Exclusive | Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That hunger

Covid-19 | Xinjiang, Liaoning added to medium-risk list

Macau’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has added the two Chinese provinces of Xinjiang and Liaoning to its list of medium-risk locations, following a recent rise in new Covid-19

HK to ban dining-in, public gatherings of more than two

Hong Kong will ban all dine-in services at restaurants and public gatherings of more than two people not from the same family starting tomorrow, as the city’s worst coronavirus outbreak

Nam Van foothold readies Malaysia’s Genting for another shot at Macau license

An under-construction hotel project by Nam Van Lake might serve as a foothold for Genting if the international casino operator decides to try its hand for a Macau gaming concession

IPIM division chief placed under investigation after testimony

The current chief of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Residency Application and Legal Affairs Division, Tyler Ian, now faces investigation by the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) after

Guangdong attracting HK, Macau citizens with gov’t job offers

  Permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau who do not hold foreign passports will be allowed to apply for jobs at government institutions in nine cities in Guangdong province, a

Taxi driver support for HK national security law now under investigation

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) will investigate the legality of a series of messages and posters placed in some taxis in Macau, which praised the approval and enforcement of China’s

Tourism board to face 35% budget cut next year

The preliminary 2021 budget proposed by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will see the tourism board’s funding slashed by more than one-third. According to Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director

Gov’t penalizes travel agency for crashing helicopter tour registration platform

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has penalized a local travel agency participating in the “Macao Ready Go! Local Tours” for jeopardizing its system’s functionality and apparently leading to last

Coffee brand partners with MGM to offer tourism products

A local SME that sells organic coffee products has partnered with MGM China to offer its products as souvenirs for visitors to Macau. Charlestrong Café Companhia Limitada’s Café Dilly coffee will

Gov’t to finish leisure land projects this year

  Sports and leisure facilities, playgrounds, restaurants, cafes, and garden areas; these are just some of the proposed plans that will go ahead, as announced by the government during this year’s

MUST contributes to national mission to Mars

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is involved in the Chinese mission to explore Mars, the higher education institution said in a statement to the Times. MUST scientists are

China accuses US of improperly entering Houston consulate

China's foreign ministry complained today (Saturday) that American law enforcement officials improperly entered its consulate in Houston, which was ordered to close in an escalating diplomatic feud. The ministry gave no

E-voucher top up to start July 27 ahead of August spending

The second round of the government’s Consumption Subsidy Scheme, due to begin next month, will roll out with the top-up period commencing on July 27, the Economic Bureau announced yesterday. Widely

Forcing young students to repeat years banned under new proposal

Students below fifth grade will no longer be required to repeat school years, the spokesperson of the Executive Council (ExCo) and Secretary for Administration and Justice, André Cheong, introduced yesterday. The

Gaming | LVS considers Macau as having better recovery potential than Vegas, Singapore

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) considers Macau its biggest upside potential, however, without the relaunch of the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS), there is not much hope for the casino sector, said

Global Times editor warns US consulate in HK, Macau could be target in diplomatic spat

The editorial leader of a hyper-nationalistic newspaper in China is warning that the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau could face staff cuts amid a flare in tensions

China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet yesterday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. Engines blazing orange, a

Platform breaks down under helicopter tour demand

The registration platform for the Macao Ready Go! Local Tours campaign broke down yesterday morning after being overwhelmed by registrations for a new helicopter tour, the Macao Government Tourism Office

Commercial property rents in central Macau retreat to 2010 levels

The number of residential and commercial property sales plunged in the first half of the year amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced economic recession. According to real estate experts, the situation today

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