Lawmakers hope gov’t can improve labor policies

Lawmakers Lam Heong Sang, Kwan Tsui Hang and Lei Cheng I organized a press conference to summarize the works of the fifth Legislative Assembly (AL). Together, they have expressed

Briefs | Indonesia to promote tourism with China

According to a report by TDM, the Indonesian tourism department announced that it will enhance tourism cooperation with Macau. Despite the prevailing impression in Indonesia that Macau is

702 administrative infractions under animal protection bill

Following the implementation of the Animal Protection Law in September 2016, 702 administrative infractions have been recorded, 75 percent of which involved the absence of licenses

Q&A | Mikael Kraemer, Antiques dealer: ‘Macau is a heritage gold mine, like a holy land of Asia’

Operating since 1875, the Kraemer family is one of the biggest names in the antique dealing world. Based in Paris, the family business specializes in 17th and

Kapok | The letter versus the spirit

A lot has been said already regarding the so-called “clarifications” issued on August 3 by the Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) in relation to the forbidding of so-called “political propaganda”

Commission records 36 election complaints

The Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) has reported it received a total of 36 complaints concerning unfair election activities during the pre-campaign blackout period, which began on

Double-plated car owners can pay mainland tolls with Macau Pass

The China Guangfa Bank Macau Branch, together with Macau Pass and E-Serve launched a rechargeable card which allows Macau’s double- plated vehicles to pay mainland tolls and

Festival promotes region’s maritime history

The first Macau Ocean Culture Festival, which will be running until September, will feature 11 events including short tours at the Sai Van Lake highlighting the

Briefs | IACM says there are no eggs imported from Korea

Eggs produced in Korea were reportedly contaminated with the insecticide fipronil. The Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) released a statement clarifying that Macau has not yet imported

Education | IPM welcomes 900 new students this academic year

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) is welcoming 900 new students this academic year. Over 6,600 students applied  for admission to IPM in the 2017/2018 academic year

Former Uber drivers reportedly operating again

Former Uber drivers have reportedly united and returned to work by using a social network to provide taxi services, according to a report by a local Chinese newspaper.

101 athletes awarded BOC scholarship

The Sports and Olympic Committee of Macau, China (SOCMC) held the Award Giving Ceremony of the 2016-2017 BOC (Bank of China) Scholarship for Outstanding Athletes in Macau

Young Entrepreneurs Aid Scheme with new features

Launched for the first time in 2013, the government’s Young Entrepreneurs Aid Scheme has now been updated to be more targeted as a result of several

Corporate responsibility | 35,000 hygiene kits assembled for Clean the World

Around 400 volunteers gathered at The Venetian Macao this week to help assemble 35,000 hygiene kits as part of Las Vegas Sands’ (LVS) volunteer effort

Courts | Ho Chio Meng’s wife and brother found guilty

The sentences of nine defendants related to the case of the region’s former top prosecutor, Ho Chio Meng, were read yesterday at the Court of the

Education | UM holds orientation day welcoming 1,700 students

The University of Macau (UM) held the orientation and convocation yesterday for the 2017/2018 academic year to welcome more than 1,700 freshmen. Rector Wei Zhao

Q&A | Dorina Lindemann, Winemaker: ‘I think the market is overloaded in Macau’

Located in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, Quinta da Plansel cellar was created in 1997 by Dorina Lindemann. Graduated as a winemaker from the University of Geisenheim, Lindemann became interested

Briefs | MOP foreign exchange rate decreases

The Monetary Authority of Macao announced yesterday that the trade-weighted exchange rate index for the pataca dropped 0.84 points month-to-month and 0.73 points year-on-year to 105.7 in July. This