USD12 billion case | Former DICJ director testifies in LVS-Asian American case

Manuel Joaquim das Neves, the former director of the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), who was also one of the Macau Gaming Commission members responsible for selecting tenderers

MGTO closes Lisbon office to save money

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has closed operations at its office in Lisbon, Portugal, in the hopes of streamlining operations and human resources, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, the

Covid | Gov’t lowers mRNA threshold to 12-year-olds

The government announced in an Executive Order that it will lower the age limit of eligibility to take the mRNA vaccine to 12 years old from today. Tai Wa Hou, medical

Elections 2021 | CAEAL approves 13 of 16 lists for direct elections, six are under consideration

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) has so far analyzed 16 candidate lists submitted for the Legislative Assembly (AL) elections in September. Of these, 13 have already

Gaming | June GGR daily rate to drop 34.4% month-to-month: Bernstein

Macau’s daily gross gaming revenue (GGR) run rate is expected to display a 34.4% month-to-month slump in the first half of June, mainly dampened by the more rigorous cross-border travel

Sands China keeps open attitude on professional advice from SMEs

A fire system is a vital component of a building for safeguarding people’s lives and the property. Being the largest integrated resort operator in Macao, Sands China has set high

Lawmakers demand support for cross-border workers, students

Lawmakers Ho Ion Sang, Ella Lei, and Wong Kit Cheng expressed concerns on Wednesday over the recent border-crossing regulations requiring commuters to take Nucleic Acid Tests (NAT) every 48 hours. Speaking

Ng Kuok Cheong urges gov’t to postpone gaming licenses tender for another two years

Lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong has urged the government to postpone the public tender for new gaming licenses for a period of two years in a statement delivered at the Legislative

Crime | Man secretly photographs woman in public library

A young man was arrested by the Public Security Police Force last Thursday at the Patane Library over allegations that he secretly took a sexually intrusive photograph of a woman. The

Air Macau suffered over MOP1b net loss in 2020

Air Macau, the city’s flagship airline, has endured an annual net loss of approximately MOP1.04 billion in 2020, owing to the double blows of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing travel

CE congratulates central gov’t on spacecraft launch

The Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, sent a congratulatory message to the Central Government regarding the successful launch of the Shenzhou-12 crewed spacecraft, which blasted off at 9:22 a.m. yesterday.

Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law

Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law yesterday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first

EXPLAINER | The significance of China’s new space station

Adding a crew to China’s new orbiting space station is another major advance for the burgeoning space power. WHAT’S THE MISSION’S PURPOSE? The three-member crew is due to stay for three months

Japan announces easing of virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Japan yesterday announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas from next week, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins

This day in history | 1972 UK’s worst air crash kills 118

All 118 people on board a flight from London Heathrow to Brussels have died when the airliner crashed minutes after take-off. The British European Airways plane came down in a field

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as Islamic Republic votes

Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the balance as the country prepares to vote on today for a new president and diplomats press on with efforts to

Drive in | Kevin Hart shows range in tearjerker ‘Fatherhood’

Kevin Hart can make us laugh and cry, it seems, even if the vehicle was practically engineered to bring on the waterworks. In “Fatherhood,” on Netflix on Friday, he plays

TASTE OF EDESIA | Seafood goes vegan 

OmniFoods, a pioneer in plant-based food innovation, announces its latest game-changer: OmniSeafood. Following the worldwide success of its OmniPork series since its debut in 2018, OmniFoods expands its product pipeline

Macau Racing Tips | The Beacon Hill 1350 Metres Sand 2021-06-19 | Sat | 18:55The Beacon Hill 1350 Metres Sand 2021-06-19 | Sat | 18:55

My very good friend from Macau now residing in Hong Kong is staying in Beacon Hill, Kowloon; looking at this Saturday’s card there is a race named after Beacon Hill

Preview | Sweden to throw off shackles against Slovakia at Euro 2020

Sweden is promising a more expansive approach against Slovakia at the European Championship. That won’t be difficult. Against Spain in their Group E opener, the Swedes had only 15% possession — the

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