Education | Private schools to have a new framework

The Executive Council (ExCo) has completed discussions on the System Framework for Private School Teaching Staff of Non-tertiary Education law amendment draft. According to

Ask the Vet | Can cats see colour?

Because there is no form of two-way communications with cats, it can sometimes be difficult to determine what cats see. The only way to accurately describe the sight of cats

Taxi passenger injured after declining overcharging request

A 28-year-old taxi driver has been arrested after reportedly overcharging and imprisoning one of his passengers. On Dec. 23, the driver drove a 40-year-old mainland visitor from

Gaming | 2017 a disappointing year for economic diversification

The Macau SAR government’s goal of having casino operators draw a minimum of 9 percent of their revenue from non-gambling sources by 2020 is looking

Local directors can apply for feature film subsidy

Applications for the “2018 Support Programme for the Production of Feature Films,” organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), are now open until February 10.

Transport | Beijing buses to be fitted with safety warning systems

New highway buses in Beijing will be equipped with an active safety system that can alert drivers of speeding, incorrect lane changes and other traffic violations, the

Migrants raise funds for compatriots affected by tsunami

Indonesian migrants in the SAR are raising funds for the victims of this week’s tsunamis, in a show of solidarity. Members of the Indonesian

Person of the Year | Jorge Menezes: Lawyer by conviction

Some stories start at the beginning. In early January, lawyer Jorge Menezes accepted the call to defend Sulu Sou in court weeks after he participated in

HONORABLE MENTION | Lei Kong: An unlikely pen paladin

Columnist Lei Kong is an unlikely ‘paladin’ of the freedom of the press. He wrote for decades in Son Pou local newspaper until earlier this year when

Honorable Mention | Pansy Ho: Heir becomes HK’s richest woman

2018 was a strong year for businesswoman Pansy Ho, whose personal fortune soared as her influence grew in the arena of international tourism. That came as

Honorable Mention | Sérgio de Almeida Correia: The first challenger in decades

For decades, the election for the Lawyers Association (AAM) has been uneventful. It was just a formality to re- elect the undisputed incumbent, Jorge Neto Valente.

The EVENT | A bridge too far

After almost a decade of construction, the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai, opened in October. The feat of engineering

The Case I | Sulu Sou vs Macau SAR

The December 2017 suspension of democrat lawmaker Sulu Sou from the Legislative Assembly sent legal shockwaves ringing throughout 2018, with both Sou and the constituent parts

The Case II | Cardinal and Taipa: a ‘dismissal in disguise’

One of the cases that marred the year was the dismissal of veteran legal advisers Paulo Cardinal and Paulo Taipa. In August, the board of the Legislative


Lawmaker Sulu Sou and political activist Scott Chiang announced that Portuguese lawyer Jorge Menezes will defend them in their trial. They shared in their announcement that they asked the

MDT/AP Top 10 albums | Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, J Cole on the move

1.  Janelle Monae, “Dirty Computer”: When Janelle Monae released the masterfully brilliant “The ArchAndroid” in 2010, it was hard to imagine how this futuristic, already-seasoned artist could grow,

MDT/AP top 10 films | An extraordinary movie year

1. “Burning”: It was, for sure, an extraordinary movie year. Little to nothing separates my favorite 10 films, or, for that matter, my top 20 or 30. Many

AP Sports Photos in 2018 | Sun, snow and shirtless

Sixty years after Pele, Kylian Mbappe became only the second teenager to score a goal in a World Cup final — and Associated Press photographers were on

Arts | 3rd Printmaking Triennial  shows 175 finalist pieces

The opening and award ceremony of the event will be held on January 4 at 6:30 p.m., at the Macau Contemporary Art Centre – Navy Yard

Briefs | Christmas decorations cause fire

Christmas lighting on the top floor of Sintra Hotel caused fire at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, blackening the exterior wall of the building.  According to a TDM

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