Finance chief: Reopening of closed satellite casinos unlikely

Closed satellite casinos will not be permitted to reopen, despite the government’s recent U-turn in a legislative amendment, Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong,

Number of hotel employees down 4.7% y-o-y with non-renewal of TNR contracts

Local hotels employed 47,355 full-time staff at the end of the first quarter, down by 4.7% year-on-year, according to recent data from the Statistics and Census Service

Artist integrates ancient Chinese art forms into multimedia landscape installation

Jennifer Wen Ma, an artist working in multiple media, is showcasing a sculptural landscape installation at MGM Cotai, continuing to follow her roots in Chinese

No privilege for defending champs in basketball tournament

Title-defending teams will enjoy no privileges in the 3x3 basketball tournament to be held from June to October, Lou Kit Long, CEO of Starmac Entertainment Production

China falls short on big Pacific deal but finds smaller wins

China fell short yesterday on a bold plan to have 10 Pacific nations endorse a sweeping new agreement covering everything from security to fisheries as some

Chinatowns more vibrant after pandemic, anti-Asian violence

The last week of April was a whirlwind for San Francisco’s Chinatown. The storied neighborhood debuted the “AAPI Community Heroes Mural,” a mostly black and

Gov’t monitoring prices as new round of e-vouchers are issued

The Consumer Council (CC) and the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) have been monitoring the price situation in the market amid the launch of the consumption

Beijing appoints Zheng Xincong to lead Liaison Office

The State Council of China has appointed Zheng Xincong as director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR, replacing Fu

Participation of foreign drivers in GP still unconfirmed

The possibility of international entrants appearing in the Macau Grand Prix in November is still unknown, Pun Weng Kun, president of Sports Bureau (ID), hinted yesterday. Pun was

Gov’t continues to cut spending in 2023

In view of the uncertainty in the city’s economy, the SAR government is set to continue cutting public spending next year. In a Chief Executive Office dispatch,

Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee meets Chinese premier

Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee yesterday received an official letter of appointment from Beijing, a month before he is due to take over the

New opposition leader says China ‘biggest issue’

Former Defense Minister Peter Dutton was chosen yesterday to lead Australia’s conservative opposition following the party’s election defeat nine days ago. Defeated Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Tokyo complains over Seoul marine survey in disputed waters

Japan lodged a complaint yesterday over a South Korean ship that was conducting a marine survey in waters near Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul. Government

WHO says Monkeypox won’t turn into pandemic, but many unknowns

The World Health Organization’s top monkeypox expert said she doesn’t expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there

1957 Arthur Miller guilty of contempt

US playwright Arthur Miller has been convicted of contempt of Congress. The conviction relates to an investigation last year by the House of Representatives’ Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) into

‘Real Housewives’ franchise takes its drama to flashy Dubai

The camera pans across a vast expanse of desert before careening toward an artificial island lined with luxury homes in the Persian Gulf. Eerie chords

Melco collaborates with Black Pearl Diamond restaurants to offer gastronomic experience

Melco Style is presenting the “2022 The Black Pearl Diamond Restaurants Gastronomic Series” to open on June 24 to 25 in Macau, organized by Melco Resorts & Entertainment in

Marcelo leaving Madrid after fifth Champions League title

Lifting yet another Champions League trophy, Marcelo put an end to his era at Real Madrid. The veteran Brazilian left back said after the team’s

NATO looks to ‘historic’ Madrid summit, with Sweden, Finland

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said yesterday that next month’s summit in Madrid will be a “historic” opportunity to strengthen the alliance in the face of Russian aggression against

Man in wig throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and

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