Gov’t urged to enhance internal communication and vaccination promotion

Lawmaker Agnes Lam called on Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng, in a written query, to review the handling of the previous three-day citywide mass testing. She outlined several chaotic scenes

Briefs | Gov’t sweeps away illegal rooftop structures

  The government has resumed a cross-departmental operation to dismantle illegal rooftop structures. During a recent operation, three structures, located on Rua das Estalagens and Rua de Nossa Senhora do Amparo,

Anima appeals for financial support of ‘at least’ MOP4 million

Animal rights protection group Anima Macau is again appealing to the public for financial support, with an urgent need to find “at least MOP4 million.” The group issued a statement, signed

Environment samples at SSM workplace tested positive 

The patient works as a driver of the Health Bureau (SSM), and is responsible for driving medical staff from Coloane Clinic, Seac Pai Van Clinic and Centro Hospitalar Conde de

CE congratulates China’s athletes on victories at Olympic Games

Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng sent a note of congratulations to the delegation of Chinese athletes on their “marvelous and sensational achievements” at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Ho’s warm

SARs’ China office reiterates opposition towards US intervention in Hong Kong affairs

Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council reiterated its strong opposition and condemned the U.S. intervention in Hong Kong affairs, which are China’s domestic affairs. A spokesperson with

Red zone residents | Family of four slams gov’t for lacking coordination

Health measures, self-declaration and making enquiries are part of a long process of uncoordinated waiting around, the father of a family of four, currently under quarantine due to connection with

Crime | Kidnappings back in town

Kidnappings related to loan shark activities around gambling have reappeared after a long period with no reports of such activities. During the regular joint press conference of the police forces, held

2021 Population Census | 19,000 households submit responses on first day

The 2021 Population Census officially started last Saturday, August 7. According to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), 19,000 households immediately submitted their forms online, or 7% of

Monetary Authority reminds about illegality of credit card surcharges

Vendors are not supposed to charge their clients any surcharge based on the choice to settle the bill by credit card, the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) said in a

Crime | Counterfeit jewelry and take-away food

A local woman has made an unusual report to the PJ in relation to the online acquisition of a piece of jewelry. According to the report, the woman saw the item

Afghanistan | Taliban press on, take another provincial capital

The Taliban yesterday took control of another provincial capital in Afghanistan, an official said. The city’s fall was the latest in a weekslong, relentless Taliban offensive as American and NATO

Indonesia | Volcano churns out fresh clouds of ash, lava

A volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s turbulent Mount Merapi churned and boiled yesterday, sending renewed flows of lava and ash down its slopes for a second day. Pyroclastic flows — avalanches of

Covid-19 | Beijing punishes 30 officials for pandemic failing

More than 30 Chinese officials have been fired or received other punishments over accusations they failed to respond properly to the latest surge of the coronavirus in the country. Among those

Diplomacy | Australia flags democracies’ trade swing from China to India

Australian special envoy and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a free trade agreement between his nation and India would signal the “democratic world’s tilt away from China.” Abbott visited New

This day in history | 2003 Britain swelters in record heat

Britain has recorded its hottest day ever as the temperature soared to 38.1C (100.6F) in Gravesend, Kent. The record has actually been broken twice today. The first place to beat the

Contractors who powered US war in Afghanistan stuck in Dubai

Some of the foreign contractors who powered the logistics of America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan now find themselves stranded on an unending layover in Dubai without a way to get

Sands China hosts Guangdong medical team during mass testing

Sands China provided service arrangements for the medical team from Guangdong province at one of its integrated resorts during their stay in the city. Guangdong province recently organised a group of

Aviation | Russia resumes flights to Egyptian resorts after six years

Russia resumed flights to Egyptian Red Sea resorts yesterday, ending a ban that had lasted almost six years following the bombing of a Russian airliner that killed all 224 people

Tokyo2020 | Japan’s PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

Japan’s prime minister thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic. He noted the Games were delayed by a year and held

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