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AL PLENARY: Minimum wage approved after intense debate

After two days of discussion, the Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary has finally passed the first reading of the minimum wage law, which will benefit security ... Full story

PHILIPPINES | Aquino: Honoring Aunor would be wrong drug message

The Philippine president defended his decision not to appoint award-winning actress Nora Aunor as a national artist, saying yesterday that doing so would have sent ... Full story

Green buses turned New Era past midnight

The new bus operator New Era made its debut yesterday, turning a new page in the history of Macau’s public bus service. The Transport Bureau ... Full story

Macau for the first time at the Venice Biennale of Architecture

The Macau Pavilion in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture was inaugurated last month. It is the first time that the region has been represented ... Full story

COURTS: Three arrested after scamming mentally disabled

A victim with a mild mental disability was defrauded by a man who pretended to admire the victim. According to the Court of Final Appeal ... Full story

Casino revenue posts decline in June amid World Cup

Macau’s casino revenue fell for the first time in five years last month as the soccer World Cup diverted some bettors in the world’s largest ... Full story

MICE: Franchise Expo to display 170 exhibitors

The Macao Franchise Expo 2014 (2014MFE) will be held from Friday to Sunday at the Venetian Macao. Organizers of the three-day event announced in a ... Full story

USD4b trade deficit from January to May

Macau’s trade balance posted a MOP32.38 billion (USD4 billion) deficit in the period from January to May, up 16 percent year-on-year, according to date released ... Full story

Expectations on Philippines-Macau air deal

The Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla commented on the air deal that was recently sealed with Macau in the hope that tourism ... Full story

Local pro-democracy activists join huge HK rally

Jason Chao and Sulu So Ka Hou took part in the huge protest yesterday in Hong Kong (see page 9 for more details) and delivered ... Full story

Valid votes increased to 4,241 after review

The name list of the Electoral Commission of the Chief Executive came out after a review on the 198 votes was initially deemed as invalid. ... Full story

AL PLENARY: Opinions divided over the implementation of minimum wage

The government has introduced the AL to the bill on the minimum wage for security guards and cleaners working for property management companies. Several lawmakers ... Full story

TOURISM | STATISTICS: Slightly less hotel guests in May

A total of 886,000 guests checked into hotels and guesthouses in May in Macau, 3 percent lower than at the same time last year, of ... Full story

Proposal for 2019 universal suffrage rejected

Lawmakers have voted down a non-binding motion proposed by Ng Kuok Cheong and Au Kam San in yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session. The two ... Full story

UM students win prizes at national interpreting contest

Two masters students from the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, namely Qiao Liangyu and Wang Qiyue, won the second prize and the ... Full story

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