Briefs | In’tl music festival offers seven activities

  The “Macau International Music Festival – Music October” will offer seven outreach activities in a total of 15 sessions, including master classes, workshops, pre-show talks, exhibitions, outdoor performances and charity

Briefs | Negative Covid-19 result on dragon fruit packaging: IAM

  Following news reports on the existence of SARS-CoV-2 on dragon fruit packaging from Vietnam, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) recently tested the packaging of the local stock of the fruit.

Briefs | Visitor restrictions lifted at Grand Prix Museum

  The restrictions on visitors at the Macau Grand Prix Museum and Ritz Building will be adjusted, raising the number of allowed visitors from 550 back to 1,100 visitors per day

Briefs | Gaming tax collections only 44% of goal by mid-year

  Macau SAR’s tax revenue from the gaming industry stood at only MOP22.2 billion in July this year, representing just 44% of the MOP50 billion estimate for 2021. The government’s current budget

Briefs | Macau-Shenzhen ferry services resume today

  The ferry services connecting Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal and Taipa Maritime Terminal with Shenzhen’s Shekou Ferry Terminal will resume today after being suspended for nearly a month due to the

Briefs | Macau politics reach Portugal’s Socialist Party congress

  Sociologist Paulo Godinho warned yesterday at the 23rd Socialist Party (PS) congress that cases of violations of freedoms and breaches of the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration are multiplying in Macau and

Briefs | 54% of F&B outlets record rise in profit

  Data from the Statistics and Census Service reveals that 54% of restaurants and similar establishments interviewed reported a year-on-year rise in receipts in June 2021, a drop of 4 percentage

Briefs | Fu Hong’s social restaurant helps train recovered psychiatric patients

  Local charity Fu Hong Society has opened a social restaurant in Fai Chi Kei that serves Macanese and Portuguese food at lunch to help train recovered psychiatric patients and provide

Briefs | Lawmaker calls for clear plan to reopen entertainment venues

  Following the government-ordered shutdown of certain entertainment and leisure venues amid the city’s latest four cases of Covid-19 infection, lawmaker Ho Ion Sang called for details about reopening, such as

Briefs | No campaign commencement event this election

  The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau announced that no campaign commencement event will be held for this election. In previous elections, such events were held for candidates to reveal

Briefs | Macau records MOP659b in financial reserves

  As of June this year, the city has recorded a total of MOP658.9 billion in financial reserves. Of this sum, the city has MOP309 billion in deposits and current accounts.

Briefs | Gov’t sweeps away illegal rooftop structures

  The government has resumed a cross-departmental operation to dismantle illegal rooftop structures. During a recent operation, three structures, located on Rua das Estalagens and Rua de Nossa Senhora do Amparo,

Briefs | ‘Golden ring’ on health code for fully vaccinated individuals

  Individuals who are fully inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine, regardless of the brand name or type, will receive a “golden ring” – as the health authorities refer to it –

Briefs | Group calls on gov’t to address Taipa falling window problem

  Nova Garden in Taipa has recorded two falling windows in the past week, posing significant risk to pedestrians in the area, a traditional residential neighborhood with regular foot traffic during

Briefs | One-third more suspicious transactions recorded in h1

  The Financial Intelligence Office received 1,288 Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) during the first half of 2021, an increase of 36% compared with the same period in 2020. The change was

Briefs | Toxin found in locally-made raw dumplings

  Borax, which is a banned material in the preparation of food and food products, was found in the test samples of raw wonton and seasoned shrimps made by local eatery

Briefs | Gov’t to merge card pack into unified app next month

  The government has announced that, next month, it will consolidate 12 cards related to local residents into the one-stop government app — the first phase of planned consolidations. These cards

Briefs | Gov’t to ‘spare no effort’to fulfill Xi’s aspirations

  The Chief Executive. Ho Iat Seng, said the government would spare no effort in realising aspirations outlined by General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Briefs | Lawmaker suggests ID, Macau Pass as substitutes for Health Code

  Lawmaker Agnes Lam, taking cues from mainland China, suggests that the government allows the use of Macau ID cards or Macau Pass cards to replace the Health Code for individuals

Briefs | Scoot’s mismanagement upsets returning passengers

  Sara Ng, manager of local travel agency Sincerity travel, told the Times yesterday that Scoot Airlines has been constantly changing the flight schedules to Macau. These flights, part of a

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