Sheldon Adelson passes away at 87

The Las Vegas convention visionary and philanthropist spearheaded a major project to bring the Sands name to Macau, opening the first Las Vegas-style casino in May 2004. Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Gov’t encourages locals to stay in town during CNY

Macau residents should consider spending their Lunar New Year holidays in the city and drop unnecessary travel, Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center advised at

Crime | Man accused of theft by finding of mobile phone

A 61-year-old man from the Philippines, who is in Macau as a non-resident worker, is being charged with illegally appropriating a mobile phone that he found on a street bench,

Pansy Ho appointed head of local UN body

Local entrepreneur Pansy Ho has been appointed President of the Macau Chapter of the United Nations Economic and Social Ministry – France-China Cultural Exchange and Promotion Centre. In her business capacity,

China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said yesterday. The experts

Gov’t looking to tighten immigration control

The Executive Council (ExCo) has completed its discussion on the amendment of laws relating to immigration control, staying permits and residency, the ExCo said during a press conference on Friday. In

Health authority confirms entry restrictions for foreign arrivals will not be eased

Director of the Health Bureau Lei Chin Ion reiterated the significance of not easing entry restrictions imposed on foreign arrivals, as a heightened risk of spreading infection in the city

Gaming | 2021 GGR forecast cut by Morgan Stanley due to ‘weaker VIP’ sector

International investment bank Morgan Stanley has lowered its projected tally for Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) by around 10% to nearly USD23.7 billion, owing to the strong headwinds against the

Gaming | Parent company of Sands China discusses push into sports betting

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the parent company of Sands China Ltd. has had discussions with potential partners in the fast-growing field of sports betting, setting the stage for a major

Investor urges MGM Resorts to sell 20% of Macau stake to Chinese firms in open letter 

Investment firm Snow Lake Capital published an open letter on January 6 to convince MGM Resorts International to sell off 20% of its MGM China stakes to a leading Chinese consumer or

Pandemic relief | Gov’t to consider launching third stimulus measures  

The government will consider rolling out the third round of stimulus measures under “special circumstances,” the Director of the Economic Bureau (DSE), Tai Kin Ip, said. Tai’s remarks were delivered in

Lei: Forecast of economy to be ‘stable and improving’

It is estimated that the city’s economy will be “stable and improving” in 2021, according to a remark delivered by Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong to the

Plataforma suspends online operations from Lisbon

The media outlet Plataforma has temporarily suspended the operation of their online newsroom team based in Lisbon, Portugal, the Director-General of Plataforma, Paulo Rego, revealed in an editorial on Tuesday. The

Blue cardholders at risk at TDM

The contracts of some non-resident workers (TNRs) at the public broadcaster TDM might be at risk of not being renewed, the Portuguese language news outlet, Tribuna de Macau (JTM) reported

USA | Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol

Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to

Returnees stranded in Europe making Plan B for charter flights

In light of exiguous Macau-bound flight options, some edgy flyers overseas have taken it upon themselves to arrange a charter flight, hoping to return to Macau from Portugal by mid-January. A

Retailers eyeing an influx of mainland tourists to drive revenue in mid-Jan

Retailers are pinning hopes on an influx of Chinese visitors to Macau in the middle of January, most of whom are expected to come for Lunar New Year shopping activities,

Citizen of China | Majority foster sense of affinity with the motherland: survey

A record number of teenage students at the secondary school level say they have a sense of affinity with the motherland, according to a survey recently conducted by the General

More amalgamations of gov’t departments expected from Feb

The city’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has made it clear in his 2020 Policy Address that he would set the restructuring of various government departments into motion from the

Hong Kong police arrests 53 activists under national security law

Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents today (Wednesday) for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory's legislature

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