Travel bubble will come once conditions allow: Alvis Lo

  Doctor Alvis Lo, medical director of the Conde de São Januário Hospital, has said that work is still ongoing on the resumption of the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) visas by

Asia Today: China, SKorea, Japan see upticks in virus cases

China reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country continues to battle an outbreak in Xinjiang. The 101 new cases was China's highest daily increase in

Courts | Judge, lawyers hoping for IPIM case rulings this August

The high-profile court case involving corruption allegations against the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute is drawing to a close, with the final statements from the prosecution and defense tentatively

IAS knows of three baby abandonments in 4 years

  Macau has recorded three cases of suspected infant abandonment referred by hospitals from 2016 until June 2020, according to data provided by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). However, the IAS noted

Crime | PJ arrests six in illegal border entry scheme

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested six people suspected of being involved in a scheme facilitating illegal entry to the territory for mainland gamblers who wanted to play at local casinos,

Tourism board to include Hengqin in local tours

  Visits to other Greater Bay cities will form part of the Macao Ready Go! Local Tour campaign, the city’s tourism chief, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, has said. The next

SJM records 74.4% fall in first half gaming revenue

Net gaming revenue at Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) fell 74.4% in the first half of 2020, according to financial results disclosed yesterday by the firm, with the VIP

Interview | Diocese concerned with global issues affecting Catholic Church: expert

It remains unclear whether China will meet its pledge to recognize underground clergy and clandestine diocese. According to José Miguel Encarnação, an expert on China-Vatican relations, the central government has kept

TEDxSenadoSquare follows event trend moving online

Macau’s own TEDx event returns for its second edition this year, but this time online. Due to the widespread Covid-19 across the globe, this year’s TEDxSenadoSquare was moved online in order

HUSH closing concert moved to Tap Seac Square

The closing concert of the “HUSH!! Full Music 2020” summer festival event will be transferred from its original venue in Senado Square to Tap Seac Square, according to its organizer,

HR association calls on unemployed to improve their career skills

Unemployed and underemployed residents should take this time to improve their professional skills while they wait for the job market to recover, Choi Chin Man, director-general of the Macau Human

Asia Today: New cases continue to rise in China’s Xinjiang

New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday. Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks,

Covid-19 | Xinjiang, Liaoning added to medium-risk list

Macau’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has added the two Chinese provinces of Xinjiang and Liaoning to its list of medium-risk locations, following a recent rise in new Covid-19

Briefs | Gov’t raises job injury compensation ceiling

  The government has raised the compensation given on the grounds of occupational injuries and diseases, the Chief Executive announced in an Executive Order. These are the legal stipulations for compensation

HK to ban dining-in, public gatherings of more than two

Hong Kong will ban all dine-in services at restaurants and public gatherings of more than two people not from the same family starting tomorrow, as the city’s worst coronavirus outbreak

Nam Van foothold readies Malaysia’s Genting for another shot at Macau license

An under-construction hotel project by Nam Van Lake might serve as a foothold for Genting if the international casino operator decides to try its hand for a Macau gaming concession

Over 100,000 residents topped up e-vouchers

As of 6 p.m. yesterday, 108,000 local residents have topped up their consumer vouchers at designated institutions. Yesterday was the first day when residents with zero balance on their consumption smartcards

IPIM division chief placed under investigation after testimony

The current chief of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Residency Application and Legal Affairs Division, Tyler Ian, now faces investigation by the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) after

Workers say they knew nothing of colleagues used to file IPIM applications

  Several of the witnesses heard yesterday in the ongoing corruption case involving the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) supported the prosecution’s claims that some of the applicants for

Unemployment growing slowly by global standards

The general unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points in the latest period surveyed by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), in what is a minor rise by world standards. According

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