Gaming | Crown sees shares plunge 20pct on weak VIP sentiment

An almost 20 percent plunge in the value of Crown Resorts shares has wiped more than USD824 million from the wealth of casino mogul James Packer since mid-August, as

Sou questions gov’t on status of youth public housing

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has asked the government whether it can complete its research on an apartment project for local youth. “Over the years, the

Education | UM holds 16th Portuguese Speech Contest

The Department of Portuguese of the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) last week held its 16th Portuguese Speech Contest. Students

Briefs | 28 fires triggered by cigarette butts

As of yesterday, the city had recorded 28 fire alarms triggered by cigarette butts, according to a statement by the Judiciary Police (PJ). Six of these cases were

Macau GP | Flörsch shows signs of motion improvement after long surgery

Local doctors are hopeful that teenage driver Sophia Flörsch will be able to recover from her injuries, although it is too soon to know if she

Visitor spending rises 15 percent

Visitor spending in the third quarter of 2018 amounted to MOP18.35 billion, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service, up by

‘Boa Vida Weekend Market’ next month

Grand Lapa Macau and the Macau Flea Market Culture Association will hold the Boa Vida Weekend Market on December 8 and 9, featuring “boa vida”

Local tour guides complain of sharp drop in business

Macau’s local tour guides are complaining of a sharp drop in work following a rise in illegal tour groups operated by mainland guides. Unregistered

32 domestic violence cases reported in first half of 2018

Physical abuse was a key factor in domestic violence cases this year, according to statistics released by the Social Affairs Bureau (IAS). In the first half of 2018,

Advertorial | Melco: Prioritizing employee work safety

As part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment (Melco)’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for it’s 21,000-strong workforce, significant efforts have been invested over the

Crime | Woman accused of aggravated assault against housemate

A 49-year-old woman has been accused of aggravated assault causing bodily harm to another woman, a 20-something-year-old who shared the same house with the suspect, the Judiciary

Ng questions usage of vacant public buildings

Lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong has questioned the government on the status of three vacant public facilities. In a written inquiry, Ng said “the public is

Syndicate arrested following HKD4m scams

A Hong Kong fraud syndicate was arrested last week after scamming victims out of HKD4 million over almost two years. The 11 fraudsters spun a story of “money

Corporate bits | Melco holds gift-wrapping workshop

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited recently held a workshop on giftwrapping taught by specialists from Morpheus Boutique, as part of its Art of Living lifestyle series.

Indonesia | Postal hell? Delivering e-commerce to 18,000 far-flung islands

You may have heard the U.S. Postal Service has problems. Well, try delivering the mail in Indonesia, a far-flung archipelago with so many islands the government literally doesn’t know

Hong Kong | Activist’s jab at bourse starts USD228m fall

For the second time in five weeks, a cautionary report by David Webb sent stocks in Hong Kong falling. Some HKD1.8 billion (USD228 million) of

Taiwan | President Tsai defends pro- independence film award winner

Taiwan’s president expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Taiwan independence director’s speech ignited controversy in mainland China. “We have

Pence’s sharp China attacks fuel fears of Cold War dividing Asia

Since the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump administration

Hong Kong | Occupy trial starts for nine accused in 2014 protests

Three protest leaders and six others went on trial yesterday for their involvement in the “Occupy Central” demonstration that paralyzed Hong Kong’s financial district for more than

Afghanistan conflict | Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political

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