Elections 2021 | Four parties submit lists of candidates to run for AL

As the deadline for submission of candidate lists and election platforms draws closer, the intensity of the elections went up significantly — with four groups handing in their respective lists

MGTO to communicate new entry measures to Hong Kong tourists

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will soon embark on a mass communication regarding the new entry measures for Hong Kong travelers once the Hong Kong-Macau travel bubble commences. MGTO director

Non-resident falls ill after receiving unlicensed skin whitening injections

A non-resident worker from the Philippines has recently been arrested by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) for allegedly administering three injections on fellow Filipino woman, causing bacteremia to the

Court rejects MP appeal, acquitting quarantine breacher of charges

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected an appeal by the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) against the decision by the Court of First Instance (TJB) to acquit a defendant

Covid-19 | Macau reports 55th case, one disease relapse added

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center reported that it had identified one more case of Covid-19 infection yesterday. The imported case is related to a 22-year-old resident studying in the

Covid-19 | Another Bell’s palsy reported as AEFI

A local Bell’s palsy case recorded after the patient received their first Covid-19 jab has been categorized as an adverse event after immunization (AEFI), the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination

Briefs | Gov’t to ‘spare no effort’to fulfill Xi’s aspirations

  The Chief Executive. Ho Iat Seng, said the government would spare no effort in realising aspirations outlined by General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Macau publishing unaffected by Covid-19 pandemic

  According to data compiled by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, a total of 759 books were scheduled for publication in Macau in 2020, down just 30 books from 2019. This suggests

Caregiver Subsidy Pilot Scheme | Lawmaker lambasts scheme as ‘strict and narrow-minded’

Since the implementation of the Caregiver Subsidy Pilot Scheme in November 2020, the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) has approved barely more than 51 applications out of a total of 196.

Survey estimates average weekly use of five plastic bags per person

A “conservative estimate” made by the General Union of Neighborhood Associations (UGAMM) in a recent survey showed that on average, each Macau resident used between 4.07 and 4.94 plastic bags

US Human Trafficking Report | MSAR on watchlist for second consecutive year, gov’t says unacceptable

For the second consecutive year, the Department of State of the United States of America included Macau on the Tier 2 Watch List of its Trafficking in Persons Report. Once again,

Covid-19 | Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the U.N. agency

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

Two astronauts made the first space walk on yesterday outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 15-meter long robotic arm. Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo were shown

Hong Kong | Police officer’s condition improves after stabbing

A Hong Kong police officer who was stabbed in the back has been moved from critical to serious condition, officials said Friday, indicating a likely recovery from the incident in

This day in history | 1954 BBC launches daily TV news

The BBC has broadcast its first daily television news programme. The 20-minute bulletin was introduced by Richard Baker as an “Illustrated summary of the news... Followed by the latest film of

Covid-19 | Europe in vaccination race against delta variant

Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations and outpace the spread of the more infectious delta variant, in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up

Kane carries England past Ukraine, into Euro 2020 semifinals

England is going back home — with something to play for. Harry Kane scored twice and England overwhelmed Ukraine 4-0 Saturday to reach the European Championship semifinals. It was the only match

Italy’s players serenade Spinazzola on flight home after win

The in-flight entertainment turned out to be the Spinazzola Serenade. The loud singing and enthusiastic cheering on Italy’s plane home wasn’t for either of the two players who scored, but for

The Buzz | Afghanistan finds deadly fungal infection in Covid patients

A deadly fungal infection known as “black fungus’ that first surfaced in Indian Covid-19 patients has been detected in Afghanistan, which is in the middle of a brutal third wave

Philippines | Military plane crashes, 45 dead, 49 rescued

A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying troops crashed in a southern province after missing the runway yesterday, killing at least 45 military personnel while at least 49 were rescued

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