WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said

Banning croupiers from gambling is important, regulator says

Paulo Martins Chan, director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), said yesterday that banning croupiers from gambling is appropriate for the gaming industry. Chan made the comment during yesterday’s

New regulations restrict drone flight

New regulations published in the government’s Official Gazette this week have established new rules for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The so-called “drones,” which have brought joy to fans

Local youth shows improved physical fitness but tends to be fatter

Macau residents’ overall physical fitness has improved 1.89 points, according to the Sports Bureau’s (ID) latest report. However, the obesity rate among children aged between three to 16 has increased

Tang Palace sells two restaurants, one in Macau

Tang Palace announced that on September 26 it entered into a supplementary agreement with the DK Group to sell a restaurant, and a separate subscription agreement with Dragon King for

Region celebrates World Tourism Day

In celebration of World Tourism Day, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has again held its traditional series of events. Yesterday morning, MGTO officials were present at Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal

Taiwan-bound plane returns to Macau after 30-minute flight

TransAsia Airways confirmed on Monday that one of its aircraft returned to Macau 30 minutes after take-off to Taiwan. “We know there was a problem, but we have not yet found

IC wants to spread awareness of Central Library project

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) plans to provide more information to the public about the Central Library project to be built at the old courthouse in Nam Van area. “First of

FIMM to present ‘Bravo Macau!’ concerts this week

To celebrate the 30th Macao International Music Festival (FIMM), the Cultural Affairs Bureau is set to present two concerts titled “Bravo Macau!” tomorrow and Friday at the Dom Pedro V

Labor | PH, China to discuss legitimization of Filipino domestic workers

In response to the situation of up to 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers working illegally in China, a high representative from the Philippine government is set to discuss with mainland authorities

Unemployment rate unchanged

The unemployment rate for June-August 2016 held stable over the previous period (May-July 2016) at 1.9 percent. According to the Statistics and Census Service the underemployment rate was 0.4 percent,

Gaming | Citigroup cuts September GGR forecast

In its report, Citigroup said that after surveying 13 casinos in the territory, it now estimates that the average minimum bet (AMB) in the mass market was down 6 percent

MGTO ‘conservatively optimistic’ about golden week arrivals

As the city now boasts fresh attractions due to newly opened resorts, MGTO deputy director Cecilia Tse told the press that the bureau expects visitors to stay in the city

Corporate Bits | MGM holds recruitment fair for Cotai property

MGM plans to roll out a series of Mass Recruitment Fairs for local talent from now until the grand opening of MGM Cotai (scheduled for Q2 of 2017), including specific

Air France workers on trial over ripping off bosses’ shirts

Fifteen current and former Air France workers went on trial yesterday for alleged violence during a union protest last year at the airline’s headquarters that saw two company executives flee

‘Dramatic slowing’ seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

The World Trade Organization dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest rate since 2009, when the global economy was mired in