First day of dragon boat races affected by thunderstorm, heavy rain

Following a relatively calm morning yesterday, the first race day of this year’s Macao International Dragon Boat Races saw an unsettled afternoon with thunderstorm warning and heavy rainfall. The changing weather

Crime | Suspect linked to body parts found in Taipa Grande apprehended in Zhongshan

A man was apprehended by the mainland police early yesterday morning in Zhongshan on suspected link with human body parts found in Taipa Grande on Saturday. The suspect will be heard

Covid-19 | Health authorities change strategy, stop reporting light AEFI

From last weekend, local health authorities have stopped reporting light adverse events following immunization (AEFI), the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center informed in a statement. According to the same statement,

Covid-19 | Gov’t mulling extending mRNA vaccination to young children

  The government is planning to extend the mRNA vaccination to adolescents aged 12 or above, said Tai Wa Hou last Friday. Tai, who is the coordinator of the Health Bureau’s

Restaurant forced to close as employee was second-level close contact

The employee is a non-resident worker from mainland China. The restaurant is located at No. 61, Avenida do Almirante Lacerda, and is called U Lon Tin Cantonese Restaurant. The closure was enforced

New prison guard career statute in force by September 15

The new career statute for prison guards in Macau will likely come into force by September this year, the chairman of the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly Vong

Foreign guards left out in career progression mechanism

“This was one of the topics that raised some discussion during the analysis of the bill. Many committee members wanted to know how the government will do in terms

Gov’t pushes for free cross-border money flow

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong pledged in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Finance Forum on June 11 that the Macau SAR government is striving for

Two directly-elected lawmakers may find future in functional constituencies

Lawmakers Ho Ion Sang and Angela Leong On Kei may change lanes from the direct election constituency to indirect election, also known as the functional constituency, in this upcoming parliamentary

Bus with local tourists crashes in Yunnan; one seriously injured

  A tour bus has reportedly crashed and rolled over during a tour at Yunnan province. Onboard was a tour group that included 10 local residents. According to sources in the Macao

Briefs | Lawmaker suggests ID, Macau Pass as substitutes for Health Code

  Lawmaker Agnes Lam, taking cues from mainland China, suggests that the government allows the use of Macau ID cards or Macau Pass cards to replace the Health Code for individuals

China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic origin

Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial

Japan’s relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo’s recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said Friday, following Beijing’s protest

This day in history | 1991 Iraqi Kurds fear US troop withdrawal

More than a thousand Kurds have besieged a US military base near the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, pleading with American troops not to withdraw. Kurdish leaders have called on allied

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises yesterday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations

Finland beats Denmark at Euro 2020 after Eriksen’s collapse

Joel Pohjanpalo scored and Lukas Hradecky saved a penalty to give Finland a 1-0 victory over Denmark on Saturday in a European Championship game overshadowed by Christian Eriksen’s collapse on

Eriksen sends ‘his greetings’ to teammates after collapse

Christian Eriksen remained in stable condition in a Copenhagen hospital yesterday and “sent his greetings to his teammates” as he recovers from his collapse, the Danish soccer federation said. The rest

Preview | Scotland back at last, takes on Czech Republic at Euro 2020

The Scots haven’t competed in a major men’s soccer tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France, but that will change on today when the team takes on the Czech

The Buzz | Israel swears in government, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

Israel swore in a new government yesterday that sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four

Hong Kong to censor films ‘endangering national security’

Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for

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