February daily visitor arrival reaches non-festival new high

The average tourist arrival count in February has edged towards the 60,000 level, reaching 57,000, while the average count for early March was over 50,000, director

Dragon boat races event launched with more doubts than certainties

The Macao International Dragon Boat Races will this year have the title sponsorship of SJM Resorts S.A. (SJM), SJM and the Sports Bureau (ID) announced yesterday

Palazzo Versace to ‘soft open’ in April

The last of the three hotels that together comprise the integrated resort of the Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai - the Palazzo Versace – is to

Environment Japan: Better to be safe than sorry

Following the announcement of the Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on March 3rd, 2023, the Japanese Government Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno has recently confirmed (BBC source) that

Anti- Corruption watchdog finds ID worker making unlawful profit

A worker from the Sports Bureau (ID) was found to have overcharged a government entity when procuring supplies for his department, the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) reported.

Honduras will seek ties with China, spurning Taiwan

Honduras President Xiomara Castro announced yesterday that her government will seek to establish diplomatic relations with China, which would imply severing relations with Taiwan. The

Arts Festival to see equal local-external performance distribution

This year’s Macao Arts Festival will have half of its shows performed by local crews and casts, Leong Wai Man, president of the Cultural Affairs

Economy bouncing back from Covid, prosperity ahead

The local economy, as reflected by the Prosperity Index, has swiftly bounced back up to 3.6 points in January and is expected to reach 4

Michelin Guide HK, Macau returns to physical event

The 15th edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau will return to a physical event after a three-year gap, the organizer announced. The selection for this

Health SSM expects cyclical peaks of Covid infection in the future

Only 0.5% of medical consultation cases involve Covid-19 infection, according to the director of the Health Bureau (SSM), Alvis Lo. However, there may be cyclical

Sands China, IFTM to strengthen collabs between academia and industry

 Sands China Ltd. and the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) yesterday with the aim of “strengthening collaboration

Local man jailed after purchasing heroin, ice via Taobao

A 44-year-old local man has been caught by the Judiciary Police (PJ) purchasing crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, as well as heroin via the online platform

Former Australian PM says subs to counter China ‘worst deal in history’

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating yesterday launched a blistering attack on his nation’s plan to buy nuclear-powered submarines from the United States to modernize its

Mongolia looks to copper to transform stagnant economy

  Mongolia plans to channel revenue from rising copper exports into an economic development fund as part of changes to reap more benefit from its mineral riches and

Treasury chief seeks drama-free budget day amid strikes

Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt will stage a moment of high political theater today , unveiling his budget to a crowd of baying lawmakers as consumers demand

1978 Aldo Moro snatched at gunpoint

Mr Moro’s escort of five police bodyguards were killed when he was snatched at gunpoint from a car near a cafe in the morning rush-hour. Chief

Samsung to invest USD230 billion to build ‘mega’ chip cluster

Samsung Electronics said yesterday it expects to invest 300 trillion won ($230 billion) over the next 20 years as part of an ambitious South Korean

Inter reaches Champions League QF after draw at Porto

Porto 0, Inter M 0 Heroic defending and the woodwork helped Inter Milan reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in more than a

Lusofonia Touch Cup for Marauders

An exciting day’s rugby was had at the 2nd Lusofonia Touch Tournament last weekend. The Cup final was played between Macau Marauders and Portugal Wolves, both

Assault on archaeologist triggers protests in Greece

State-employed archaeologists in Greece launched strike action yesterday to protest an assault on an archaeologist responsible for the resort island of Mykonos, an attack they say

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