SMEs | longer path to recovery amid gradual tourist growth

With everyone staying at home to lower the risk of infection, social distancing has helped to obscure the issue of joblessness and financial ordeals some in Macau face. Sou Kit knows

MGTO: Shopping festival to help revive economy

The Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, has expressed her confidence that the upcoming Macau Shopping Festival will help the city out of

Grand Lisboa eyeing 50% hotel occupancy for festive season

Grand Lisboa Macau remains positive that it will reach a hotel occupancy rate of 50% during the upcoming December festive season, despite the month not being considered as a festive

New bill aims to increase mobility for permanent teachers

A new bill that aims to amend Decree-Law 67/99/M, which establishes the general rules for teaching staff at the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), as well as its statutory

Crime | Sexual assault cases up 64% as of Q3

The total number of crime cases in the first nine months of the year plunged by 33.1% year-on-year, whereas the number of sexual assaults against children has significantly increased, according

Policy Address | Cheong: Gov’t ‘highly concerned’ about accountability, democracy

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong has affirmed that the Macau SAR government places great importance upon democracy and the accountability of high-ranking officials. During yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary

WTT Macao | players outside Top 8 kick off tournament

The first-ever World Table Tennis (WTT) event kicked off yesterday at Macau’s Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. Doing the honors of the event opening were the players ranked outside the top eight,

Source market diversification vital to tourism in long term: academics

Macau’s long-term prospects of tourism revival and development will depend on cultural factors, Dr Pan Lei, academic at the University of Macau and an enthusiastic traveler, has told the Times

Sands’ occupancy rate expected to reach over 40%

Wilfred Wong, who helms Sands China, remains confident that the occupancy rate of the groups’ hotels in December will fare far better than November. “The overall occupancy rate may reach upwards

Obituary | Maradona, soccer icon who led Argentina to glory, dies at 60

Diego Maradona, arguably the best soccer player ever whose wild swings in fortune came to personify the flux of his home nation Argentina, has died. He was 60. Maradona suffered a

IC kicks off third heritage evaluation on 12 real properties

The public consultation period to list a third batch of real properties as legal heritage starts today and will go until January 23, 2021, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced

Activist group calls for classification of Rainha Dona Leonor

The non-profit activist group Docomomo Macau has once again called for support from the public and government for the conservation of one of Macau’s oldest housing blocks — the Rainha

Residents considering purchasing properties in the UK, Portugal on the rise

JML Property is seeing a rise in interest from locals looking to purchase properties in the UK and Portugal – despite the economy being badly hit by Covid-19. The real estate

Gaming | Morgan Stanley: Casino industry will stay ‘medium-term bullish’

Morgan Stanley confirmed Macau’s casino sector will remain “medium-term bullish,” given the pent-up demand for leisure activities among mainland travelers and the enduring impracticability of travelling abroad at the moment. “We

USA | Biden transition gets gov’t OK after Trump out of options

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the

Grand Prix drove weekly tourist traffic increase of 7.6%

Macau’s weekly tourist traffic, including arrivals and departures, registered an increase of 7.6%, week-over-week in the period between November 16 and November 22, according to the latest figures provided by

Local entrepreneur and artist join forces to take art into daily life

The man behind local skate and snowboard shop EXIT, Jolian Chan, and the famous artist Konstantin Bessmertny have joined forces to present a new concept that aims to carry art

Gov’t considering to purchase all types of Covid-19 vaccine

The Macau government is in touch with several vaccine manufacturers regarding the prospective purchase of Covid-19 vaccinations, although safety always comes first, Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel Coronavirus Response

Big Pharma | AstraZeneca says Covid-19 vaccine shown to be ‘highly effective’

AstraZeneca said yesterday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is

House of Dancing Water sees departure of 137 foreign employees

Melco Resorts & Entertainment yesterday did not renew the work permits of 137 foreign employees who work at The House of Dancing Water— an internationally acclaimed show that has been

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