Gov’t targets plastic bag bill this year

It is anticipated that the bill restricting single-use plastic bags will be completed this year, according to Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo Arrais do

Football clubs banned from FA Cup over 21-18 score

The Macau Football Association (MFA) has finally issued a decision regarding the controversial FA Cup match between the teams of Ka I and Hang Sai, which was

Policy Research Bureau ‘functioning normally’

The deputy director of the Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau said that the department continues to operate normally and with a positive environment, notwithstanding a letter

Memory Lane

The Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, better known in Portuguese as Catedral Sé, was originally built in 1576 as a small wooden chapel. In 1623, it

Suncity Group denies Chinese media claims it operates online casinos

One of the most prominent junket operators in Macau, Suncity Group, has been accused of running online gambling operations by mainland state media. The firm

Chinese gov’t bonds vastly oversubscribed on day one

Institutional investors snapped up the Chinese government bonds sold in Macau for the first time last week. The Chinese central government issued government bonds worth

Illegal accommodation an attractive (and much cheaper) option for visitors

Some tenants in Macau are illegally subletting their rented accommodation to tourists in order to help cover their living expenses. In a Facebook group –

Hong Kong teens detained for drug trafficking

Two Hong Kong residents aged 17 and 18 years old have been detained by Macau’s Public Security Police Force in an operation seizing drugs worth about

Octogenarian tangled in phone scam

The Judiciary Police (PJ) informed yesterday that an 80-year-old local resident has fallen victim to phone scam, leading to a total reported loss of 412,750 yuan (about

China-Lusophone film festival introduces animation section

To be held until July 17, the festival, featuring over 20 films from China and several Lusophone countries, is divided into three sections: “Classics’ Review”, “New

Briefs | Seac Pai Van school to be ready in 2020

A public school in Seac Pai Van is expected to be operational for the 2020/2021 school year, according to a statement from the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) in

Forum | offers a financial connection to Lusophone world

The diversification of Macau’s economy centered on relations with Portuguese-speaking countries is essential if the territory is to find its place in the Greater Bay Area, said

Belt & Road | In pursuit of a free trade climate

Macau will aim to foster a “free trade” climate with Portuguese-speaking countries under the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative, the city’s Chief Executive Chui Sai

HONG KONG | Former Canadian Leader hospitalized as Precaution

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien was taken to the hospital as a precaution after falling ill in Hong Kong, where he was scheduled to speak at a

Smart education seminar seeks to boost university-level tech cooperation

A smart education seminar jointly organized by the Computer Academy of Guangdong (CAG) and the Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) was held in Macau last month, with the

Hong Kong | Leader Carrie Lam says extradition bill is ‘dead’ as unrest continues

Hong Kong protest leaders vowed to return to the streets after the city’s leader declared her controversial extradition bill “dead,” suggesting her latest effort to

Branson’s Virgin Galactic space-tourism venture to go public

Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will become the world’s first publicly traded space-tourism venture by merging with an investment firm listed in New York. Social

Thailand | Minimum wage is set for second increase in two years

Thailand is set to increase minimum wages for a second straight year as it looks to attract workers amid an aging population and shortage of

Corporate Bits | Wine Spectator recognizes Sands China F&B outlets

Influential American wine-rating body “Wine Spectator” has just released its latest accolade winners. About a dozen dining facilities located at Sands China properties have once again won the

Archaeologists begin first excavations of Boston’s Chinatown

Boston is literally digging its Chinatown. City archaeologist Joe Bagley yesterday launched the first excavations in Boston’s Chinatown, and he expects the dig to

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