THE CONVERSATION | Looking for transformative travel? Keep these six stages in mind

After a cooped-up year, people are hungry to travel. But why do we travel in the first place? What is the allure of the open road? As a professor of religion, psychology

Covid-19 | Gov’t defends decision not to cordon off Sands Macao, Oceanus closed

The 72nd Covid-19 patient did not walk into too many areas of the Sands Macao Hotel; so it poses less risk than the Oceanus Casino, public health doctor Leong Iek

Covid-19 | Traces of virus found in mass NAT taker

A sample in a batch of 10 has been tested “suspiciously positive,” neurosurgeon Tai Wa Hou, medical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital, announced at the press

Covid-19 | 24-hour PCR required in departure areas

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng issued an Executive Dispatch yesterday, announcing updates on the requirement for entrants to the departure area of any local border checkpoint. Following Dispatch No. 144/2021, from

75th Covid-19 case confirmed

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre confirmed another Covid-19 case yesterday, Macau’s 75th. This is the fourth locally diagnosed case in just under 24 hours. The patient, a 42-year-old woman,

Briefs | Catholic churches to close for three days

  In line with the government’s appeal, Bishop Stephen Lee announced that, until October 7, all churches, institutions, and commission offices of the diocese will be closed. Staff are not required

Tourist arrivals in first four days of Golden Week down 91% y-o-y

The city has recorded just 1,800 tourist arrivals on the fourth day of Golden Week, a figure to be expected following the new Covid-19 cases recently detected in the city. According

Cotai Expo Halls transformed into mass testing station

Since Monday, Sands China is offering 24-hour Covid-19 testing at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Halls A, B and C. The gaming operator also announced that free parking is available on-site

Gaming | GGR at MOP5.88b following late September Covid-19 cases

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) recorded an increase of 32.4% in September, reaching MOP5.88 billion and following the steep downturn in revenues in August due to the Delta variant cases

Another gaming public consultation canceled

Following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 cases, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has called off the planned second public consultation on gaming that was to be held this Saturday. Last

PLA flies record 56 warplanes toward self-ruled Taiwan

China flew 56 fighter planes toward Taiwan on Monday in the largest show of force on record, continuing the three days of sustained military harassment against the self-ruled island. The first

Property | Midsize developer misses payment, adding to industry strain

A midsize Chinese real estate developer failed to make a $205.7 million payment due to bondholders yesterday, adding to the industry’s financial strain as one of China’s biggest developers tries

Japan | 0Kishida, Biden agree to cooperate on China, N.Korea

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held his first talks as Japanese leader with President Joe Biden and confirmed they will work to strengthen their alliance and cooperate in regional

Philippines | Son of Marcos to seek presidency

The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 revolt, announced yesterday that he would seek the presidency in next year’s elections

This day in history | 1986 Nuclear technician missing after secrets leak

Fears are growing for the missing nuclear technician who disappeared in London after revealing details of Israel’s nuclear weapons programme. The American magazine, Newsweek, claimed earlier this week that Mordechai Vanunu

Social Media | Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress

A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty

Wheels | Edmunds compares Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V SUVs

For years, the Honda CR-V has been one of the most appealing small crossover SUVs on the market. It boasts a smooth ride, enjoyable acceleration and handling, and lots of

The Buzz | French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

An estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France’s Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report released yesterday that represents the country’s first major

Haiti to UN Security Council: Help us handle gang violence

Haiti’s top diplomat implored the U.N. Security Council yesterday for help tackling gang violence and crime, saying the existing U.N. political mission needs to pivot toward strengthening security and

World Views | How gratitude can help your financial life

Gratitude makes us more aware of the sources of joy, wonder and hope in our lives. Being grateful also can improve health, strengthen relationships and help us manage our money. Developing

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