Rainstorm causes minor flooding in districts

Classes of all levels were suspended yesterday afternoon following the rainstorm signal issued by the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). Schools were also advised to ensure that their premises were

How Covid-19 forced development of virtual events

The worldwide outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has indirectly led people and entities to learn to apply skills and technologies that, despite existing for a long time, were seldom used

Fury vs Wilder part 3 to trade blows in Macau, not Vegas

Fight promoter Bob Arum wants to bring the third part in the trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, initially scheduled to take place in July in Las Vegas,

China says Hong Kong judiciary to stay independent under new law

China sought to reassure Hong Kong that its judiciary would remain independent under a new national security law, as concerns grow that the city may lose one of its key

Hong Kong protests back after China tightens grip on city

Hong Kong protesters battled with riot police in busy downtown areas yesterday, showing their opposition toward China’s dramatic move to crack down on dissent in the biggest demonstration since the

Gaming | Nevada governor targets June 4 date for reopening casinos

Casino operators and employees in the largest U.S. gambling market got some welcome news at the start of the Memorial Day weekend: a June 4 target date for reopening. Nevada Governor

Spanish retail giant halts operation of three brands

International brands in the Macau SAR have seen their business affected by the pandemic, and some have decided to close their business here. A Spanish clothing company that owns several brands

Macau elites applause NPC’s HK national security proposal

Macau members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) have commended China’s proposal to establish a national security organization in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, the NPC submitted a draft decision to

Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move

HONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers sharply criticized China's move to take over long-stalled efforts to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory, saying it goes against the

Key points about China’s legislative session

BEIJING — Thousands of delegates from across China are in Beijing for this year's annual session of the country's rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body, meetings delayed by more than

Health authorities report minor changes to latest mask supply round

As the 13th round of the centralized mask supply scheme begins today, a child’s ID will now allow the buyer to purchase a maximum of 10 children’s masks, the Health

June 4 vigil organizer submits judicial appeal

Lawmaker Au Kam San, head of the organizing body for the annual June 4 vigil in Macau, yesterday submitted an official appeal against the banning of this year’s event by

Macau proves popular with young adult demographic

Young adults were the largest age group of visitors to Macau last year, accounting for nearly a quarter of all arrivals, new research from Morgan Stanley All-Asia Research shows. People aged

China kicks off key political event delayed by pandemic

China began its most important political event of the year yesterday after a two-month delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the annual session of the Chinese People’s Political

Organizer to appeal police ban on 31-year-old Tiananmen vigil

Au Kam San, lawmaker and co-organizer of the annual June 4 vigil in the city, has informed the Times that he will file a judicial appeal in response to the

Crime | Couple charged with fraud, laundering of 3.3 million patacas

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has charged a local couple with money laundering, the police department announced during a press conference yesterday morning. The couple consists of the husband, surnamed Lei, 39,

Anti-corruption report highlights document forgery in 2019 review

The 2019 Annual Report of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC), published yesterday in the government’s Official Gazette, details instances last year where several public officials from different government departments and

Visitor spending falls 70% in first quarter

Visitor spending plummeted in the first quarter of 2020 in proportion to the decline in the number of arrivals, new data from the Statistics and Census Service shows. Excluding gaming spending,

Last Macau Covid-19 patient recovers as second wave subsides

All patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have officially recovered, the Health Bureau (SSM) revealed yesterday at the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center’s daily press conference. After a brief absence from the

Local health officials join WHO Assembly by videoconference

Macau’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U said that health officials and other government staff gained new insight from the opening session of the World Health Organization’s

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