Letter to the Editor | Edifício do Lago: ‘Each falling tile could easily maim or kill someone’

Again and again, the tiles are falling from the interior walls of the Edifício do Lago economic housing units. Each falling tile could easily maim or kill someone. Does someone

Gov’t proposes reducing rights for teaching staff claiming public interest

The government’s proposal to amend law 67/99/M, which regulates the statutory rules for the teaching staff of public schools, includes several elements that are considered to result in unjustified absence

Hiring requests for mainland domestic workers tripled

  The number of requests to hire domestic helpers from mainland China increased to 481 during the fourth quarter of last year, suggesting that a significant number of local residents have

Lawmakers call on gov’t to adjust ban on dismissed teachers

The lawmakers that compose the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) have reaffirmed to the government that it needs to adjust an article on the bill that regulates

Netizens unhappy about returnee residents

At the weekly coronavirus press briefing on Monday, the government for the first time officially admitted to and announced the return of 115 Macau residents, expected to arrive tomorrow evening,

Gov’t e-platform failure caused by air-conditioning

Two electronic service platforms managed by the government broke down yesterday due to an air-conditioning failure that increased the air temperature of the government server room. The two e-service platforms affected

MPay records half a million registrants

  MPay, the mobile payment platform by local tap-and-go card payment company Macau Pass, recently announced that it has more than 510,000 registered users. As a result, it is calling itself

Women’s Federation announces run for AL Election

The Women’s General Association of Macau will once again join hands with allies to run in the Legislative Election (AL), Ho Teng Iat, president of the association, has recently announced

Crime | MP sends case of tutor accused of sexual abuse to trial

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has concluded their investigation into the case of a tutor accused of nine instances of sexual abuse of minors, and forwarded it to the courts

Gaming | Investors pinning recovery hope on second half of 2021: Bernstein

Investors in Macau’s casino stocks are eyeing a possible recovery in the second half of 2021, and a rebound in 2022, according to statement published yesterday by Sanford C. Bernstein

Fitch Ratings | Grand Lisboa Palace to drive SJM’s recovery from pandemic

Fitch Ratings believes the Grand Lisboa Palace will allow SJM to gain a foothold in Cotai and raise its market share. “We forecast Grand Lisboa Palace will have EBITDA of HKD2

Associations urge the public to care about solitary senior citizens

The ongoing pandemic has been taxing on the mental health of local residents, especially senior citizens who live alone and have no one to talk to, according to the city’s

Covid-19 vaccines | Authorities working on distribution system

Government authorities are currently working on a platform that will ensure the fair distribution of Covid-19 vaccines as soon as they arrive in the region, Dr Alvis Lo, medical director

Briefs | Ao Ieong U urges locals to stay in Macau during CNY

  The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U called on residents to spend the Lunar New Year in Macau to help keep Covid-19 at bay. Ao delivered her

Gov’t preparing ‘mega’ operation to repatriate 115 residents

Local authorities are preparing a “mega” operation to receive a flight from Air Macau arriving from Tokyo that will bring back 115 residents to Macau from 13 different countries, the

Crime | Duo of marijuana growers arrested

The Judiciary Police (PJ) yesterday arrested two men who live together in an apartment, on allegations of illicit production, transaction and possession of apparatuses affiliated with the plantation of marijuana. The

CCAC busts syndicate that defrauded banks through fake mortgage loans

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has uncovered a case involving several bank workers who colluded with a crime syndicate to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from banks amounting to MOP770 million,

Liaison official urges locals to guard against Covid-19 to stabilize economy

The central government’s top liaison official in the Macau Special Administrative Region urged those from all walks of life in Macau to do their best in the battle against Covid-19,

Lawmakers’ Agenda | Sulu Sou questions criteria for hiring non-resident civil servants

  Lawmaker Sulu Sou recently sent a written question to the executive branch to request clarification on the hiring criteria for non-resident civil servants. He recapped that in 2017, local Chinese media

MGM, Wynn, Melco announce discretionary bonus to employees

Three gaming operators including MGM China, Wynn Macau and Melco Resorts & Entertainment yesterday announced that a discretionary bonus will be paid to eligible non-management team members. Traditionally, gaming operators offer

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