IPIM to set up service counters at two ports to facilitate investors

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) is to set up a service center at the Hong Kong International Airport and at the port of the Hong

Gaming | MGM Resorts CEO: Feds’ Wire Act opinion is unenforceable

The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International yesterday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of

Environment | Red tide appears at Hac Sa Beach

The Hac Sa Beach is being affected by a red tide. The Marine and Water Bureau is warning the public not to carry out water activities

Prison reports shortage of psychological assistants

THERE is a big shortage of mental consultants, according to the Advisory Council of the Islands. The Correctional Service Bureau visited the council and introduced it

New SME credit rebounds in late-2018

New credit approved for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) rebounded in the second half of 2018 when compared to the first half of 2018, according to

Gov’t rejects AAM’s view on Chinese judges proposal

According to Vong Hin Fai, Chairman of the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL), the government has refused to accept the Macau Lawyers

Local ice sculpture wins prize in Hokkaido

The Macau Culinary Association sent a team to participate in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan, and won second place with a snow

41 complaints recorded by Consumer Council at CNY

The Consumer Council (CC) provided a hotline service to consumers between Feb. 4 to 10, receiving a total of 56 inquiries and complaints (of which 41 were

Caritas head says | Traffic assistants face disrespect from pedestrians

Traffic assistants are facing disrespect from pedestrians, the secretary general of Caritas Macau, Paul Pun, told the Times. Paul Pun’s association won the

Environment | Coutinho asks for reduction of single-use plastic

Pereira Coutinho has requested that the government provide him a “clear, coherent and complete” reply regarding his written inquiry on the reduction of plastic use. The lawmaker recently

Fong forecasts extension on gaming concessions to 2022

Speaking this week on the sidelines of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Spring Lunch, Fong speculated that “maybe it is a good idea to the contracts

Tourism buses border gate entry ban extended   

Starting from Feb. 22, entry of tourism buses through the east side of the Border Gate plaza will be banned between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The measure is

Real Estate Matters | Questions to ask before renting an apartment

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having been established in 1994, JML Property offers investment property & homes. It specializes

Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

European plane manufacturer Airbus said yesterday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and

Gui Minhai case | Swedish foreign ministry investigates ambassador to China

Sweden’s ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said yesterday, following a claim that she set up a meeting between the daughter of a

Analysis | Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

Canada’s national game — brought to you by China’s Huawei. As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, involving arrests

Trade War | China, US start talks ahead of March tariff deadline

U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks yesterday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions by raising

Economy | January exports rebound, imports decline

China’s January exports rebounded from a contraction amid a tariff battle with Washington while Chinese purchases of U.S. goods plunged. Total exports rose 9.1 percent from

Interview | Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration yesterday of acting like

Japan | Same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

Thirteen gay couples filed Japan’s first lawsuit challenging the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage yesterday, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality. Six couples

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