Hong Kong grants quarantine exemption to Nicole Kidman

Hong Kong's government said today (Thursday) that it has granted a quarantine exemption to an individual to perform "designated professional work" following reports that Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman did not

Breaking News | Two Hong Kongers plead guilty to foreign collusion: report

Two Hong Kongers pleaded guilty today (Thursday) to conspiring to collude with foreign forces as well as Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai to endanger national security, local media reported. In a

Slight rebound in visitor arrivals two weeks after Delta cases

Macau has seen a recent increase in daily arrivals following the 78% drop from the July numbers in the second week of August due to the strict entry measures imposed

Visitor spending grows despite June arrivals dip

Total visitor spending (excluding gaming expenses) grew 15.9% quarter-to-quarter to MOP7.16 billion in the second quarter of 2021. This growth can be attributed to the 25.9% increase in visitor arrivals. Data

Education | UM, MPI hold academic opening ceremonies online

The University of Macau (UM) and the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) held their opening ceremonies online, welcoming a new cohort of students from Macau, mainland China and the Greater Bay

Red zone | Residents await for the clock to struck midnight as quarantine ends

Following two weeks in which several buildings in two different districts in the city were cordoned off, the government reopened the areas colloquially known as the red and yellow zones

Two candidates withdraw from AL election

The upcoming Legislative Assembly election will have two fewer candidates participating, it was announced at a Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) press briefing yesterday, with both withdrawing from the

Briefs | 54% of F&B outlets record rise in profit

  Data from the Statistics and Census Service reveals that 54% of restaurants and similar establishments interviewed reported a year-on-year rise in receipts in June 2021, a drop of 4 percentage

Miguel Ian | Former head loses FP job following prison sentence

The term of appointment of the former head of the Retirement and Pension System Department of the Public Pension Fund (FP), Miguel Ian, has automatically expired, the FP announced in

Return to school might be delayed, gov’t admits

The return of students to non-tertiary education facilities in Macau may be delayed, Wong Ka Ki, Department Head of Non-Tertiary Education from the Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ), admitted

Briefs | Fu Hong’s social restaurant helps train recovered psychiatric patients

  Local charity Fu Hong Society has opened a social restaurant in Fai Chi Kei that serves Macanese and Portuguese food at lunch to help train recovered psychiatric patients and provide

22 vacancies provided to retired seniors: IAS

In two recently approved social enterprise projects, 22 positions will be filled by senior residents, Hon Wai, president of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS), disclosed. Of the 22 positions, 16 are

Pereira Coutinho declines to comment on disqualification of AL candidates

Candidate for the Legislative Assembly (AL) 2021 elections, José Pereira Coutinho, has refused to comment on the disqualification of a significant number of candidates from the pro-democracy wing. Questioned on the

Communist Party expels censor accused of corruption

China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled a leading internet censor and accused him of a range of crimes and rule breaking from corruption to failing to properly guide public opinion. Peng

Beijing says waiting before recognizing government

China says it is waiting for the establishment of an “open, inclusive, and widely representative” government in Afghanistan before it decides on the issue of recognition. “If we are going to

Hong Kong | Police arrest four from university student union

Four members of a Hong Kong university student union were arrested yesterday for allegedly advocating terrorism by paying tribute to a person who stabbed a police officer and then killed

New monument will honor Carlin’s first Chinese pioneers

A monument memorializing a northeast Nevada mining town’s first Chinese pioneers will be unveiled in Carlin next month. Three years ago, the remains of 13 Chinese men were buried in the

Afghanistan | Woman in limbo at Kabul airport after Taliban sweep

With hundreds of Afghans rushing the tarmac of Kabul’s international airport desperate to flee the return of the Taliban, a young Afghan woman stood in limbo between two worlds. In one

Taliban vow to respect women, despite history of oppression

The Taliban vowed yesterday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz

This day in history | 2003 UN envoy dies in Baghdad bombing

A massive bomb has wrecked the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing at least 17 people including the UN’s chief envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Three floors of the

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