The Buzz | Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing

The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 yesterday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the

WWII Valentine’s | US vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia

A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion this week after more than 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love. “This is about the most wonderful thing that could have

World Briefs

AUSTRALIA’s deputy prime minister announced his retirement yesterday, with the prime minister likely to announce a cabinet reshuffle before elections due this year. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, who is

Daiwa: GGR expected to fall 4 percent on monthly basis

Taking into account table reclassification, VIP rolling run-­rate is expected to increase by around one percent month-­on-month to MOP7.3 billion, though it will still be a 35 percent decrease year-on-year. Statistics

Sands doubles down to kick judge off ex-Macau chief’s case

Las Vegas Sands Corp. renewed its effort to disqualify a Nevada judge from overseeing a case brought by the casino operator’s former chief executive officer in Macau, saying she has shown

Gov’t proposes inclusion of Zika on infectious diseases list

The government has proposed the inclusion of the Zika virus in Macau’s official list of infectious diseases, according to a statement published by the Government Information Bureau. The announcement comes after

Preliminary data indicates CNY tourist numbers up 5.2 percent

Data from the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) indicates that 548,536 tourists arrived in Macau between February 7 and 10. This represents a a 5.2 percent increase from the previous

‘Art Fair @5 Outubro Street’ returns

CRIME | Four men assaulted police officer on CNY eve

Four local men assaulted a police officer on the night of February 8 in the parking lot of the Jardim das Artes. According to a statement by the Public Security Police

Corporate Bits | Sands china welcomes year of the monkey

Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao and Sands Cotai Central held worship rituals and eye-dotting ceremonies, as well as traditional lion and dragon dances, to attract good fortune and blessings on