Football | AFC says East Timor passports for nine Brazilians are invalid

The East Timor passports of nine Brazilian soccer players who represented the tiny Pacific island nation have been declared invalid, the Asian Football Confederation said yesterday.

World briefs

USA Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort (pictured), secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade

The Buzz | Ukraine: Documents ready to ban Russia’s Eurovision entry

Ukraine’s security service says it has prepared documents to ban Russia’s contestant from this year’s Eurovision song contest, but that a final decision has not been made.

Made in Macao | Addicted to sleep or staying up late?

These days, I seem to hear more young people saying that their hobby is sleeping. For some, sleeping is not just a hobby, but a ‘talent’. Could it

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – edition no. 2769

* Britain | Shots fired in Westminster and people mowed down in terror attack * Group wants shipyards listing * Former president’s take on Macau * 1st foreign club to open cChina office   DOWNLOAD

Taiwan resident disappears after landing in Macau

A Taiwanese community college manager and member of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party has allegedly disappeared – possibly in Macau - while en route to Guangdong Province, according

Airplane security | No electronics on some US-bound jets from Mideast, Africa

The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than

Survey | Decrease in casino dealers’ confidence and satisfaction index

An index measuring the confidence of casino dealers marked a decrease from 2.84 to 2.74 while another index measuring satisfaction in employment showed a 1.6 percent decrease

Environment | IPIM announces keynote speaker for MIECF’s ‘Green Forum’

The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) announced that Achim Steiner, a former executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will be the

New body to administer Macau maritime area

The government has announced and officiated the commission of a special body to lead the management and economic development of the maritime area that comes under

Briefs | Young musicians competition opens applications

Applications for the 35th Macau Young Musicians Competition are now open until March 26 at 7 p.m., with interested parties invited to complete the online registration and

Sonia Chan praises food safety regulations

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan made a speech at the opening ceremony of the 49th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives

Gaming | Worst is over for Macau, analysts say

The latest gaming revenues have signaled renewed optimism in Macau over the industry’s future growth, with many eagerly awaiting the March results that will be issued

Vietnam | Billionaire developer rides gambling trend with casino

FLC Group Joint-stock Co., co-founded by billionaire Trinh Van Quyet, has joined a growing number of foreign and local investors betting on cashing in on Vietnam’s

AL Plenary | Cultural Affairs Bureau criticized following CCAC report

Several lawmakers yesterday recalled the recent Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) report in their criticism of the recruitment system that has been used by the Cultural

Debate on DSAT fees hike voted down

A proposal by lawmaker Leong Veng Chai that aimed to bring representatives of the government to the Legislative Assembly (AL) to justify the increase in fees for

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