U-turn convenience encouraging helpers to change job: agency association

Some migrant domestic helpers are using the mainland-Macau U-turn convenience to change jobs, Ao Ieong Kuong Kao, president of the Macau Overseas Worker Employment Agency Association, disclosed. He added that, with

Catholic churches to resume Masses

  Catholic churches will reopen tomorrow, according to an announcement made by Bishop Stephen Lee. Mass centres in the diocese will resume public Masses, liturgies and gatherings after being closed for

Pataca remains minor in int’l banking transactions

At the end of the first half of this year, the pataca contributed to 0.5% and 0.7% in Macau’s total international assets and total international liabilities, the Monetary Authority of

Entertainment venues to resume operations

Entertainment venues and facilities can resume operations from tomorrow, August 18, according to the government’s scheduled lifting of Covid-19 pandemic-related mandates. The relaxation of restrictions was revealed yesterday, as the

Covid-19 | New regulation requires doctors to report suspected cases

  The Health Bureau (SSM) has implemented a new protocol, requiring all doctors, including private practitioners, to make a declaration on a dedicated website after dealing with patients with fever or

Construction worker dies from a fall at Galaxy, causes unknown

A 31-year-old male foreign construction worker has died after falling from a height of five floors at the construction site of Galaxy Macau Phase 3 yesterday morning. According to Judiciary Police

Crime | Romance scams continue, woman claims loss of MOP445,000

A 40-year-old woman currently living in Macau has reportedly lost MOP445,000 in a scam involving an alleged virtual boyfriend, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday during the regular joint press

Gaming | Mass market wins drive Wynn revenue up 70.5% in H1

Wynn Macau Limited’s total operating revenue increased by 70.5% from HKD3.97 billion in the first half (H1) of 2020 to HKD6.76 billion in H1 2021, predominantly driven by a surge

Official: Economic growth likely to slow due to virus, floods

China’s economic growth will soften this year due to summer flooding and anti-coronavirus controls, an official said yesterday, after consumer sales and other activity weakened in July. China’s economy still is

Hong Kong | Authorities to tighten Covid-19 quarantine on travelers from 16 countries

Hong Kong decided yesterday to tighten health quarantine arrangements on inbound travelers from 16 countries to fend off the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant. Effective from 12:00 a.m. on Friday, travelers

China, France to recognize each other’s driving licenses

China and France have signed an agreement allowing mutual recognition and exchanges of the two countries’ driving licenses, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said yesterday. Under the deal, which will

Afghanistan | Chaos as thousands flee after Taliban takeover

Thousands of people packed into the Afghan capital’s airport yesterday, rushing the tarmac and pushing onto planes in desperate attempts to flee the country after the Taliban overthrew the Western-backed

This day in history | 1998 Clinton admits Lewinsky affair

President of the United States Bill Clinton has admitted having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In a televised address Mr Clinton told the American people that

Cambodia | Ex-Khmer Rouge official appeals genocide verdict

The last living leader from the inner circle of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime launched his courtroom appeal yesterday, seeking to convince a long-running international tribunal to overturn his conviction

Entertainment | ‘Free Guy’ gives box office a lift, opening with $28.4m

Free Guy,” an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a background character in a videogame, opened better than expected over the weekend, collecting an estimated $28.4 million in ticket sales

Melco hosts F&B event with SMEs

Melco Resorts & Entertainment recently held the “To the Table by SMEs” F&B event as part of its “Knowing You, Knowing Us” campaign. The campaign was developed to offer a communications

Grand Lisboa to present mooncakes from The 8

The four-piece “The 8 Mooncake with Jinhua Ham and Assorted Nuts” will be packed in a gift box that can be transformed into a multi-purpose carrying case. Dim Sum Head Chef Yah

Paralympics follow lead of Olympics: No fans during pandemic

All fans will be barred from the Paralympics in Japan because of the coronavirus pandemic, just as they were from the recently-completed Tokyo Olympics, organizers said yesterday. There were a few

The Buzz | England eases self-isolation guidelines

People in England who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or are under 18 years of age, will no longer have to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who

Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 yesterday (Macau time), a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off

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