STATEMENT | Uphold the spirit of science in Covid-19 origin-tracing

As variants of COVID-19 are now triggering new waves of infections around the world, anyone who is not prejudiced will respect a basic fact, which is the international community needs

Gaming | GEG sees revenue grow to HKD10.7b in H1

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) posted a net revenue of HKD10.7 billion in the first half (H1) of the year, a surge of 71% year-on-year, with Adjusted EBITDA of HKD2.0 billion. The

Industry prepared for further suspension of local tours

The tourism industry is psychologically prepared and does not rule out the possibility that the local tour campaign will only return in September. The local tour campaign is officially known as

Banks approve more loans to SMEs in H1

Local banks have approved about 27% more new loans to local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the first half (H1) of this year when compared with the same

Covid-19 | Potential second round of NAT mass testing is ready

A potential second round of nucleic acid testing (NAT) for the whole population of Macau has been prepared and can be implemented at any time, health authorities said yesterday during

Vaccination program extended to schools from September

  The Health Bureau’s vaccination outreach program will be extended to schools from September, according to Dr. Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of the bureau’s Covid-19 Vaccination Operation. Speaking yesterday during the health

Crime | Elderly man apprehended for allegedly ripping open motorbike seat

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has arrested a man for ripping open the seat of a parked motorbike. The man is in his 80s and a local resident. At about 10:30

No immigration loopholes for unskilled TNRs, skilled can avoid U-turn

Non-resident workers (TNRs) engaging in skilled professional activities are exempt from the requirement to exit and then return to Macau if they want or need to change employer, the Public

Jollibee to acquire Tim Ho Wan; impact on Macau stores unclear

Philippine catering chain Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) will soon close a deal to acquire Hong Kong-born Michelin-starred Cantonese food chain Tim Ho Wan, according to Philippine media reports. The Hong Kong

Briefs | No campaign commencement event this election

  The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau announced that no campaign commencement event will be held for this election. In previous elections, such events were held for candidates to reveal

Taiwan, US coast guards meet despite Chinese pressure

Officers from the U.S. and Taiwanese coast guards have met to discuss improving cooperation and communication despite efforts by China to isolate the self-governing island democracy. The virtual meeting held Tuesday

Taiwanese man gets six years in US prison in Covid-19 fund fraud

A Taiwanese man was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to defrauding a program designed to keep small businesses financially afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Sheng-Wen Cheng, 25, was

Gu Guoming | Former ICBC Shanghai branch chief gets life imprisonment for bribery

A court in Shanghai yesterday sentenced Gu Guoming, former head of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Shanghai branch, to life in prison for taking bribes of over 136

White paper on human rights | China highlights progress through moderate prosperity attainment

China yesterday issued a white paper to elaborate on how its realization of all-round moderate prosperity represents comprehensive progress in ensuring universal human rights in China, and a new contribution

This day in history | 1961 Berliners wake to divided city

  Troops in East Germany have sealed the border between East and West Berlin, shutting off the escape route for thousands of refugees from the East. Barbed wire fences up to six

Afghanistan | Taliban take 10th provincial capital, squeezing Kabul

The Taliban captured a strategic provincial capital near Kabul yesterady, the 10th the insurgents have taken in a weeklong sweep across Afghanistan just weeks before the end of the American

In Dubai, Filipina pulls no punches in jokes on Mideast life

Peering out into the darkened audience of a Dubai bar, comedian Imah Dumagay leaned into the microphone and addressed the mistaken perception that many people have across the Middle East

TASTE OF EDESIA | Cook with Michelin chefs

This year, the gas Company Towngas has invited five Michelin Star Chefs, who are also commercial customers of Towngas, to star in a video series to educate the public about

Macau Racing Tips | The Sanya 1050 Metres Sand 2021-08-15 | Sun | 17:45

The highlight of MJC weekend meeting is the abovementioned race this Sunday. This is a race that attract all sand freaks to enter. I am bullish on the chance of

The Buzz | More than 9,000 anti-Asian incidents since pandemic began

The frequency of anti-Asian incidents — from taunts to outright assaults — reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of

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