TDM exerting higher degree of censorship, insider confirms

TDM has exerted an “unprecedentedly high” degree of censorship on its programs since this June, with the removal of certain content mentioning the June 4 vigil, a credible source who

Covid-19 | New batch of around 10,000 mRNA vaccines arriving this weekend

A new batch of approximately 10,000 mRNA vaccines from BioNTech will arrive at Macau over the weekend, the medical director from the Conde de São Januário Hospital Center and coordinator

Advocate calls for better transparency in nuclear power plant’s safety

The action came after CNN reported that the power plant is near the verge of a potential leakage. Chiang was concerned that Macau residents residing around 67km from the power plant

China denounces NATO statement, defends defense policy

The Chinese mission to the European Union yesterday denounced a NATO statement that declared Beijing a “security challenge,” saying China is actually a force for peace but will defend itself

First day of dragon boat races affected by thunderstorm, heavy rain

Following a relatively calm morning yesterday, the first race day of this year’s Macao International Dragon Boat Races saw an unsettled afternoon with thunderstorm warning and heavy rainfall. The changing weather

Crime | Suspect linked to body parts found in Taipa Grande apprehended in Zhongshan

A man was apprehended by the mainland police early yesterday morning in Zhongshan on suspected link with human body parts found in Taipa Grande on Saturday. The suspect will be heard

Covid-19 | Health authorities change strategy, stop reporting light AEFI

From last weekend, local health authorities have stopped reporting light adverse events following immunization (AEFI), the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center informed in a statement. According to the same statement,

Gov’t pushes for free cross-border money flow

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong pledged in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Finance Forum on June 11 that the Macau SAR government is striving for

Two directly-elected lawmakers may find future in functional constituencies

Lawmakers Ho Ion Sang and Angela Leong On Kei may change lanes from the direct election constituency to indirect election, also known as the functional constituency, in this upcoming parliamentary

Coutinho and Chan hope to resolve problems in parliament

Ex-lawmaker Paul Chan Wai Chi and incumbent José Pereira Coutinho coincidentally submitted their respective nominations for the upcoming parliamentary election one after another yesterday. Chan was a lawmaker in the Legislative

2020 GBA air quality report shows improvement, gov’t says

The air quality report jointly produced by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network recorded an improvement in air quality in 2020 when compared to the

Accelerated vaccination to spur APAC economic recovery: Fitch Ratings

The recent spikes in vaccination rates in some Asian economies have become a strong shield, helping these regions guard against setbacks arising from further resurgences of the Covid-19 pandemic, according

Patuá Theatre, Macanese gastronomy newly listed in Intangible Cultural Heritage of China

Macau’s Patuá-language Theatre has been included among the distinguished list of cultural artefacts on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the People’s Republic of China, the Times learned from the leader

TikTok | Beijing says US revoking of Chinese apps ban a ‘positive step’

China’s Ministry of Commerce said yesterday that a U.S. move to revoke the Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step,” amid

CPU members hold varied opinions on Urban Master Plan

A total of 19 members of the Urban Planning Committee (CPU) submitted to the CPU yesterday their opinions on the draft of the Urban Master Plan. In the sixth plenary meeting

Strict Gov’t anti-pandemic measures stressful for cross-border casino staff 

Ever since a series of more stringent anti-pandemic measures came into force this week, Macau’s cross-border casino employees have been subjected to great physical and financial pressures, Cloee Chao, president

Changes to health code causing disruption, elderly and children most affected

Yesterday’s implementation of stricter guidelines, enforcing more rigorous health code checking in most establishments, including hotels, restaurants and food and beverage establishments, bars and similar venues as well as on

Courts | LVS may face billions loss in coming lawsuit 

The U.S. casino conglomerate Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is facing a USD 12 billion lawsuit from a former partner, Asian American Entertainment Corporation (Asian American), in a Macau court, according

Property | Trump-linked tycoon to take Dubai developer DAMAC private

The billionaire founder of one of Dubai’s largest developers, DAMAC Properties, announced yesterday his intention to take the company fully private by buying its publicly traded shares in a move

Lawmakers vocal on accommodation for TNRs

Lawmakers Ho Ion Sang and Leong Sun Iok both called for more support for non-resident workers in light of the tightened epidemic control measures. As the pre-requisites for border crossings tightened

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