Gov’t hints at MOP120 million being spent on quarantine NATs to date

The local government is estimated to have spent around 120 million patacas on nucleic acid tests (NAT) alone, undertaken by those in Macau quarantine since

March hotel occupancy down 41% from last year

The number of hotel guests in March has fallen 41.3% year-on-year to 365,000. Mainland guests (269,000) have fallen by 50.2%, while local guests (70,000) have increased

Half-price coronavirus tests in quarantine for students abroad

Local residents currently studying full-time at schools and universities abroad will be granted a 50% discount on the nucleic acid tests (NAT) to be undertaken during

IAM to collect used furniture at 60 locations

To make it easier for residents to dispose of large items of unwanted furniture, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) will designate 60 temporary collection points for this type

Top court judge points to ‘intolerance to the simple exercise of fundamental rights’

Justice José Maria Dias Azedo has issued a voting declaration highlighting his disagreement in a judgment, made by a panel of three judges, against former University

Lawmaker calls on gov’t to control commodity prices as new subsidy round introduced

The Consumer Rights Protection Law should be used to guard against profiteering or price speculation on daily commodities as the government introduces a new

Sports day in Hac Sa on Labor Day

A sports day will be held at Hac Sa Beach Park from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Sunday, the Labor Day public holiday. Recreational and sporting

Sands China loss widens, LVS bets on Singapore’s open borders

Sands China has reported a downturn in revenue, with a USD336 million net loss recorded in the first quarter for this year, a greater fall than

art auction to raise funds for capoeira master’s cancer treatment

The Albergue SCM will host an art auction tomorrow to raise funds for a capoeira master who is in need of chemotherapy following a cancer diagnosis.

Lawmakers question division of authority over junket contracts

Members of the Second Standing Committee of parliament have questioned the authority governing junket contracts being divided between two different officials, committee president Chan Chak Mo

Beijing orders schools closed in tightening of virus rules

  The city of 21 million has already ordered three rounds of mass testing this week, with the third coming Friday. Yesterday, the city’s Education Bureau

Taiwan faces largest outbreak yet

Taiwan, which had been living mostly free of COVID-19, is now facing its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic with over 11,000 new

China grants first driverless taxi permits to Baidu,

China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company,, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing,

Actor Kenneth Tsang dies in quarantine hotel

Veteran Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang has died while in a COVID-19 quarantine hotel in the southern Chinese city, local media reported. Tsang was best

A sensational Mother’s Day

For those who have it all, sometimes the perfect gift is an experience. This Mother’s Day, pamper all the significant women in your life at the Forbes

Russian offensive in east gathering momentum as Guterres surveys destruction

Russia's offensive in eastern Ukraine gathered momentum yesterday as the United Nations’ chief surveyed the destruction in towns outside Kyiv that experienced some of the worst

1978 Afghan coup rebels claim victory

The new rulers of Afghanistan have announced that almost the whole of the leadership of the ousted regime is dead.  Two days ago, they declared President

Liam Neeson kills down ‘Memory’ lane

Memory” is an interesting title for the latest Liam Neeson thriller. Do you remember the last Liam Neeson thriller? Or the one before that? Who was

Fit for a connoisseur

This month, St. Regis Macao's The Manor is launching monthly wine dinners known as The Connoisseur’s Table.  French wine connoisseurs will be thrilled in May

Americans increasingly see China as a threat

Americans are increasingly seeing China as a world superpower and a threat, though growing numbers perceive it more as a competitor than an enemy, according

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