ATFPM: Civil servants’ wage increase ‘not satisfactory’

The SAR government has increased salaries of the civil servants by 3.5 percent this month, following calls for wage increase due to inflation. From

Crime | 21 arrested for illegal card swiping activities

The Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday that it has arrested 21 mainlanders who used POS terminal machines to carry out illegal card-swiping activities for cash-backs.

Gov’t open to pledge no interception of calls’ content

Lawmakers have suggested that the government should write down clear articles in the law regarding its promise to not intercept communication content. The First Standing Committee

Hong Kong | 1 killed, 4 injured, 2 missing in oil tanker blaze off Lamma Island

One person was killed, while four others were injured and another two went missing after an oil tanker caught fire yesterday off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island.

Health | Education Bureau appeals for vaccination

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is calling on schools to intensify preventive measures against contagious diseases following the case of a four-year-old boy who

Property price index increases 8pct year-on-year

The overall residential property price index for the period between September to November 2018 increased by 0.7 percent over the previous period of August to October,

Experts gather at UM to discuss development of future cities

A seminar on future electricity supply for smart cities was recently held at the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Collaborative Innovation. The event was organized

Macao Light Festival extension to cost MOP7m

The Macao Light Festival’s 20-day extension period will cost the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) around MOP7 million, according to information provided to the Times yesterday.

Melco | Whole Person Development: Providing career opportunities and striving for excellence

One of Macau’s largest employers, Melco Resorts & Entertainment fosters talent and career prospects for employees through lifelong learning Asian gaming company Melco recently announced its

Briefs | AL hires Portuguese judge

A Portuguese judge has been hired as a legal adviser at the Legislative Assembly (AL). Maria José da Costa Machado has signed a two year contract and will

French Chamber of Commerce to hold gala dinner on Jan 25

The France Macau Chamber of Commerce (FMCC) will hold its annual charity gala dinner on January 25, aiming to raise some MOP80,000 for a project that

Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn appears in court, asserts innocence

The former chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, denied any wrongdoing and proclaimed his loyalty to the company at a court hearing in Tokyo yesterday. It

UK | Heathrow lays plans to add 25,000 flights even before new runway

London’s Heathrow airport aims to boost capacity even before a new runway opens, with the rejigging of the way two existing landing strips are used to

Angola | Agreement with IMF gives credibility to reform process

Angola’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will make the ongoing reform process in the country more credible, the minister of state for economic and

São Tomé and Príncipe returns to previous standard time

The São Tomé and Príncipe government restored the country’s standard time on January 1, when clocks moved from 2:00 am to 1:00 a.m., putting an end

More demand from China increases soy exports from Brazil

In 2018, Brazil exported a record 83.8 million tonnes of soybeans, an increase of 23.1 percent when compared to 2017, the Foreign Trade Secretariat of the

Trade War | No word on progress after second day of China-US talks

Talks between the U.S. and China on ending their tariff war were ending their second day yesterday without word on whether they’ve made any progress, as

Man injures 20 kids with hammer in Beijing primary school

A 49-year-old man injured 20 children with a hammer yesterday inside a primary school in China’s capital, officials said. Three of the children have serious

BBF? Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing for talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing yesterday at the start of a four-day visit, in what’s likely an effort to coordinate with his

Singapore, Malaysia move to cool airspace and sea disputes

Officials from Singapore and Malaysia met yesterday and agreed to resolve disputes over airspace and territorial waters that have driven a wedge between the Southeast Asian

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