Wanzai Port opening marred by imported coronavirus cases

The resumption of ferry services at the Wanzai Port yesterday after a nearly four-year break was marred by the developing Wuhan coronavirus situation in Macau. Yesterday, Macau’s Chief Executive

Starlux confident in Macau potential, says company executive

Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines is confidence in Macau’s sustainability and potential for development, a company executive has said. Cho Po-Yue, special assistant to the airline’s chairman, made the remarks

Chief Executive: Coronavirus outbreak may peak after CNY

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng did not rule out the possibility of forcing the closure of casinos in the coming days, as the government anticipates that the novel coronavirus

Tourism board cancels all CNY events and activities

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced yesterday morning that all upcoming activities and events in celebration of the Lunar New Year would be cancelled. A short message was

Strength, prosperity and luck for almost every sign

The Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, therefore marking the beginning of a new 12-year cycle. For this reason, this lunar year is

News of the World | The Australian Dream is dying in the wildfires

The fabric of Australian life, that sun-licked, healthy, outdoor way of living that has drawn people to the continent for decades, is under assault. The unprecedented

First case of coronavirus infection confirmed in Macau

A visitor from Wuhan was yesterday confirmed as the first case of the novel coronavirus in Macau. Yesterday, the local government held a press conference to

Health authorities to distribute 20 million masks to handle shortage

Health authorities will distribute 20 million surgical face masks and restrict the conditions of their sale in order to handle a shortage that has affected nearly

Commentator: lack of political roadmap makes gov’t manifesto implausible

Political commentator Eric Sautedé said yesterday that the electoral platform of Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng mostly closely resembles a “shopping list” in that it is

Gov’t hopes to revitalize Inner Harbor area with Wanzai ferry route

The reopening of the ferry route between the Inner Harbor and the Wanzai Port in Zhuhai, set to take place today, is expected to help revitalize

Japan | Scandal may delay policy for selecting casino cities

The formation of a policy for selecting casino resort cities in Japan may be delayed following the arrest of a ruling party lawmaker on suspicion of

World Economic Forum | Xi Jinping isn’t tightening China’s grip on HK, according to Carrie Lam

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered personal assurances that he wouldn’t use protests in Hong Kong as an excuse to increase Beijing’s control over the city, Chief

Murder suspect denies masterminding lethal attack

The main suspect in a violent murder case in Areia Preta has denied she masterminded the attack, the Judiciary Police (PJ) told a press conference yesterday. The 33-year-old suspect is surnamed

Tourism board to delegate more patrol officers at major attractions

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has announced a series of measures to gear up for the upcoming Chinese New Year festival, such as offering a forecast of visitor flows

Police to monitor CNY crowd with surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras will be used to monitor crowds at tourist attractions following last year’s practice by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) during the Lunar New Year period. A special device

Jorge Viegas | President of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme: Motorcycle racing in Asia is growing at unrivaled pace

The first-ever person of Portuguese nationality to hold the position, Jorge Viegas has served as president of the global governing and sanctioning body of motorcycle racing, the Fédération Internationale de

Education | Lawmaker says teaching of special education students falling behind

The government should strengthen the evaluation mechanisms for students with special education needs and ensure that there is sufficient resources for these students in schools, lawmaker Sulu Sou noted in

Legislative Assembly | Secretary Wong trades blows with Sulu Sou over ‘secret police’ bill

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak and democrat lawmaker Sulu Sou traded verbal blows during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting after the latter compared

Suicide prevention hotline expecting more calls this year

The suicide prevention and emotional aid hotline is expecting to see an increase in calls related to suicide cases this year, according to the secretary-general of

Proposal may give employers power to choose compensation day

The latest text for the holiday compensation bill submitted by the government to the Legislative Council will allow employers to select the particular compensation rest

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