Gov’t offers free Covid-19 tests to smoke out hidden cases 

People can now enjoy free nucleic acid test (NAT) services offered by the government as of yesterday, Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of the Health Bureau’s Covid-19 Vaccination Operation, who announced

DSF educates school students about taxation

  The Financial Services Bureau (DSF) has educated school students from approximately a dozen primary and secondary schools about the duty of taxation in the first half of this year. Primary

City’s ‘immediate prevention status’ lifted

The city’s “immediate prevention status,” which had been placed last Tuesday following the announcement that a family of four locals tested positive, was lifted at 10 p.m. last night. The order

Gaming | Casinos’ daily revenue drops 48% in a week following Delta cases

Casino revenues in the first week of August have reverted to the levels of September last year, investment research and institutional asset management company, Sanford C Bernstein Ltd reported. According to

Unpaid leave at casinos is only ‘temporary’, says Cloee Chao

The city’s casino operators have not put into action another wave of unpaid leave, even after the emergence of the four confirmed Delta cases in Macau, Cloee Chao, president of

Population figures remain stable, TNRs continue to drop

Local population figures remained stable during the second quarter (Q2) of this year, official statistics released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) show. At the same time, the number

Hairstylists call for accreditation system to ensure fair competition

The Hairstyling Industry Certification Committee is calling for the government to establish a standardized accreditation mechanism for local hairstylists to ensure fair competition and upward mobility within the industry. According to

New loans on the rise, unpaid ones also growing

New approvals of both residential mortgage loans (RMLs) and commercial real estate loans (CRELs) have registered growth in June this year, statistics released by the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM)

14th Five-Year Plan | Guangdong wants companies to reach RMB800 billion income by 2025

Guangdong Province will further support the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in a bid to establish a bond platform in the Greater Bay Area to attract qualified Hong Kong and Macau financial

Romance scam | Local woman loses RMB500,000 over parcel from online lover

  A 50-year-old woman, resident of Macau, has reportedly lost RMB500,000 in a scam involving an alleged virtual lover, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported. According to the report, the woman met a

Lawmaker Coutinho calls for extra financial subsidy

Lawmaker Pereira Coutinho wrote an enquiry to the Chief Executive (CE) calling for another round of consumer subsidies to “safeguard quality of life and employment.” This will be his last written

Elections 2021 | CE announces air time designation for election candidates

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has announced the airtime designations on the public broadcasters for election candidates to campaign for the upcoming Legislative Assembly election, the Official Gazette has announced. Each

Chinese, Russian militaries hold drills in northwest China

Chinese and Russian military forces are engaged in joint exercises in northwestern China as ties grow between the two autocratic states amid uncertainty over instability in Afghanistan. The exercises involving ground

Court upholds Canadian’s death sentence as Huawei case looms

A Chinese court yesterday rejected a Canadian drug convict’s appeal of a death sentence in what appeared to be an effort to step up pressure on Canada to release a

Beijing recalls Lithuania ambassador in row over Taiwan office

China yesterday recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and expelled the Baltic nation’s top representative to Beijing over the country’s decision to allow self-governing Taiwan to open an office in Lithuania

North Korea vows stronger attack capabilities over allied drills

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ripped South Korea for proceeding with military exercises with the United States that she said are an invasion rehearsal and

This day in history | 1984 Zola Budd in race trip controversy

The South African-born British athlete, Zola Budd, is again the centre of controversy following a disastrous accident during the women’s 3,000m final at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. During the

USA | Fake Covid-19 vaccine cards online worry college officials

As the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students to attend in-person

Gaming | Betting website DraftKings buys Golden Nugget Online

Sports betting website DraftKings Inc. is buying the online gambling subsidiary of Golden Nugget Inc. in a stock deal valued at $1.56 billion, the two companies said yesterday . The acquisition

Technology | SoftBank profit declines following Sprint perk a year ago

Japanese technology company SoftBank’s fiscal first quarter earnings dropped 39% because of the absence of the cash benefit from the merger of Sprint, which boosted its profits a year ago. Tokyo-based

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