USA | First execution of female inmate in 67 years halted

A judge has granted a stay in what was slated to be the U.S. government’s first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades — a Kansas woman who

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

Europe’s push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars in 2020 as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the market

Football | US soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

A day after last week’s deadly riot in the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, players from the U.S. soccer team gathered in Bradenton, Florida, and considered what they could do

The Buzz | FBI warns: Trump supporters planning armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests being held across the U.S. as Trump supporters and far-right groups call for demonstrations before Joe Biden is sworn in as president. There

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back second dose

The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second

World Views | China’s Very Distressed Developers Are Also Very Clever

Wary of billion-dollar defaults, China does not want its daredevil real estate developers to take on any more debt. Banks have been asked to limit their housing loan exposure, while developers

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – edition no. 3693

  * Sheldon Adelson (1933-2021) — The inventor of Cotai Strip dies at 87 * Local families express difficulties in hiring mainland domestic helpers, lawmaker Wong Kit Cheng has revealed * Government travel advice

Sheldon Adelson passes away at 87

The Las Vegas convention visionary and philanthropist spearheaded a major project to bring the Sands name to Macau, opening the first Las Vegas-style casino in May 2004. Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Portugal’s president, 72, tests positive for coronavirus

The office of the Portuguese president says that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for the coronavirus although the veteran politician has no symptoms. Rebelo de Sousa is 72. He

Police ‘suggesting’ or ‘petitioning’ may be considered a violation

Police officers who make suggestions or petitions to the government authority may be deemed in violation of their special obligations, according to the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly

Briefs | Gov’t sets up new award catalogs

  The Talents Development Committee has set up two new award catalogs to encourage local talent in Macau to obtain more certifications. According to a statement released by the committee, the

DSEJ admits local students may not have sufficient knowledge about the SAR

At the final public consultation session for the Non-tertiary Education Mid- to Long-term Planning (2021-2030), Lou Pak Sang, Director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), evaded a secondary

Gov’t encourages locals to stay in town during CNY

Macau residents should consider spending their Lunar New Year holidays in the city and drop unnecessary travel, Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center advised at

Entreaty for mainland workers to not travel came amidst China’s surge of Covid-19 cases 

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) issued an appeal yesterday, urging mainland workers residing in Macau not to return to their hometowns in China during the Spring Festival in a bid

Crime | Man accused of theft by finding of mobile phone

A 61-year-old man from the Philippines, who is in Macau as a non-resident worker, is being charged with illegally appropriating a mobile phone that he found on a street bench,

Crime | Local woman involved in sham marriage over debt

A local woman is being accused of having engaged in a sham marriage to see an old debt repaid by the family of her alleged husband who is a mainland

Gov’t appoints new members of Women and Children Affairs Committee

  The organizational members of the Women and Children Affairs Committee have largely been replaced, according to a notice published in the Official Gazette. Approximately one third of previous organizational committee

38 public projects left idle in Q3 2020

A total of 38 projects within the government’s Investment and Development Expenditure Plan (PIDDA) were left idle in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, the Legislative Assembly’s (AL) Follow-up Committee

SMG issues warning on continued temperature drop

The Macau public have braced themselves for the past few days of cold weather, with the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) issuing an Orange Cold Weather Alert and warning the

Pansy Ho appointed head of local UN body

Local entrepreneur Pansy Ho has been appointed President of the Macau Chapter of the United Nations Economic and Social Ministry – France-China Cultural Exchange and Promotion Centre. In her business capacity,

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