New Macau urges gov’t to save Penha Chapel panoramas

On the eve of the government’s public consultation period regarding the general urban planning of the city, which will start in September, the New Macau Association (ANM) urged the government

Galaxy signs safety charter with construction contractor

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and Shanghai Construction Group (Macau), a main contractor for GEG’s new development in Cotai, recently signed a safety charter formalizing both companies’ commitment to creating a

New GCS director wants to make communication with press a priority

The new director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), Inês Chan Lou, says she wants to make maintaining close communication with the press a top priority. Chan was sworn in as

Courts | IPIM: Visa applicant learned of investment criteria from Jackson Chang’s daughter

The daughter of the former Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) president became the focus of yesterday’s court hearing, as the case against Jackson Chang (also known as Cheong

Briefs | Gov’t to give 2 weeks’ notice before ending mask scheme

  The termination of the Centralized Mask Supply Scheme will be announced two weeks in advance, Dr. Alvis Lo from the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center disclosed yesterday. The potential

E-vouchers to give economy bigger boost than salary subsidy: economist

The government-issued e-vouchers, formally known as the Consumption Subsidy Smartcard, which are being handed out to all local residents, are expected to be more beneficial for small and medium sized enterprises

Ho Iat Seng pledges to commercialize Chinese medicine

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has pledged that he will press ahead with the commercialization of knowledge and products linked to the traditional Chinese medicine sector, as well as the

Two local universities included in latest university rankings

The Macau University of Science and Technology and the University of Macau ranked 38 and 42 respectively in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020. The 2020 ranking list includes

Environment bureau has will to ban polystyrene, but no timeline

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) will work to restrict the use of disposable polystyrene and is collecting data to determine the scope of a possible ban, the Central District Community

‘Melco & Colleagues Giving Stores’ now open to support the community

In partnership with Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) and the Fu Hong Society of Macau, Melco & Colleagues Giving Stores are now open to support Macau’s locals. The Stores

Asia Today: India’s virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

NEW DELHI — India's number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation's infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the

Gross gaming revenue touches new low after 97% plummet

Gross gaming revenue dropped 97% year-on-year in June, falling to a yearly low of just 716 million patacas. June was the fifth consecutive month that gaming revenue plummeted, according to official

Starting salary of university graduates expected to fall to MOP10,000

  The Macau Human Resources Association believes that university students set to graduate this year will have a lower starting monthly salary than those in previous years. President of the association, Choi

Briefs | Ella Lei calls for retirement of non-local cooks

  Lawmaker Ella Lei has repeated her demands to the government, asking for the protection of local workers. This time, Lei was talking specifically about cooks. Gaming companies should provide facilities

Commercial spaces that cater to domestic market growing, even as tourist shops close

Some retailers whose business comes primarily from the local market have actually expanded their commercial spaces amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contrary to the experience of those retailers who primarily serve

Macau will be cashless within five years, assures Joe Liu

Macau will become a cashless society within the next five years, according to the Director of Macau Pass, Joe Liu. “I am very confident that Macau is heading toward a cashless

Crime | Young man accused of assault and rape of girlfriend

A 24-year-old local man stands accused of crimes including aggravated assault, rape, unlawful detention and illicit possession of a weapon, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday during a joint police

Former gov’t public relations chief given additional role

Victor Chan, the former director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), was assigned the role of director at Macao Investment and Development Limited yesterday, following his take-up of a new

New deputy head appointed at Cultural Affairs Bureau

Cheong Lai San was appointed the new deputy director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) yesterday, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U announced in the Official

Scientific leaps essential to lifting border restrictions, say medical experts

The existence of an effective vaccine is a crucial condition for the lifting of border restrictions such as quarantines, Dr. Alvis Lo, medical director of the public Conde São Januário

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