Labor authority claims redundancies, missing salaries not a growing problem

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) says it has no record of any serious situations regarding unemployment disputes. During Friday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting, local workers advocate and lawmaker Ella Lei

Government aims to expand local tours to Hengqin by month-end

The local government hopes to launch Macau tour group itineraries involving Hengqin by the end of August, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL)

Gov’t promises unpopular bus cuts just for summer

A controversial decision to slash the frequency of bus services in the Macau SAR is only for the summer, according to government authorities, who assembled a last-minute press conference yesterday

Covid-19 | Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital to face third wave

The Hong Kong government opened over the weekend a temporary field hospital with a capacity of 500 beds to enlarge the region’s capacity to hospitalize what is being termed the

More mainland provinces resume non-tourism visas to Macau

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas services to Macau, according to a report by Macao Daily News. Starting from July 15, Guangdong provinces resumed issuing travel permit services to

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency regulations ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision. Hong Kong

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition nominees for assembly

HONG KONG — At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees including Joshua Wong were disqualified for a September legislative election, with authorities saying today (Thursday) they failed to uphold the

Security Office rejects claims that Jho Low is in town

The Office of the Secretary for Security has refuted the claims of Malaysian authorities that fugitive businessman Jho Taek Low, also known as Jho Low, is currently in the SAR.

Shen Beili promoted to international liaison department of CPC

Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Macao SAR, Shen Beili, is set to leave her position and become the Deputy Head of the International Liaison Department of the Central

Courts | IPIM: Rita Santos called to defend Jackson Chang’s ‘honest’ character

Now drawing to a close, the case at the Court of First Instance involving corruption allegations against several former high-ranked officials from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM),

Patience needed for return of mass tourism to Macau

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that patience is needed before mass tourism returns as there is still no assurance of when the Individual Visa Scheme (IVS)

Stilwell acknowledges lecturer’s dismissal was not about job performance

The former rector of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Peter Stilwell, has said that the dismissal of former lecturer Eric Sautedé from the institution was not due to his

Macau pioneer ‘gives up comfortable life’ to serve in mainland civil service: state media

In 2019, the State Council of China rolled out a new proposal to allow Macau and Hong Kong residents to work in mainland government departments in the Greater Bay Area.

Fugitive Jho Low still thought to be hiding in the SAR

Malaysian authorities are confident that fugitive businessman Jho Low is still hiding in Macau, as they continue working to bring him home to answer for his alleged role as the

Hong Kong faces worst wave of virus, but it can’t lock down

Once a coronavirus success story, Hong Kong is facing its worst outbreak yet, and policy makers are realizing how little they can do without making a bad situation worse. New infections

Courts | Judge, lawyers hoping for IPIM case rulings this August

The high-profile court case involving corruption allegations against the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute is drawing to a close, with the final statements from the prosecution and defense tentatively

IAS knows of three baby abandonments in 4 years

  Macau has recorded three cases of suspected infant abandonment referred by hospitals from 2016 until June 2020, according to data provided by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). However, the IAS noted

SJM records 74.4% fall in first half gaming revenue

Net gaming revenue at Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) fell 74.4% in the first half of 2020, according to financial results disclosed yesterday by the firm, with the VIP

Interview | Diocese concerned with global issues affecting Catholic Church: expert

It remains unclear whether China will meet its pledge to recognize underground clergy and clandestine diocese. According to José Miguel Encarnação, an expert on China-Vatican relations, the central government has kept

TEDxSenadoSquare follows event trend moving online

Macau’s own TEDx event returns for its second edition this year, but this time online. Due to the widespread Covid-19 across the globe, this year’s TEDxSenadoSquare was moved online in order

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