project. In the concluding report of the Master Urban Plan Public Consultation, 34 and 29

Opinions on Urban Master Plan divided

In the public consultation concerning the Urban Master Plan, the government has received 1,265 documents of comments, which were condensed into 4,939 different comments. Out of the comments received, 1,950 were

Qingmao Port to open after tests completion

Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, indicated yesterday that as soon as the Financial Services Bureau hands over the new Qingmao Border Port to the competence of the Macau Security

Adriano Ho reappointed at DICJ for 2 years

  The current director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has been reappointed for two more years. The reappointment, published on the government’s official gazette (BO), is effective from

Gov’t says ferry operators pledged to guarantee job security

Companies operating ferry services between Macau and Hong Kong allegedly made pledges guaranteeing employment opportunities for local workers, despite having laid off nearly half of their employees. Susana Wong, director of

Mainland capital accounts for 56% of new companies in Q1

Capital from the mainland accounted for the creation of a total of 55.5% of all newly registered companies in Macau during the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, a statistics release

Trade | Australia’s spat with Beijing opens door for grain rival Argentina

Farmers in Argentina are pouncing on a trade feud between grain rival Australia and voracious crop buyer China. Argentine growers are set to expand barley plantings by 28% this year after

Philippines rejects China fishing ban, wards off Chinese vessels

The Philippines said China’s unilateral fishing ban in the South China Sea doesn’t apply to areas within the Southeast Asian nation, in yet another sign of tension between the two

Covid-19 | Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble has families on tenterhooks

As Singapore’s government assesses any potential change to a planned travel bubble with Hong Kong following a spike in local virus cases, families on both sides of the South China Sea are

Covid-19 | EU delivers vaccine jabs to Balkans after China and Russia

The European Union started delivering EU-funded coronavirus vaccines to the Balkans, a region that wants to join the 27-nation bloc but where China and Russia have already been making political

This day in history | 1994 President and Queen open Chunnel

The Queen and France’s President Francois Mitterrand have formally opened the Channel Tunnel during two elaborate ceremonies in France and Britain. After travelling through the tunnel, which took eight years and

G-7 | India’s foreign minister out of meeting over Covid risk

India’s foreign minister pulled out of in-person meetings at a Group of Seven gathering in London yesterday and was self-isolating after members of his country’s delegation tested positive for the

Markets | Chicago says goodbye to CME’s last commodity trading pits

It’s the end of an era for open outcry commodities trading, made famous by the film “Trading Places” with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. The CME Group Inc. said yesterday

Gaming | California tribe buys Palms Casino in Vegas for $650 million

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians agreed to buy the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas from Red Rock Resorts Inc. for $650 million, the biggest purchase by a

Corporate bits | Wynn’s F&B academy targets to reach international benchmark

The Wynn Food & Beverage Academy continues to hold career development and F&B training sessions. The academy collaborates with a number of global institutions for team members to receive recognized and

Football | Roma might be a perfect fit for José Mourinho

José Mourinho, that most outspoken of soccer coaches, will take over next season at Roma, the team with some of the most outspoken fans in Italy. “The incredible passion of the

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