Briefs: Number of e-permit holders quadruples in July

The number of e-permits in use soared to 200,000 in July, a total of four times higher than the 50,000 permits recorded in June. Mainland authorities have estimated that this

Fire department to hire over 400 more workers

A spokesperson from CB told the Times that the department submitted the advice about expanding the department to the CE after evaluating how circumstances will change in the upcoming five

MHAA calls for a cultural heritage material database

The association sent a delegation to join the 20th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), which took place in Portugal between July 22 and 26. Before attending

EDUCATION | Local students crowned in global software contests

However, they were in fact already champions, having won local software competitions organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) this May. Only five competitors stood out as

Scholar finds one-candidate CE election ‘worrying’

Professor Ieong Wan Chong from the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has said that he is both pleased with, and concerned by, the fact that there is only one candidate in

GAMING | Packer’s USD4b Vegas bet fuels Crown risk

The last time billionaire James Packer bet on Las Vegas’s casino industry he lost A$1.37 billion (USD1.28 billion). Bond risk on his Crown Resorts Ltd. has risen to a five-month

Major shareholder leaves recently launched weekly newspaper

  “The fact that António José de Freitas is leaving is not just a minor thing. He held 51 percent and he was administrator and general manager,” Mr Rego said.

Indian lawmaker suggests Kerala follow “Macau’s style” to prevent rape

A member of the Legislative Assembly in Kerala, India, has suggested that the state should follow “Macau’s style” of preventing cases of rape and violence against women. He has said

MGM announces interim results, says Cotai project ‘moving along at full steam’

According to the information released by MGM China, the group’s mass table games growth has again outperformed the overall Macau market. “Main floor table games and slots continue to grow as

Teenagers taste one day of work

The participating youth, including children or siblings of MGM team members, and young people from different local schools, referred via Sheng Kung Hui Macau and YMCA, can get a sense

Future Mozambique consul allegedly expelled from Portugal in the ’80s

Diplomat Rafael Custódio Marques will be heading the consulate of Mozambique set to open in Macau this year, a Macau Forum delegate told the Times. According to an AP report

FMG stages sit-in protest outside StarWorld

Protesters first gathered outside Lotus Square and picked up signs prepared by FMG. They then matched to the backdoor of StarWorld and conducted a sit-in protest there. The police were

Analysis | Gaming sector labor strains set to intensify

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts together reported labor compensation costs of USD50 million in their Macau casinos last quarter. Casino industry analysts believe that another four operators (Galaxy Entertainment, MGM

Briefs: Old woman dies in traffic accident

An elderly woman was killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning. At around 5 a.m., a taxi driving along Rua dos Hortelãos in the northern district knocked down the 89-year-old.

CRIME | Taxi driver charged for appropriating lost property

The local female victim went to a PSP station and claimed that she had left behind a laptop in a taxi, which she believed the taxi driver to have taken. The

‘Macau’s population has had enough of these secretaries,’ says Coutinho

The president of the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) and lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho argues that the local population is tired of the current government secretaries’ team. In a meeting