One billion patacas in subsidies promised in new bus contracts

The Macau SAR government is preparing to sign a new contract with Macau’s bus companies by September. The government will pay one billion patacas in subsidies to the two bus

Briefs | Int’l Music Festival adapts to Covid-19 by inviting local performers

  Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Macao International Music Festival, originally scheduled for October this year, will have a different format. Themed ‘For a Special Year’, this

Hurdles on AirAsia’s path to helping Macau students

Low-cost carrier AirAsia is willing to help Macau students return to their places of study abroad, but there is a critical problem with transit suspension in some places, Celia Lao,

Facial recognition deserves UN attention, says Jason Chao

The installation of a large number of surveillance cameras by the security authorities, and the announced upgrade of facial recognition functions in many of them, were among the topics noted

Gov’t has no information on threats to freedom of the press

The Government Information Bureau (GCS) has stated in a written reply to the Times that the bureau does not have any information regarding the comments made on Wednesday by Jason

Civil servant admits to stealing

A civil servant has been accused of theft, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) recently reported. The accused is a 59-year-old man surnamed Chow, who is reportedly an assistant technician working

Tutor charged with illicit appropriation

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has charged a tutor with illicit appropriation. The tutor and her husband, aged in her 40s and 55 respectively, were accused of illicit appropriation. On August

National and SAR officials in Beijing applaud Macau’s anti-pandemic achievements

CHINA’S Minister of Commerce and the Macau Chief Executive have both commended Macau’s efforts and achievements in the fight against Covid-19. In a Wednesday meeting in Beijing with the Macau’s head

Galaxy’s confidence in Macau not shaken by 91% revenue drop

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (GEG) net revenue during the second quarter of 2020 stood at HKD1.15 billion, down 91% year-on-year and down 77% quarter-on-quarter due to the adverse impacts of Covid-19,

Fitch affirms MGM Resorts rating on account of ‘strong liquidity’

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘BB-’ Long- Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of MGM Resorts International and MGM China Holdings, on the basis of the companies’ “strong liquidity position to weather

Lui committed to Japan IRs despite timeline delays

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) said that it remains committed to its Japan expansion plans despite the timeline delays associated with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. GEG Chairman Lui Che Woo

Wynn Resorts establishes new foundation to help Macau’s development

Wynn Resorts (Macau) has set up a foundation with an initial fund of 10 million patacas to promote Macau’s “prosperous and harmonious development,” according to the foundation’s statute published in

Jimmy Lay: Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn’t sent to China

Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. "There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was under

Crime | Three victims of nude chat fraud include two students

Three young people, including two students, have come forward as victims of blackmail from nude video chats with strangers, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said during yesterday’s joint police press conference. All

Briefs | IC to host additional concerts for HUSH!! summer festival

  The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has decided to host two additional concerts for HUSH!! Full Music 2020 due to what the authority has called an “overwhelming response” to the summer

NPC allows Macau, HK lawyers to work in Greater Bay cities

Macau and Hong Kong legal practitioners have been approved to work as attorneys in Guangdong province on a trial basis after acquiring mainland legal practice qualifications. On Tuesday, the Standing Committee

DSAL performs 393 inspections at construction sites

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) carried out 393 spot inspections at construction sites between July 7 and 15. According to a statement released by the DSAL, the bureau issued 146 recommendations

UN adopts ‘progressive’ stance on Macau’s human rights issues

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee is taking a progressive approach to the issues discussed in several reports by local associations and groups, the representative of the Macau Research

Human rights activist sends warning to Macau press

A representative of the Macau Research Group, Jason Chao, has told Portuguese and English-language media outlets that the press freedoms they have enjoyed until now may not last. Speaking during a

Chief Executive says Macau not compelled to update National Security Law

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said yesterday Macau will not be compelled to “act in a particular way just because Hong Kong has made its own National Security Law.” Before leaving

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