Our Desk: The neglected population

I was interviewing the owner of a paper sacrifice offering shop last month when several of her customers came in and asked for some paper sacrifices. When the owner was looking

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – edition no. 2143

* Single mom leads labor protests against casinos * Jason Chao: ‘I don’t think I’m safe in Macau’ * Report says LRT could save over 30 minutes on daily commute * Support for

The Buzz: Oslo police suspect base jumping death at ski jump

Norwegian police say they suspect that a base jumper was killed at the Holmenkollen ski jump in the capital, Oslo. Egil Kulseth from the Oslo Police says a Norwegian man, wearing

CASINO DECLINE | Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos

World briefs

NEW ZEALAND A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and critically injuring a third was taken into custody yesterday following a manhunt that lasted seven hours and kept a

Online taxi group publishes blacklist, plans to form association

Meanwhile, the group has released a “blacklist” and a “white- list” of taxis yesterday in an effort to help fix issues with the system in Macau. During a telephone interview yesterday, Mr

Casino revenue misses estimates on China graft probes

Macau casino revenue was worse than analysts estimated in August, falling a third straight month as China’s anti-graft campaign curbed gambling by VIPs. Casino shares dropped. Total gross gaming revenue in

AASJ poll activity terminated, organizers demand ‘real reason’

The Association of Juridical and Social Affairs (AAJS) revealed that they received a fax notification from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) on August 29, informing them that their

Jason Chao named as suspect in PJ logo case

Chao, one of the activists in charge of the publication, was retained by police officers at the Macau Ferry Terminal when he was returning from Hong Kong on Sunday. After

Chui Sai On attends ceremony in Guangdong

The Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On, attended the first stone laying ceremony for the Yinkui Hospital, in Guangdong, yesterday. The Yinkui Hospital is a medical cooperation project, developed under

DSAT satisfied with first school day traffic

Wong Wan told the media yesterday at the Praca de Ferreira do Amaral interchange that he had inspected the Border Gate terminal and several interchanges, and found that operations were

CRIME | Two dogs allegedly stolen from apartment

The Judiciary Police (PJ) received a report two days ago in which a dog owner claimed that his two dogs had been stolen from his room. The man who reported the

Architecture | Siza Vieira says ‘nobody could have imagined’ Macau’s development

Álvaro Siza Vieira was in Macau during the ’80s to take part in the urban planning of the NAPE and Areia Preta districts. Now the 81 year-old renowned Portuguese architect

Cape Verde receives 273,000 tourists in first half of the year

Analyzing the figures by quarter, it appears that in the second quarter hotel establishments welcomed 110,900 tourists, an increase of 4.3 percent year on year and 4,600 in real terms,

Local economic growth slows to 8.1 pct in 2Q

The bureau explained that the economic slowdown in Macau between the first and the second quarter was due to the downturn in exports of gaming services, “which led to the

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Alibaba’s online and mobile commerce

Corporate Bits | World gaming group elects new chairman

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of World Gaming’s presence in Macau, this is the first in a series of upcoming appointments in the senior management and executive staff of WGG,

Mainland manufacturing growth slows in August

The government’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (MXAP) was at 51.1 for August, missing the median 51.2 estimate in a Bloomberg survey. The final reading of a separate manufacturing gauge from HSBC

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