Yacht travel scheme gathered minimal interest

The recently-launched individual visa scheme for yacht travel between Macau to Zhongshan, launched by the government in cooperation with mainland authorities, is underperforming and has failed to attract

China sentences US citizen for stealing state secrets

US businesswoman Phan Phan-Gillis was found guilty on Tuesday of stealing Chinese state secrets two decades ago, according to her lawyer, Shang Baojun. This verdict comes

Melco helps local SMEs improve performance

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) organized a Vendor Experience Tour at Studio City for 40 representatives of local SMEs in Food & Beverage followed by a

Wynn Palace delivers forecast-topping profit

A new casino in Macau paid off nicely for Wynn Resorts. The company founded by Steve Wynn reported first-quarter results that easily topped analysts’ forecasts, benefiting

Education | Nobel laureaute gives talk on enhancing effectiveness of science education

Nobel laureate Carl Edwin Wieman gave a lecture on Tuesday titled ‘Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education’ in the auditorium of the University of Macau’s Wu

Hong Kong: Police arrest two disqualified lawmakers

Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching today morning. They were questioned at a police station for several hours before being released on bail of HKD3,000 each. They told reporters

Gaming | Revenue growth could be stalled by China’s macro drop

Just last month, the region’s casinos generated a gambling revenue of MOP21.2 billion - an 18.1 percent improvement over the same month last year - yet

Secretary agrees to review affordable housing rules

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário, said during a meeting that “he will in a short term review the affordable housing

Diversified products needed to attract returning visitors

Despite the region’s push for diversifying its non-gaming activities and its hopes of redirecting its visitors to entertainment activities, a scholar has noted that the future of

Labor | HK to receive Cambodian domestic helpers

Hong Kong is expected to receive its first wave of Cambodian domestic helpers this September. According to China Daily, their arrival will follow the relaxation of

TrailHiker to expect further improvements this year

This year’s edition of Macau TrailHiker, whose current title sponsor is MGM Macau, is likely to see further improvements, the marathon event’s director Robert Kirby remarked.

Briefs | IFT enrolls students from mainland China

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) is enrolling mainland Chinese students for the first time. IFT plans to enroll 100 mainland students, which will create a group occupying

Commission: Polling stations to be increased by six

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) has a preliminary plan to install polling stations at 35 venues, with one of the venues

Trump 100 days: Full transcript of AP interview with the POTUS

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or

Cultural Affairs Bureau | Irregular employment contracts scrapped following CCAC report

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will terminate employment contracts with 94 of its irregularly recruited staff, as stated in a report released by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC)

Tourism | Visitor arrivals for March show a slight increase

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitor arrivals showed a 5.7 percent increase year-on-year to 2,501,219 in March, and a slight month-to-month