Covid-19 | Second Omicron case detected

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center confirmed that the imported asymptomatic case of Covid-19 infection announced on December 27 is associated with the Omicron variant, following genome sequencing of the virus

GBA Lawmakers-elect vow to enhance Hong Kong’s sound governance

As the commencement date of Jan. 1, 2022 approaches for the seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo) of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), lawmakers-elect have vowed to enhance Hong

Telecommunications, antique cars: Coutinho seeks answers from gov’t

Lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho has criticized the gov’t for delays in establishing the so-called “convergence license for telecommunications,” which will allow competitors to enter in

95,000 | Christmas weekend sees visitor numbers spike

The number of mainland tourists entering Macau over the Christmas holiday weekend reached over 95,000, figures reported by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) show.

Another returnee positive for SARS-CoV-2

A 62-year-old man who returned home from Los Angeles on December 27 has tested positive for the coronavirus at the airport upon his arrival. The patient received three

Macao Water offers internships at Macao Special Olympics

Internship positions have recently been offered by Macao Water to trainees at the Macao Special Olympics (MSO). The interns were trained to make “coffee art” lattes, as well

Eight workplace fatalities recorded in first 9 months of 2021

According to the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), eight work accident deaths were recorded in the first nine months of 2021, one involving a violation of

Two bodies found on shore, suicide suspected

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have reported two similar cases of dead bodies that were found floating near the Macau coastline on December 26 and 27. The

Diplomacy | Nicaragua seizes former Taiwan embassy to give it to China

The Nicaraguan government has seized the former embassy and diplomatic offices of Taiwan, saying they belong to China. President Daniel Ortega’s government broke off relations with Taiwan this

Advertisements draw flak over Asian stereotypes

Advertisements featuring some Chinese models have sparked feuding in China over whether their appearance and makeup are perpetuating harmful stereotypes of Asians.  German automaker

North Korea | Workers’ Party holds key meeting as Kim marks 10 years in power

North Korea opened a key political conference Monday to review past projects and discuss new policies amid the pandemic and a diplomatic deadlock with the United States.

Indonesia | Police arrest five people in methamphetamine smuggling

Five people suspected of smuggling 29 kilograms of methamphetamine into Indonesia from Malaysia have been arrested, Indonesian police said yesterday. The five are part of

India | Authorities block foreign funds for Mother Teresa’s charity

India's government has blocked Mother Teresa’s charity from receiving foreign funds, saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, dealing a blow to

Israel | Hard-hit by Covid, ultra-Orthodox slow to get shots

Yossi Levy has repeatedly booked and canceled his coronavirus vaccine appointment. The 45-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew recovered from the virus earlier this year, as have his eight children

This day in history | 1975 New laws to end battle of the sexes

Radical new legislation introducing a woman’s right to equal pay and status in the workplace and in society have come into force in the UK. The Sex Discrimination and

A matter of Chips | China pursues tech ‘self-reliance,’ fueling global unease

To help make China a self-reliant “technology superpower,” the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world’s biggest e-commerce company to take on the tricky, expensive business of

Melco helps local SMEs earn MOP8M during pandemic

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has provided the opportunity for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to earn more than MOP8-million revenue in 2021 through its Heart of House

Shun Tak donates grocery products to Fu Hong for charity sale

Up until Christmas, the conglomerate Shun Tak Holdings Limited, has donated a total of 1,000 grocery packs to the Fu Hong Society of Macau to help support the

Skiing diaries | I’m here to help for mental health, ski advice

With the Winter Olympics less than six weeks away, I’m starting to get excited about ski racing again. You’re probably asking, “Shouldn’t you always be excited about

Jury signals verdict not near at Ghislaine Maxwell trial

The jury considering the fate of Ghislaine Maxwell at her sex trafficking trial finished a third full day of deliberations yesterday with no sign that a

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