MASTV exploits legal loophope to delay stipend

A loophole in Macau’s labor law has given the "disreputable" Macau Asia Satellite Television Company (MASTV) free rein to continue to not paying long-overdue stipends to their staff, lawmaker Ella

Briefs | 24-hour Covid-19 test result needed for entrants from Taiwan

  From today, all entrants from Taiwan or those who have been to Taiwan in the 21 preceding days are required to hold negative Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction test results issued

Gaming | Pansy Ho further reduces participation in MGM International

Pansy Ho, co-chairperson and executive director of the gaming operator MGM China Holdings Ltd (MGM), continues to reduce MGM’s participation in the Macau gaming operator’s parent company MGM Resorts International. According

Covid-19 | Health authorities disregard EU travel ‘white list’

Local health authorities are not taking into account the inclusion of Macau on European Union’s (EU) list of countries and regions, which are safe for travel and border restrictions are

Easing border restrictions with Hong Kong to be a progressive system

As the neighboring region Hong Kong reaches 14 consecutive days without new Covid-19 cases in the community, questions arise about how the government will ease the restrictions previously imposed, as

Covid-19 | Health bureau ‘regrets’ latest Covid-19 case’s hiding of travel history

The Health Bureau (SSM) has expressed regret about the latest Covid-19 patient’s non-disclosure of travel history to India. The patient arrived in the city from Taiwan on June 17. As of

Retired bus driver describes special shift as ‘difficult income’

A retired bus driver has stressed that the special “4-4 shift” is indeed a whole day’s work and he “would not want to do it again even if there was

Taishan Plant | Environmentalist calls for review of nuclear incident communication mechanism

In response to recent public concerns about the safety of the Taishan Nuclear Power Station, environmental group Green Future Macau has argued that the current nuclear incident communication mechanism of

May tourist arrivals up 9% month-on-month

May saw a 9% increase in tourist arrivals than April, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has announced. The government’s statistic body pointed out that in May, the city has received

Youth Affairs Committee confirms yearly accolades recipients

The Youth Affairs Committee has decided to grant awards to celebrate events held by two subsidiaries of one of its member organizations, the committee announced late last week at a

DICJ to ramp up manpower 

The Executive Council (ExCo) has completed draft administrative regulations concerning the structure and operation of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), with a bid to strengthen the government’s supervision

Gov’t pledges harsh penalties ahead of party anniversary

China is pledging to harshly punish anyone responsible for major industrial accidents or outbreaks of violence in coming days as the ruling Communist Party prepares lavish celebrations for its centenary

Editor, CEO denied bail in Apple Daily case in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their

US sending Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

The U.S. is sending 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The shipment was

This day in history | 1983 Filipino opposition leader shot dead

The Philippines opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, has been assassinated just minutes after returning home from exile. Mr Aquino, 50, had spent the last three years in the US but was returning

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million

US | Appeals court upholds FCC subsidy ban for Huawei purchases

A federal appeals court refused Friday to hear Chinese tech giant Huawei’s request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using

Euro 2020 format causes qualification confusion for England

England’s draw with Scotland showed just how confusing the European Championship format can be for the teams and even the organizers. UEFA’s official website stated ahead of Friday’s game that a

Germany clicks at Euro 2020 with 4-2 win over Portugal

Germany finally clicked into gear at the European Championship, with a little help from defending champion Portugal. The Portuguese became the first team to score two own-goals in one game at

Preview | Ukraine and Austria close in on round of 16 at Euro 2020

A draw might be enough for both, while a win would be a guarantee for either. Ukraine and Austria each have one victory and one loss so far at the European

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