Legislative Assembly | PSP chief says police not banning more demonstrations this year

  The Commissioner of the Public Security Police Force has defended his bureau’s decision to ban several protests this year, adding that all decisions were made according to the law. Yesterday, at

Briefs | DSES invites Macau students abroad to register for facemasks

  Macau students pursuing higher education abroad can register for the new round of mask supply, which is set to begin July 31. The students can register for the new round

Hong Kong’s dollar peg is ‘unassailable,’ says banking exec

Standard Chartered Plc Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters said Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the greenback is “unassailable” at a time when the U.S. has threatened action against China for

Covid-19 | MUST scientists report breakthrough in vaccine testing

A research team involving scientists from the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has announced a breakthrough in their mission to develop a vaccine for Covid-19. Led by Professor Zhang

Sports Bureau unaware of rumored Pacquiao match in Macau

The Macau Sports Bureau told the Times yesterday that it is not aware of any plan to offer legendary Philippines boxer Manny Pacquiao a “lucrative exhibition match” deal in Macau,

Caring for the community: Melco promotes local talent development and volunteerism through ‘Simple Acts of Kindness’

Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s fundamental philosophy of giving back to the community it serves is realized through the promotion and implementation of its dynamic and innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Courts | IPIM: Rita Santos called to defend Jackson Chang’s ‘honest’ character

Now drawing to a close, the case at the Court of First Instance involving corruption allegations against several former high-ranked officials from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM),

MGM Resorts makes interim chief its permanent CEO

MGM Resorts International said Wednesday acting Chief Executive Officer Bill Hornbuckle will take the top position on a permanent basis, sticking with the longtime company veteran during the coronavirus crisis. Hornbuckle,

Asia Today: 723 cases in Australia, closures in Vietnam

MELBOURNE — Australia's coronavirus hot spot Victoria will make masks compulsory statewide after reporting on Thursday a record 723 new cases. Masks have been mandatory in the state capital Melbourne and

Four arrested under new Hong Kong security law for online posts

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police have signaled their intent to enforce a new Chinese national security law strictly, arresting four youths Wednesday on suspicion of inciting secession through social

Patience needed for return of mass tourism to Macau

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that patience is needed before mass tourism returns as there is still no assurance of when the Individual Visa Scheme (IVS)

Briefs | Drone activities banned during helicopter sightseeing tours

  The Macau government will ban unmanned aircraft activities in certain zones in Macau during the helicopter sightseeing tours to ensure that the tours will take place in a safe environment.

Survey shows many spending less during Covid-19

  A survey conducted by a research team from the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) indicates that nearly half of local residents have spent less money during the course

Stilwell acknowledges lecturer’s dismissal was not about job performance

The former rector of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Peter Stilwell, has said that the dismissal of former lecturer Eric Sautedé from the institution was not due to his

HK protest leader fired from university job to continue writing

A professor and leading figure in Hong Kong’s political opposition has been fired from his university job following China’s passage of a sweeping new national security law. Hong Kong University’s council

Gov’t invites tenders for LRT Seac Pai Van line

  The local government has invited tenders for a construction contract concerning the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Seac Pai Van Line. Yesterday, the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) made the invitation public.

Macau pioneer ‘gives up comfortable life’ to serve in mainland civil service: state media

In 2019, the State Council of China rolled out a new proposal to allow Macau and Hong Kong residents to work in mainland government departments in the Greater Bay Area.

Fugitive Jho Low still thought to be hiding in the SAR

Malaysian authorities are confident that fugitive businessman Jho Low is still hiding in Macau, as they continue working to bring him home to answer for his alleged role as the

Hong Kong faces worst wave of virus, but it can’t lock down

Once a coronavirus success story, Hong Kong is facing its worst outbreak yet, and policy makers are realizing how little they can do without making a bad situation worse. New infections

Facemask supply changed to 30 masks in one monthly round

The twentieth round of facemask supply organized by the health authorities will be adjusted from the current supply of 10 facemasks every 10 days to the supply of 30 masks

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