Covid-19 | Health Bureau head bypassed questions on Macau-Taiwan communications

Dr. Alvis Lo, director of the Health Bureau (SSM), said yesterday that the local authority’s regular public release of information should be sufficient for other entities to evaluate the situation

Commentators slam Health Code requirement

Lawmaker Au Kam San voiced the opinion that the government’s strategy on the two-day Covid-19 test validity period and expanded requirement on the Health Code was “illogical”, while commentator Larry

SARs to reopen border if Hong Kong sees no local case for another 14 days

Eligible visitors and returnees entering Macau from Hong Kong may soon be exempt from undergoing mandatory quarantine, provided that Hong Kong has no locally transmitted cases for 28 consecutive days,

High premium threshold discourages SMEs from enrolling in Catastrophe Insurance

The Small and Medium Enterprise Natural Catastrophe Property Insurance (SME NatCat Property Insurance), designed to cover financial damage to local shops caused by severe natural disasters, may not receive widespread

FAOM survey finds 45% employees have experienced pay cut

  A survey conducted by Federation of Macao Workers’ Associations (FAOM) and Macau Economic Association showed that more than 45% of respondents’ income decreased compared to the pre-pandemic period. According to

Nearly 18,000 applications approved for helicopter tour

A total of 17,982 residents have been deemed eligible for this round of helicopter and yacht tours, according to the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The electronic lots for the second

Success Universe to be guarantor for new loan facilities to assist Ponte 16

Hong Kong-based Success Universe Ltd (Group) proclaims that it will offer financial aid in the form of loan facilities to Pier 16 – Property Development to help finance the operation

Sands China Garners Special Olympics’ Highest Honour for Health Partners

Sands China Ltd. considers it part of its corporate social responsibility to give back to the local community and to promote social inclusion. With its extraordinary efforts toward fulfilling the

Crime | Man accused of domestic violence for threatening wife

A 65-year-old man, a local resident working as a driver, is being accused of domestic violence after he allegedly repeatedly threatened and abused his wife, the Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson

F&B sector registers 9% drop in April, positive outlook for May

Restaurants and similar establishments (F&B) have reported a month-on-month drop of 9% in their business in April this year when compared to the previous month, information from the Statistics and

Crime | Bad Taobao purchase goes up in flames

  A group of three youngsters became involved in a case of arson after one of them decided to burn a pair of sneakers he had bought online. The case was disclosed

Ng Kuok Cheong calls for independent investigation on TDM censorship

According to lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong, an independent investigation led by credible social icons and scholars in journalism studies should be commenced on the alleged self-censorship of public broadcaster TDM.

China administers 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses

Nearly 1.03 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Sunday, the National Health Commission said yesterday, as the country pushes ahead with the largest vaccination

Taiwan to maintain Hong Kong office despite visa problem

Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online. The Taipei Economic and

This day in history | 1981 Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

A man has pleaded guilty to shooting dead former Beatle John Lennon in New York. The court heard Mark Chapman dramatically change his plea to admit responsibility for the murder, saying

British FM heads to Southeast Asia looking for closer ties

Britain’s foreign minister headed to Southeast Asia yesterday on a three-nation visit as his country looks to promote closer ties and trade with the region following the U.K.’s exit from

Iran | President-elect says he won’t meet with Biden

Iran’s president-elect said yesterday he wouldn’t meet with President Joe Biden nor negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following

Shaqiri scores 2, Switzerland beats Turkey 3-1 at Euro 2020

A lifeline for Switzerland. More misery for Turkey. Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals Sunday to give Switzerland a 3-1 victory over Turkey and a likely place in the round of 16

Preview | Scotland looks to give fans something to cheer at Euro 2020

Scotland is looking to give its boisterous fans something to really cheer about at the European Championship. Not just a 0-0 draw. Euphoria set in among the Tartan Army after Scotland managed

France forward Dembélé out of Euro 2020 with knee injury

Ousmane Dembélé has been ruled out of the European Championship because of a knee injury, the French soccer federation said yesterday. Dembélé sustained the injury during a 30-minute appearance as a

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